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Secondary Schools

Teaching Personnel is the UK's leading education recruitment agency. We provide a highly-specialised recruitment service to secondary schools across England and Wales. 

Since 1996, we have placed tens of thousands of teachers, teaching assistants, tutors and support staff into schools. This deep wellspring of experience has given us an unmatched insight into the workforce needs and priorities of secondary schools and colleges. 

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Secondary Children

We have turned that close familiarity with the secondary school sector into the highest-quality suite of recruitment services on the market. Teaching Personnel's army of experienced educators are on hand to improve pupil attainment and give senior leaders freedom and flexibility. 

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 leave cover
  • Unfilled permanent vacancies
  • Additional flexible PPA/Tuition cover
  • Additional specialist for SEN and classroom support
  • Sabbaticals, job share and flexible work requests
  • Flexible or floating cover

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We provide targeted tutoring and interventions such as:

  • One-to-one tuition
  • Small group tuition
  • Bespoke packaged programmes
  • NTP tuition
  • Exam boosters sessions

Pupil safeguarding 

Helping senior leaders fulfil safeguarding obligations through:

  • Online vetting reports
  • 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:

  • Subject specialist teachers 
  • Cover supervisors
  • Teaching assistants
  • SEN teaching and support staff
  • Tutors

supporting secondary schools

Value for money 

We deliver savings, efficiencies and quality through: 

  • Free vacancy advertising
  • Service review reports
  • Discounted learning materials
  • Online supply management
  • Flexible payment options
  • Preferred supplier arrangements

UK's largest pool of teaching and support staff

We offer a huge variety of teaching and support staff who can add value to your school in every capacity.

We can supply you with:

  • Qualified subject-specialist teachers
  • Newly qualified teachers
  • Learning support assistants
  • Classroom assistants
  • HLTAs

  • Learning mentors
  • Cover supervisors
  • Pupil intervention specialists 
  • Special needs assistants 
  • Exam invigilators

The best staffing solutions for your school

Pupil Interventions

Pupil interventions

  • Catch-up tuition
  • Revision classes
  • Borderline boosters
  • One-to-one tuition
  • Small group tuition
  • Holiday classes
short-term staffing

Short-term staffing 

  • Emergency supply cover
  • Exam invigilators 
  • Planned absence cover
  • Staff training cover
  • Paternity cover
  • Jury service cover
  • PPA cover 

SEN school staff

Special Educational Needs 

  • EAL support
  • EHCP support
  • Behavioural & emotional support
  • Gifted & talented provision
  • Extra tuition for looked after children

Long-term staffing

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

Permanent placements

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

We form relationships with all your school's relevant stakeholders, from headteachers and heads of department to business managers, to ensure our service fits your school's exact needs. 

Supporting your most in-need pupils

catch-up and recovery tuition

Catch-up & recovery tuition

We have a suite of tuition programmes designed to help schools improve pupils attainment. These programmes range from catch-up tuition for the most vulnerable to bespoke assignments for gifted and talented pupils.

Special Educational Needs support

Our specialist SEN consultants are committed to supporting vulnerable young people with a dedicated recruitment service that caters for every need.  

Our SEN provision
SEN support

Our three promises to your school


We get it right the first time

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.


We always keep you covered

Our huge pool of educators and large range of flexible staffing arrangements will help you fill your long and short term vacancies as soon as they arise.

Value added

We will always add value

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

Let's work together to find the right people for every role

Teaching Personnel's team of educators are ready to help your secondary school boost pupil attainment and wellbeing. To get started, simply contact your local branch today.

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