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Schools: Frequently Asked Questions

Tinies provides a proactive and effective service to assist you in finding supply teachers and permanent teaching staff

If you're looking for teaching staff, register your vacancies with Tinies.

Our education and staff recruitment service is an extension to our successful national nursery staff supply service.

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FAQs for schools working with Tinies

For which sectors of education do you provide teachers?

Tinies predominately supply primary and secondary teachers however we do have teachers who have worked in the independent sector, Montessori teachers, teachers who have conducted whole school activity days in art, Hinduism and other such subjects, college lecturers, teaching assistants and special needs specialists.

How much does it cost to register?

Registering with Tinies is absolutely free! And there's no obligation.

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What checks do you make before registering teachers?

When placing a teacher on our books we follow a very strict vetting procedure. This process includes a face-to-face interview, a minimum of 2 references verified, a current and valid enhanced DBS disclosure (formerly enhanced CRB check) plus health, ID and visa checks. Tinies liaises closely with REC who is a Recruitment and Employment Confederation who monitor and checks standards within the recruitment industry.

What information should we provide teachers with when they do a days supply for us?

Each school seems to have its own way of accommodating teachers however we recommend that the teacher has a point of contact if they require advice or assistance throughout the day. Supply teachers also find it helpful if they are provided with a map of the school and shown the staff room, playground and fire exits and assembly points. It is also useful if they are provided with an outline of the school's Behaviour Policy and a summary of the special needs requirements of the pupils within the class(es) they are teaching. Supply teachers are usually armed with an array of resources however as a general rule if the day has been booked in advance then planning should provided by the class teacher. If the teacher is expected to do playground duty the please let them know well in advance so that they can organise their day effectively.

We have a pre-school department, can you provide qualified nursery nurses?

Tinies is the leading provider of childcare in the UK and has an excellent reputation for providing well-qualified and vetted nursery nurses to all types of pre-school settings. Many of our staff are familiar with Ofsted guidelines and are trained Birth to Three Matters and the Foundation curriculum.

Can you provide permanent teachers?

Many of the teachers on our books are happy to do supply until they find their ideal position. If you are advertising a permanent position Tinies will be happy to provide you with the CV's of candidates fulfilling your requirements you will then be free to interview the candidates you wish.

Do you provide teaching assistants?

We have many candidates on our books that are keen to start teaching assistants. Some of them come from an excellent pre-school background and feel they would like to work with a different age group.

What are your rates?

Our rates reflect the calibre of teacher that we employ. We are happy to negotiate and will agree terms in accordance with our terms at conditions. You will receive a rates sheet with your application pack. Remember it is free to register and does not commit you.

Will your teachers come prepared to teach?

Teachers have a code of conduct which they agree to follow when they are placed on our books. We recommend that they have a selection of stand-alone lessons which can be differentiated. If the cover is planned in advanced then it is usual that that permanent teacher leaves planning to ensure continuity for the children. We have found in our experience supply teachers welcome as much information as the school can provide.

Where do we get timesheets from?

When you register we will send you some timesheets however we do provide all our staff with an adequate amount. In an emergency we will be happy to fax a copy which can be completed and faxed back.


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