The supply teachers and temporary staff agreement can be used to recruit all temporary and fixed-term teaching and non-teaching staff. The agreement runs for 2 years and may be extended for 2 further one-year terms. It is available to all UK:
- Pupil referral units
- Children centres
- Further education institutions.
It is not available to independent (for-profit) schools but is available to charities/non-profit schools.
The agreement is sponsored by the Department for Education.
Using this agreement, you can recruit all roles in the education sector, including:
- Qualified teachers: Special Education Needs (SEN & Non SEN)
- Unqualified teachers: SEN & Non SEN
- Educational support staff e.g. cover supervisors and teaching assistants
- Senior leaders
- Administrative, IT, finance, estates and maintenance, cleaning staff and more.
The temporary workers available are screened to Keeping Children Safe in Education standards.
Temp to Perm Fees
You can also transfer temporary workers hired through this agreement to permanent employment at your organisation. There’s no finder’s fee if the worker has been in their post at least 12 weeks and you give the supplier 4 weeks’ notice.
Fixed Term Appointments
You can also use the agreement to hire employees on fixed-term appointments. They will be paid via your payroll but have a fixed end date to their employment.
If you’d like to hire a worker who is not currently signed up to an agency supplier, you can find a supplier who will perform the background screen and put them on the agency payroll for you. This is called a ‘nominated worker’.
There are three ways you can buy through the deal:
- Preferred supplier list (lot 1)
- Master vendor managed service (lot 2)
- Neutral vendor managed service (lot 3).
To start using the agreement access the Agency Selection Tool
Terms and conditions, guidance and other useful framework documents can be found on the documents tab.
The Currently Accredited Suppliers list, in the documents tab, shows which suppliers have been awarded to each lot and currently hold accreditation.