Academics is the UK’s fastest growing teacher recruitment agency, specialising in long-term and permanent placements for qualified teaching staff, middle and senior leadership professionals and non-teaching staff.
Our experienced teams of consultants have a combination of education and private sector knowledge that has established Academics as the most professional service available in education recruitment.
Our dedication to providing ‘Continuity in the Classroom’ has promoted the development of strong partnerships with schools and colleges throughout the UK. Also, the unique approach we adopt in regard to the professional development of our workforce has helped to develop a dynamic and interactive learning community.
A different approach
Academics has a sole focus on our client schools’ long-term recruitment issues and we do not provide staff to cover emergency day-to-day requirements.
This focus has many advantages to you, the client school:
- All qualified teachers registered by Academics have an intention to secure a long-term or permanent position.
- All teachers must be deemed suitable for a long-term teaching post by one of our experienced senior consultants.
- Academics are able to provide targeted CPD support to staff in long-term temporary assignments.
Our service to you
Attracting the right staff and retaining them calls for professional recruitment advice, from a team of professionals that understands your needs, the complexity of the sector and its special requirements. Academics has both the sector experience and expertise to ensure you receive the type of service you demand. Experienced staff, fully computerised systems and an ethical company culture all add up to the most professional service available.
Understanding schools and their needs and responding to them promptly
Senior education professionals, specialist trained staff and experts from the recruitment industry form the backbone of the company. It is their in-depth knowledge, linked with the very latest computerised technology, which enables Academics to offer outstanding response times to clients' urgent requirements whilst maintaining a premier quality service.
No matter what your requirements - be they detailed criteria for highly skilled and qualified professionals or less rigorous parameters for dedicated and conscientious support staff - the same amount of care and attention to detail goes into staff verification and selection to ensure our teachers suit your specification of need.
Academics professional development
Academics is focused not only on delivering the most effective and efficient recruitment service available, but also on creating a learning community within its workforce. This commitment is embodied by our various CPD programmes which are available to our registered professionals.
Your Academics teacher will be regularly observed by one of our CPD consultants. The findings are discussed in detail with both the teacher and the relevant line manager, and are made available to the school. We see this service as a key component in monitoring and developing the quality of our workforce - it allows us to identify targeted areas of development for the teacher.
Long-term supply cover
There are generally two types of staffing issue that require a long-term temporary supply teacher:
- A long-term sickness or maternity cover (definite period)
- An immediate fix to a permanent vacancy as a result of unsuccessful recruitment
Either of these scenarios may lead to the permanent recruitment of the temporary member of staff. Academics has developed a payment structure for ‘temp to perm’ fees which breaks down any financial barriers and allows all parties the opportunity to make decisions based on the most important factors: the right decision for the teacher, the school and the students.
Once a teacher has worked for 3 consecutive terms or worked 195 days on a supply basis, the school is able to award the teacher a contract at no further cost.
The financial advantages of this package are obvious but it is the added value services of Academics which make it particularly appealing. During the 3 terms or 195 days that the teacher is paid by Academics , they will be encouraged to develop a professional portfolio, including classroom observations conducted by our professional development team.
Academics’ consulting team has experience not only in education but in private sector recruitment as well, giving us the professionalism and quality of service that has been lacking in education recruitment for so long.
We have extremely competitive standard rates but are also open to discussing individual solutions for permanent placement fees, particularly if you would like to discuss your entire recruitment with leading professionals in the industry.
We know that our skills, in partnership with the expertise in your school, represent a cost-effective and efficient alternative to advertising in the increasingly ineffective TES.