TimePlan Education

6.4 out of 10
114 Ratings

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6.4

Overall Rating

6.4 out of 10
based on 114 Ratings

Amount of work

6.8

Rate of pay

6.2

Quality of schools

6.4

Personability

6.6

Honesty

6.4

Overall Service

6.4

1.0 out of 10 DM · Reviewed on
Had an awful experience of TimePlan. Got a call from them concerning a short term illness vacancy at one of Londons top schools. They had found my cv and it was my teaching subject. Although I live in the Midlands, and the agency knew this, they wanted to put my name forward to the school. Next day, Friday, I was told that the school wanted me to cover, initially for 2weeks, possibly 4, until Xmas. Got an email from the agency confirming the booking, start day of the following Tuesday, 8am start, with a contact, the Heads PA. Rearranged my plans for the next month, cancelled some local supply I had been offered, and took the train down to London. Luckily, planned to stay with my son initially, with the aim, if necessary, of renting for the rest of the cover period. On the Monday, took 3 hour round trip from south London to their offices in Finchley central to register, verify documents, meet the agency etc. I was actually quite impressed by them. However, on arriving back in south London, I got an email from the agency sent at 6pm that evening, telling me that the school had cancelled the booking, as the HOD at the school had" found a retired teacher she knows"to fill the vacancy instead. Given the lengths to which I had gone to to make myself available , I was extremely angry. My contact at TimePlan insisted that schools often did this, and profusely apologised for the fact that I had had a wasted 300 mile round trip, but I insisted that I would speak to the school to express my feelings. The agency were desperate for me not to do this, so I gave them 24 hours to get the school to contact me. When this never happened, I contacted the school and spoke to the aforementioned contact. She informed me that the school had not found a replacement at all. TimePlan had done this, and they had done it two days before I travelled down to London.The school, I was told, were not aware of the fact that I was coming to London from the Midlands specifically to fill their vacancy. Plainly, when I went into the TimePlan offices on that Monday, they knew that there was no job for me, yet sat in front of me, reminding me of the start time, details of the school day, and confirmation of the fact that I would be working there for a minimum of 2 weeks. Subsequently, I have had no contact from TimePlan, and they have made no attempt to reimburse me for my time and expense of travelling down to London. However, far worse are the lies that they have given to me to try to cover up their deception, blaming the school instead. I won't be using them again.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
10.0 out of 10 Sofija Gajski · Reviewed on
Best teaching agency ever! The helped me get a job in a great school in a city I wanted. Michael Wood was the one who helped me and answered a lot of my questions - and is still answering :) Dan Hardy (Empowering Learning) was the one who connected the school and me - without him, all of this would not be possible. People who work at TimePlan and Empowering Learning (Jade, Sumana) helped me a lot - with school, accomodation (housing), everything that I needed to get started. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity they had given me. I would recommend them to anybody who wants to teach in the UK - you will receive so much support and help. Nothing will be impossible if you have Michael, Dan and the crew by your side :)
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Kobina Coffie · Reviewed on
I joined Timeplan Education Group two years ago and I have really enjoyed working with them. They supported me to settle in smoothly and got me into the schools very quickly. Their Recruitment Consultants always check on you to find out if you are comfortable with the school assigned to you. They also offer Continuing Professional Development to update your knowledge, skills and experience in the job. In my opinion, they are the best teaching agency I have ever worked with.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
3.6 out of 10 Darcey · Reviewed on
I worked for Timeplan for 1 year and was contract through the school for my second year. Little did I know that all that work means nothing when you want to come back to Canada or maybe even applying to other schools in the U.K. I have moved back to Canada and am trying to get certification to teach here, the two years I taught in the U.K. do not count towards experience for certification or pay scale, because when you come from overseas to teach in the U.K. you are considered a non qualified teacher no matter how many years you have taught previously, no one tells you this until after the fact. So in my eyes I wasted 2 years of my time, money, life working in the UK barely making ends meet, when I could have been gaining actual experience in Canada. Timeplan needs to let new teachers, all teachers from overseas know that they are working as unqualified teachers and that their time in England will not count as actual experience. On another note Timeplan is happy to get you in the country and teaching, but do not provide much support after that. I was visited once by Timeplan to see if things were alright, other than that no contact. As long as they have you in a school and they are making money that is all they care. Before you arrive they seem like they will be great support and someone to turn to when things aren't alright but don't hold your breath on that. I was working with them and registered with the payroll company they wanted and was promised by the payroll company all these incentives and rebates that were not true, never came. Also the payroll company want bankrupt and did not submit to the government that I was no longer paid by them. So the government double taxed me, Timeplan was no help getting that changed even though it was their fault/ the payroll company's fault. If through Timeplan you get contracted through a school don't contribute to a pension plan unless you plan on staying in the U.K. forever, you will lose your money. My thoughts are stay in Canada and supply teach you will be better off in the long run.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools6
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
