September 2012. Director of Learning. Kent.
We can confirm that we have used the services of Strategy Education for around a year and have, at all times, been satisfied with the standard of supply teachers sent to us.
Strategy Education have always responded well to our requests and use the information we have provided to supply us with teachers with the appropriate skills and experience. It is of relevance here to state that on some occasions, temporary staff sent to our school by Strategy Education have been successful in securing permanent positions.
There staff are competent and reliable when providing their services to Cleeve Park School and we have no hesitation in recommending them for their continued efficiency and professionalism.
October 2012. Cover Co-ordinator. Essex.
We have worked with Strategy Education for over two years using them for day to day supply as well as short term and long term cover. The service they provide is reliable even at short notice. There internal staff are very professional and nothing is too much trouble for them and the best person is always found.
Strategy Education is a reliable company who we use regularly without disappointment.
September 2012. Cover Manager. Essex.
We have used Strategy Education for over a year.
I always contact Strategy Education first as we have found that they have a host of strong capable teachers.
They are informative, reliable and honest.
October 2012. Cover Manager. Hertfordshire.
Strategy Education impress me with their efficient professional manner, which gives me the confidence and results I am always looking for.
They have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this field and have always supported my needs
To whom it may concern:
I am very happy to write this testimonial on behalf of Strategy Education. We have worked with Strategy Education both for the provision of short term supply cover posts and also to help with recruitment of permanent teaching staff. Their services have always been highly professional and at reasonable cost.
What makes Strategy Education different from many other teacher recruitment agencies is that their staff are former teachers themselves. They understand the needs and limitations that schools have to operate within and I have always been able to have honest and professional dialogue with their team.
Strategy Education have actively sought ways to improve the service that they offer schools by consulting with schools about their needs, which further indicates their desire to provide appropriately for schools. They have, for example, been pro-active in forming links with teacher training providers to support new entrants seeking their first post and extended their provision to include cover supervisors and exam invigilators.
As a Deputy Head who has been involved in teacher recruitment and appointments at my school for the last eleven years, I can recommend the services provided by Strategy Education without reservation. I would be happy to provide further observations on their services should you wish.
Deputy Head Teacher
We have been most impressed with the work by the team at Strategy Education in helping us recruit a number of highly qualified and high quality NQTs.
The service has been efficient and professional whilst giving us a personal touch with much care taken to place the NQTs appropriately to ensure a good match with their skills and strengths.
We would highly recommend their agency for those wishing to recruit NQTs.
Headteacher – South East London Secondary School
I emailed Strategy Education in early May with my CV and details, this was on a Monday, by Tuesday they had organised two potential interviews for me, by Thursday I had a job! I cannot thank Strategy enough for fantastic help at a time where applying for jobs can be stressful. Your enthusiasm and hard work, often out of office hours helped me gain a fantastic position for my NQT year. Thank you!
Teacher of English
The service I received was prompt and professional and you've managed to secure a post for me very quickly!
Many thanks for all your help.
Teacher of Maths
I would just like to thank-you for all the efforts in helping me find my position for September 2010. I was particularly impressed with Jane's enthusiasm and passion in helping me find this role. I am very pleased with the way you responded quickly to e-mails and telephone calls. I can't thank-you enough in helping me with this position.
Teacher of PE
Having recently started in a new job role involving recruitment I have found Strategy Education to be very helpful and supportive. They respond very quickly to any questions asked and through them we have just taken on 2 excellent members of long term supply staff. I would highly recommend their service.
I have been studying a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages in Middlesex University until last June. I followed some of my colleagues’ advice of starting to apply directly to schools early in February and so I did. After more than 17 applications I got 5 interviews but I did not get any job. The whole application and interviewing process was really exhausting and demoralising. However, I was not convinced about registering with an agency since I did not want to do supply work and some people had told me that if you work in a school through an agency they cannot make you permanent because they would have to pay a lot of money. There were so many misconceptions...but I decided to join an agency after all. In my experience, joining Strategy Education has been the best move I have done in order to find a proper job. Since the moment I registered with them, they have been keeping in touch. Their consultants facilitated all the registration and application processes. They are very attentive and helpful and are always there to answer any question or help you with any problem you may have; they even help you to find the quickest way to schools. Also, since they have very good relationships with schools, they can make different arrangements, like they did with me. I am so grateful and pleased with Strategy Education: they have found me the permanent job I ever wanted and in the easiest possible way.
Teacher of Science
"After I was badly let down by another agency, I contacted Strategy. Not only did they get me a position within a week at a good school, on an excellent rate of pay, they also provided a personal service; helping speed me through the admin procedures, liaising with the school and even driving me to my interview! I would definitely recommend Strategy Education."
Teacher of Dance
I have recently moved from Leeds to Essex and initially found it very difficult to find work. As a teacher of a very specialist subject (dance) opportunities are very few and far between. After registering with a number of agencies I found that they all seemed to initially promise the earth but always failed to make good on these promises. Moreover I found the staff at these agencies to be somewhat insincere, as if they were just going through the motions with me but not really interested in my career aspirations. My experience with Strategy therefore stands out as a unique and ultimately rewarding one.
The first thing I was impressed by was the speed of service. After registering my details online late Monday night, I received a call early Tuesday morning asking me to attend an interview for full registration on Thursday. By Friday, Strategy had organised an interview for me, and by the following Wednesday I had landed a dream role teaching my subject in a great school. Within a week of meeting the recruitment agent I had an exciting new career!
Director of Resources and Business Development
We have worked with Strategy Education in the last year. The consultant has been very efficient and responsive to our needs. Supporting documentation has been good and the assessment of students accurate.
NQT of English and Media
I was contacted by Strategy after I had signed up with SIX other agencies and just before I nearly pulled all my hair out from not being able to find a job. They were very efficient, friendly and gave me a lot of advice that was useful in the interview process. Within 2 weeks I had a job! I have recommended them to all my friends who were in the same situation as I was. I’m very grateful for the enormous amount of time and effort they put into getting me a job when I thought I had hit a dead end.
NQT of Geography
I am very pleased with the way and manner in which Strategy Education has dealt with me. The staff have always been friendly and interested in what I want to do. I was never made to feel I had to do anything that I was not happy with. They are not pushy or forceful, but always cheerful and bubbly.