Testimonials

Testimonials from a Selection of our Client Schools

"We have been using Teaching Personnel for the past few months as a result of the Catholic SLA currently in operation.  We have found the agency to be efficient and helpful in arranging appropriate supply cover when we have needed it (sometimes at short notice).  Our contact at Teaching Personnel, responds promptly when contacted and the supply staff provided has always been of a high standard.  Thanks to the Catholic SLA the cost of supply from Teaching Personnel is very competitive and we have been able to make savings by using them in favour or other supply agencies.

On a practical note, the agency’s website is very user friendly and provides useful information to school; we are able to see at a glance the bookings we have had, timesheets for verification and view and print any invoices."

Sue O’Reilly - ST. JULIE CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL


"I have found Teaching Personnel to be a very professional organisation with excellent customer service.  As a School Business Manager it is good to know that I can rely on the agency.  They have listened to our needs and have matched candidates accordingly. The calibre of staff supplied has been impressive and we are updated on a regular but not intrusive basis of any new recruits who it is felt could possibly meet the future needs of the school.  It is always good to have a portfolio of staff along with knowledge of their strengths that you can request should the need arise.

The company’s website is easy to navigate.   Running vetting check reports and authorising online timesheets couldn’t be easier.  All the information needed for a Single Central Record is readily available at the click of a button."

Mrs M Murray - School Business Manager   - Holy Cross Catholic Primary School


"Since beginning my role as Cover Manager at St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy, I have used Teaching Personnel for both short and long term supply cover. I have been very impressed with both the quality of staff and the efficiency of the service offered.
Teaching Personnel have offered a dedicated and honest approach when sourcing staff and always go the extra mile. My contact, Paul Morgan, listens to what we need and has proved himself to be proactive rather than reactive when recruiting suitable candidates.  I would be happy to recommend Paul and Teaching Personnel to prospective client schools."

Faye Wintrip - Cover Manager- St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy


"We work closely with Teaching Personnel, having built up a strong, professional relationship over several years -  a relationship based on mutual trust and a shared drive to provide the best learning experiences for our students here at St Bede’s.
Teaching Personnel provide a high-quality, professional service, taking time to select the most appropriate practitioners to join our community, either on a short or long term basis, depending on need. They listen carefully to our requirements and always strive to fulfil to them; I am always very satisfied with the calibre of teaching staff they provide. Furthermore, their rigorous selection procedures and attention to detail, ensure that the securing of good staff is a very effective and smooth process.

Our main contacts at Teaching Personnel are Paul Morgan and Chris Gent, both of whom are highly professional, reliable and friendly. They react very quickly to our needs and often go the extra mile when we need support; they really know our school as is demonstrated by their personalised service. I am confident that they have the best interests of our students at heart and I appreciate their open and honest appraisal of the teachers we take on.
I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Teaching Personnel to all colleagues."

Neville Harrison - Headteacher - St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College

 

"I am delighted to be able to offer you the following testimonial regarding our work with Teaching Personnel.  Since spring 2015 we have worked closely with Teaching Personnel who have been providing us with long and short term supply staff.

Our main point of contact has been Dominique who has always been proactive in finding a solution to our staffing needs. She has listened carefully to our requirements so that a good match has been found. She is always courteous and professional and has given our concerns as well as our requests equal priority.

Our requirements have ranged from immediate, short-term class cover to bespoke group work as well as specialist Spanish teaching. We have also engaged a supply teacher for long term, part-time cover. In all cases we have found the supply staff to understand the Catholic ethos of our school and to be highly professional in their work. Most recently, when a supply teacher was unable to continue her placement with us, Dominique immediately sought an alternative for us to consider. As a result, there was no loss of cover and provision for the children was maintained.

We have found the online systems to be very easy to use and have eliminated the need for paper documentation.
Although we have found Teaching Personnel to be more costly than other agencies, they are now our first port of call for supply staff as we feel confident that the teaching provision will be good for all our differing needs."

