The Supply Teacher - Industry News Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:25:24 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (The Supply Teacher ) First Class Celebrate Supply Teachers First Class Celebrate Supply TeachersFirst Class Supply are delighted to be hosting a party as a special THANK YOU to their hard-working Supply Teachers and Assistants.  The party is on the last Friday before half term (24 October), between 7pm and midnight, so everyone can really let their hair down and relax!  The fab FREE event is being held at ‘Crusoe’s’, which is right on the beach at beautiful Tynemouth, so party-goers can literally kick their shoes off and dance on the sand (there are heaters by the way)!  It will be a great opportunity for everyone to meet others working on supply as well as a chance to catch up with old friends and contacts from local schools who will also be attending.  The First Class Supply team will all be there and are really looking forward to seeing everyone on the night!

If you would like to come along and enjoy a great evening of eating, drinking, dancing and generally making merry, and haven’t yet booked your place, give Jemma a call now on 0191 251 5566, but hurry as there are very few places remaining!

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:52:22 +0000
First Class Supply Raises Over £11,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust!
First Class Supply, one of the fastest growing independent supply teaching agencies in the North East are delighted to have raised over £11,00  from their charity fundraiser in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust!

So far £11,037.15 has been raised from the event, which took place at Club 206 at St James' Park on 11th July, to mark First Class Supply’s tenth anniversary in business.

Highlights included football legend Bob Moncur, who gave Newcastle United fans the coveted opportunity to be photographed with The Fairs Cup, the historic last piece of silverware to be won by the club.

Auction and raffle prizes at the fundraiser ranged from rare Newcastle United memorabilia and meet and greets with Joan Rivers, Alfie Boe and Ross Noble, a tour of the BBC studios with hotel stay, ipads, and a scuba diving course to name just a few, with all money raised going directly to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

First Class Supply Fundraiser


Bob Moncur said: “I am delighted to support the Teenage Cancer Trust as it’s such a fantastic cause - one that is particularly close to my heart, having had two bouts of cancer myself. I was lucky enough to have great treatment and it’s vital that anyone diagnosed gets the same”.

Louise Miles, regional fundraising manager for the North East and Cumbria at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “A lot of hard work had gone into the event, and I am so pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves in what was such a successful occasion. We are very grateful for the money raised, which will go towards supporting young people with cancer in the region, and I would like to thank First Class Supply for its support.”

First Class Supply is a supporter of a number of local and national charities and has close ties with the Teenage Cancer Trust, after sponsoring its North East ambassador, Joe McElderry, and his team of cyclists when they took part in a Coast to Coast cycle ride from Whitehaven to South Shields for the charity last year.

Lesley Robinson, director of First Class Supply, said: “It was an amazing event, and the perfect way to celebrate our tenth anniversary! The Teenage Cancer Trust is a great cause and we were delighted to have been involved with them again, especially to mark such an important milestone for First Class Supply.

“The evening’s entertainment was fantastic, and we are so grateful to Bob for lending his support and giving Newcastle United fans the opportunity to pose with the Fairs Cup and one of the club’s greatest captains!”

She added: "I would like to thank everyone who attended and who made our anniversary celebrations such an unforgettable occasion, as well as those who very generously donated auction or raffle prizes and all of our candidates and partner schools who have loyally supported us during the last decade.

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:24:49 +0000
ITN Mark Education’s seminar ‘secondary to primary conversion’ proves a huge success ITN Mark SeminarAs part ITN Mark Education’s candidate care programme, seminars offering Continual Professional Development are regularly held across the company’s network of offices. Most recently ITN Mark hosted a secondary to primary conversion seminar at their West London office.  Presented by Peter O’Brien, an educationalist and former Head Teacher, the session covered a variety of essential information, including how to plan, structure and deliver a typical lesson and link topics across the curriculum, how to ‘pitch’ lessons and ensure relevant questioning, pace and teacher talk during the lesson, Assessment For Learning in the primary classroom and ‘reflective’ teaching, how to use secondary specialisms in a primary setting, how to engage young children and manage their behaviour, as well as the pastoral role of a primary teacher.

The seminar was a huge success and proved to be really popular with a large amount of candidates attending. Diana Frimmova, a Secondary Cover Supervisor who has been working with ITN Mark on a supply basis said ‘I really enjoyed the seminar, the presenter was a pleasure to listen to, very enthusiastic, optimistic and helpful, Peter O’Brien provided excellent insight and knowledge. Thank you!’

