Thames Teachers

9.6 out of 10
108 Ratings

About Thames Teachers

Thames Teachers is a specialist Education recruitment agency run by teachers. We source Education professionals globally and place them into London schools, both mainstream and Special Educational Needs.

We operate on the basis that we only want to work with top tier supply teachers and support assistants. We want to work with the best so we treat our supply candidates like professionals paying well and forging mutually respected working relationships. As a member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) we are committed to working in an ethical manner.

Contact Thames Teachers

Thames Teachers Ltd
15 Bishopsgate
London
EC2M 3WA
UK

Thames Teachers Ratings and Reviews

9.6

Overall Rating

9.6 out of 10
based on 108 Ratings

Amount of work

9.6

Rate of pay

9.5

Quality of schools

9.6

Personability

9.7

Honesty

9.7

Overall Service

9.7

10.0 out of 10 Darren. · Reviewed on
Hannah has been fantastic during my time with Thames. She has always been open and honest with me which I respect greatly. Thank you Hannah and Thames teachers.
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9.7 out of 10 Keon Esky · Reviewed on
I have worked with a few agencies in and around London and I must say that this is by a long shot one of the best. They have a personal and friendly approach yet very professional at all times. They make you feel welcome and will actually listen to you. Hannah, with whom I deal most of the times, is simply superb at her job and I would not hesitate to recommend her and the whole of Thames Teachers to anyone who is thinking of working for an agency. In my opinion, if you have to go for anything why not going for gold?!
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9.9 out of 10 Andrew · Reviewed on
I have had extremely positive experiences with Thames. Not only have they found me ample work at a range of schools but the staff were extremly helpful in adjusting to life in general in London, with regard to providing information on transport, bank accounts etc. Staff are also very caring in the way they seek your feedback on your school experiences and will make welfare calls in relation to how you are handling work. I highly recommend Thames.
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9.9 out of 10 Anna Peter · Reviewed on
I signed up with this agency a few months ago and got a long-term TA job offered quite quickly. The school where I work currently is rated 'good' by Ofsted and the staff is welcoming. I am in contact with Crystal, she is friendly and we have a good working relationship.
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9.7 out of 10 Tiago Fragoso · Reviewed on
I wanted to start by saying how happy I am with the service I received from Thames Teacher. This is the first time I deal with a supply agency where feel like they actually care and value their supply teacher - listen to my needs and year group preferences. I have been out of the classroom for around 9 months now, and recently decided to return to teaching. Hannah from Thames Teachers has been extremely supportive and understanding, I expressed that I felt nervous returning to teaching. Hannah herself, arranged a volunteering day at one of my local schools just to spend time in a classroom again. She also kept me busy with work even in the last week of half-term. I am very happy. :-)
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8.0 out of 10 Rosemarie · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers were very friendly and efficient from the moment I saw a position, telephoning and speaking to the person responsible for filling the role. I received first class service when it came to completing my on-line DBS and nothing was too much trouble. It was lovely to meet and put a face to the name. Yes, I would whole heartedly recommend Thames Teachers to anyone serious in looking for work, be it agency or permanent.
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10.0 out of 10 Esther Topfer · Reviewed on
For the past three years I have been with Thames Teachers and have had excellent service. The agents were quick to develop a strong working relationship with me, and as I had flexible needs, they always ensured that I was supported and kept in communication with. I have recommended the agency to other teachers I have met, as I believe that Thames Teachers is the best agency to work with in London.
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9.7 out of 10 Patti Whitfield · Reviewed on
Since I started with Thames Teachers as a returning teacher in January 2017, I have worked constantly in learning support roles in two primary schools. Both schools have been exceptional in their educational visions . The first school , offered children an experiential and uniquely creative learning environment . The second primary school , where I'm currently working , offers children an outstanding learning experience with inspirational ,subject specialist teachers teaching accross the year groups . I was extremely fortunate to be offered a learning support position in the team that teaches and supports the learning of a group of children with additional needs attached to the school's specialist unit . If you are looking for quality schools and constant LSA /TA work , I can wholeheartedly recommend Thames Teachers. They run as a professional and efficient organsiation , with reliable and motivated consultants, such as Kim, who is always available to talk with me, lends me her ear if I have a problem and always does her best to get me the rate or a condition I ask for .
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9.9 out of 10 Tina · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers is a trustworthy agency with professional and friendly staff. They really listen to your needs and try their best to find the proper role for you. I have been dealing with Kim who has been wonderful. She was very supporting and caring right from the start and she has been great with answering all my questions. I would definitely recommend Thames Teachers to anyone who is interested in teaching.
