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Agency to provide chances for new school teachers

Katie Jones and Barry Simmons, Managing Directors of Provide Education on Morston Claycliffe Business Park in Barnsley. Picture: Enterprising Barnsley

Katie Jones and Barry Simmons, Managing Directors of Provide Education on Morston Claycliffe Business Park in Barnsley. Picture: Enterprising Barnsley

A Brighouse-based recruitment agency has launched an appeal for more teachers to come forward and sign up for work.

Provide Education has seen a year-on-year rise in demand for its services since it was established in 2007 and is now facing its busiest term yet.

The specialist recruitment agency already works with more than 2,200 teachers, teaching assistants, cover supervisors, nursery nurses and other non-teaching staff, but needs more on its books to meet the requirements of its growing client list of more than 500 schools.

Provide Education works with schools across West and South Yorkshire as well as the East Midlands.

Provide Education’s managing director Katie Jones said: “The spring term is traditionally a busy time for schools preparing for SATS and exams, so demand for supply teachers and other support staff is often high. This year we are busier than ever as we are actively working with more and more schools and handling a growing number of requests for help to fill vacancies.”

Provide Education aims to expand its bank of teaching and non-teaching support staff by 30 per cent over the next six months.

The company is keen to recruit both experienced teachers, who have perhaps had a break and are now looking for work, and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) who will soon be completing their teaching practice placements at the end of their teaching qualification courses shortly.

 

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