Crown Commercial Service

Supply Teachers framework now live

Sponsored by the Department for Education (DfE), the Supply Teachers framework gives schools access to a compliant, cost-effective way to recruit temporary staff.

You can recruit all temporary roles ranging from supply teachers and classroom assistants, to admin support and cleaners, through to head teachers. The framework will help you fill both urgent short term positions and longer term assignments.

classroom assistant with primary school pupil at a low deskWith transparency on agency mark-ups you will know exactly what you are paying, and have the peace of mind that agencies adhere to standard levels of practice, including no temp-to-perm fees after 12 working weeks (subject to 4 weeks notice being given).

This means you can manage costs without sacrificing quality and standards, safe in the knowledge that agencies are audited and accredited and comply with the best safeguarding standards in education recruitment, including DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance.

If you are a multi-academy trust, local authority or part of a group of schools that collaborate and have a high volume of requirements, you can also choose a managed service provider who will source all your temporary staffing needs to the same audited, accredited standards.

Accessing the deal

You should have received an email from DfE at the end of August giving you access to an Agency Selection Tool. This tool will help you find suitable suppliers in your area that can meet your needs.

We’ll be adding more suppliers who have been through our procurement process to the tool over the coming weeks, once they have demonstrated their robust assurance processes. Please check our web page for all the latest updates.

If you didn’t receive a copy of the tool or would like to request an updated version please get in touch stating ‘Supply Teachers – Agency Selection Tool’ in the comments box.

We’re here to help

If you have any questions about the framework or would like help getting started please do not hesitate to get in touch:

  • Fill in our online form mentioning ‘Supply Teachers’ in the comments box
  • Call us on 0345 410 2222
  • Visit the framework page