As an education recruitment agency, our job is to ensure that children receive high-quality education in the absence of their usual class teachers. We strive for a seamless process to ensure that learning is uninterrupted and to place the right supply teachers and teaching assistants into the right classrooms.
Did you know we also support Oxfordshire schools and education in two additional ways?
Firstly, we assist local schools with the permanent recruitment of teachers. Secondly, we provide learning resources for teachers inside and outside of the classroom.
The Oxfordshire Teaching Schools Alliance (OTSA) provides a job board, which allows Oxfordshire schools to advertise their vacancies for no cost whatsoever.
With the transition of Oxfordshire County Council services to Hampshire, low-cost advertising routes disappeared, so OTSA helped to fill the void with a more affordable option.
As a specialist education recruitment agency, Class Act Teaching Services knows that school budgets are stretched more each year. We now fund the OTSA Job Board so that all schools can advertise for free. Our funding allows schools to redirect the hundreds if not thousands of pounds they would have spent on advertising Oxfordshire teaching jobs to other essential needs.
Having one very low fixed arrangement fee is another way that we support Oxfordshire school budgets. Education recruitment agencies traditionally charge high release fees when one of their teachers is requested for a permanent contract with a placement school. It is not unusual for these to cost several thousand pounds per appointment. We think this is wrong.
Back in 2016, after much thought, about how we could make our charging structure even fairer, we introduced an industry-leading low fixed charge. Once again, this initiative has the potential to save schools thousands of pounds each time a permanent teacher is appointed. Our schools love this new approach – the feedback is amazing.
Hamilton Trust is well known in education circles and Professor Ruth Merrtens was a main speaker at OHTC 2016, giving us fantastic insight into how to make numeracy fun. We are delighted to announce we are working with Hamilton Trust and all our supply teachers now have access to their education resources via our secure web links. This means that when a Class Act teacher comes to your school, they will have the latest tools and techniques to share in your classroom.
Since 2016, Class Act has proudly supported and been the main sponsor of the Oxfordshire Headteachers’ Conference (OHTC) . Class Act’s attendance, support and sponsorship of the OHTC allows us to speak directly to head teachers and other senior school staff to discuss a range of hot topics. We use this learning to shape our primary teaching services and develop new ways of supporting our Oxfordshire schools and supply teaching staff.