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This is just to say a BIG THANK YOU for your excellent service and hard work given to us at St. Peter’s C. of E. Primary School Heysham. You have supplied us quickly and positively with Teaching Staff, T.A.’s and Welfare all of whom have said how happy they have been teaching and looking after our well behaved children.

We have met some lovely people, and as a school we try to look after our staff with care.

P. Garnett, St Peter's Heysham

There really is no other company that comes close to you - you always go the extra mile!

H. Harries, Ashworth Nursery School

At Brookdale Nursery we have found ourselves in the fortunate position of having rapidly expanding occupancy over the last few months. This has meant that we have struggled to keep up with staffing and have subsequently struggled to employ staff, which led us to Key Stage. I decided to use Key Stage as I had already had a positive experience using them through the Nursery I used to work for.
I find the staff extremely professional and efficient yet at the same time they are friendly and approachable. We have a great relationship with Abi who looks after the majority of our staffing needs. We are always kept up to date with what is going on and our requests are dealt with quickly and effectively. We are very happy with the service we receive from Key Stage.

E. Meechan, Brookdale Nursery

We have been connected to Key Stage Supply Agency for many years and have been impressed with their efficiency in providing us with supply teachers, sometimes at very short notice. The staff are always very helpful and friendly and the teachers they have sent us have been excellent. Our school uses Key Stage exclusively and we are happy to continue to do so.

C. Lormor, Brinscall St John's Methodist Primary School

We have been working closely with Key Stage for the past 8 months and have been impressed by the consistent standard of the supply teachers. Following an initial meeting with our consultant, we have not only been sent good quality teachers, but staff that compliment our teaching and behaviour strategy. I have been able to phone an on call consultant in the evening, giving our school peace of mind that there will be cover from the beginning of the day.

M. Staley, Lowton Junior and Infant School

After having a lot of difficulty recruiting a teacher to cover a maternity leave, I contacted Key Stage. I was immediately impressed with the service; Jody came out to see me and to look at the nursery school before finding me a teacher that would meet all our needs (no other supply agency had done this!). I was regularly contacted with possible options of supply teachers until I agreed on the one that was right for us. We are pleased with our appointment, Mrs Shaw, who is now covering the maternity leave. She is hard working, fits in well with the team and is popular with both the children and parents. I have had follow-up calls from Key Stage from Edd to check how things are going and I have been given feedback through the agency from Mrs Shaw. I would not hesitate to contact Key Stage again for a supply member of staff.

A. Cooper, Bacup Nursery School

We are very happy working with Key Stage supply agency. Our consultant Ed Belshaw always provides us with a friendly and professionally bespoke support. I really appreciate Ed’s efficient follow-through process of administration from the point of confirming supply to providing us with DBS check details. Oh and then there is the recently introduced electronic authorisation of the staff timesheets which also gives you the cost of how much the invoice will be. The supply teachers that we have had are efficient, friendly and reliable. I know that finding supply cover can be a difficult job but Key Stage listen to our needs which are ever-changing and Ed is completely dedicated to finding the best cover he can.

F. Fauguel, Staghills Nursery

We have been using Key Stage Supply since November when I first received a visit from Sochia Enos (our local consultant), she came across as very professional and the pricing was affordable and not overpriced. The service we have received since has been second to none. No matter what time of day (or night) as the case has been someone has been on call to ensure that we have staff booked in that are both reliable and appropriate for the job required. From an admin perspective timesheets are easy and quick to complete whilst safeguarding information is detailed and accurate and feedback from staff in class is that the feedback sheets that teachers leave for them on their return are a fantastic extra that bring them up to speed on what has gone on whilst they were out. I would happily recommend them to other schools who are in need.

