What kind of work can Classic Education offer?

Classic Education can offer you both Daily Supply and Long-Term Contracts, either as a qualified teacher, Teaching Assistant or Non Classroom support and office based roles.

We work closely with Nurseries, Primary & Secondary Schools, Colleges and Specialist SEN Schools through Kent and the surrounding areas.

Long-term posts come up for a number of reasons, such as covering Long-Term sickness, maternity cover, or providing a temporary solution to a permanent appointment that a school has been unable to appoint for. This can often be a fantastic way of getting into a school and showing them exactly what you could offer on a longer term, or permanent contract. There are also a number of our regular clients who we assist in recruitment for their permanent posts.

Is it easy to register with Classic Education?

Yes. We make the whole process as straight forward as possible.  First, you‘ll need to get in touch with one of our consultants, this could be by simply giving them a quick call, or by applying to one of our jobs advertised online.  We will be able to establish your requirements for a new role, and work out which of our specialist consultants will be able to help you in your job search. We will then be able to invite you in to the office for a more detailed conversation, and give you all the information you’ll need in order to complete your registration, as well as making sure you know what documents you’ll need to bring with you.

Can you offer me work suitable to my needs?

Classic Education have established themselves as one of Kent’s leading recruitment agencies for education, and over the years, we have helped thousands of teachers and school support staff find work in schools, nurseries and college around the South East. We specialise in the local area, so we are ideally placed to find you suitable school opportunities.

How will I get paid, and how much?

Obviously, the rate of pay you’ll receive is based on a number of factors, and this will be discussed and agreed between yourself and your consultant prior to arranging any work with Classic.

All our supply staff are paid every Friday following successful submission and approval of online timesheet from the previous week.

How do I submit my timesheet?

Upon commencing your first placement, you will receive login in details to your timesheet portal. All timesheets are generated every Friday online ready for you to submit over the weekend. The school will then be notified and check and approve your timesheet.  Our payroll will then run on a Wednesday. 

Why have I received my P45?

If you have received your P45 it may be that you have either:

  1. instructed us that you no longer wish to continue working as you have found alternative employment
  2. you haven’t worked for us for a period of 12 weeks, or we know for certain that, moving forward, you won’t work for us for a period of at least 12 weeks, and our payroll team have automatically issued this to you. This is a standard industry procedure and doesn’t mean we want to see you leave us! This simply suggests you may have been, or will be, working elsewhere during this time and is an opportunity for you to accurately update your HMRC information with us. If you receive this and still wish to be offered work, then please call us immediately to notify us.

Looking to get back into Teaching?

If you have QTS (qualified teacher status), you can take up a permanent or supply teaching role at any time, and there is no specific need to complete any formal training to do so.  However, if you have been out of the classroom for over 5 years, we would suggest that you look at completing a suitable refresher course, which can be found on the DfE website.

Am I able to complete my induction year?

Of course - Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s) are able to complete their induction across 3 separate placements in different schools, provided each is for at a least a full academic term.

If this is something you’d like us to help you with, Classic Education will work closely with you to ensure that we find you a role in a suitably supportive school.

If you’re looking for short term or daily supply teaching, you are able to do this for 5 years from the date you gained Qualified Teacher Status. Once the 5 years is up, you may only accept long term roles that will count towards your induction year.

Client Testimonials

Heronsgate Primary School
As a School we have worked closely with Amy for approximately 10 years now. She has always fully understood the calibre of staff we expect and has been able to provide us with numerous supply in ...
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Classic Education always provide an efficient and effective service with a quick response to our phone call, thorough safeguarding procedures and quality assurance through regular requests for ...
Testimonial from our schools 7
After changing over to Classic Education I have found that every teacher we have been provided with has turned out to be professional, efficient and extremely capable. I have found the process of ...
Testimonial from our schools 6
We were one of the first schools to use the agency when it was started in April 2005 and have been completely satisfied with the service provided.  Staff are friendly and will do their utmost to ...
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