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Dear Jody - I have just learned that you are about to go on maternity leave. Many many congratulations!! I can't believe you have worked up to this point - so well done. It's time to hopefully have a little rest before your little one arrives.

I just want to wish you all the very best, and hopefully we'll all be updated with news as things happen. I am so glad you'll be back, but enjoy your time at home until November, although I know you'll have your hands full.

You are one of the loveliest people I have ever had the privilege to deal with. Your care and attention for your clients and understanding of their needs, is second to none. Everyone at Key Stage is brilliant, and I have always had real consideration for all my circumstances, situations and preferences. I have always had a good relationship with everyone, and miss some of your previous colleagues. However, I have always wanted to say to you, 'Jody - don't you ever leave!' - certainly not without telling me. People have left and it would have been lovely to wish them well. I would certainly want to do that with you. But thankfully you'll be back!

Anyway sweetheart you take care of yourself and I'll look forward to receiving some lovely news very soon.

Very many thanks again.

D. Farmer, Teaching Assistant

Just wanted to say thank you for the birthday card sent from Key Stage. What a great gesture that really shows the class of you and the company. Happy Christmas to all - have a proper rest!

S. Plowes, Teacher

I choose to work for Key Stage for many reasons. Firstly the office staff are friendly and helpful. The schools have been lovely and I appreciate the background information you send. Also your rate of pay is very good and there are no umbrella companies involved.

I. Skelhorn, Teacher

I choose to work for Key Stage because ...
1. The staff are friendly and helpful.
2. I have the flexibility to choose when and where I want to work.
3. I'm always informed with what is happening.
4. The staff always do their best to find me the work that I want.

K. Carter, Teaching Assistant

The staff at Key Stage do their best to place you in a school of your choice. They are always friendly and helpful and keep in touch regularly. I always recommend Key Stage to other people interested in supply or cover supervisor work.

J. Powell, Teacher

I have chosen to work with Key Stage Teacher Supply because of the friendliness of the staff and the regularity of the work. I also appreciate the advance notification of available work and the efficient support given in response to any queries.

Looking forward to working with everyone again this year.

S. Barnett, Teacher

I chose to work with Key Stage Supply as I had already provided references for several friends who signed on with them. I spoke to the Lancaster Office in the early days and was impressed by them. Ex colleagues recommended them and when I went in to see them they were helpful, friendly and professional!

M. Carr, Teacher

I have worked for Key Stage Teacher Supply for over 10 years and could not be happier. You always ensure I am placed in fantastic settings in EYFS. Everyone at both Chorley and Blackburn are approachable and do their best to ensure I have lots of work. All staff are supportive and keep in touch regularly. I wouldn't work for any other agency.

N. Mattthews, Teacher

I choose to work with Key Stage Teacher Supply because they are an excellent supply agency. All the staff working there are always friendly, informative and helpful.

S. Torrans, Administrator

I choose to work with Key Stage because they are always polite and helpful and fit work around my training needs. They always respond to any requests I make in a professional manner. I have been sent to some wonderful schools and have made lots of new friends through the agency. I look forward to continuing to work alongside you all.

B. Pack, Teacher

The reason I chose to work with Key Stage Teacher Supply was because I was recommended by a friend who had worked for you in the past. I have since worked with you for about four and a half years and have been very happy with the company. Your team have always been friendly and helpful and have kept me busy. Thank you.

J. Nutter, Teacher

Why I choose to work for Key Stage:
1) If I'm honest, you were the first agency I dealt with and I hate change!
2) Your staff, particularly at the Lancaster branch (Andrea in particular) but also Blackburn (Kelly) and Chorley (the new lady on secondary whose name escapes me) go the extra mile, are beyond helpful and friendly and have really supported me!
3) I like local firms - you can contact people really easily that way
4) You offer the best terms and conditions of any agency I've come across
5) There's almost a family feel to Key Stage, with it being a local company
6) You've put me in some fantastic schools - Lancaster Royal Grammar, Ripley, St Christopher's, Standish...

C. Hartnett, Teacher

I choose to work for Key Stage as the office staff are always friendly and caring, they find me work on a regular basis and I prefer the way you pay us (not via an umbrella company) but a wages department which are very, very efficient and helpful.

P. Davenport, Teaching Assistant

I choose to work with Key Stage Teacher Supply as I have found them to be very efficient, friendly, approachable and understanding of my individual requirements. They have been excellent in keeping contact with me and finding out my availability each week and maintaining genuine interest. Key Stage have a wide range of service users within the North West.

R. Andrew, Teacher

I have worked for you for quite a while now because:
1. From when I first registered with Key Stage Teacher Supply, I have been offered assignments on a regular basis.
2. I think the staff are professional, easy to deal with and supportive.
3. I know I'm a good and professional candidate and I do feel there is a mutual respect in the working relationship between me and Key Stage.
4. So, I've simply not felt the need to go anywhere else.

