Thames Teachers / Opogo

9.7 out of 10
165 Ratings

About Thames Teachers / Opogo

Thames Teachers & Opogo 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 / Opogo

Thames Teachers & Opogo Ltd
The Spice Building, 8 Devonshire Square
London
EC2M 4PL
UK

Thames Teachers / Opogo Ratings and Reviews

9.7

Overall Rating

9.7 out of 10
based on 165 Ratings

Amount of work

9.6

Rate of pay

9.5

Quality of schools

9.6

Personability

9.8

Honesty

9.8

Overall Service

9.7

9.4 out of 10 Ebere · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers are the best. Kim at Thames teachers was very helpful and continues to be. In fact, I feel like I've known Kim for ages because of the way she communicates with me regularly. TT even organise for you to attend free workshops related to your job role which to me to me is excellent. So far at the school where I have been placed, I have great working relationship with the staff; and it's a calming supportive environment. Thank you Thames Teachers for your professionalism and the warmth that you deliver alongside!!!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability9
Honesty10
Overall Service9
9.6 out of 10 A Ahmad · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers is beyond the best teaching agency out there. I have been a member of other agencies, but the vibe here is so much better. They do give it their all in finding the best match for you, and keep you continuously updated. Even during your employment in a school, they send friendly reminders and wishes, which I think that the personal touch puts it ahead of other agencies. Would definitely recommend.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.0 out of 10 Ruth Read · Reviewed on
Thames Teachers has been great; providing excellent bookings with competitive daily rates. Kim from Thames Teachers is fantastic; always friendly, professional and competent.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service9
10.0 out of 10 Louise · Reviewed on
I applied to many individual school positions advertised on several agency websites, and Gargee from Thames Teachers was the only one who took the time to reply. By this time, I had already found Kim on LinkedIn and messaged her directly. She has been looking after me ever since. She is always quick to reply and look into my questions/concerns. After my hours were suddenly reduced, she negotiated an excellent rate of pay and got written confirmation of the school's long-term commitment to me. In the last four months, I've also attended Thames Teachers' fabulous Christmas party and very informative SEND Awareness CPD Course. Would 100% recommend!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.9 out of 10 A. King · Reviewed on
After more than a week of stressing and filtering through voice mails and emails from numerous, generic supply agencies, I spoke to Georgia and immediately knew she had my best interests at heart: she listened to my preferences and requirements and almost immediately found me the perfect role with regards to level, location, ethos etc. Communication was personal yet consistently professional and Georgia worked efficiently and effectively to connect me with a great school, supporting me along the way as I went through the interview process as well as anything else that was new to me. After the Christmas holidays, although supply needs were a bit more sparse, both Hannah and Georgia contacted me daily and helped me plan my routes to different schools which were all wonderful places to work. I could not be more thankful and pleased with their efforts and support and definitely recommend Thames Teachers.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Clare O · Reviewed on
Thames teachers have been AMAZING! I have been really impressed with how professional the staff are and most importantly how reliable they are. I have mostly worked with Georgia and I have to say she really listens to my requirements. She’s not pushy like other agents, just really friendly and I genuinely enjoy speaking with her each week. I would highly recommend Thames Teachers if you want a trustworthy agency that actually care about building good relationships with supply teachers. Thanks again for all your help!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.4 out of 10 Nahima begum · Reviewed on
It has been a pleasure to work with Thames teachers. Crystal in particular has been super friendly and helpful throughout the whole process and I cannot thank her enough.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
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.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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?!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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. :-)
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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.
Amount of work6
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools5
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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 .
Amount of work10
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
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
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
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