For over 60 years Reed’s education recruitment specialists have been delivering outstanding service to schools and educational settings across the UK.
We know education recruitment
Our national network of specialist education recruiters work with over 10% of UK schools and understand the complex requirements of the classroom, with many coming from a teaching background.
As a leading education recruitment agency, Reed’s experts are available all year round, providing support during, and out of, our office hours (7am-6pm) – we are there to support your recruitment needs as they arise.
As well as best-in-class teaching staff across early years, foundation, primary, secondary and SEND settings, our national office network, and access to over one million teaching professionals through Reed.co.uk – including high demand subject specialists in STEM and English - means we can secure any staff your institution requires. From teachers to teaching assistants and intervention specialists, to all non-classroom-based roles, our team of experts can find you the staff that meet your requirements fast.
Quality and compliance are at the core of Reed’s culture. Our entire safeguarding process adheres to ‘Safer Recruitment in Education’ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ regulations, and we will work with you to understand the specific compliance requirements of your school or setting. We are also an accredited member of APSCo Compliance+.
Primary & early years education recruitment
Our team of expert primary and early years consultants recruit for a variety of roles, including teaching and classroom support positions, after-school and extracurricular staff and leadership and senior leadership team (SLT) roles.
Reed also has access to a wealth of support specialists, including caretakers, cleaners and site supervisors, who will ensure your education setting meets even the most rigorous of requirements.
Through our national network of offices - which cover all local authority areas - we have a database of professionals who are selected, screened and trained to the highest standards.
Secondary education recruitment
Reed’s secondary education recruitment specialists have vast experience in finding the best staff for roles from teachers of STEM subjects and English to Principals and academy trust directors to other senior leadership positions.
Through the UK’s largest digital recruitment service Reed.co.uk, our recruitment specialists have access to the largest database of secondary academic professionals and support staff in the UK. With over one million education candidates to choose from we can find the staff you need to help maintain the best Ofsted standards.
We provide the highest level of governance for the safe delivery of learning, providing you with the reassurance you need from a trusted recruitment partner.
We recruit for special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) teachers and support staff across early years, foundation primary and secondary education.
Our expert SEND recruitment consultants focus entirely on this area of education, have received Team Teach training, and keep abreast of the latest developments within the field.
All of our recruiters in this area are highly experienced and source special educational needs coordinators, teachers and learning support assistants from our large database of high-calibre SEND professionals with one-to-one experience.
Supply teacher recruitment
Reed has access to a range of teaching cover and supply teaching staff, all of whom go through rigorous checks and safeguarding.
We offer a rapid response service to ensure you get the cover you need as soon as possible, with our Fast-Track Recruitment Service allowing you to source education professionals within minutes, rather than hours.
All of our clients are given free access to JoinedUp, our bespoke workforce management portal. Using the easy-to-use system you can manage your supply staffing needs effectively and efficiently at the click of a button.
Complex Recruitment Solutions
We can help you create temporary, permanent or flexible solutions to meet your recruitment needs. From schools to multi-academy trusts and academy chains – we have solutions ranging from daily supply through to full managed services.
Reed already provides managed services solutions of varying scales – from six schools with Summit Learning through to 550 schools across Hampshire. This demonstrates that we can develop solutions to meet any need and have the infrastructure and operational process in place.
We tailor our service to achieve your desired outcomes. Reed offers preferred supplier agreements, lead supplier solutions and full managed service programmes. Reed is proud to be listed on all four key education frameworks for managed services: CCS, YPO, MSTAR3/ESPO, and the CPC.
And understand your pain points...
With our national network of offices and a database of over one million academic professionals, our education recruitment specialists can source education specialists for any role across every UK region.
We have specialist teams who attend events in the UK and abroad to identify early career teachers (ECTs) and experienced overseas teachers and expand our teaching network. On top of this, our access to specialist media/job boards and use referrals to recruit the best teachers across the UK means we have a large network to help staff both supply, temporary, interim and permanent vacancies.
With core operating hours of 7am-6pm, and out of hours contact from all of our offices, our team is always on hand to provide urgent supply cover. Added to which, with high levels of candidate availability and in-depth sector knowledge we can provide cover in under 15 minutes.
If you are an existing education client you will be offered free access to JoinedUp, our bespoke workforce management system, and can manage you supply requirements at the click of a button with real-time availability at your fingertips.
We have expert SEND consultants with intimate knowledge of suitable professionals trained to provide all levels of support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.
Many of our SEND recruitment consultants have undertaken Team Teach training and are continually updating their knowledge of the discipline. With a national reach and access other specialist areas within Reed, our education experts are also able to reach out to professionals in SEND position working from sectors including health and care.
Reed’s education specialists have a vast network of tutors, mentors and intervention experts who can provide one-to-one support to improve pupils’ outcomes and to help them catch up.
We’ve also created a series of off the shelf intervention packages available to cover key the key areas of numeracy, literacy and wellbeing.
Our expertise in the provision of managed service programmes (MSPs) allows us to handle your total recruitment needs.
Reed already has MSP infrastructure in place and operational, and we are on the four main educations contract frameworks: CCS, YPO, MSTAR3/ESPO, and the CPC. We operate a variety of contracts, ranging from six schools with Summit Learning through to 550 schools in Hampshire.
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