The Catholic Diocesan Supply Service (CDSS) is a partnership between Academics and the Diocese of Leeds.  Formed in January 2010, the partnership provides Catholic Schools with teachers and support staff who support and play an important role in the Catholic ethos of our schools.

Our Diocesan schools make a strong contribution to education in Yorkshire and are integral in the mission of the church.  Strong partnerships are key and we recognise the value and support of CDSS.

Canon Timothy Swinglehurst
Episcopal Vicar for the Vicariate of Education


CDSS prides itself on the standard of service that our schools receive.

You will receive the following benefits:

  • Value without compromising on quality
  • A strong sense of Catholicity amongst supply staff
  • Competitive rates for an exceptional service
  • Telephone support between 7:00am and 5:30pm (9am to 5pm during school holidays) with a 24 hour out-of-office service
  • Access to a large bank of teaching and support staff
  • Fully dedicated compliance team committed to maintaining high standards
  • A personal service from experienced consultants
  • Reduction in the burden of self-recruitment
  • Free internet advertising
  • Supply staff on standby for early morning calls
  • Permanent recruitment service to help save time, money and resources
  • Increased network for teachers who wish to work in Catholic schools
  • Highest quality supply teachers with Ofsted led INSET training
  • Regular service visits and updates on current available candidates
  • Mentoring for supply teachers


Catholic Diocesan Supply Service (CDSS)
4th Floor
St Andrews House
119 The Headrow

Telephone: 0113 331 4121

Applicant Testimonials

Katie - Primary Teacher - Leeds
After speaking with lots of other local supply agencies about beginning work with them, Alison has the kindness and support that actually makes you feel like you can do it! She is very sensitive to ...
Amy - NQT - Leeds
“I decided to begin working with an agency after being unable to secure a job within the Covid-19 climate. Alison contacted me in early September and was keen to meet with me and find about my ...
Ryan - Science Technician - London
Academics is an agency that cares about its employees. I interacted with different members of their team, and was treated with nothing but respect from the onset. They are professional, approachable ...
Amy - Quantum Scholars Teacher - Buckinghamshire
I decided to move to England to help gain some experience teaching abroad. Quantum Scholars was one of the first programs to get in contact with me, and having their help along the way helped make ...
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