TimePlan Education

6.5 out of 10
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6.5

Overall Rating

6.5 out of 10
based on 118 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

10.0 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
I really don't understand the previous listing as this can't be further from the truth. The "agent" that the previous comment refers to is my regularly port of call. I have found her to be very professional, personable, attentative and most importantly actively pursuing employment opportunities in my field of Secondary ICT (I had 5 schools in Kent wanting to offer me employment within a day of being interviewed).
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.6 out of 10 Blue · Reviewed on
Shocking. The Tonbridge office is specifically awful. I interviewed looking for work in Kent and my initial agent was absolutely brilliant. I was interviewed promptly and thoroughly by [name] and was made to feel calm and relaxed and I got accepted - great news! I was in contact with my agent nearly every day and she found me interviews easily and kept me in the loop. I've now discovered she has left the business and I'm now being left in the dark and not given any work. I'm a MATHS teacher and they have little to no interest. I have had one call in 6 weeks from a rude woman who deals with the Brighton side of things and I never want to deal with TimePlan ever again now my agent is no longer present there. It's like the voice of TimePlan is gone. Poor agency and even worse agents now!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools5
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
2.1 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
I worked for Timeplan for a long time and would discourage others from doing the same. I started off on the guaranteed supply scheme which was good because I had work every day, but in a term's time, I only actually taught about 5 days because I was always working as a TA or at a day care centre feeding and cleaning babies. I very rarely was ever placed in my part of London, event though Timeplan has schools within walking distance of my house. I travelled upwards of an hour every day, sometimes on the overground way into the east end. They say 'max 60 mins" but that does not include walking to and from the tube and wait-times. As soon as my guaranteed work ended, I received a call to work for a day as a teacher in a school in my area- GREAT! When I arrived, I found out that I was actually TAing even though they told me it was teaching, so I got paid as a TA (which was almost half). In addition, I was once sent to a school that didn't request a teacher that day and never received an apology from Timeplan (how embarrassing). Many of my friends have had much better experiences with other agencies. Don't work for Timeplan. They lie and they do not value you. I think all teaching agencies are varying levels of terrible, but at least work for one that pays you well, because you won't believe the frustration you feel when you are working 14 hour days as a classroom teacher for Timeplan just to find out that your friend is doing daily supply for WAY more than you are making.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.7 out of 10 REDS! · Reviewed on
Timeplan in Tonbridge is absolutely shocking. For starters, they have not organised a social event (as promised) because the 'big' boss is off, galavanting across Australia recruiting staff for the following year. Excuse me, you currently have overseas teachers already in the UK seeking full-time employment, what is the need to travel to Australia and recruit more! I have made sure that the word gets around, do not use Timeplan! Furthermore, my agent was the most unprofessional worker. She failed to post my CRB and GTCE registration, and 2 months later I found out. She no longer works there, suprise, suprise! In general, teaching agencies are a money making scam, with unqualified 'professionals' with no/little educational experience, sitting on their asses promising work, and consistently telling lies in order to hang onto us. At the end of the day, teachers are losing out, as agencies and schools are squeezing every penny out of us, and paying us at a shockingly low rate. Timeplan = Timescam
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools3
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service2
2.1 out of 10 ICT Teacher · Reviewed on
I'm not impressed by TimePlan. I signed up with them as an ICT teacher in January and was immediately accepted onto the books after my references came back. A gentleman interviewed me and sung my praises. However when it came down to it all the promises were empty! They couldnt get me a job and I forever heard the words 'we are waiting for schools to come back to us' - which was a load of rubbish in the end. I never got a call into a school. Luckily enough another agency in Tunbridge Wells placed me for a position starting November 2011. I know of the schools on the Kent books but I don't feel that I had the support I could have had. The pay rates were low and the people in the office were very dismissive
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools5
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service3
1.0 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
