Supply teachers deal has gone digital

The supply teachers deal has gone digital for schools and academies in England following the launch by Education Secretary Damian Hinds on 15 January.

Have you seen the announcement from Education Secretary Damian Hinds today (15 January) officially launching our new agency selection tool? In it he said:

“I want to help schools use their resources as effectively as possible. There will always be a role for supply teachers within schools, but schools shouldn’t be ripped off when trying to recruit them. This new online tool will bring much-needed transparency to the fees that agencies charge to enable school leaders to see what they are getting for their money.”

Read the announcement in full and access the online version of the agency selection tool with your DfE Sign-in.

Not in England?

We’re working hard to give schools, academies and other educational organisations based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland access to the digital version too. In the meantime, please continue to use the offline Excel version. Many more suppliers have been added since the framework launched at the end of August, so please get in touch if you’d like a copy of the latest version of the tool.

Whether you’re accessing the digital or offline version of the agency selection tool the benefits of the deal remain the same. As one school has found:

“The supply teachers deal is an easy to use and effective resource. It has reduced workload and helped us save £2,500 in 3 months. The agency selection tool makes rate comparison easy, so we know we are getting best value. The deal also gives us reassurance that the necessary safeguarding checks have been done.”
Rob Owens, Director of Finance and Operations, Rainhill High School

Meet the team

We hope that the agency selection tool and simple short order form will make it easy for you to source the temporary staff you need cost effectively, efficiently and compliantly. However, rest assured that there is plenty of help and guidance available too.

Jenny Nugent, Tom Harper and myself all joined CCS about 5 months ago. Our role is to help you get the best value for money through the supply teachers deal, and we’re passionate about supporting school business leaders. We work alongside John Wilson and Christine Morton, who worked closely with DfE to develop the deal.

Miranda Broadley, Jenny Nugent and Tom Harper
Miranda, Jenny and Tom

I joined CCS after graduating from the University of St. Andrews with a degree in French and Spanish, and Tom has previously spent 2½ years working in temporary recruitment giving him an in-depth understanding of the agency market. Jenny has spent “more years than she cares to remember” (her words not mine!) working in the agency supplier market, and her specialist knowledge includes framework tendering, business development and customer relationship management. She also has experience of framework auditing and managing performance against compliance standards.

We also have a great customer service team, who are on hand to answer any of your framework queries. They have lots of knowledge of the supply teachers deal, however, if they can’t answer your question they will pass it on to Jenny, Tom or myself.

We’re here to help

You can learn more about the deal by visiting the supply teachers web page

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