Q: What qualifications/references do I need to work for Step Teachers?
A: In order to be eligible to work with Step Teachers you will need to meet the following criteria.
|-||Attend a face-to-face interview|
|-||Supply original documents to enable us to verify your identity|
|-||Hold a valid visa that allows you to work in the UK or hold an EU passport|
|-||Supply details of two references, one must be supplied directly from a school within the last five years, the second may come from your most recent employer. |
|-||Undergo a Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Disclosure check by Step Teachers|
|-||Hold a relevant teaching qualification|
|If a holder of an FE teaching qualification, have mainstream teaching experience|
|-||Supply original documents to enable verification of the above|Q: What can Step Teachers do for me?
We can find you day-to-day supply work, long-term temporary work such as covering maternity leave or long-term sickness or full-time permanent positions for NQTs, experienced qualified teachers, classroom assistants and nursery nurses. Q: What are the benefits of being a supply teacher?
Being a supply teacher offers you the fulfilment of teaching without the administrative burden of excessive paperwork and bureaucracy. All schools experience unexpected staffing shortages at some time or another, supply teaching ensures a continuity of work with a choice of short or long-term bookings. Supply teaching is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a variety of school settings before taking up longer term or permanent positions. For others it is a great way to balance work and home life. Q: How do I register?
The simplest way is to register online is by clicking here
. Alternatively you can call us free on 0800 026 9222
Q: When can I call?
A: Our Recruitment Consultants are in the office from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday to Thursday and 7:00am to 6:00pm on Friday. If you call out of hours your call will still be answered personally, 365 days a year including public holidays.
Q: How can I maximise my chances of work?
A: Keeping your consultant aware of your availablity is one way you can help us to help you. Stay in touch on a regular basis. Getting yourself up and ready each morning will mean you can respond to any last minute call for emergency supply cover. Make sure your bag is packed with useful resources; not forgetting your Step Teachers timesheet.
Q: When will I be contacted for work?
A: As soon as we are told of any work, we will contact you immediately. However, this could vary from several weeks notice to being contacted on the actual morning you are needed to teach.
Q: How much will I get paid?
A: Step Teachers operates a unique Quality Assessment scheme, our own merit based grading system. This means that teachers and support workers are graded according to their qualifications, experience and feedback from schools.
Q: Can I work for you as a teacher if I qualified abroad?
A: Yes, but you must have a teaching qualification from an EU country, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or South Africa. Teachers who qualified in other countries will need to contact NARIC UK to ensure their qualification is equivalent.
Q: Can I choose to work part time?
A: Yes. That is the beauty of supply teaching. You can choose when you want to work and when you don't.
Q: What are the vetting procedures for registering new teachers?
A: All new staff will have a face-to-face interview with one of our consultants. Your qualifications will be checked, and references taken up. We also carry out an Enhanced Disclosure with the Criminal Records Bureau, regardless of whether you have a current check or not.
Q: How long do registrations usually take to process?
A: Step Teachers can process your application in a matter of days, however, we have to wait for your references and CRB form to be returned. For these reasons, a candidates's application may take between 3 to 6 weeks.
Q: Do you provide access to teaching resources?
A: Yes. As a Step Teacher, you will have access to a wide range of information on teaching resources, support for your continuing professional development and advice from an experienced qualified teacher.