Overview

Supply Teacher

Temporary – Ad-hoc, Daily Supply, Full-time & Part-time

Who are Opus Teach?

Opus Teach is a publicly owned education recruitment agency operating across Essex and Suffolk. Opus Teach is wholly owned by Suffolk County Council which means we are based in the centre of Ipswich (5 minutes from the Endeavour House Building).

Opus Teach successfully recruits for all types of supply teachers and temporary education staff. Since 2018. We focus on listening to what schools want from supply staff and pride ourselves on managing the expectations of our vetted supply candidates.

We operate from 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday and have our own unique online booking system which runs 365 days a year 24/7, allowing schools to book wherever and whenever.

To register with Opus Teach you will need to:

* Send us your most updated CV

OR

* Complete an online application form on our website

OR

* Call the Opus Teach Team

Once registered with Opus Teach, you will have complete control over your availability and the positions you choose to accept. You will receive texts from our booking system when you are requested, allowing you to easily accept. Of course, we will call you if preferred and still build a relationship with you however you prefer and communicate with you how you wish.

We have worked continually throughout the pandemic, supporting schools, and providing placements for teachers wanting to work throughout. We have processes in place to ensure the safeguarding of children is a top priority. All teachers are interviewed by an Education Consultant and Opus Teach Account Manager to ensure only quality candidates are onboarded. It is important to note that all interviews / verification calls are taken place remotely via Microsoft Teams but we can make other arrangements if needed.

Whether you're happy to work on an ad-hoc basis with daily supply or whether you are seeking a longer-term contract or even gain work whilst looking for permanent roles in either primary or secondary schools (or both), we will be able to find the perfect role for you.

Opus Teach is looking for reliable, professional, and dedicated supply teachers to provide vital support to schools within Suffolk to meet the current increasing demand.

Why Supply Teaching?

Supply teaching offers a great amount of flexibility and room to develop your career, teaching different age groups in different schools or really homing in on teaching a particular year group. We will work closely with you to find exactly what you want and to ensure you get the most out of your work. We pride ourselves on building great relationships with all our teachers and schools to make the most out of each work opportunity and help you progress your teaching and classroom experiences.

As a Supply Teacher you will:

* Be responsible for the learning and progress of all students in allocated classes, ensuring equality of opportunity for all

* Treat students with dignity, build relationships based on mutual respect, and always observe boundaries appropriate to a teacher's professional position

* Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in pupils/students' work and conduct in lessons

* Work collaboratively and effectively with learners, other staff, parents/carers, governors and external agencies in the best interests of students

* Take responsibility for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

You will have:

* Qualified Teacher status or recognised equivalent qualification

* Successful previous teaching experience

* A passion for teaching and the ability to deliver the best teaching standards

* The ability to teach using a wide variety of strategies to maximise achievement for all students.

In return, we offer:

* A friendly and professional service offering quality, flexibility, and variety

* An easy-to-use, real-time system to enable full control over bookings, your teacher profile and availability calendar

* A dedicated account manager on hand to provide support and assistance throughout application and placements

* Fair pay, day rates guided by main teacher pay scales

* Opportunities to opt-in for the pension scheme and additional training courses

* Opportunity to help make a difference in education and support schools across Suffolk and the surrounding areas

What do our teachers say?

David, Primary Teacher (based in West Suffolk):

"My experience with Opus Teach has been a consistently positive one. They absolutely care about making sure the teacher AND the school role are right for each other. In our profession, it is often too easy for a recruitment company to just see teachers and their roles as one size fits all. Opus instead, seeks to match you to the role you are suited to. This means I can deliver to the very best of my ability and provide an educational environment the school and the pupils deserve. As teachers, we know how important communication is, both educationally and professionally. Opus works hard to keep in touch with their teachers so they can best provide the support we need when in and searching for a position. It continues to be a great experience being an Opus teacher and one I would recommend to anyone in the same situation."

Robert, Primary Teacher (based in East Suffolk):

“I had a fantastic experience with Opus Teach. They are a professional company who listens to what you want. The communication was excellent, and they found me plenty of work, taking into account my skills and preferences. I have a permanent position now, but if I went back to doing supply teaching in the future, I will work with them again. I would highly recommend them, and I cannot thank them enough for helping me.”

Victoria, Teacher (based in Ipswich):

“I have had exceptional and prompt service from the minute I joined. The team are great with helping you with any queries which means you totally feel you can trust them. I was placed within a day of being compliant and had regular placements throughout. The online system is also excellent. I would recommend to any teacher seeking supply. Thank you so much for all you have done