TimePlan Education

6.5 out of 10
116 Ratings

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TimePlan Education Ratings and Reviews

6.5

Overall Rating

6.5 out of 10
based on 116 Ratings

Amount of work

6.8

Rate of pay

6.2

Quality of schools

6.5

Personability

6.6

Honesty

6.5

Overall Service

6.4

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.
5.1 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
TimePlan definitely has the contacts and connections needed to get teachers work in the London area, but I found that they fell very short when it came to communication between me and them, as well as with schools. I also found it difficult to get useful information out of them regarding contracts, and there were some very unfortunate admin errors. As long as a teacher knows what they are doing and makes sure the agency is working to help them, and not the other way around, they are guaranteed to find work through TimePlan.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools7
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service5
10.0 out of 10 Steve Hutchings · Reviewed on
At Easter I am coming to the end of a two year teaching experience in Scotland through TimePlan. I have been working in a rather remote school but the support from TimePlan and the local community has been fantastic. TimePlan secured me a long term position for one term in 2015 which was extended for another term (with a pay rise that I didn't even ask for!). At the end of that TimePlan found me another position for a year. TimePlan guided me through my GTCS registration and helped with accommodation. I felt that they got to know me as a person and as a teacher and matched me so well to the schools I worked in. If you are looking to teach in Scotland in a long term role I would highly recommend them. My visa is coming to an end but TimePlan have offered to find me a permanent teaching job so that I can switch visas and stay. So i'm intending to return to Canada for a few months and then return in the new academic year.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
9.1 out of 10 Anon · Reviewed on
I left my perm job to do some day to day supply work. I called the Essex office to register, they were very efficient and had my file cleared within two weeks. I was interviewed by Amina, she was very polite, professional and honest. I have been working for TimePlan for almost a year now, I have read some previous reviews and it has not been positive however the staffing in TimePlan has changing. When I first joined everyone was new and I have not had a problem at all. They are all friendly, easy to talk to and have treated me well. Maybe the new consultants have made a difference? I would recommend this agency to everyone :)
Amount of work10
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
1.0 out of 10 Claire Jevon · Reviewed on
Disgusting agency. Do not work with them. They just want to fill vacancies and are not there for you! they are dishonest and patronizing. The pay is appalling and if you have to relocate for the job...do not count on them for support.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 International Teacher · Reviewed on
The biggest mistake I ever did in my life was accept a job offer from these people. They made me move all the way to the U.K with the intention that I had a full time job and when I got there I found out that I was only supplying for maternity cover for 2 days. Imagine the shock I was in when I found out that I had moved from Canada just to get a slap in the face from these people. When I talked to multiple people and even went to them in person they told me there was nothing they could do and even suggested I look into different agencies. Luckily, I ended up working for a much better agency. I was so dissappointed with their false advertising and their lies that I warned all my friends as well as whoever is reading this not to waste your time with these people. They are liars. They waste time. They are unprofessional and are untrustworthy. Hands down this is the worst agency I have come across in the time I spent in the U.K. Don't trust the south branch in tonbridge they are mostly fake and are mostly pathological liars who only want your money.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
2.3 out of 10 Canadian Teacher · Reviewed on
I was given a full-time contract with TimePlan at a secondary school, so i can't complaint about the amount of work I got, as I work everyday for the duration of my contract. When I mean i worked, I mean I worked 12-14hr days, usually without a break or barely anytime to go to the washroom. When I approached David at TimePlan about my work conditions, I was told that there were part of the duties of a teacher. When i enquired about a possible wage increase to compensate for all the hours I was working, David said he would get in touch with the school and enquire. HE LIED. HE NEVER DID. When you average out the amount of hours you are working with your daily rate you're making WAY less than the national minimum wage. TimePlan sees their teachers as slaves. They really don't care about you as a human. Their only concern in that you make them money. They charge the schools, ridiculous amounts of money and pay you 1/2 of what they charge the school. You will never be placed close to a school where you live. Expect a commute time of 45mns to an hour on top of your 12hr day. AVOID AVOID AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS!!!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.9 out of 10 Markquis · Reviewed on
Lacks professionalism, teaching staff NOT supported or cared for especially at the Surrey office dishonest consultants and managers. Avoid them like the plague there are better teaching agencies stay well clear of time plan!
Amount of work2
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools5
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.0 out of 10 Happychappy · Reviewed on
Registered but never got any work with them.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
10.0 out of 10 Nikki Cook · Reviewed on
I first started working with TimePlan's South Team in May last year (2014). Initially, I was seeking 2-3 days per week, casual supply placement, for the remainder of the school year (May-July). The South Team found me local work for every day that I was available. I didn't then seek work again until the following May (2015), following the birth of our first child. Despite my prolonged unavailability, Time Plan did not hesitate to offer me work again as soon as I became available again. Again, I was not disappointed. Two months ago, I began seeking a more permanent role for next year (January 2016). Within a fortnight, I'd been offered a perfect role at my favourite school. Dreams really can come true...thanks to TimePlan's South Team! I cannot speak more highly of them, and would genuinely recommend them as your first port of call if you are seeking teaching placement in the South, short or long-term.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
3.4 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
The absolute worst experience of my life. Established in 1989? They still don't know what they're doing. Don't work for them, don't rent through them, avoid at all costs. They will sell you a song to get you here and then dump you like a sack of bricks.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay4
Quality of schools2
Personability3
Honesty1
Overall Service2
3.1 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
