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We know education

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At Reed, we have been finding jobs for classroom and non-classroom-based professionals for over 60 years, and our approach is for every jobseeker we place to make a difference in education.

Reed works with over 2,500 schools, providing you with a wide variety of opportunities to progress in your chosen education career. From our local schools straight through to our national managed accounts, you will have plenty to choose from.

We boost careers in education because we believe every child and young person deserves access to high-quality learning and education. We centre our entire ethos on that simple premise. Every time we place someone into a role, we do so knowing they will make a difference.

Reed understands what you need to grow professionally and personally. We offer best-in-class service, training, continuing professional development (CPD), and we oversee all your compliance checks, as well as being committed to your wellbeing and safety.

Primary & early years

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Reed works with thousands of primary and early-years institutions across the UK, meaning we offer an unparalleled breadth and depth of available roles.

Whether you are an early career teacher (ECT) or looking for a senior leadership position, our expert recruiters will be able to match you to the perfect position and institution.

Many of our specialist education consultants come from teaching backgrounds, giving them great perspective on your needs and desires from any new role.

Secondary & SEND

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Reed’s specialist education recruiters have vast experience in matching secondary and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) professionals to their ideal role.

Our SEND recruiters receive continuous training to ensure they stay abreast of the latest developments in the sector, meaning they are fully versed with this critical aspect of education.

This expertise allows our team to understand the complexity and varying requirements for
different SEND positions, meaning they will only recommend jobs which fit your skills and experience.

Our consultants’ wide networks across secondary education mean that, as well as offering a variety of classroom and leadership roles, we also support tutors, invigilators and academic mentors in finding new roles.

Reed offers all our education professionals access to high-quality continuing professional development (CPD), helping you to meet the personal development benchmarks set out in the Teachers’ Standards.


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Following the disruption schools have faced, we are very proud to be an approved National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provider. The NTP has been established to support disadvantaged students who need to catch up following pandemic disruption and we want to work with you to make a tangible difference.

Why sign up as a NTP Tutor with Reed?
  • You have the option to provide access face to face or online

  • We offer you a flexible working pattern - each tuition block is for 15 hours - providing both you and your students with continuity. You can take on multiple blocks at a time depending on your availability for work

  • You can work based on your specialism – the core areas are:

- Primary: literacy, numeracy and science
- Secondary: English, maths, science, humanities and modern foreign languages
- SEND: working with students with additional needs or looked-after children

Why get set up with Reed?
  • We will provide training and support to prepare you to start tutoring under the NTP

  • We can provide tuition opportunities to qualified teachers, professional tutors, HLTAs, SEND specialists or degree-qualified subject specialists

  • We can offer competitive rates of pay

Supply & temporary roles

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As part of our supply service, we offer flexible working options for jobs in education that suit your lifestyle and family commitments, giving you the perfect balance.

When working with us in temporary or supply roles, you are given access to our bespoke work management system JoinedUp. At the touch of a button, you can set your availability, find roles and keep track of your timesheets.

As well as operating office hours between 7am and 6pm, we offer an out-of-hours service which means our team is always available to answer your questions and help.

Contracts with education providers

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Reed has formal contracts with over 1,000 schools across the country, presenting you with unrivalled choice for your next career move.

Our contracts cover a broad scope of settings, ranging from six schools with Summit Learning through to 550 schools across Hampshire, and running three managed services in London across Bexley, Ealing and Tower Hamlets.

We have operated a contract with the Lancashire Teaching Agency (LTA) since 2002, and can offer a variety of jobs in the education sector as a result of our relationship.

As well as classroom jobs, these contracts encompass everything from tutoring and intervention positions through to technical and supervisory roles, so we can find your ideal role whatever your career path.

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