Amount of work9
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Quality of schools10
Personability10
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9.9 out of 10 Sebastian Huston · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers have created a service that ensures education professionals are treated as such. I currently work with Hannah Jenson - a who has demonstrated this standard to me everyday we've worked together. The level of support and standard of staff training at Thames symbolises their prioritisation of honesty, respect, and the interests of their teachers. Since signing on with them, my experience of London and teaching have vastly improved.
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10.0 out of 10 David Cobb · Reviewed on
I've only been with this agency since September 2017 but already they are the best out of the three agencies I registered with. Hannah at Thames is regularly in contact with me about possible work. She has also rung me during a difficult placement to talk about how she could help make it more manageable. It seems like they have good relationships with the heads/management at schools as things to do change after their involvement. Finally, I've also asked for specific year groups to work with and this is always met. Have used teaching agencies across U.K. and they are one of the very best I've been with.
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Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.9 out of 10 Natasha · Reviewed on
Very friendly, personal and helpful agency. This was my first time using a teaching agency for supply work and they very quickly found me a suitable long term supply. The whole experience was much easier than I had thought and I was well advised, supported and not pressured along the way. Highly recommended. Thank you everyone at Thames Teachers.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools9
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9.4 out of 10 Sheena · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers have by far been the best of the three agencies I signed up with. The service they offer is excellent; Hannah really listened to what I was looking for and I didn't feel I was being shoe-horned into roles I didn't want. The schools where they have placed me have been great so far and there have been no issues about being paid on time or sorting timesheets etc, in fact, Chris at TT is very quick to get in touch with me and remind me if I forget to submit my sheets! Overall their service is very professional and really personable too - highly recommended!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
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9.7 out of 10 Tracey · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers have been great. I tried another agency first and they were everything that Thames is not. It was such a relief to find an agency that really tries hard to match you to your ideal job. Amazingly they found me a job for a term as an Art teacher part time in a really lovely school and now I am back doing daily supply. All of the schools I have been sent to have been great and I can honestly say I have enjoyed working in them all! Hannah is amazing and so helpful and I enjoy our chats!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.3 out of 10 Amanda · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers is definitely the 'go to' of teaching agencies. The staff are friendly, approachable but above all, honest (which for those of you working who have worked with agencies before, you will know is not a common factor). I get to work in fantastic schools in central London on competitive rates of pay. I you are looking for an agency with a personal touch to get you into high quality schools, get in touch with Hannah at Thames Teachers.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
9.9 out of 10 Jennifer · Reviewed on
I have been really impressed with Thames Teachers. Kim at Thames Teachers is always really friendly, professional and helpfuL. She found work for me at a brilliant school which I am really enjoying.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
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Matthew W · Reviewed on
Working with Thames Teachers was a pleasant and refreshing experience. Of all of the (many) recruitment services I have dealt with they were, undoubtedly, the most professional. They were thorough, friendly and prompt, but not overly pushy or predatory. I would very much recommend them over the rest.
10.0 out of 10 Matthew W · Reviewed on
Working with Thames Teachers was a pleasant and refreshing experience. Of all of the (many) recruitment services I have dealt with they were, undoubtedly, the most professional. They were thorough, friendly and prompt, but not overly pushy or predatory. I would very much recommend them over the restt
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10.0 out of 10 Tessa Gugenheim · Reviewed on
I have just returned back to Canada after working in London for two years with Thames Teachers. My consultant, Deon arranged a teaching job in a primary school while I was in Canada. I originally planned on trying out a few schools but I liked this school so much I ended up staying with them for the full two years. The guys at Thames have been absolutely awesome - they even arranged a paid cab to the airport after I sprained my ankle playing netball! Will certainly recommend Thames to other Canadians thinking of teaching in London - they always were super helpful, friendly and professional.
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10.0 out of 10 Francine · Reviewed on
I have been dealing with Hannah for about 6 months now. She has been great with answering any questions, sharing her own personal experiences and being very honest about the process. It felt like I was dealing with a friend not an agency. She has also been supportive since I have arrived, and checking in on me to make sure everything is going well. I would definitely recommend Thames to anyone moving over here to teach!
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