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Primary Schools

As the UK's leading educational recruitment agency, Teaching Personnel delivers a specialist recruitment service for primary schools. 

We place teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and support staff in classrooms across the UK to support school leaders and improve pupil attainment. 

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Primary Children

Our decades of experience serving schools have given us an informed understanding of the workforce needs and priorities of primary and junior school leaders. We have used that insight to create a suite of recruitment services for primary schools. 

We focus on delivering an excellent customer experience and the best choice of candidates as part of a service that combines value and quality. 

We support your school's priorities


We match educators to your schools based on the needs of your pupils, the intricacies of the role and the requirements of the senior leadership team. We cover:

  • Long-term staff absence
  • Maternity/paternity leave cover
  • Unfilled permanent vacancies
  • Additional flexible PPA/Tuition cover
  • Additional specialists for SEN and classroom support
  • Sabbaticals, job share and flexible work requests
  • Specialists for flexible or floating roles

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We can provide targeted tuition and interventions including:

  • One-to-one tuition
  • Small group tuition
  • Behaviour support
  • Pupil well-being
  • Supporting special needs pupils
  • Support for Early Years

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Pupil safeguarding 

We help senior leaders fulfil their safeguarding obligations through:

  • Online vetting checks
  • Rigorous vetting standards
  • CPD courses
  • Nationally recognised accreditations
  • Single Central Record (SCR) administration for supply staff


Our emergency, short-term and daily supply service provides:

  • Key stage and subject specialist teachers 
  • Cover supervisors
  • Teaching assistants
  • SEN teaching and support staff
  • Tutors

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Supporting school staffing priorities

Value for money 

We deliver savings, efficiencies and quality through: 

  • Free vacancy advertising
  • Management information reports
  • Discounted learning materials
  • Online supply management tools
  • Flexible payment options
  • Preferred supplier arrangements

Hire from the widest range of teaching and support staff 

Teaching Personnel has the UK's largest workforce of educational professionals outside the DfE. The breadth of our talent pool gives you access to teaching and support staff of all stripes. 

We can provide you with:

What we can provide

  • Fully Qualified Teachers
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
  • Learning Support Assistants
  • Classroom Assistants
  • HLTAs

  • Learning Mentors
  • Tutors
  • Pupil Intervention Specialists 
  • Special Needs Assistants 
  • Behaviour Support Assistants

We have experienced specialists on hand for every phase of primary education, from EYFS to Upper KS2. 

Find the right staffing solutions for your school

Pupil interventions

Pupil interventions

  • One-to-one/one-to-two tuition
  • Phonics support
  • Catch-up tuition
  • Literacy & numeracy
  • Small group tuition
  • Holiday classes
  • Booster classes

Short-term staffing

Short-term staffing 

  • Emergency supply cover
  • NQT/ECT release time
  • Planned absences
  • Staff training cover
  • Paternity cover
  • Jury service cover
  • PPA cover 


Special Educational Needs 

  • EAL support
  • EHCP & SEN support
  • Behavioural & emotional support
  • Speech, language & communication support
  • Gifted & talented provision
  • Extra tuition for looked after children

Long-term staffing

Long-term staffing

  • Long-term staff absences
  • Maternity/paternity cover
  • Unfilled vacancies
  • Specialist SEN support
  • Classroom support
  • Sabbaticals
  • Floating cover 

    Permanent school placements

    Permanent staffing 

    • Fixed-term contracts
    • Permanent contracts
    • Part-time contracts
    • Temp-to-perm options

    Our three promises to you


    Right first time and honest always

    Our local consultant knowledge, intelligent matching software and stringent vetting mean you'll have candidate options quickly. If we don't have anyone suitable, we'll tell you immediately. 

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    We cover all eventualities

    Our vast range of educators and our emphasis on finding flexible staffing arrangements will ensure that you can always quickly fill your vacancies whenever they arise.

    Value added

    We are always adding value

    We go above and beyond our core offering to provide timesaving technology, pupil safeguarding, financial efficiency and pupil intervention services.

    We want to help your school find the right people for the job

    To discover how Teaching Personnel can help your primary school improve pupil attainment through top-class staffing, get in touch with your local branch today.

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