6.1 out of 10 SP · Reviewed on
I used Timeplan to get a teaching job in the UK while in Canada. Timeplan was very helpful in getting me set up with housing, etc. They were very helpful in the beginning as well. I worked a full year at the same place as 2 of my housemates also from Canada. Despite having to travel 45 minutes each way every day to and from the campus I worked at, and despite having more experience in the classroom, I still made less than the 2 roommates without explanation. Near the end of my contract, I contacted Timeplan to say that I was interested in finding a different position in the UK but did want to stay instead of go back to Canada. They said they were working that week on finding places. I even sent placements I was interested in. They never got back to me. I asked for updates, they never got back to me. So I decided to contact another office. They were helpful at first but quickly lost contact with me, even those who said they had schools interested in interviewing me never got back to me. It's hard to not take it personally as something I may have done wrong. But I'll never know because they don't respond. So I went to Hourglass Education and they got me an interview and a new placement within a week. I wasn't ever asking for people to constantly talk to me. Throughout the year, I don't think I contacted them once except to inform them about work days. But as a foreigner in the UK, I expected some amount of help to avoid homelessness at the end of my contract. They just didn't seem to care. I would go with Hourglass Education if you're looking for a better agency with better pay.
Amount of work5
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools8
Personability7
Honesty8
Overall Service5
10.0 out of 10 Mary Greaney · Reviewed on
Thank you to the TimePLan team for regular and flexible work. I very much appreciated the polite and helpful manner of the TimePlan staff. As such, I would highly recommend working for this company.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Stephanie Bates · Reviewed on
Thanks for such a fantastic year, I've thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone at TimePlan.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.4 out of 10 Alison Townsley · Reviewed on
I have worked with Timeplan for 4 years now and exclusively for the last 2 years. The staff are always pleasant and helpful. I have worked on daily supply and longer term contracts and have had no problems. I will be continup with them as my first choice agency.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability9
Honesty9
Overall Service8
9.0 out of 10 Elisabet · Reviewed on
I would strongly recommend Timeplan Education teaching Agency. They are really friendly and professional. I have been working with them more than 6 months! They always have had a school for me, and they offered me long term positions quite often.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
10.0 out of 10 Amanda · Reviewed on
I worked for TimePlan for just over a year and a half in London (I left because I recently got onto the supply list in my hometown). I have no complaints. My experiences prepared me for my interview to get on the supply list back home, so now I am set. I had an amazing travel experience, was in a variety of schools and taught the full range of what they call primary education (elementary here in Ontario). I went to the UK as a junior/intermediate teacher, but have since got my primary qualifications after experiencing what they call key stage 1 in England. I love the little ones. Now primary/junior is where I realized my heart is. I honestly wouldn't have been able to have experienced that much growth both as a teacher and in my understanding of what I wanted as a teacher without my experiences in the UK. Thank you TimePlan
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.1 out of 10 Ellie Barlow-Jones · Reviewed on
I signed up with Timeplan while I was still in South Africa. I was really nervous about moving to the UK and teaching here as I had heard so many stories from people I knew. I signed up with a few agencies but found Timeplan gave me all the info I needed. I found the move over here challenging and my coordintor at TimePlan really helped me try settle. I started supply teaching with tem and another agency but found I was always working for TimePlan- I liked their schools a lot more. I have now found a long-term job until the end of the school year through TimePlan which has really helped me start to enjoy my time in the UK.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
10.0 out of 10 New Zealand Teacher · Reviewed on
Registered with a couple of agencies in NZ and although I didn't first start in the U.K with TimePlan I soon changed over to them. Firstly they were able to organise housing for me with other TimePlan teachers and put me straight on a guaranteed supply scheme. The coordinators that placed me were teachers themselves and unlike the agency I started with would regularly call me to see how things were going. The housing combined with their teacher socials made me and my housemates feel like they cared about my overseas experience, not just getting me a job. Finally recent pay rises they have given me due to good feedback schools have given them about me make me feel like a valued and appreciated employee
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
Jackie · Reviewed on
TimePlan was recommended to me by a close friend and I applied online. They were very professional, understanding and helpful. I found the coordinators in Surrey to be friendly, approachable and caring which made it easier for me to transition from South African schools to UK schools. I have enjoyed working with TP and would recommend everyone I know to apply with them.
10.0 out of 10 GC · Reviewed on
TimePlan helped me by setting me up in accommodation, being incredibly supportive, giving me great opportunities, listening to my suggestions, consistently giving me positive feedback and just generally being wonderful people.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
Lauren · Reviewed on
I would advise anyone who is looking for a year full of travel and adventure to teach with TimePlan. Best decision we ever made!
Jo Schiever · Reviewed on
I was in contact with this agency for several years before moving over to the UK, and am now very happily employed by a lovely school in North West London.
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