Bursar, Kelbrook Primary School

As a school we had decided not to use a supply agency and try to cover our staffing issues in-house. However, as the number of pupils have grown at Holly Grove, so have the staff numbers and it was becoming increasingly difficult to cover staff absence. We approached Key Stage who offered to come into school and talk us through their company and their very competitive costings.
We have been extremely happy with the service they have provided. As a special school it is vital we have staff who can engage with all our children regardless of their learning needs. The support staff /teaching assistants at Key Stage have been brilliant, very flexible, good work ethic, punctual, reliable, fit staff teams and work well as part of big class teams. They are always honest if they do not feel they have the right person for the role. Sochia and the team at Key Stage obviously have a robust interview process and have sent us some excellent staff. We would be happy to recommend their company to other colleagues.

K. Alty, Holly Grove Primary School

As a relatively new business that is still recruiting staff, we have relied greatly on your services these past few months. The service has been excellent, even last minute at times. You always do your utmost to accommodate our needs as we love having the same familiar person for our children.

A. Sethi, Little Blossoms of Barrowford

I can only thank you for the service you have provided for St Stephen's in Burnley over a period of more than five years. The staff at Key Stage are always efficient and polite and "know our school's requirements" i.e. if we have a preference for certain supply teachers, they are considered first to fill any absence. This gives a more personal service, which we do appreciate. We do consider newly qualified teachers and will give feedback if we don't think that person was appropriate for our school - I hope this feedback is helpful to you. The teachers you send us are all DBS/qualification checked and clearance for new teachers is forwarded promptly.

M. Dunderdale, St Stephens CE Primary School

We have had a very happy and successful working relationship with Key Stage Teacher Supply for many years now. They listen to and understand our requirements, always ensuring they supply good quality, qualified teachers and teaching assistants to suit the needs in our school. The service they provide is professional, personal and tailored to suit us ... exactly what is required in those times of need! I always know that whenever I contact them with a request, no matter what time of day, their response will be quick and I can be safe in the knowledge that their teachers will be in school exactly when we need them. I would highly recommend them without reservation.

A. Embley, Lomeshaye Junior School

I have worked with Key Stage now for many years building a great relationship and have always found their staff very approachable. They have always reacted to our school’s needs, spending time and effort into fulfilling their promises by delivering quality staff (with very little notice at times!) and given good value for money’ I feel that over time they have really got an in-depth knowledge of our needs – don’t know how we would manage without them!

J. Kirkham, St Peter's CE Primary School

We have used Key Stage over since September 2015. As a school we have found them to be keen to understand the needs of the school and take time to make sure the staff they send meet the needs of our individual school.
I have used many agencies and this is the longest time I have spent using one individual agent which shows they provide good quality supply staff on a consistent basis.

D. Noble, Stramongate School

We have found Tom at Key Stage very helpful and friendly and always offers a professional service. We have recommended Key Stage to other Schools in the area.”

R. Steele, St Pius X Catholic Primary School

We have used Key Stage to provide us with supply staff for a number of years now and are happy with the service and the standard of teachers/teaching assistants we receive from them.

Emma, Dean Gibson Catholic Primary School

Tom has been a great help to the school, providing cover when needed and at times with little notice.

His friendly personality makes it a pleasure to deal with Key Stage as a company.

On occasion he has popped into the school which is great that he makes it personal.

Thank you for supporting our school.

A. Jones, St Mary's Catholic Primary School

The members of agency staff that have worked / are working at the school through Key Stage, especially those on long term supply cover, have been brilliant. The whole process is seamless, from the initial discussion over the telephone to authorising timesheets! I find that the team at Key Stage, in particular Jody, really take the time to listen to what we need.

S. Tabsim, Hyndburn Park Primary School

I am very impressed with the service from Key Stage Supply. Tom is always friendly, helpful and courteous. Key Stage is very reliable at providing supply teachers at a reasonable cost in comparison with another agency we used to use and I would definitely recommend their services.

D. Alderson, Hawes CP School

We have used Key Stage supply agency and Education Appointments before that for several years. Throughout this time they have always had a professional attitude and a personal touch. They have taken the time to get to know our school and its needs ensuring supply cover has the necessary skills for our establishment. We have successfully recruited some excellent member of staff having first had them on supply with Key Stage. Finding supply cover can be a difficult and time consuming job but having Key Stage on hand to provide that service for us has been tremendous and I would certainly recommend them to other schools.

