Monthly Archives: September 2012
Once again Key Stage Teacher Supply have been re- accredited with the DfE Quality Mark by achieving 100% in our recent re- audit in our Chorley Branch.
Key Stage Teacher Supply was first awarded with the Quality Mark in 2006 and the re-accreditation formally acknowledges their continued commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards in recruitment practices.
‘I am so proud of the team, not just in our Chorley Office, for being so dedicated to maintaining these standards. Every member of the team at Key Stage Teacher Supply takes the Quality Mark requirements very seriously and it is through this commitment that we have maintained our reputation amongst our schools and candidates as being the Education Agency to work with’ commented Jane Scott Managing Director.
Key Stage Teacher Supply has been established 13 years and it was the first local Education Agency to have obtained the Quality Mark.
The Quality Mark was launched as a joint initiative between the Department for Education (DfE) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to help drive up standards for everyone in the education sector.
The main objectives of the Quality Mark are:
- To recognise private sector supply agencies and LAs who are able to demonstrate that they meet standards of good practice in managing and providing supply teachers for schools
- To enable schools and temporary teachers to feel confident about the quality of the agencies and LAs with whom they are dealing
- To raise the standard and status of supply teaching; and
- To recognize the contributions made by supply teachers, agencies and LAs in supporting schools.
The Quality Mark sets minimum standards for agencies and LAs to reach in areas such as the way they recruit and interview supply teachers, the way they check and manage their performance and the way they stay at the forefront of changes in the teaching sector.
Maintaining standards in education recruitment is vital and the benefits of the Quality Mark to LAs, agencies, supply teachers and the schools that they service are immense. Schools and teachers deserve high quality agencies and the Quality Mark helps both schools and teachers be more confident about the agencies they use. It gives increased confidence to schools, parents and pupils that staff supplied through agencies are recruited properly and have ongoing support. For agencies and LAs it provides both assurance and official recognition that the highest standards of recruitment practice are being adhered to; and Teachers will be confident that they have selected an accredited and reputable service that will add value to their experience as supply teachers.
For further information contact your local Key Stage Supply office.