• A first class service to our schools and teachers.
  • Immediate response even out of hours.
  • Our consultants have years of experience
  • We only work with reliable and A* teachers.
  • We supply daily cover, long term specialists and permanent roles for Primary and Secondary teachers.
  • If you are a UK qualified teacher, an overseas trained teacher or a teaching assistant, we can help to find you employment.
  • Excellent compliance team, taking any worry away.
  • A full consultancy service, offering advice on salaries and pay rates that continue to attract the best teaching personnel.

 

 

 

At Bond, our consultants have years of experience and we truly understand the business of supply teachers - all our candidates go through rigorous safeguarding and referencing checks to ensure they are able to work with children. Our excellent and extensive candidate database allows us to select local teachers, which is especially important when a supply vacancy arises at very short notice.

 

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This is what our schools and teachers say about us

  • I was looking for a professional, reliable and helpful agency. I am so impressed with the way Bond treat me. They took the time to get to know me which meant they always find me the right roles. They match my ability and personality with the correct schools. I am 100% happy with all aspects of the service that Bond provides. Keep up the good work.

    Jackie - LSA
  • Pauline - KS2
  • Nicola - KS1
  • Paul - KS1
  • Sara - Monega Primary School
  • Janet - Morningside Primary School
Quality Mark Supply Teachers

At Bond Education, teacher can mean any of the following: Primary, Secondary, or Special Need teachers (SEN), Cover Supervisors, Learning Support and Teaching Assistants, and Nursery Nurses

 

We recruit exceptional teachers from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the United Kingdom to teach in UK schools.

 

Whether you are a UK-trained or overseas-trained teacher, and whether you are looking for a long-term or short-term position, Bond is enthusiastic about meeting your needs.

 

Working as one of our supply teachers and support staff you will benefit from:

 

  • Competitive rates of pay - based on your experience and Quality Assessment feedback
  • Weekly payroll every Friday
  • Access to a range of curriculum materials and equipment
  • Access to information/courses towards your professional development
  • Information about current educational initiatives
  • Comprehensive School Base ensuring we can provide you with regular assignments
  • A supportive team spirit with organised social events for all Bond Education
  • A friendly, personal approach at all times
  • Teacher referral scheme paying you £100 for each new teacher you introduce to Bond Education


 

This is what our schools and teachers say about us

  • I was looking for a professional, reliable and helpful agency. I am so impressed with the way Bond treat me. They took the time to get to know me which meant they always find me the right roles. They match my ability and personality with the correct schools. I am 100% happy with all aspects of the service that Bond provides. Keep up the good work.

    Jackie - LSA
  • Pauline - KS2
  • Nicola - KS1
  • Paul - KS1
  • Sara - Monega Primary School
  • Janet - Morningside Primary School


Bond Education provides schools with a personalised and professional service for all your teacher and support staff recruitment needs.

 

We can provide you with experienced qualified teachers and support staff across the spectrum of subjects and age groups, and you can rest assured that all our teachers and support staff have been through our rigorous vetting and assessment process to ensure that we only send you staff of the highest quality.

 

Bond Education provides schools with the following:

 

  • Primary & Secondary Teachers
  • SEN Teachers
  • Head and Assistant Head Teachers
  • Department Heads
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Classroom Assistants
  • Nursery Nurses
  • SEN and Inclusion Specialists
  • Instructors
  • Cover Supervisors
  • Learning Mentors
  • Extended Day Provision Cover
  • As Well as administrators, librarians, bursars, lab technicians, secretaries, coach...

Before placing anyone into a school or childcare position Bond Education performs the following checks:

 

  • Identity
  • Qualification verification
  • Reference checks (2 years)
  • Barred List
  • Criminal Records (DBS or International equivalent)
  • Right to work in the UK

 

We interview candidates face-to-face. During the interview each candidate will present the following:

 

  • Teaching/Childcare qualification
  • Passport or photo ID
  • Visa Details (if applicable)
  • Two proofs of current address
  • An original Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS
  • International Police Check (if applicable)
  • At Bond Education, we take a no risk approach to child safety


 

Bond Education is recognised for having the most stringent vetting standards in the education recruitment sector. We operate rigorous quality control in all aspects of recruitment, vetting and registration to ensure that, whatever their background, all our candidates more than match the exacting regulatory standards set by the DfE. Our vetting checks include the following:

  • In-depth face-to-face interviews
  • Disclosure Barring Service Check
  • Identity checks
  • Critical assessment of two most recent professional references
  • Qualifications check
  • Permission to work in the UK check

 

Quality Mark Supply Teachers rec

There's a wealth of teaching and learning resources available online but sometimes it's difficult to know where to begin looking. This list is by no means exhaustive but it is designed to help you locate relevant resources quickly.

