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Teaching Assistants

As you’d expect from an agency with Key Stage’s scope and reputation, we provide a full service for support staff alongside that for teachers, including:

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Nursery Nurses / Early Years Practitioners
  • SEN Support Assistants
  • Cover Supervisors
  • HLTAs
  • Exam Invigilators
  • Learning Mentors

Working with us, you’ll find countless opportunities to gain experience in a wide range of learning environments — and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re providing an essential service, covering for planned and unplanned staff absences.

Why register with Key Stage Teacher Supply?

  • work/life balance — you choose when and where you want to work
  • day to day, short/long term contracts and permanent positions
  • chance to enhance your experience and opportunities
  • excellent hourly rates of pay
  • the friendliest team around looking after you

We have great relationships with more than 300 schools and other educational facilities, and are generally seen as one of the best agencies in the business. In fact, our candidates are so highly regarded by our client schools that they’re often requested back by name — and even offered permanent positions.

Over 80% of our supply candidates were recommended to join Key Stage by people who already work with us. That says it all. So, to find out why so many choose Key Stage, call us on 01254 507210, or simply drop in for a chat at your local branch.

The TA’s guide to working with Key Stage

Keep in touch: Communication is our most important tool. You need to know what’s going on and when, and so do we. The quicker you give us your availability, the quicker we can sort out your next assignment.

Dress the part: First impressions are important, so no jeans, leggings or shorts, and male teachers should wear a shirt and tie. And, of course, no mobiles in the classroom.

Getting there: Arrive by 8.30am unless otherwise notified. This gives you chance to find out about school routines and relevant policies and procedures.

Who are you? Always carry your Key Stage ID card for security purposes and please take a current Enhanced DBS Certificate, along with proof of identification (ie driving licence or passport) to show on your first day.

Time is money: Submit a timesheet (either online or paper) for each day. This must be signed and approved by the school and delivered to us before 10am the following Monday. Failure to submit on time may delay your payment.

Pay day: Your payment for the previous week will be paid weekly into your Bank or Building Society account by BACS. To comply with EU legislation, Key Stage Teacher Supply will accrue a proportion of your daily / hourly rate each week to be paid to you as holiday pay. The figure will be clearly shown on your payslip. You can choose to be paid through our partner Key Pay or via our own in-house PAYE facility.

Tax and National Insurance: If you choose the PAYE option, income tax and National Insurance will be deducted each week and paid to HMRC.

Safety first: Remember that you’re responsible for the health and safety of the pupils — and yourself. Don’t do anything you’re not capable of or trained to do, and ask for instructions if using unfamiliar equipment.

Finally, remember to enjoy yourself!