Looking for support with your school or trust's recruitment? We can help. We have over ten years of experience in education recruitment and work in partnership with primary, secondary and SEN schools across the Midlands and Greater Manchester. We fill 98% of all bookings and 90% of those that work with us say that the teaching and support staff they have received from Smile have been excellent.
Our team is made of people from many different backgrounds and cultures which is representative of the communities and schools that we serve. That combined with our 13 years of expertise means that we're confident that we can find the right staff for your school every time.
We go above and beyond to support our schools. Whether you’re looking for an extra pair of hands at an event, on a school trip or support in running a CV or interview workshop. We even run student event ourselves through our partnerships with The Albion and Aston Villa Foundations.
Each of our partnering schools has the opportunity to earn rewards when they book their teaching supply staff through us. Our partner schools have been rewarded with reading books, 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.
In partnership with our sister company Smile Leadership, we are able to support your school with every aspect of its recruitment. As an APSCo Compliance+ agency, you can rest assured knowing that all of our staff are appropriately checked and vetted.
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.
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 (who we are also a supplier of).
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 (in-person or via video), 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 2021, we achieved 99% 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’ve partnered with a leading provider of highly qualified online tutors that can assist students within your school in achieving their potential. As a National Tutoring Programme (NTP) partner, all tutors have a wealth of experience, helping you to make the most out of funding available to your school and reduce teacher workload.
Get a better insight into how we can support your school with staffing by taking a look at the case studies below.
We've been working with Villiers Primary School for over two years now and have supported them with a variety of roles from teacher to classroom support.
Moat Farm Junior School rely on us for all of their day-to-day, short-term and long-term staffing cover and have been working with us since 2017.