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

10.0 out of 10 Ruhela B · Reviewed on
This agency has helpedme find lots of workas a teaching assistant as I want to do my PGCE next year. I started working as a volunteer and then strated getting paid work after a few weeks. Amy and Tolu are my consultants and they are very nice and helpful.
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10.0 out of 10 Marcus · Reviewed on
I have been working through AER/Thames Teachers since September as a primary teacher. After doing daily supply for the first three months, i have now settled into a long term post teaching year 5. I enjoy the balance of daily and block bookings but have now decided the perks of a long term role suit my current situation. Lizzie at Thames has always looked after me and been very accommodating to my changing situation. Her advice has been really helpful. I think she is actually a primary teacher which helps as she seems to know what she is talking about.
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9.9 out of 10 P. Winger · Reviewed on
I chose to contact Thames Teachers (formerly AER) as I was unhappy with the agency that I moved to London from Canada with. After broken promises, little support and poor communication, Thames Teachers was a breath of fresh air. They responded quickly to my application and found me full-time work within days of signing up to their agency. After almost a year in the same post, I went through some difficulties and Jenna and Lizzie from Thames Teachers have been absolutely amazing. They care about me (Jenna even met me for coffee to discuss my situation! What other consultant would do that?!) and always respond to my questions/queries promptly and with compassion. I appreciate all the hard work they've done for me and I cannot recommend this agency enough. If you want personable consultants that make you feel like more than just a pound sign, definitely give these guys a call!
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10.0 out of 10 Eloise · Reviewed on
I recently came over from New Zealand through AER Teachers who found me the perfect role in an Infant School in east London, near my new place. I am very pleased with the service they provided – they delivered on all the promises they made before I came over. They are a small agency but they are friendly and honest and the rate they are paying me is a lot higher than what I was quoted by the bigger agencies in London.
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10.0 out of 10 Matt · Reviewed on
Very professional, no nonsense. Not as slipery as some of those other agencies who are ex used car salesman. Will look after you.
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10.0 out of 10 Sharon Simpson · Reviewed on
I have just arrived in London from Australia. AER Teachers had interviews lined up for me before I arrived and I've now accepted a role which starts on Monday and runs all the way up to summer! I am thrilled with my new job and cannot speak highly enough of AER Teachers, especially Deon, who was absolutely brilliant by supporting me through the difficult move. Thanks Deon and AER Teachers! Sharon xx
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10.0 out of 10 Jono Walsh · Reviewed on
I arrived in london from australia in the summer and was placed pretty much as soon as i arrived working as a specialst learning support assistant and loving it. Great team of consultants to work with and I appreciate all their advice and support. pretty good rates too.
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10.0 out of 10 Olaolu Olumide · Reviewed on
I joined AER Teachers after seeing one of their advertisements on Gumtree. I had already signed up to a number of agencies and expected to be met with the same generic, corporate service they provided. However I was greeted with the complete opposite. I was quickly invited in for an interview and had a friendly, yet professional exchange with one of their specialist support consultants. Within a few weeks, I was provided with a long term role within a Secondary School that was a perfect match for my skills and experience. Throughout the whole process Deon and Amy liaised with me and clearly communicated the progress of my registration. I am delighted that I found an agency that treated me like an individual, not simply as a number and I cannot recommend AER Teachers enough!
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10.0 out of 10 Stacy Miller · Reviewed on
An agency that responds carefully to your recruitment needs. I went for a one to one thorough consultation on a Friday and had an interview lined up for the Monday. It has led to long term career opportunities I wanted to achieve - and I had a great team behind me every step of the way. As an up and coming agency I was not sure what to expect - but I can honestly say my expectations were exceeded. Personable, professional and tailored advice, support and guidance were given from day one. A REAL gem - I would highly recommend AER teachers to anyone looking for reliable and consistent advice, support and quality in their next career move/choice.
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10.0 out of 10 Ashley · Reviewed on
AER got me supply teaching a day after my interview with them! 2 days later I got a year-long job that has now led to an amazing permanent position! Jenna, Deon, Amy, and Leanne are all really friendly, accomodating, and understanding. Highly recommend them!
