About Us

Key Stage Teacher Supply is part of Operam Education Group, a network of education recruitment agencies that cover the North and the Midlands. Established in 2000, Key Stage Teacher Supply has developed very close working relationships with schools in Lancashire and Cumbria, with two branches in Preston and Lancaster.

We have built up an excellent reputation amongst candidates and schools, having supplied staff for over 20 years through our extensive expertise and local knowledge in recruiting for educators. We understand what makes a great candidate and why it is important to consider their personality and interests, as well as their professional experience in order to match the right person to the right position. 

Key Stage Teacher Supply understand the importance of trying to resolve last minute staff supply issues, which is why we offer a 7 day on- call service from 5.30 pm till 9pm in addition to our weekday office opening hours of 7.30 am till 5.30 pm.

We get to know our supply staff who trust us to listen to their needs so we can offer them suitable assignments. We offer a supported process that treats everyone with respect, professionalism and foster a mutual understanding of good communication to keep each other updated, so we are adapting to changing needs as well as offering appropriate placements.


Our pledge is a commitment of service to all our candidates, formed on the basis of what is important to them, it’s an evolving promise which adapts to the changing needs of our candidates.


We will offer you a friendly, supportive, professional service and do our best to offer you appropriate assignments according to your needs.


We will consider your long-term as well as your short-term needs and offer you advice on your career as we get to know you and are a regular user of our service.


We will select you based on your knowledge, skills, attitude and experience; we do not disadvantage anyone on the grounds of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age or nationality. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination, victimisation or harassment.


We will only contact you at appropriate times according to your preferences. We are available for you to contact us with any issues, needs, or for support; a key strength of our service to you. We will keep you updated about opportunities and give you constructive feedback where appropriate.


We will give you as much notice as possible for potential assignments so that you have time to prepare. If you have signed up for emergency cover, we will contact you as early as possible, from the previous evening or from 7.30am onwards for an assignment that day.


We will let you know what year group you will be working with in advance when taking a primary teaching assignment.


We will ensure you will get paid via your bank account on a weekly basis every Friday, providing you have submitted a signed timesheet by Sunday evening.