 

  • www.bbc.co.uk/schools - BBC schools
    Lesson plans, worksheets and other resources. Also check out a superb range of educational games for all ages.
  • www.byteachers.org.uk - The Association of Teachers' Websites
    This site provides two services: categorised links to educational websites that have been checked for quality and are free; and a virtual school which is beginning to provide online lessons and activities.
  • www.educate.org.uk - Schoolsnet
    Schoolsnet is designed for reviewing schools but in the classroom section you will find a growing number of lesson plans for primary and secondary. Free registration required to access site fully.
  • www.primaryresources.co.uk - Primary Resources
    Free lesson plans, activity ideas and resources for primary teachers well organised for easy searching.
  • www.schoolzone.co.uk - School Zone
    Searchable database of educational websites, rated by teachers.
  • www.sitesforteachers.com - Sites for Teachers
    Links to loads of educational websites rated by popularity.
  • www.teachernet.gov.uk - Teachernet
    A searchable database of lesson plans and resources.
  • www.teachers.tv - Teachers TV
    A video for every occasion - every key stage, every subject, every role - clips to use in the classroom and excellent ideas to try out too.
  • www.teachingideas.co.uk - Teaching Ideas
    Free lesson ideas, activities and resources for primary years. Easily searchable with lots of useful links.
  • www.teaching-resource.co.uk - Teaching Resource
    Links to lots of educational websites categorised by subject, also links to NNS and NLS worksheets.
  • www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resources - Times Educational Supplement
    The resource section on this site provides free resources and site links submitted and reviewed by teachers – a great way to save time.
  • www.topmarks.co.uk - Topmarks
    A site for the primary classroom, especially rich in fun interactive whiteboard resources to use as a whole class or individual activities.
  • www.underfives.co.uk - Under Fives
    Provides lots of worksheets, topic ideas, planning help and links to other sites suited to the foundation stage and younger.
  • www.theguardian.com/education - Education Guardian Online News and views with an educational theme.
  • www.tes.co.uk - Times Educational Supplement Check out the discussion forum, noticeboard and blogs to really find out what is happening in other classrooms.
  • www.education.gov.uk - The Department for Education Keep up to date with all aspects of policy affecting children and young people.
  • www.ofsted.gov.uk - Ofsted Useful for checking out a school's Ofsted report before you go in!
  • www.qca.org.uk - Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Order publications, search schemes of work, keep up to date with policy and information about the National Tests.
  • www.behaviouruk.com - Behaviour UK Provides key information, resources and advice on a range of behavioural issues. The resources are designed to encourage pupils to think about their behaviour.

Union sites

Union websites offer support and advice on a wide range of professional issues from health and safety to school trips. Membership is not always necessary to access the information.

 

Teaching associations

Teaching associations provide support, advice, professional development opportunities, conferences and many other services to their members. Joining associations can be especially beneficial to supply teachers as they can help to prevent feelings of isolation from the teaching community.

Follow the link below to view a list of the main organisations.

www.teachernet.gov.uk

 

Subject associations

Subject associations promote their subject, perform and digest research, provide networking opportunities and their members share an enthusiasm for the subject. Joining a subject association will enable supply teachers, who have limited INSET opportunities, to remain at the forefront of their subject.

Follow the link below to view a list of the main organisations.

www.teachernet.gov.uk

Teachernet self-study materials

This informative section of the Teachernet website provides information on the following topics relevant to supply teachers:

  • Getting started - teacher learning and development; meeting the needs of all pupils; professional and legal responsibilities; educational initiatives and issues
  • Core subjects in Primary Schools - the National Curriculum; assessment, recording and reporting; other adults in the classroom; English; Mathematics; Science
  • Core subjects in Secondary Schools - the National Curriculum; English; Mathematics; Science
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management - effective teachers and learners, planning and managing for effective work in the classroom; behaviour management
  • Filling the Gaps - the curriculum 3 to 19; personal, social and health education and citizenship; information and communication technology
  • Glossary - in case you're unsure what NOF, QUASE or EAZ stand for, this section will help you translate some of the acronyms you are likely to meet in schools

 

British Educational Research Journal

Subscribing to an educational research journal can be an expensive and time-consuming business. Fortunately the BERA has produced a series called Professional User Reviews. These are syntheses of research written by experts in their field with groups of teachers acting as consultants. The reviews are written in an accessible way to inform teachers of accepted practices and innovative ideas. The areas currently covered include numeracy, citizenship, music, early years, ICT, sustainable development and geography education. The reviews are available in hard copy for £4 each but can be downloaded for free at ww.bera.ac.uk.

