If you’re school is looking for support with their recruitment, you can count on us. We have over 10 years of experience in education recruitment and have supplied primary, secondary and SEN schools across the West Midlands with both supply and permanent teaching and support staff with over 90% of our schools stating that the supply teaching and uspport staff that they received from Smile as well as the service provided was excellent.
We have dedicated primary, secondary, SEN, non-teaching and leadership teams. Many of our consultants work with schools in the areas that they live giving them excellent understanding of the local area in addition to the schools they work with, while others have teaching backgrounds so know just what schools are looking for.
We don’t just supply schools with great teachers, we support schools in a variety of other ways too. We’ve chaperoned schools trips, manned stalls at Christmas fairs and even assisted at careers fairs by providing interview and CV workshops. Not to mention, each year we run our Smile Soccer Stars tournament in partnership with both Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion Football Clubs.
Each of our partnering schools has the opportunity to join the Smile Rewards Club which gives schools the opportunity to earn rewards when they book their teaching supply staff through us. Schools that are part of the Smile Rewards Club have been rewarded with reading books for their school, scooters and even Kindles which have been used to create technology centres within the school.
In order to provide you with the best staff for your school, we need to know it inside and out. We make it our mission to know all about you and your school to enable us to understand exactly what type of staff your school is looking for. We do this through regular telephone calls and meetings arranged to suit you.
We can support with recruitment throughout your school from senior leaders to teachers and school administration staff - there is no role we can’t fill. Not only that but we are we an APSCo Compliance+ accredited agency meaning that we go above and beyond the standard safeguarding practices.
Choosing us as your supply teaching agency means that you and your school will benefit from a range of training opportunities. We offer Safer Recruitment Training all of our schools in addition to Emergency Paediatric First Aid, First Aid for Mental Health and Team Teach training. Most recently we hosted an NQT Q&A for all NQTs regardless of whether they had registered with Smile to support them through this difficult year.
We are proud to be an APSCo Compliance+ accredited education recruitment agency. This certification is a best practice quality standard and means that we go above and beyond the usual safeguarding standards. The accreditation is designed to help safeguard and improve outcomes for children and is recognised as a certified standard by the Crown Commercial Service.
To ensure the suitability of every member of staff placed, all of our teaching and non-teaching staff are subject to rigorous checks. These checks include a face-to-face interview (currently conducted online via video due to the pandemic), verified 10-year employment history and overseas candidate police check, if necessary. Of course, all of our school staff are also required to have enhanced DBS certificates.
In order to uphold this accredited we are audited every year. In our most recent APSCo Compliance+ audit in October 2020 we achieved 100% so, you can be certain that when you choose us as your supply teaching agency, you will only get the very best quality teaching and support staff.
We have been supporting the Windsor Academy Trust with their day-to-day, long-term and permanent recruitment since 2016 and it is one of the many academies that we work with.
To give you a better understanding of how our recruitment partnership works and how it could work for your academy trust and the schools within it, take a look at our case study.