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Welcome to Kent Supply Teachers

Quality teachers, ethical pay, new solutions.

Kent Supply Teachers is an innovative, forward-thinking supply staff agency. We focus on finding new methods of practice which respond to the current pressures on schools and teachers.

Welcome to Kent Supply Teachers

At Kent Supply Teachers, it’s quite simple:

– Pay must be transparent, fair and ethical.  We keep our overheads at a minimum, so teachers receive more of their pay and schools pay less.

– A supply agency should be more than a mechanism for placing people in roles. Schools and teachers need constant support from professionals with up-to-date experience in education.

– We face a unique time in education; new solutions need to be explored to meet new challenges. We are pioneering new methods such as offering more flexible hours of work and one-to-one support to cope with the demands of teaching.

About us

Our ethos

At Kent Supply Teachers we provide a service which supports schools with meeting staffing challenges, from the perspective of education specialists. The various education stakeholders have wide-ranging needs which we have studied carefully when developing our business model.

We are convinced that there are three basic requirements which must be met to ensure that our education system continues to maintain high standards. These are:

– Quality Supply Teachers

– Ethical Pay

– New, innovative solutions to meet the changing world of education

Quality Teachers

It goes without saying that schools need to be able to rely on quality staff. Teaching and learning is at the core of every school’s development plan. To ensure that we always supply our schools with excellent teachers, we take take the following steps:

– one-to-one interviews to determine suitability for the role

– full background checks including DBS, qualifications and references

– safeguarding training

– training specific to the role of a supply teacher

– regular mentoring in teaching methodology and support with workload challenges

Ethical Pay

This means ethical pay for teachers and ethical prices for schools. We feel the use of the word “ethical” is entirely appropriate here as we are dealing with an industry that affects the future of our children. Pay should be fair and costs should not be exploitative.

We are able to offer extremely competitive rates of pay as we have focused our efforts on keeping running costs to a minimum. We avoid wasteful expenditure in a variety of ways; we do not pay expensive premises costs, we operate a “paperless” policy as much as we possibly can and we do not use costly marketing companies. We have learnt from the best budget-holders in the game – teachers and schools!

New Solutions

Our approach is all about working out new ways to faciliate the pairing of excellent teachers with schools, at a fair price for everyone.

We have developed new methods of practice which will break with the, often restrictive, traditional routes into supply teaching.

Firstly, offering more flexible hours of work. We know that many teachers may want to find positions which offer more flexibility. Perhaps you find it frustrating that you are faced with paying exorbitant wrap-around childcare fees or perhaps you are looking for greater work-life balance. Therefore, we work with schools to offer lower fees for excellent supply staff who work slightly reduced hours. This is an excellent way for schools to reduce their staffing costs.

Our other new, noteworthy practice is that we act as full-time mentors for our supply staff. Schools can rest assured that our supply teachers will have the full advantage of our 35 years’ teaching experience behind them.

Finally, we recruit and retain top-quality professionals as we offer such a professional and personalised service. 

Put simply, supply teachers prefer working with a company run by  experienced education professionals.

For Teachers

Could supply teaching be the right career path for you?

It offers more flexibility, independence and suits many life situations such as semi-retirement, caring for a young family, relocation or further study.

If you would like more information on how supply teaching could be a viable option for you, Kent Supply Teachers would love to give you some more advice and guidance. We pride ourselves on being here to support our supply teachers. Continue reading “For Teachers”

For Schools

Excellent Supply Staff at a Fair Price

When recruiting supply staff, schools must be able to rely on recruitment consultants who have first-hand experience in education. Kent Supply Teachers has this principle at its core. We believe that having an up-to-date understanding of teaching methodology and school management is vital.

We attract top-quality supply teachers as we offer ethical rates, unrivalled support, practical advice and free training.

Staffing is a key priority for schools and we know that, for many schools, a new approach to supply teaching is needed. We are constantly exploring new ways in which we can offer you quality staff which fit in with your budget and circumstances.

Continue reading “For Schools”

What Our Clients Say

Mr D Higbee, Head of MFL Fort Pitt Grammar School

We needed a specialist Spanish teacher to help cover a mid-term absence at the start of this academic year. KST were able to provide the ideal solution to our supply dilemma. We were allocated an experienced MFL teacher who adapted quickly to working in the department and helped to make sure that the students were well taught in the absence of their usual teacher. The teacher arranged by KST was an expert linguist, up to speed with the requirements of both new GCSE and A Level specifications and was very flexible in terms of the demands of our two week timetable. I would be happy to use KST if we were ever in need of mid to long-term MFL supply again.

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Headteacher, Maidstone

“We started to use the services of Kent Supply Teachers in January 2018 and have used them ever since. The agency is run by experienced secondary school teachers who have an excellent understanding of Kent schools. Kent Supply Teachers worked very hard to match potential candidates with the needs and context of my school and we have always been very pleased with the quality of their services. I would strongly recommend Kent Supply Teachers as the knowledge of the suitability of their candidates is such that you can be confident the placement will be successful. Their professional approach is a breath of fresh air.”

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Spanish Teacher

“They are the best teaching recruitment agency. They are really helpful and reliable. They found me my next teaching role and negotiated with the school the best conditions for me.You can get in touch with Rebecca any time and she is always ready to help and gives you all the explanations you need. I am really pleased to have met her. Thank you for all.”

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