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SUPPLY OR FLEXIBLE WORKING

Supply work can be a great thing to do if you’re getting back into education, you’re between teaching jobs, or you just want that bit of freedom with your working hours. It can also help you gain a range of experience and allow you to work in different schools to help you build up new skills and identify what types of schools you do and don’t like working in, which will help you in your next role in education.

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LONG TERM

A long-term role is an ongoing position at a school, whether it be for 6 weeks, two terms, or the entire school year. You’ll have some of the responsibilities of a permanent member of staff, but with the flexibility of supply. Primary and Secondary schools have various long-term roles for teachers and support staff, some of which are full-time (5 days per week) or part time (anywhere between 1 to 4 days per week).

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TEMP TO PERM

Temp to perm is when you, the educator, start working at a school on a long-term basis through us, with a view for you to join the school permanently after establishing that it is the right fit for you and the school.

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PERM CONTRACTS

If you are seeking employment direct with a school - it isn't essential to undertake agency work first. We can introduce you directly to our network, and once the role is offered you will become a member of their team.

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GUARANTEED PAY CONTRACTS

Guaranteed contracts provide consistency for staff wanting to work with one agency and a more refined pool of schools. You’ll have the security of full-time income and more flexibility to decide when you need to take time off.

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TYPES OF SCHOOLS WE WORK WITH

Our schools vary in structure, size and governance. Help choose your ideal environment

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SUPPLY TEACHING

We are passionate about finding you the right role, but that’s just a small part of what we do. We also want to offer a great experience to all our educators and support your vision of a better future in education!

We want to help you to find a role that matches your skills, requirements, location and lets you achieve a healthy work / life balance. Firstly, we would find out what you want; Key Stage, type of school, location, etc. and then whether you want to do supply, LT or temp to perm.

Vision Teaching Difference

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  • Flexible working – work as little or as much as you want choosing whether to accept morning calls or just pre-booked in advance
  • Social events – meet other people in education when we hold lunches, quizzes, Friday night drinks as well as prizes and competitions
  • We employ ex teachers – to help you with any problems you may experience, as we know this job isn’t easy so we want to provide all the guidance and support we can. 25% of our staff are former teachers who understand what it’s like to be an educator. They are knowledgeable and on hand to give help, advice and support
  • Work in a wide range of schools – to give you an enhanced experience and a new range of skills to develop your career and choose the right school for you. This helps you to build relationships with schools to explore long term opportunities or be booked on a regular basis
  • 24/7 support – with our online availability, job search functions and the ability to speak to someone 24/7
  • CPD – we offer a wide range of training courses such as behaviour management and Team Teach. Find out which courses are coming up on the CPD section on our website
  • Resources – such as curriculum help, CV writing, interview preparation, lesson observations, handover notes, behaviour management guide, stickers and a goodie bag!
  • Exclusive recruitment partnerships – we are proud to work in conjunction with Havering and Haringey to work exclusively on behalf of over 150 schools
  • Trusted – we have worked with over 1,140 schools in London, successfully filling over 410,000 bookings in the last 12 years, we are specialists in recruitment and will help you to find the right role in the right school
  • Friendly staff – we have spent years recruiting a high-quality team, that will not only help you get work but make the process easy and allow you to have fun whilst working for us!
  • Feedback – we provide honest feedback from schools and help and support any development opportunities you may have
  • Professional development / developing your career – with support, CPD, a range of schools and new skills you will be in the best place to develop personally and professionally!

Why do supply, or flexible working as we like to call it?

Supply work can be a great thing to do if you’re getting back into education, you’re between teaching jobs, or you just want that bit of freedom with your working hours. It can also help you gain a range of experience and allow you to work in different schools to help you build up new skills and identify what types of schools you do and don’t like working in, which will help you in your next role in education.

What are the benefits?

Recruitment and retention in addition to the ‘teacher crisis’ continue to be a major issue for schools. More and more schools need supply teachers and support staff to ensure they have effective members of staff available to add value, raise attainment. In addition to enabling great professionals the freedom to work flexibly, it also allows you to showcase your skills to Head Teachers who are looking to recruit new members of staff on a long-term basis.

LONG TERM

Recruitment and retention in addition to the ‘teacher crisis’ continues to prove an increasingly big issue for schools. More and more schools are requiring supply teachers and support staff to ensure they can fully staff their schools with effective members of staff that can add value, raise attainment and its allows you to showcase your skills to Head Teachers who are looking to recruit new members of staff on a long term basis.

