FAQ's

What type of work do Academics offer?

Academic’s consultants work with Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges and Specialist SEN Schools all over the UK.

We offer both daily and long-term supply work for both qualified teachers and non-teaching support staff. Long-term positions are available for a number of reasons such as covering maternity leave, or long term sickness, or simply that a client school has been unable to appoint a permanent member of staff, which can be an excellent way of getting your foot in the door. We also work with clients looking to recruit for permanent positions.

How do I register with Academics?

The first step is to get in touch with one of our consultants. Either apply to one of our advertised jobs online, or find your local office in our Meet the Teams section. A consultant will give you a call back to discuss what you’re looking for and will provide you with details for our Online Registration form. Once this has been returned, we will invite you to visit your local office where we will complete a skills based interview and take copies of any necessary documents in order to complete your registration.

Will you be able to find me suitable work?

Academics have established themselves as one of the country’s leading education recruitment agencies, and have helped thousands of teacher and school support staff find work in education for over a decade, therefore we are ideally placed to find you suitable opportunities.

How much, and how often will I be paid?

Pay levels vary depending on the type of job, your qualifications and your level of experience. They can also vary depending on whether the school is in London or the surrounding fringe areas. You will be paid on a weekly basis following submission of your completed timesheet.

I don’t have a blank timesheet – where can I find a replacement?

A blank timesheet is attached to your placement confirmation email.  You can also download a copy here.

Where do I send my timesheet?

Timesheets should be sent by email, directly to our Accounts department.
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These contact details are also included on your timesheet.

Returning to teaching?

If you hold qualified teacher status, you can return to teaching in either a permanent or supply role at any time. There is currently no requirement for you to complete any formal training. However, if you have been out of the profession for more than 5 years, we would advise you to look at the available refresher courses which can be found of the DfE website.

Can I complete my induction year whilst working on supply?

Yes – Under the current regulations, NQT’s are able to complete their induction over 3 separate assignments in different schools, provided each is for a full term or more. If you are keen to complete your induction while on supply, Academics will work closely with you and ensure we find you a role in a school that will be able to provide you with the support you need.

You may work on a short term supply basis for up to 5 years from the date you obtained QTS. Once 5 years has elapsed, you may only accept a teaching post which will count towards your induction.

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