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Key Stage offers positions with local schools, colleges and nurseries through partnerships with hundreds of educational settings across the North West. We have a branch network that will supply you with local, easily accessible work to suit your requirements.

We believe you deserve to be valued, which is why you’ll find the friendliest of welcomes here. Also, if you’re an NQT or you qualified overseas, you’ll find everything you need at Key Stage to launch your career and help you along the way.

If you’re happy, so are we!

Register now with Key Stage Teacher Supply

We’ll look after you from the minute you register with Key Stage. Our aim is to get to know you and your preferences, and to give you the support you need. Your CPD is important, so we provide regular opportunities to update your skills and knowledge, as well as regularly updated on-line resource links. We’ll even remember your birthday!

At Key Stage you’ll find:

  • a full range of temporary and permanent positions
  • day-to-day cover, short-term and long-term placements
  • work in local schools
  • the work-life balance to suit you
  • assistance with your NQT year
  • CPD opportunities
  • competitive rates of pay
  • access to teaching resources
  • continuous support from your Key Stage team

Your 10-point guide to working with Key Stage

1. Keep in touch

Communication is our most important tool. And it works both ways: you need to know what’s going on and when, and so do we. The more promptly you can give us your availability, the more quickly we can sort out your next assignment.

2. Quality counts

Our schools demand the best educational provision for their pupils, so there are standards and compliances that you need to work to during your time with us. In turn, we promise to provide you with the information and training to make sure that you are able to do that.

3. Dress the part

First impressions are important, so no jeans, leggings or shorts, and male teachers should wear a shirt and tie. (Also, of course, no mobiles in the classroom.)

4. Getting there

Plan to arrive by 8.30am, unless otherwise notified. This gives you the chance to find out about school routines (lunch times, dinner money, playground duties, etc), and relevant policies and procedures.

5. Who are you?

Always carry your Key Stage ID card for security purposes, and please take your current Enhanced DBS Certificate to show on your first day in any new booking.

6. Be prepared

You may find yourself in a classroom with no lesson plans, so you will be expected to use your own resources, which should be National Curriculum-based and set at an an appropriate level for the age of the students you are teaching. Use Key Stage’s resource page for up to date information, ideas and lesson plans. You should leave notes about what you have covered, with details of any disciplinary or behavioural issues, at the end of the day (handover sheets are available to download here). Mark all work you have set. Don’t leave primary-age children unattended. For longer assignments, you must be prepared to undertake detailed planning and preparation – possibly alongside other teachers – and to help in other professional activities, such as staff meetings, parents’ evenings, marking exams and writing reports.

7. Time is money

It is your responsibility to submit an on-line timesheet for each day you work. This must be submitted by 10am on the following Monday. Failure to submit on time may delay payment.

8. Pay day

Your payment for the previous week will be paid weekly into your bank or building society via BACS.

9. Tax and National Insurance

Income tax, where applicable, will be deducted from your pay by Key Stage Teacher Supply each week, along with your National Insurance contribution, and paid to HMRC. If you don’t have an up to date P45, we’ll ask you to complete a P46.

10. Safety first

Always 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. Talk to us if you have any concerns at all. It is your role to safeguard the well-being of the children in your care, so if you have any concerns around child protection, please immediately inform both the designated safeguarding officer in the school, as well as your local Key Stage office.

Finally, remember to enjoy yourself!