What’s long-term?

A long-term role is an ongoing position at a school, whether it be for 6 weeks, two terms, or the entire school year. You would have some of the responsibilities of a permanent member of staff, but with all of the flexibility of supply. Primary and Secondary schools have various long-term roles for teachers and support staff, some of which are full-time (5 days per week) or part time (anywhere between 1 to 4 days per week).

The benefits of a long-term role

These opportunities offer stability for our educators. While some enjoy the freedom and flexibility of day-to-day supply, many teachers and TA’s seek long-term roles for the chance to build rapport with staff and senior leadership, contribute to pupil’s ongoing development and become immersed with extra-curricular life in the school.

Being a long-term member of staff means you will have a commitment to your role and the school. You will have the responsibilities of planning, marking, reports, meetings and all other daily tasks within the class and school. This can seem like a lot, but don’t forget you’re part of a team and we are here to support you, as well as your year group (primary) or department (secondary) will help you through this and the Senior Leadership team will provide mentorship and guidance for any challenges you may face. We are all here to help you succeed.

Personal development and career progression are the major benefits of a long-term role. If you are looking to move up the career ladder and build your CV, showing your commitment to a school is the best way to demonstrate it. If you enjoy working closely with a team, seeing your students make progress and having a consistent routine, a long-term role may be right for you!

How we can help you?

At Vision Teaching, we aim to provide ongoing support for our teachers and support staff to help you throughout your career. From CV writing to interview preparation we are able to provide you with all the support you need to get your ideal role. We will:

  • Fully understand your ideal role, how many days a week you want to work and the type of schools you wish to work in
  • Work with you to create your very own profile of your skills and experience so that we can select the right schools to speak to
  • Talk to our local network of schools about you and what you are looking for
  • Arrange interview and trial days set up at suitable schools, for you to immerse yourself in the school environment and discover if the opportunity is right for you
  • Help you prepare for interview and trial days

Once you have a secured a role, we offer career development such as constant communication from your consultant, in addition to induction days, resources, mentorship initiatives, CPD sessions on a wide range of subjects from behaviour management to Team Teach, our socials, and career events to ensure you’ll get off to a flying start and never feel like you’re alone on the journey.

Don’t forgot all the staff at Vision are here to help you every step of the way!

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Temp To Perm

So, what is temp to perm?

Temp to perm is when you, the educator, starts working at a school on a long-term basis through us, with a view for you to join the school permanently after a few term's working there.

Why is temp to perm a great option?

Plain and simple, because it gives you the flexibility to see if a school is truly a good fit for you. You won’t be stuck at a school under contract with a term's notice period, you can only hand your resignation in at three points in the year. We work with you to find a notice period that suits you, and the school, always with your best interests at the heart of what we do.

38% of the educators we place on a long-term basis go temp to perm within 3 terms

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Permanent?

Why choose a permanent role in a school?

There are a number of things to think about when you’re looking for your ideal role and an important thing to consider is whether you would want to be temporarily or permanently employed. Both has its benefits, so it’s up to you to weigh up the options are thinking about if you are looking for flexibility, stability or longevity.

The advantages of permanent employment are:

  • Career opportunities People in permanent roles are often given career paths and progression and are more likely to undertake school funded training to further their career and to progress within the same schools or academy trust to go on to towards TRL and senior roles
  • Financial stability - the security that you will be the same amount of money every month at the same time each month ongoing for as long as you choose to be at the school
  • Consistency - as a permanent employee, you are provided with a greater degree of consistency in terms of the role you are doing, children and colleagues you are working with
  • Pension Contributions - as a permanent member of staff your pension contributions are paid for by the school

To find out more about permanent roles with Vision Teaching and have a chat about options available to you, get in touch with our Candidate Relationship Team who will help you take the guess work out of your decision and help you choose the best option for you.

Guaranteed Contracts

Sometimes the decision to do supply work can be a scary one, giving up your permanent job and salary and venturing into the unknown. Here at Vision Teaching we have created a better way to do supply!