J. Bugler, Sir Tom Finney Community High School

The service provided to our school from Key Stage has been second to none. Whether looking for permanent or temporary staff members, Andrea and her team have endeavoured to find us individuals who match both the needs of the job and the culture of the school. The speed of service has been excellent and the relationship built between our school and Key Stage has meant that we have always been provided with the right person at the right time.

L. Carter-Davies, Focus School - Hornby

I can advise that we have been very satisfied with the level of service and calibre of supply staff that have been sent to Levens from Key Stage. Supply staff have been tailored to suit the needs of the school, sometimes at very short notice.
Administratively, the process is clear, efficient, and non time consuming.

D. Coker, Levens CE School

We have been working with Key Stage for several years now and have always been provided with a professional and reliable service. The teachers are specifically chosen to match our settings and the staff go the extra mile to ensure that the best cover is provided, often at short notice. I always feel confident using Key Stage and can honestly say that the service that they provide makes life easier when staff absences occur. Many thanks to all at Key Stage!

A. Livesey, St John's C.E. Primary School

We have been using Key Stage for over 6 years now and have always found the team friendly, reliable and professional. Details are sent electronically to confirm the booking and provide DBS/security checks.

P. Revell, Tyldesley Primary School

The Gates Primary School has been working with Key Stage Teacher Supply Agency since 2009 but have been our preferred supplier since March 2015.
During this time, we have built a very good working relationship based on honesty, communication and trust.

All the staff at Key Stage are very pleasant, professional and good to work with. They fill our spaces quickly and efficiently, getting back to us with names as soon as possible and always providing us with safeguarding information by email.
We have been particularly impressed with the way Key Stage handle our long term vacancies. We have had some excellent professionals committing to us long term whilst being flexible to our needs.

We look forward to a continued relationship with Key Stage in the future.

C. Band, The Gates Primary School

We have been working with Key Stage since 2013 and have developed a good working relationship with the agency and all the staff. Lindsey and her team are always professional and willing to help, especially with any last minute requests.

We have been very pleased with the teaching staff that they have provided and they do their best to try and provide the same staff to help with continuity for our pupils. Key Stage have always been honest and approachable and always provide an excellent service. The staff at Key Stage are always available when you need them and operate a no hassle approach. I would definitely recommend Key Stage to other schools.

K. Broadhead, Westfield Community School

I am very pleased with the professional service that Key Stage Supply provides.

They work hard to ensure that they find suitable teachers for our school and confirm bookings promptly.

They maintain regular contact without harassing us and I would definitely recommend this Supply Agency to my colleagues.

E. Thompson, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

We have been very pleased with the quality of teachers provided by Key Stage and we have found all their staff good to work with. Since we started working with Key Stage, we have certainly felt that the quality of the supply teachers we have been able to bring in to work with our children has been much improved.

Headteacher, Burnley

We have used Key Stage Supply for the past three years.
When we ring to ask for supply cover, the staff are always most polite and efficient.
Requests for cover never take long to be met (between half-an-hour and half-a-day) and, in the event of making changes, it is never too much trouble for them to deal with these matters. Emergency cover requests take minutes to resolve.
We would not think of using any other company because we are more than satisfied. We would highly recommend Key Stage Teacher Supply to other schools.

D. Pilling, Grosvenor Park Primary School

We have been using Key Stage Teacher Supply for a while now and find Tom and the staff very friendly, caring and professional when we have the need to contact them. When we need a teacher or a teaching assistant at sometimes very short notice we contact Key Stage as they always find us someone suitable. The supply staff that they recommend has always been really cheerful and professional and has fit in well with the other regular staff in school. As soon as they confirm the booking they send us confirmation of supply teacher I.D.s and DBS checks. Once the supply cover staff has been they always follow through with a phone call and get feedback from us to ensure that our needs have been met and their high standards have been met. I am also very impressed with the no hassle electronic authorisation for the staff timesheets to receive the invoice for payment.

I will recommend Key Stage Supply Agency to any School.

Lynn Cadman

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