Mandy Tulip - Business Manager

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"I’m writing this recommendation of Clint and his team at The Education Network for their help over the last 2 years - with them providing teachers, TAs and administrative staff across our school for both day-to-day and long-term positions. Since turning to Clint for our supply cover, it has become clear that The Education Network prides itself on the quality of their staff and I’ve been delighted with the consistency, professionalism and promptness of their service. Regardless of the time of day (or night!) and despite any immediate time-frames to cover emergency bookings, I know that when my email or text is sent, the matter is in hand and that the next school day can run smoothly. Clint and the team have been incredibly flexible when arranging cover and have always managed to ensure that the right person has been sent for the role (including those roles which aren’t as simple as most are!). It has been reassuring that The Education Network team actively seek feedback on each member of staff and I understand that regular CPD is provided to further develop their teaching professionals. In particular I have to praise their approach. Every person in the Education Network office is jovial and fun but professional and helpful, I never feel like I am being sold to or pestered which, when you are in a busy school environment is important. Perhaps the most beneficial aspect to working with The Education Network (aside from the level of service and the fact that, despite their size, they don’t persistently call and disrupt the office unnecessarily) is their offer to directly appoint their staff without having to pay any fees. We simply ‘try’ the teacher and, once we’ve decided they are the right person, we can offer them a contract directly after 12 weeks of their first day. This has helped to save us a considerable amount of money compared to ‘traditional’ appointment methods and has helped us to find the right person without risk. This has particularly worked well for us when we have funded roles such as SEN support for individual children and staffing is required to support the child specifically. All of the staff we have had from Clint have ended up working for us on a permanent basis in this area. I have no concern in recommending teachers and teaching assistants to The Education Network as all of the staff that have joined us have nothing but praise for the agency. I hope to continue this working relationship into the future and would recommend other schools to turn to Clint and the Team to try The Education Network for themselves."

Mandy Tulip
Business Manager - Parkhead Community Primary School, Tyne and Wear
June 29, 2016