Barbara Reilly-O’Donnell - Head Teacher - Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Primary School


"We have worked exclusively with Teaching Personnel for some time now and I am confident that the candidates provided are of the highest quality. The team at Teaching Personnel are always extremely proficient and work with us to place the most suitable candidates into the required positions. All of the supply teachers we have used have been professional reliable and dedicated. The company have been excellent in providing both short and longer term supply cover (sometimes at very short notice) in what can be a very difficult market. Teaching Personnel also ensure that the school can feed back on candidates and help us to analyse our usage and supply costs over the year- working with us to plan ahead where possible. Finding good supply cover can be a very stressful process and Teaching Personnel help us to keep things running smoothly and efficiently." 

Jane Ward- Head Teacher- St. Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary.


"I have been delighted with the service from Teaching Personnel. During the last two years we have experienced relatively high levels of absence in more than one class. As a one form entry school this had a significant impact on the day to day running of the school. We were very grateful to the team at Teaching Personnel in providing us with quality teachers to fill the gaps until the return of our permanent staff.

Teaching Personnel has also provided us with support staff. One TA came to us to support a Yr6 child for the last 3 weeks of the summer term before he transferred to secondary school. Unfortunately, the person in question wasn’t right match for the child who required the support. After a phone call to Teaching Personnel the problem was swiftly dealt with and we had a second TA arrive to work with him. She was fabulousand the child benefitted immensely from the support the TA was able to provide.  We also used the Yr6 support packages in the lead up to 2015 Y6 SATs. We received the names of a teacher and a HLTA. Both were excellent. They slotted in to the routines of the school very quickly. They were extremely competent dealing with higher ability children (two of whom reached the lofty heights of Level 6) and those who required more guidance and patience! We were able to be very flexible in how we used the two additional members of staff which is just what we needed at the time. Both colleague made a valuable contribution to the school.

The TA is with us now working and currently working in Yr6. We are delighted to have her back.  I am very grateful for to the Teaching Personnel Team. They are very helpful and are always eager to ensure our individual school needs are being met."

St Leonard's RC Primary School 

I can confirm that we have been more than happy with the services and calibre of supply staff provided from Paul at Teaching Personnel. 

Since working closely with Paul from Teaching Personnel I have been very pleased and impressed with the level of personalised and profession service received. 

Teaching Personnel are the agency we rely on a day to day and week to week basis. They are reliable, friendly and have straightforward systems and procedures in place, to be able to react quickly to our needs. 

I have been extremely satisfied with the calibre of teachers, support staff and cover supervisors that Teaching Personnel have provided and strongly believe that this is attributable to the high quality vetting and close matching of skill set both for short term and long term placements. 

There have been no safeguarding issues and find their approach goes above and beyond what other agencies provide. DBS clearances are acted upon and forwarded to our Cover Manager straight away. 

Teaching Personnel have worked very closely with us to facilitate high quality CPD and have also sponsored strips for our Y8 Football Team and our Basketball Team. 

I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Teaching Personnel to colleagues.

I hope the above information is helpful. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries.

Mr P Ruane - Deputy Headteacher - St. Cuthbert’s Catholic High School

 

We are very pleased with the professional approach we have received from Teaching Personnel when looking to make longer term temporary teacher appointments. Teaching Personnel staff keep us up to date with options and opportunities for all levels of staffing throughout the year.

St Matthews Primary School, Jarrow, Head Teacher

We are delighted with the professional service we have always received from Teaching Personnel, both when seeking short term supply and also when sorting longer term sickness and nurturing  requirements.  The staff we have had have, in the main, been excellent. Teaching Personnel staff keep us up to date with options and opportunities for all levels of staffing throughout the year and ensure our requirements are met to the letter.

St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School, Durham, School Administrator

 

I have been using Teaching Personnel for three years and have always received excellent service from them. I was impressed that from the start they made the effort to understand the school and its needs and then find the correct teacher for the job. So successful was this that two of their placements became permanent members of staff at the school.

Contact is always friendly and prompt, regardless of the hour, which is a great relief when you desperately need a teacher for a class. Having an appointed representative works for me and their regular visits into school to work alongside children and staff helps to build a very strong relationship.

Regular phone conversations to check that a placement is going well is a nice touch and shows that the agency is putting its customer first.

All told, Teaching Personnel inspires confidence to meet the needs of my school.

John Knowles - Headteacher - Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School