To be honest, I have not had a single day of work from TimePlan so I cannot comment. I wouldn't recommend your agency to anyone, in fact I'd highly discourage them from using it. I moved here in September and was told there would be work, not a single day of work yet. I sent my references to Timeplan in January, then again in August because they were misplaced by Timeplan. I then had to redo all of the paperwork which was already done twice back in Jan and March. I am now hearing that Timeplan has not heard back from my references? I've contacted said referees and confirmed with them that they would be contacted to which they have informed me that they would be available. In addition to this, references that were not listed on my reference list were contacted, I received an email from a school principal from whom I barely even know and he asked me if "this agency was legit, I received a odd email asking about your teaching and I've never observed you teaching", as you can understand it is EXTREMELY unprofessional and embarrassing on my part to have a school principal contacted that I do not even know. It could negatively effect my reputation as a teacher in Kingston as it is proper etiquette to give notice and permission if I would like to use someone as a reference. Timeplan over stepped the bounds by contacting someone without my permission. I've decided to use another agency, and they had no problems at all contacting my references, in fact it took them less than a week as opposed to TimePlans 9 months. Timeplan has wasted hours upon hours of my time since initial contact in January, I would highly recommend being upfront and honest with candidates realistically informing them of expected work. Working with timeplan makes me question the organization and honesty of your company. Please take me off of your mailing list, it's insulting to get emails asking about work when I haven't had a single day. I plan to inform as many teachers as possible of these circumstances in hopes that they don't get there hopes up about work in the UK with agency by the name of TimePlan
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
10.0 out of 10 Math Teacher · Reviewed on
I couldn't have worked for a better agency. I had signed up to many agencies but Timeplan was the only agency that really worked hard to find me a teaching position. Afterwards they kept in touch with me and the school I was working at. They were always very helpful and answered all my enquiries promptly. I found the people at Timeplan very professional, efficient and organised. There are many teachers at the school that I work at that have been placed there by Timeplan. All of these teachers speak highly of Timeplan and have been very impressed with them. I have now got a permanent position at the school I was placed at by Timeplan. A big thank you to all at TimePlan!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 MO'S · Reviewed on
TimePlan are by far the best teaching agency I have worked for. They are incredibly supportive, extremely professional and 100% honest as regards the schools they deal with. The Kent office in particular are AMAZING. All the staff in the Kent office are friendly and helpful. They really go the extra mile to help teachers find jobs and to settle into the U.K. as best as possible. Paul Chuter in particular has an adept ability at matching the right teachers to the right schools, in addition, he goes above and beyond the call of duty to secure teachers jobs, to help them with their transition from overseas to the U.K. and if a problem arises you can definitely rely on him to get it sorted. I would recommend TimePlan to any teacher thinking of coming to the U.K. for work. Personally I would never bother dealing with any other teaching agency ever again. TimePlan Rock!!!!! A special thank you to the staff in the Kent office who have helped me to have a FABULOUS time here in the U.K.
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.0 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
TimePlan is HORRIBLE or at least the agent/ office I specifically dealt with is! (Kent office- [Name Removed]) I received two job offers that both 'fell through'. They are very misleading and misguiding. I had a job confirmed for three weeks (in the meantime I booked my flight and visa) and then I didn't hear from them in a while... I contacted the school to introduce myself as their new teacher and found out the position was never mine nor confirmed!!! I received a nasty e-mail from [Name Removed] and at that point I explained I do not feel comfortable with him or his agency. I hope no other person will experience this- be very cautious with this agency! Recommendation: interview with many agencies- luckily I still have work for September!!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.7 out of 10 JC · Reviewed on
TimePlan is a brilliant agency to work for! I have found all of the staff members to be extremely welcoming, professional and supportive. Prior to my arrival in the UK, they made me fully aware of what documents I needed to bring with me and I was able to commence teaching within days of arriving in London. I had no problems finding enough work as the staff regularly called me each day to offer me daily supply. They were also very responsive to feedback and regularly offered me work at the schools that I really enjoyed visiting. That is how I ended up working in a long term position at my favourite school for a year and a half. I really cannot say enough good things about the agency, particularly about Jen at the London office. She really went above and beyond securing my position at my favourite school. You would be crazy to sign up with a different agency!
Amount of work10
Rate of pay9
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
10.0 out of 10 Sarah Larsen · Reviewed on
I am absolutely alarmed by some of the comments on here. I came from overseas (Canada) with TimePlan, they were completed honest about my qualifications and the work I would expect to get. They never made empty promises but were honest and supportive. They gave me a realistic opinion about what SW London was like and the differences from my home country.   The SW London office that I worked for were friendly, encouraging - The ladies in the office even spent time on the phone walking me to the school when I got myself lost! When I was supply teaching I always got a call in the evening to see how my day went. They were 100% honest about the schools that I went to, the good and the bad, preparing me for my day.   After settling in and finding my feet with supply, UK system and grades, they secured me a great long term post in an independent school – I can’t believe my luck! Best off all office staff feels like friends and regularly check in to see how my position is going and visit bringing doughnuts to the school! Yum!   I couldn’t say anything more positive about the experience I have had with this company and the people I have dealt with. 