We are looking for people who:

  • Have previous work experience in schools
  • Are available for work for at least three full days and ideally five days a week
  • Are enthusiastic, engaging, flexible, confident and have the ability to tailor your skills to engage all types of pupils.
  • Have a genuine interest in education and a passion for improving the lives of pupils

Do you want to work in a variety of schools but have the security of regular wages? Then our guaranteed pay scheme is for you! On our guaranteed pay scheme, you will receive the following:

  • Priority for bookings that match your criteria, location and key stage
  • A minimum rate of pay, even in the unlikely event that a booking does not come in (which very rarely happens) you will still get a daily rate!
  • 90% of people on the guaranteed pay scheme are placed in a school within a 30 minute journey from their home
  • We aim to make sure you are booked out by 7.30am, however the majority of the time our bookings come in between 6.45am and 7.15am. So, there's no waiting for the phone to ring and no rushing around after receiving a late booking
  • Get regular work in schools you like! Over 70% of the booking you receive will come from schools you have previously been to building up a range of schools and experience
  • 95% of the people on our guaranteed pay scheme that are looking for Long Term Work find their right school by working through a range of schools through Vision Teaching
  • There is no limit to how many days you can commit to on the guaranteed pay scheme, majority of our candidates worked at least 50 days a term
  • You will be able to attend CPD training free of charge

“Vision teaching have made the whole experience an absolute breeze. They have been exceptionally supportive and helpful in every respect and very personable, being specific to your needs. They really care about your wellbeing and that is paramount to becoming a successful teacher. As an Agency, there is guaranteed, consistent work and they try to keep it as local as possible. The consultants are friendly and helpful and try to keep you in schools and key stages you prefer. Cannot thank them and praise them enough for making this such a seamless transition.” Pip Orr

Apply for Vision Teaching’s Guaranteed Pay Scheme

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  • Address and Postcode
  • Key Stage Taught
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To apply now submit your details or contact today at careers@visionteaching.co.uk or call 0207 430 7120

Types of Schools We Work With

All children and young people should expect to receive an education that enables them to achieve the best possible educational outcomes, whilst becoming confident and able to communicate their own views, ready to make a successful transition into adulthood, whether into employment, further or higher education or training. We believe that if children achieve well from their early years through to school that they will make a good transition to adulthood and lead contented and fulfilled lives. Schools are vital to the success of this. Schools come in lots of different shapes, sizes and it’s up to us to find the righty school for you!

We believe that if children achieve well from their early years through to school that they will make a good transition to adulthood and lead contented and fulfilled lives. Schools are vital to the success of this. Schools come in lots of different shapes, sizes and it’s up to us to find the righty school for you!

Academies and Free schools are publicly funded schools which operate outside of local authority control. When a school or college becomes an academy and it no longer comes under local authority control and it qualifies as a charity. They are run by a governing body; they can follow a different curriculum and have more control over how they do things. They can set their own pay and conditions for staff, change the length of school terms and the school day and they don’t have to follow the National Curriculum and choose what subjects or courses they offer. However, all Academies and Free schools are still ranked on results and are responsible for ensuring all children are achieving. Some academies have sponsors such as businesses, universities, other schools, faith groups or voluntary groups. Sponsors are responsible for improving the performance of their schools.

Multi-Academy Trusts or an MAT is a group of schools that work in partnership with each other. This is to share expertise, knowledge and resources between schools to impact the lives of pupils. Where a trust has both primary and secondary schools, it is normally because the primary schools are the ‘feeder’ schools for the secondary schools. Some multi-academy trusts can have up to 30 or 40 schools.

Local Authority’s or LA’s run schools are funded directly through the government and the money is distributed by the LA based on numbers on roll. LA’s or partnerships also pool together to provide services to schools such as HR, Payroll, training and recruitment. Types of schools include:

  • Community schools, controlled by the local council and not influenced by business or religious groups
  • Foundation schools and voluntary schools, which have more freedom to change the way they do things than community schools
  • Grammar schools, select all or most of their pupils based on academic ability and there is often an exam to get in
  • Faith schools have to follow the national curriculum, but they can choose what they teach in religious studies
  • SEND schools and alternative provision settings are specialist schools that focus on giving support to pupils with learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children and young people of the same age. These children and young people may need extra or different help from that given to others in a mainstream school

Private schools, also known as ‘independent schools’ charge fees to attend instead of being funded by the government. Pupils don’t have to follow the national curriculum. All private schools must be registered with the government and are inspected regularly. They also have league tables are also accountable for those results

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