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With several of our Consultants having actual experience working as Education Recruitment Managers and Consultants we are in an ideal position to help Clients fill their vancacies and find new roles for Education Recruitment Consultants and Managers.

Teaching agencies provide the highest quality service to candidates, Schools, Colleges and Nurseries.

Teaching agencies aspire to gain the Department for Education (DfE) and REC quality Mark.

Education Recruitment Agencies offer vacancies across the UK for short and long term work. Education Recruitment agencies recruit Primary, SEN & Secondary Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, School Support Staff, Cover Supervisors, Nursery Nurses & Assistants, College Lecturers, Assessors and SEN staff.

Primary Teachers

Key stage 1
Secondary Teachers

Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Classroom Support Workers

Cover Supervisors

Nursery & Early Years

Special Needs Abbreviations

Info & resources – Abbreviations

AAC - Alternative Augmentative Communication

ADD/ADHD - Attention Deficit/Attention Deficit

Hyperactive Disorder

A Level - Advanced Level

ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorders

B. Ed. - Bachelor of Education

BSL - British Sign Language

BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council

CS - County School

CERT. ED. - Certificate in Education

CRB - Criminal Records Bureau

DH - Deputy Head

EAL/ESL - English as an additional/Second language

EMAG - Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

GT - Gifted and Talented

GCSE - General Certificate in Secondary Education

HI - Hearing Impaired

HOD - Head of Department

HOY - Head of Year

HT - Headteacher

ICT - Information Communication Technology

IEP - Individual Education Plan

INSET - In-service training

J/I - Junior/Infant

LEA - Local Education Authority

MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulties

NRA - National Record of Achievement

NQT - Newly Qualified Teacher

PGCE - Post Graduate Certificate in Education

PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

PRU - Pupil Referral Unit

PSHE - Personal, Social and Health Education

PSLD - Physical and Severe Learning Difficulties

QTS - Qualified Teacher Status

SATS - Standard Assessment Tests

SEN - Special Educational Needs

SEBD - Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

SLD - Severe Learning Difficulties

SENCO - Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

SEN Register - This is a register for those pupils within a school who require extra help. If a child has serious SEN problems then he/she will be statemented.

SETTING/STREAMING - Some schools set or stream the pupils according to their ability and generally within the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.

VI - Visually Impaired

During Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 (Years 1-9 ) each subject has a series of eight levels. These are used to measure your child’s progress compared with other pupils of the same age across the country.

The levels are:

Levels 1-3 in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2, ages 4-7) Most pupils are at Level 2 by the end of Key Stage 1
Levels 2-5 in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6, ages 7-11) Most pupils are at Level 4 by the end of Key Stage 2
Levels 3-7 in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9, ages 11-14) Most pupils are at Level 5/6 by the end of Key Stage 3
Formal assessments


  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Geography
  • Citizenship
  • Business Studies
  • History
  • Design & Technology
  • ICT
  • MFL
  • Music
  • PE
  • RE
  • PSHE
  • Science
  • Study Skills
  • Other resources

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