Amount of work10
Rate of pay10
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
8.7 out of 10 S.O. · Reviewed on
I have just left a full-time placement that TimePlan offered me as a Teaching Assistant at a Primary School in Tottenham. Working with Timeplan has helped me find my feet in London and the placement has been a fantastic experience in a lovely school with lovely children and staff.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay5
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service9
8.9 out of 10 C.C. · Reviewed on
I have dealt with both the London branch and the Surrey branch and have found both extremely helpful. They helped set everything up when I arrived and found me an 8 week placement almost right away. They also set up various interviews for long-term work and helped me prepare for them. I've just landed a permanent position. The staff contacted me regularly about work, and were a pleasure to deal with. Overall, great work!
Amount of work9
Rate of pay7
Quality of schools9
Personability10
Honesty9
Overall Service9
1.7 out of 10 ed · Reviewed on
one of the guys who works in the Kent office in Tonbridge is the RUDEST person I have ever met...if I wasn't so desperate for cash at the time, would have turned around and walked straight back out!
Amount of work1
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools2
Personability1
Honesty2
Overall Service2
1.9 out of 10 A.H. · Reviewed on
If you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be dropped off in a new country and left to fend for yourself- TimePlan is the agency for you! The enjoyable orientation day and pub night you attend the first few days you arrive does not foreshadow the support you will recieve, but the drinking problem you will have after dealing with this company. The best thing that TimePlan gave me was life-long perspective- Could (insert current situation) get ANY worse? Yes.... I could still be working for TimePlan.
Amount of work6
Rate of pay2
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
1.9 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
This agency is by far the worst that I have worked with during my two year stay in the UK. I hate to mention the fact that they placed majority of overseas teachers in 'special measures' schools. Please, if you want a positive experience in the UK, do not choose Timeplan. They are exceptionally good at promoting their company while I was in Canada but once I arrived in the UK, they really disappointed me. It took until December before they even bothered to contact me to see how I was doing, 4 months after orientation date. They do not care about their teachers, do not listen to their lies! The 5 other teachers that I met during orientation all quit within the first several months due to similar horrendous experiences.
Amount of work5
Rate of pay3
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
7.4 out of 10 JM · Reviewed on
Had a good experience with daily subbing but they were not successful in securing full time work. I switched companies and had a full time position within a week.
Amount of work9
Rate of pay6
Quality of schools6
Personability8
Honesty7
Overall Service8
1.4 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
When I came from Canada this agency sent me to the worst school imaginable. They offered no support and were generally very shady with all of their dealings with me. After 4 months I switched agencies to one that found me a great school with better pay. They were extremely supportive and I ended up staying in the UK half a year longer than planed. This definitely would not have been the case if I had stayed with TimePlan.
Amount of work4
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools1
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
9.4 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
Timeplan's Surrey office are great to work for - they are both professional and friendly. I definitely recommend them.
Amount of work8
Rate of pay8
Quality of schools10
Personability10
Honesty10
Overall Service10
1.9 out of 10 Anonymous · Reviewed on
i am currently working for timeplan in east London. They promised and offered so much prior to my move over. However i was very much do let down from day one, hers why: The promised taxi did not meet me at the airport...nor did TP answer their mobile phone (it was the weekend so the office was closed) The position i work as in the school, was not the position i was told i would have. TP deceived me, and refused to give me a teaching timetable before i arrived, explaining that the school hadn’t finalised it! (later i found out that the timetable was finalised and TP were simply with holding it!) the office lost some of my important paperwork...and wouldn’t even admit it. Tp promised bonuses for teachers who stay longer than a year...im still waiting for mine...and i aint holding my breath! i rented a house from TP at first...it was a complete sham, we have had so much trouble with the house and TP were very difficult to deal with, to the point that they were unhelpful and deceitful. TP are very difficult to deal with when your over here, but great to get a part-time job set up. id recommend coming to teach in England (if ya got the travel bug like me!) but do ask particular questions before you stop looking at other options. Try to separate the fake promises from the truth and even get in contact with the school if you have been offered a preeminent position in one school. Peace out and enjoy being young!
Amount of work2
Rate of pay1
Quality of schools6
Personability1
Honesty1
Overall Service1
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