W. McLean-Schipperijn, Teaching Assistant

I have stayed with Key Stage as the staff are friendly and approachable.
They are understanding and flexible.

L. Irvine, Teaching Assistant

The staff are friendly, helpful, good communicators, and most importantly of all, they have regularly provided me with appropriate supply work.

R. Jakubovic, Teaching Assistant

The original reason I chose to work for Key Stage is because my mum recommended you, as she was working for you at the time. More recently, it is because I like the honest and sincere approach of your team, which my experience shows some other agencies don't have.

T. Crane, Teacher

I choose to work for Key Stage as they're a friendly, caring team, who find you local work and don't mind when you can't do a job due to your circumstances.
Look forward to getting stuck in again!

D. Critchley, Teacher

I find Key Stage to be professional and very responsive to my needs. They provide me with work that meets my requirements and availability.
All staff have excellent customer service skills, are friendly and always happy to help.
Looking forward to working with you in the next academic year

C. Whittle, Teacher

I choose to work with Key Stage because they are able to provide me with work on a regular basis. Also, the staff I deal with are very helpful and always there to listen if I have any concerns or worries. It is always nice to be able to return to schools and I feel that Key Stage do work really hard to match teachers to particular schools.

J. Motherwell, Teacher

I choose to work with Key Stage because they are friendly, try their best to get you work, great follow up and communication and I trust Key Stage. I never have any stresses when I work for Key Stage.

P. Pickup, Teacher

I work for Key Stage because I enjoy the flexibility of working as a supply teacher and I find the staff at Key Stage are happy and polite and NEVER make you feel guilty about saying no to work, they are incredibly understanding and are supportive when events happen in your personal life which may change your working hours. I have always been happy with the amount of work I have received and I have had the good fortune to work in many lovely schools.

A. Hammond, Teacher

May I take this opportunity to Thank the team for their hard work and being brilliant with me, I do enjoy your agency and would recommend you to any one out there.

A. Shirazi, Nursery Nurse

I joined Key Stage almost a year ago now, and I can honestly say it is the best decision I could have made. When I joined my confidence was at an all time low. From my initial interview Lindsey and the Key Stage team listened to my needs and have found me work in schools that are right for me giving me the work life balance that I need. Every step of the way Lindsey has taken an interest in me as a person as well as a teacher, touching base on a regular basis to check that everything is going well. I feel like a new person as my love of teaching young children and my self confidence have been restored.
Key Stage are more than just an impersonal supply agency that find you work placements. They are a dedicated team of people who care deeply about the teachers and teaching. I am proud to feel part of that team working for them as a supply teacher. Thank you Key Stage for all your support and help this year.

A. Rigby, Teacher

I’ve worked with Key Stage for just over a year now and they are a wonderful agency to work for. They are very welcoming very friendly people. I was new to the area and very lucky to find them really. Working with an agency may not be for some people but for me it has been a god send. I personally have got a lot out of working for them. I used to be a very shy not so confident person. Now meeting lots of different nurseries and staff has helped me so much with my confidence. Hours are flexible, money is great, but for me it’s all about the job. I don’t work for the money I work for the love of my career – to me there is no better job. I hope other people will do the same because it has helped me tremendously and I thank Abi for that as she has made me different person from when I first moved here.

D. Stringer, Nursery Nurse

I would just like to say a massive thank-you to you all for everything since I joined. The work has been consistent, everyone of you have helped me with different job supply vacancies. I am glad I joined the agency, I am loving it an now looking back glad I choose this career path as I absolutely loved every minute the team, agency, work, schools, nurseries have not got one thing to complain about honestly can't thank you guys enough :) I recommend you guys all the time to different people.

L. Atkinson, Teaching Assistant

I have been with Key Stage since September as I was ready for new opportunities in teaching. Joining Key Stage was the best move I made. The team are very friendly and helpful and always take into account your teaching preferences. Since joining I have been kept busy with regular bookings, which has been great. I would definitely recommend Key Stage to anyone considering supply work.

E. Norris, Teacher

I was looking for a new direction in my teaching career when a friend recommended Key Stage. After only half a term working for them, I can honestly say it is the best move I ever made.
From my first meeting, the team have been professional, friendly and made it their priority to understand my needs. Communication is always excellent and by listening to your feedback they ensure you are placed in the schools that are right for you. They have kept me busy, whist getting back the work/ life balance I wanted and I can honestly say that I now love teaching again.
I don't think you could find a friendlier or more supportive team. I would recommend Key Stage to anyone.

S. Allchurch, Teacher

I just want to say a huge thank you. My first day was absolutely amazing and a great experience. All the staff and pupils were very welcoming and polite. I just felt like I was part of the school. It was a fantastic day, loved It! And can't wait until after New Year to start working properly.

L. Atkinson, Nursery Nurse

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