Are you hiring supply teachers or agency workers?

Are you hiring supply teachers or agency workers?

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The Dfe has recently launched a new online tool to support schools / academies engaging supply and agency staff.

 The ‘Deal for School’ allows headteachers and recruiting manager to access a list of preferred agencies who have undertaken to adhere to certain rules.  

The agencies which are part of the deal have agreed to:

  • Complete thorough background, safeguarding and pre employment checks on all their workers
  • Be transparent about their rates and any mark up
  • Limit fees charged to make a temporary worker permanent
  • Agree to honour a fees structure and terms agreed as being part of the deal

The online tool can be used to:

  • Find a list of agencies who can provide a worker who meets your school’s needs
  • Find an agency who offer a ‘managed service’ arrangement
  • Check the rates you are likely to be charged

The tool can be accessed using your schools Dfe sign in email and password.

Further details are available here.