Pictured: Peter O'Brien, Jobs Doctor

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Sun, 15 Jun 2014 19:14:32 +0000
Derby duo’s Kenya fundraising efforts given a £1000 boost PK Education Fundraiser

The fundraising efforts of two teachers from The Kingsmead School, Bridge Street, Derby, have been given a major boost by PK education, a supply teacher agency that work closely with the school.

Lucy Gascoigne and Kyle Henderson, both Pastoral Leads at the school, have to raise nearly £5,000 to fund a trip to the Kenyan slums at the end of May. As part of the two-week trip they will help build two new classrooms, renovate existing buildings and teach students, many of whom are HIV-positive and are orphans.

Following a £1000 donation from PK education, together with funds generated through raffles, cake sales, a beard shave by Kyle and a white collar boxing match by Lucy, the pair are now more than half way to their fundraising target.

The trip is being organised and run by Derby County Community Trust and Africa Adventures. It is the second time that teachers from The Kingsmead School, which offers provision for students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties at sites across the city, have taken part.

Last year’s trip to Kenya not only had a profound effect on staff but also students in the school. Lucy said: “A DVD was produced of the trip last year. Whenever we play it the students are completely silent and many of them get emotional.

“We really appreciate the donation from PK education. It’s an amazing amount and has helped significantly towards our fundraising efforts. The total seems much more manageable and achievable now.”

Gemma Charvet, National Sales Manager at PK education, who presented the money to the school said: “We were only too happy to donate to Kyle and Lucy’s fundraising efforts. The learning experiences they will bring back from the trip will benefit the students at Kingsmead School immensely as well as help underprivileged children in Kenya.”

The trip will support the African Adventures’ annual Community Development Pledge, which supports and invests in the projects and areas volunteers visit. At the same time, funds will be raised to support the work of Derby County Community Trust which serves the local community, meaning the event will make a lasting impact in the UK and Africa. The Trust have already accomplished a lot in the last couple of years, including the building of a new dormitory for the school.

Kyle added: “It’s such a great opportunity that we couldn’t turn down the chance to go and see what life is like out there. We’re really excited about the trip but also appreciate it will be an eye-opener. Until you see it for yourself, you can’t fully understand the hardships the young people have to endure every day of their lives.

“It’s going to be hard to deal with, but we’re going out there to try and improve their lives, even if it’s in a small way.”

Lucy and Kyle will also be filming their experiences while in Kenya and using the film and their experiences as part of the School’s global education, citizenship and PSE lessons.

“We’ve seen videos from past trips and it’s heart-breaking to see. Living in England, we have everything we could ever need and it’s easy to take that for granted.

“I think going out there will show us that we need to be very thankful for many aspects of the life we lead here and we want to bring some of that message back.”

Kyle and Lucy leave on May 26th for two weeks – and can’t wait to get started.

Lucy said: “There’s been a lot of build-up and preparation and we’re eager to get going but we know it’s going to be tough.”

If you would like to donate to Lucy and Kyle’s fundraising efforts, please contact 01332 715970.

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:46:52 +0000
CLIC Sargent Fundraiser
Apple a Day Clic SargantApple A Day Supply are teaming up with local primary schools in Wiltshire and BANES to raise money and awareness for CLIC Sargent. The charity provide emotional, financial, clinical and practical support to young people and their families from diagnosis of cancer to post treatment. They really make a tremendous difference to the life of young people and their families affected by cancer.

To raise awareness and money for CLIC Sargent, Apple A Day Supply has joined forces with some of the schools that they work with to take part in Wig Wednesday on the 21st of May. They are inviting any primary school in Wiltshire or BANES to be involved. As two teachers, they realise that events such as these can often mean  to a lot more work for the teachers, so Apple A Day are making it very easy for their schools to take part by providing resources, plans and organising the event for them.

Gemma Hector one of Company Directors, has also registered to be a bone marrow donor in hope that one day she can help save a life of someone with blood cancer.

If you or your school would like to be involved in Wig Wednesday, please email asap.

Apple A Day would be really grateful if anyone can make a donation to this great cause. No matter how small, every penny will help. To donate, please visit

It just takes a few CLICS! 