N.B: I did not actually complete a day's work with Timeplan while in the UK. Before moving to the UK I registered with Timeplan, completing the screening interviews and all documentation. I was promised work when I arrived in the UK, however I found a long term position with another agency and so did not work for Timeplan. However, I remained in contact with Timeplan via email as I was interested to see what positions they had available for once my long term position ended. This is where I felt Timeplan suffered greatly - there was a huge lack of communication and after weeks of unanswered emails I was told I needed to have another screening interview (a bit inconvenient given I had already done this). I was told then I would have to have a face-to-face interview with a consultant when they were in my area. This never happened. I received no more communication from Timeplan about for 2 months, by which time I had given up on them. I then received a call after New Year asking about my current situation. I told them to forget about it since it had taken so long to hear anything and that I had decided to leave the UK permanently. I cannot comment on how Timeplan are to work for, but they did offer me a higher daily rate than my current agency, however the complete lack of communication from them was disappointing.
Amount of work1
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools1
Personability4
Honesty4
Overall Service3
10.0 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
When I first looked into teaching in the UK, I wasn’t sold on the idea. I thought I had a lot of time to figure things out, but TimePlan was so quick! I applied to TimePlan in particular because I knew they were the oldest agency and seemed very reputable. Within a day, they had called me to discuss my application and had me booked for a face to face interview. I was surprised how they gave me so many options and the process moved so quickly. They allowed me to give them specifics of where I wanted to be and what kind of job I was looking for. Within 2 weeks of my application, I had a phone interview with a school and they offered me the job a couple hours later. I was a bit worried, but accepted the job and it was the best experience! TimePlan helped me sort things out at the meet and greet and even took all the new teachers out after. That was amazing since that is where I met the other Canadians at my school and we all became really good friends. As big of a change as it was, I feel like it was an amazing experience and TimePlan definitely helped make things easier by helping me feel comfortable and getting all the fine details (insurance number, bank account etc.) sorted for me. I’m really happy I decided to go with TimePlan and would definitely recommend!  
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
After working in South Korea for a year, I was extremely wary about going abroad again to teach through an agency. In 2011 I finished my B.Ed at Brock and moved to London, England with my partner. My partner started in a long term position in North London while I chose to sign a guaranteed work contract to begin. Both of us struggled in the beginning. That’s natural. We were both newly qualified and were adjusting to a new country and new curriculum. It took awhile to really hit our stride in our positions- but that did NOT make it a lousy experience, nor does that have any bearing on what the agency could do for us. I think that’s what a lot of people forget when they write on this site. The agency is there to communicate with you the opportunities available, discuss whether or not a school was a good fit, and help mediate if something goes wrong. I am reading a lot of negative comments that, honestly, could have been fixed through simple communication and really just show the hotheadedness of some teachers. After a month I completed a short term role at a secondary school in East London covering the Head of English and they requested me back. It was a frightening experience as the students were hard to motivate and overall showed little respect. But I tried, and it paid off. I stayed at that school for the remainder of my youth mobility visa and was actually very upset to leave them. All the students needed was someone to prove that they could stick it out and challenge them. A good teacher tries, despite difficulties. Lousy teachers flee at the first sign of adversity. The agency was straight forward with me, collected my documents seamlessly, and checked in frequently just to ask how things were going- even when I accepted the long term role. Kudos, TimePlan!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
3.9 out of 10 Sheila · Reviewed on
##BUYER BEWARE## ... ##HAZARD AHEAD##... I have been incredibly disapointed by the lack of professionalism that Timeplan have demonstrated since i moved over from Australia in September this year. They were so willing to get me on their GWS contract, but as soon as i actually arrived in London, the communication soon trickled away & I gradually realised the sham that i had signed up to. 1. They do not have very many schools on their books, I was repeatedly being sent to schools over 70min from my area of North London. 2. The staff do not have any respect or concern for their teachers, they are unable to answer simple questions such as, "do you have a list of the schools in my area so i can learn where they are before the school term begins?" After working with a school for 3 months with no complaints or concerns there was a communication misunderstanding & instead of letting me explain or behaving in a supportive diplomatic way, the agent [] verbally assaulted me via the phone & would not even let me talk. She raised her voice & behaved in the most unprofessional manner I have ever encountered throughout my corporate & teaching career. Not only was my professionalism impugned on in such a viscious manner, I was also threatened by the agency as they knew I was looking to move on as I was fed up of the ridiculous travelmtime. i was told by [] That my name would be shared throughout the local borough to restrict me from teaching- which is actually illegal under the restriction of trade act. 3. They will find any reason to deduct pay. After receiving a call at 8:50am even though i called in at 7am, i was sent to a school 1.5hrs away. It was for a TA day & i was told my experience with spectrum disorders made me suitable for the role. Not once was I informed I would be receiving a lesser rate and a deduction for not arriving by 8:30am even though that was impossible to do, i also found myself in a room of severely disabled children with which i have no experience and i was so worried i would accidentally injure them as i did not know how to move them in & out of their wheelchairs correctly nor know what to do when they went into fits. After this distressing day i then learnt that i went through all that travel & emotional upset to only get £60. Instead of my "fixed" daily rate which was double that. It is hard enough moving to the other side of the world, but to be promised that everything will be ok, there is support and plenty of local work- the reality with Timeplan was that they were more than happy to offend & bully a young woman to the point that I was sobbing in public, without giving me any opportunity to discuss the misunderstanding or to speak to anyone in management in a calm & professional evironment. I have thankfully moved on to work with a new agency who have been a breath of fresh air & cannot believe how i was treated.
Amount of work6
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools5
Personability2
Honesty1
Overall Service3
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