How we work with Schools
Thames Teachers is a recruitment agency run by teachers. We provide daily, long term and permanent staff to schools across Greater London. In this competitive market we are a business known for our excellent quality of service, professionalism and our knowledge of the ever evolving education sector.
Thames Teachers know the Trust and the calibre of candidates we appoint, they have the interests of our schools in mind when it comes to recruitment. They are therefore selective when sending through details for consideration. Both Amy Gardner and Hannah Curran are extremely professional and easy to talk to they understand our requirements perfectly. I value their advice on candidates and their honesty. We have received an incredible level of service from Thames Teachers as a whole and from Amy and Hannah personally. This excellent working relationship has generated a trust between us which is invaluable. It is a pleasure working with them even in the most hectic of times.
Elaine Evans(Recruitment Manager, Future Academies)
Our service to mainstream & SEN Schools includes:
• Daily teaching & support cover
• short term teaching & support cover
• long term teaching & support cover
• Permanent teaching & support staff
• Administrative staff
• Technicians (all departments)
• Peripatetic staff for Music Departments
We have been using Thames Teachers (formerly AER Teachers) since they set up their business in 2010 and have only ever found them to be a highly professional organisation, listening to the needs of the client and responding appropriately. The teachers and support staff provided by Thames Teachers have been highly skilled professionals. They have been willing to take on the full role of a teacher in this school and have been accountable for standards within an ‘outstanding’ school environment.
They have responded well to the demands made of them. Both the directors, Deon and Jenna are a joy to work with and make every effort to resolve any issues with cover needs or personnel as quickly and as hassle-free as possible. The recruitment consultants are always professional and respond promptly to any need for cover provision. I continue to be delighted with the level of service and provision offered by Thames Teachers and they are our preferred agency of choice for our daily, short-term and long-term supply needs.
Andrew B Warner(Deputy Headteacher, St Martins in the Fields High School for Girls)
Our candidates are fully vetted:
• Qualification check & Teaching Agency Report
• Overseas trained teachers assisted with QTS
• Overseas Police Check
• Enhanced DBS Check
• Barring Lists Checks
• Reference Checking
• ID, Visa & Right to Work Checks
• Proof of Address
• Health Check
• Candidates are provided with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ Guidelines and the ‘Childcare Disqualification’ Requirements.
Thames teachers provide our busy primary academy with a highly professional and efficient service. Finding high calibre learning support staff can be a challenge but the candidates from Thames Teachers are of universally high quality. A range of candidates with varied experience including graduates and those about to embark on teacher training are always available and what we are told about candidates prior to their arrival is true – refreshing for a recruitment agency! A number of temporary staff have gone on to become employees of the school which is testament to their quality. As a small London agency, the service is always personal and having a dedicated contact (in our case, Amy )is a real bonus as time is taken to understand our school, our needs and requirements. Amy provides Ark Atwood with a bespoke recruitment service and I can recommend without reservation.
Daniel Upfield(Headteacher, ARK Atwood Primary Academy)
Thames Teachers 8 Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4PL Tel: 0207 264 4919 Fax: 0207 264 4918