]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Sat, 10 May 2014 12:06:42 +0000
The Big Connex Sport Relief Fast The Big Connex Sport Relief Fast

The staff at Connex Education have admitted to not being very sporty but they were not going to let this stop them from raising money for a good cause so, on Friday 21st March, instead of running marathons or swimming laps, the Connex team, suited up in funny sporty costumes, went on a one-day fundraising fast in support of Sport Relief.

Giving up food for a day turned out to be more difficult than expected but the team stayed strong and managed to raise the fantastic amount of £1,346 plus gift aid of £301.25!

Taking on challenges throughout the day helped the Connex team keep their spirits high when the hunger pains attacked but more importantly, what kept them going was thinking about how the money they raised will help make a difference. 

Mark Beedles, Managing Director at Connex Education said “At Connex we are really committed to raising money for good causes. We have held sponsored events for Comic Relief previously as well as taken part in campaigns in support of Claire House Children’s Hospice and Movember. Giving back to good causes is something we all believe in.”

“We all join in thanking everyone that showed their support toward our fundraising fast by either sponsoring us or spreading the word about our challenge; we certainly could not have done it without you.”

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:02:24 +0000
10 Year Anniversary for Principal Resourcing! 2014 marks a very important time for Principal Resourcing, we are proud to be celebrating our 10th year anniversary. After opening in 2004, the past 10 years has gone by so quickly and has been an incredible journey! We want to extend our thanks to all of our clients and candidates for the on-going relationships, dedication, and support and trust you have placed in us.

This 10 year milestone belongs to us all!

We are
honoured to have been providing quality education recruitment solutions for 10 years of business and we’re going to celebrate all year! Throughout 2014, we are excited to be offering some exciting incentives, promotions, events and much more. So watch this space for further details!

Principal Resourcing - 10 years

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:08:51 +0000
Top Class News Top Class Education - Teacher Recruitment AgencyAn exciting new company has been launched that will provide teaching staff to schools and educational establishments throughout the region. Top Class Education was created by Kate Wright who is the Operations Manager at Cambridge based Crem Recruitment.

Having over 12 years of Education recruitment experience, Kate has always had an excellent reputation within the Education Sector for providing an excellent service as well as providing talented and enthusiastic supply teachers and school staff.

Kate’s passion for the education sector has inevitably led to the formation of Top Class with the backing of Crem Recruitment and with the support of the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) and the Institute of Recruiters, where Kate is an Ambassador.

As well as Cambridge, Top Class Education covers East Anglia, Peterborough and beyond. Kate said “Having spent my career in Education, this is where my passion lies. We are not about figures and high profit margins as we truly believe that keeping teacher pay rates high and school charge rates low, really benefits the sector. We will give an honest and transparent service to schools and will provide staff that are vetted to the highest standard.”

Kate has formed some great relationships already with many of the local schools and is very much looking forward to supporting them in their emergency supply cover, as well as their longer term positions.

To coincide with the launch, Top Class have released their ‘Our Promise’ campaign which assures schools that they will get the level of service and expertise that they deserve. Education establishments will also enjoy the many benefits and options that are available to them. Kate Wright believes “We want to make a difference. We know budgets are tighter than ever before and by giving something back to our schools we can start our journey in making a difference”

As well as being a fantastic new port of call for schools and further education facilities; Top Class is also a breath of fresh air for teachers looking for work placements. Offering above industry average pay rates and offering a host of other benefits, Top Class are welcoming approaches from NQT’s, all the way through to experienced and leadership teachers.

Top Class will be headed up by Kate and is part of the Crem Recruitment Group. Crem’s Managing Director, Tom McKenzie, spoke of the new project “Kate has been a real asset to Crem over the past two years and we were well aware of her burning desire to return to education recruitment. Kate presented a business plan to us that we felt really adds value to a sector that effectively represents our future. We believe that with her passion, her team and their level of expertise, Top Class Education will be a roaring success.”

With a manned phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week and with the drive and determination to make a real difference, Top Class Education is certainly a name to look out for in 2014.


]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:48:55 +0000
Protocol Education Goes Appy! Protocol Education have launched a new app that helps keep their candidates up-to-date with the latest daily supply, long-term, contract and permanent positions across all their branches, including international opportunities. It has filter options to personalise the search results, notifications are available and candidate CVs can be uploaded and updated to the app!

I remember learning about and, or and not gates at school. Technology eh? I can't keep up! Well done to Protocol... You can download their free app in the usual places.

]]> (Sharon Wood) Industry News Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:18:14 +0000