 

Online interactive whiteboard CPD

Promethean, a leading company in classroom interactive whiteboard technology, offers online tutorials. The foundation stage course is offered free, providing an introduction to teachers who have been unable to access training on this subject. There are further course stages (requiring payment) that enable teachers to become classroom experts. If you have ever walked into a classroom only to be confronted with a seemingly baffling array of technology, visiting the online tutorial will increase your confidence.



Interview tips

Interviews are often the most stressful part of applying for a new teaching post. Just the thought of performing in front of those interviewing panels can be terrifying. So here are some interview tips to ensure you are perfectly prepared, giving you the best possible chance of getting that all-important new job.

 

Do your research

  • Who
    • Who will you be meeting?
    • What is their title and name?
    • Who else will be present at the interview?
  • When
    • When should you arrive?
    • Plan your journey carefully
    • Find out where you can park or where the nearest public transport route is
    • Ensure you leave plenty of time to allow for delays and getting lost. If you arrive very early then you can use the time to get a feel for the area and meet school staff
    • Have the contact details of the school with you so you can phone in an emergency

 

What to wear

Dress smartly. Irrespective of the school’s dress code it is essential that you dress smartly for any school visit or interview. It is expected that you will wear a suit, your hair will be neat, jewellery will be minimal and any supporting documents will be carried in a smart bag/briefcase or folder. First impressions certainly do count.

 

Find out about the school

  • Research the school from as many different sources as possible
  • Visit the school prior to the interview, this shows the school that you are interested and there is no better way of finding out about the school community. Ask if you could observe a lesson, meet the people you are hoping to work with, and talk to the head of department. Make sure you thank the school for the visit either by a follow-up call or letter
  • Check out the school’s website
  • Ask the school for a prospectus
  • Read the Ofsted report
  • Find out where they are in the league tables
  • Find out what the key issues are for the school; what makes you the ideal candidate for taking the school forward in these areas?

 

Find out about the job

Read the job specification carefully. The interviewers are looking for a person who will best fit or exceed this specification. Your past experience and achievements are obviously important but only as an illustration of how you can relate them to the job/school requirements.

 

Know your CV

The interviewer may have a copy of your CV in front of them at interview. Make sure that you know all the information on your CV and that your CV is up-to-date. Ideally update your CV after any block of work or any completed professional development.

 

Prepare for the actual interview - interview questions

The questions that are likely to arise at interview vary according to the position but they may include the following:

  • Why you applied for this specific job
  • What you think the job involves
  • Your strengths and achievements in the profession so far
  • Your future plans and ambitions
  • Your weaknesses and development needs
  • Why you left your previous position and what you are currently doing
  • What you know about the school you are hoping to join, and your thoughts after any preliminary visit
  • Why you think you would be suited to teach at this school
  • Your ideas on dealing with difficult situations such as a confrontational parent, a child with disruptive behaviour, etc
  • How your interests outside school could benefit extra curricular activities
  • Your subject knowledge, and current issues in your subject and education
  • Your qualifications

 

Make sure you have been reading about education and your subject in newspapers and subject association publications.

 

After the interview

Let your consultant know whether you are interested in taking the position should it be offered to you. If there are any clarifications or questions that you have following the interview, inform your consultant who can follow these up with the school on your behalf.

 

Whether or not you are successful in getting the position, your consultant will contact you as soon as they have heard from the school. If you have not been selected for the post, the consultant will ask for feedback. Digesting and acting on this feedback will ensure that you are even more prepared for the next interview.

 

Two final points

Get those nerves under control early! Easier said than done, we know. But eating well the day before will ensure your blood sugar levels are balanced. And if you do feel an attack of the jitters, remember to do lots of deep breathing.

 

Slow down! What happens when we're nervous? We gabble, rush our speech and leave important stuff out. Remember - silence can be your best friend. Pausing for a second or two before starting to answer questions can make you seem thoughtful, methodical and in control.



 

 

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