If you are looking for high quality, experienced and reliable Supply Teachers and Teaching Assistants, who live and work in Cumbria, we are the people to call.  All of our supply teachers live in Cumbria and our local staff are familiar with and understand the geography of this area and will only send teachers to you who live a reasonable distance away from your school. The speed of response to a teacher absence is essential for the running of your School and for this reason, we operate an out of hours service which covers the evenings (up to 10pm), early mornings (from 7am) and weekends.  If you prefer to text your Consultant, we also have a dedicated service to meet your needs. You can rest assured that all of our supply teachers and teaching assistants have completed an in-depth registration which includes a checks on DBS, references and qualifications as well as other checks required by the DFE for teachers working in schools.


Working in a school office is somewhat different from your typical administration roles.  With this in mind, we focus on sourcing candidates with previous school or college experience who can hit the ground running.  These candidates undergo the same rigorous checks (including DBS) as our teaching staff and can be booked the same way as supply.  If you prefer to interview a temporary office worker prior to them starting with you, we can arrange this at your convenience.


Many schools prefer to recruit directly for permanent posts but, due to teacher shortages, this is becoming increasingly difficult.  You may wish to consider our permanent placement service as we have a wide range of permanent teachers and teaching assistants looking for their next career move.  If you want to extend your search beyond the usual methods such as TES and your school website, we can offer our extensive network, social media presence and proactive advertising in return for a permanent placement fee, which you only pay if you successfully appoint.

Working with a range of schools in Cumbria

We currently support a wide range of Primary Schools with their day to day and long term supply needs, carefully matching vacancies with our varied register of teachers. Whether you are looking for an experienced early years teacher for Reception or for a tried and tested Key stage 2 teacher for year 6 SATS booster classes, we have it covered. We meet each primary teacher we represent in person and discuss their experience and skills in detail to ensure that we can best match our candidates to the right school. We understand that the majority of day to day work is booked late in the day or first thing in the morning. For this reason, we have staff on hand from 7am to take your calls and find you the right cover.

We are able to support secondary schools by providing teachers and TA’s at short notice across Cumbria. We have an impressive secondary supply teacher register which is made up of a fantastic range of day to day and long term teachers as well as cover supervisors and teaching assistants. As the only teaching agency based in north Cumbria, we are in an excellent position to register a diverse range of candidates on an exclusive basis. Depending on your requirements, we represent newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers which offer you a range of subject experience and perspective.  Our day to day supply register operates from 7am until 10pm giving you piece of mind that we are here to support you when you need it most. Our selection of Secondary supply teachers has grown mainly from referrals and we continually gain excellent feedback from our candidates who stay with us year on year. Schools are busy places and we understand that you want to use an agency who are quick to respond as well as thorough throughout the process. We visit our secondary school clients regularly to keep up to date with changes and requirements and are always ready to go the extra mile.

Our service includes the supply of Teachers and Teaching Assistants who are experienced in teaching and supporting children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). We recruit special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff for a variety of settings including mainstream schools and specialist schools in Cumbria. This specialist service has developed over time and as we have expanded, it has been well received by our clients who look to secure supply suitable for their SEN students. We have a range of SEN specialist Teachers and TAs available for work so we are able to support clients who are looking to recruit staff who have experience of working with children and young people who have SEN and often complex needs including mental health and emotional issues, physical disabilities, PMLD and SLD. At registration, we discover if a Teacher or TA is interested in working in the SEN field and gain further insight into what drives their chosen career. Our stringent registration process and references ensure that every step has been taken to secure the highest quality SEN supply staff in the area.

We have teaching staff who are experienced working for pupil referral units and other alternative provisions. Our candidates looking for this kind of work have the personality and approach to fit into these often challenging environments. At interview, we discover if our candidates have previous experience in this area and then probe further to ensure that this is the most suitable environment for them to continue working. To support PRU’s, we are able to provide subject specific teachers, teaching assistants as well as teaching staff who are experienced working on a 1-2-1 basis with students both in the unit and in another secluded setting. The candidates we have on our register for this work are varied in subject knowledge and personality but are all focused on raising SEN pupil achievement and gain a real satisfaction from working with students with these needs. We understand the nature of supply in these special settings and can offer supply staff on an hourly basis to fit in with your students’ schedules and support needs.

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01228 210019 (Business Recruitment) or 01228 530554 (Education Recruitment)
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