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9.9 out of 10 M Pereira · Reviewed on
I have been in the UK for 5 months and I have worked with 5 agencies. AER is probably the best agency I have worked with as they are extremely professional, always give you work and place you in amazing schools that provide with exceptional experience. I have been offered jobs from the schools I have worked at and AER is always there to provide professional guidance. If you want a successful teaching career, this is the agency you should sign up with. Thank you AER you have been only been good to me.
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10.0 out of 10 RH · Reviewed on
A great agency who took the time to listen to where I was interested in working and were honest in their discussions with me. Joined in January and they found me a long term placement the following month. Brilliant result from a friendly team at AER!
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2.0 out of 10 RL · Reviewed on
I signed up to AER after hearing such good reviews from this website and I was very pleased to hear I would be dealing with [Name] and [Name] who have been recommended here. I signed up and it was fine but I didn't feel like I related to [Name] very well or that he put me at ease. I did admire him for his honesty which I liked as I felt he wasn't trying to suck up as a recruiter. He called me regarding a long-term position I might be interested in and whether to put me forward. I said it was fine and also told him I would be available for work that week. I didn't hear anything! Nothing back at all. I even emailed him to ask regarding when work would be available and he didn't even bother to reply. I have been so disappointed. I work for Tradewind and ASQ Education too and I've found ASQ to be the best. I've been called in for work practically every single day - not so much with Tradewind. So ASQ is the only agency I'd recommend. I've now landed a permanent position so will not be needing any agency services anymore but if I did go back, I think ASQ would be the only one I'd be willing to rely on. I did a lot of research before signing to any agencies and those were the ones successful enough for me to go in and sign with them and only one turned out well. SMART Teachers was awful as they never contacted me - same with Edustaff. I wrote this review as I wanted people to have an honest opinion of this agency and not be blindsided by all the positive reviews like I was.
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10.0 out of 10 NPS · Reviewed on
I Have been working with AER Teacher since a long time and I have found a great experience working with them. I have worked with different schools for them, all long term contracts.Yet again i am awaiting for the new start in September.I highly recommend working with AER Teachers.
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10.0 out of 10 SDL · Reviewed on
When I arrived in the UK I was told by many of my friends that teaching in London can be a rather daunting challenge. I was advised to register with more than one agency so decided that 5 would cover my bases. Upon meeting the consultants at AER I immediately felt confident that they would find me sufficient work which is exactly what they have done. I have completed a few long term assignments for them now and know that they will continue to support me in finding sufficient work. They are very honest and informative about the schools they send me to and have always paid me a very good rate – much higher than any of the other agencies offered me. Most of the consultants are ex-teachers and I find they are very supportive and approachable. I would highly recommend working with AER teachers.
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9.9 out of 10 Carolyn · Reviewed on
AER Teachers have always provided the guidance and support that I needed as a newly qualified teacher. I have worked at three different schools for them, all long term contracts and my most recent offer through AER was a permanent job at my favourite school. I have just accepted the post and cannot wait to start at my new school in September. Thanks to Deon and Jenna I’ve managed to secure my dream job.
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10.0 out of 10 MK · Reviewed on
Working with AER Teacher since 6 months, it has been a great exp.
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10.0 out of 10 Gina Edwards · Reviewed on
I have been with AER since september and they have given me consitent work. when teaching work dried up they gave me the choice of cover supervisor work which helped pay the bills!
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10.0 out of 10 Kerry · Reviewed on
Really impressed with the level of professionalism shown by this agency. I have been in regular contact with the same consultant each time, they are always on hand when I have been in touch, and they have been honest about what is out there. I have now been posted to a fantastic school which I love working in!
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10.0 out of 10 AJS · Reviewed on
I have been registered with AERT Teachers for over a year and I can honestly say that they are the BEST AGENCY I have ever worked with. They only recently started daily supply and have been keeping me busy with cover supervisor work.
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