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Amazing DigiLadies Experience!

Amazing DigiLadies Experience!

Published 29.01.2020

We received so many fantastic photos of ‘The Digiladies’ enjoying their BETT experience in London last Thursday and Friday we didn’t know where to start! Just a selection of pics of the the Digiladies and MiniDigiladies enjoying their experience, which we were proud and delighted to sponsor for them! It’s been wonderful not only to see how much everyone loved the trip, but also how much they all got from this fantastic experience organised by the inspirational Laura Dickinson from North Tyneside Learning Trust!

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Alice in Wonderland and Afternoon Tea!

Alice in Wonderland and Afternoon Tea!

Published 14.01.2022 This sounds wonderful from our friends and partners at Seven Stories! Afternoon tea and a great book! Make sure you reserve your places before they get booked up! Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books 12 January at 08:21  ·  We’re celebrating this wonderful classic with Wonderland Afternoon Teas in January and February Tuck into scrumptious […]

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Amazing words from an amazing teacher

Amazing words from an amazing teacher

Published 10.01.2022 A lovely way to start the week with some amazing words from an amazing teacher. “When I joined first class, I had just finished my NQT year and I was nervous of supply and unsure of what to expect but you supported me every step of the way! You supported me and stayed […]

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We may have the perfect role for you!

We may have the perfect role for you!

Published 09.01.2022 First Class Supply are actively working on many Education Support positions in schools across the North East. We may well already have the perfect role for you! Please call 0191 251 5566 and let us know the type of work you are looking for and we’ll work hard to find you the right […]

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We are looking for Primary Teachers to join our team

We are looking for Primary Teachers to join our team

Published 08.01.2022 If your previous teaching role has finished at Christmas and you are looking for a new Primary teaching job this term then please call First Class Supply on 0191 251 5566. First Class Supply are recruiting for Primary teachers to join our amazing team to help meet the high demand for teaching supply […]

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Middle Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges recruiting now

Middle Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges recruiting now

Published 07.01.2022 If you are a Secondary teacher in the North East looking for additional work or a new job First Class Supply would love to hear from you. We have great relationships with Middle Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges who want to recruit now for short term and long term supply positions. Call 0191 […]

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Return to Teaching

Return to Teaching

Published 06.01.2022 Supply teachers have always been vital to supporting schools but the need has never been greater. The Government has asked recently retired teachers to consider rejoining the workforce. If that is something you are interested in doing please give First Class Supply a call on 0191 251 5566 to find out on how […]

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Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

Published 04.01.2022 Welcome back to all our supply team and to all our friends in schools! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas, and we wish you all a very Happy New Year! We look forward to working with you all again this term, and hope the current issues surrounding the dreaded Covid don’t […]

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Holiday Opening Times

Holiday Opening Times

The First Class Supply office has now closed for the holidays. If you need us urgently please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we are still available to contact during this time. Email our team at consultants@firstclasssupply.co.uk and we’ll be back in touch to assist you as soon as possible. We wish everyone the […]

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A Christmas Thank You

A Christmas Thank You

Published 17.12.2021 We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all our amazing supply team, for all your hard work during what has been another crazy term! You have all been incredible. We hope you have the best of Christmas breaks and enjoy the holidays, you all deserve some major rest and relaxation time! […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…!

Published 07.12.2021 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the First Class offices!  Not long now until the end of term and the start of the holidays!

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We look forward to working with you!

We look forward to working with you!

Published 03/12/2021 If your current teaching role is coming to an end at Christmas or you are looking for additional work then let First Class Supply help find your next job in January 2022. Contact us today on 0191 251 5566 and our expert compliance team will guide you through our straight forward registration process. […]

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Join First Class Supply for the new year!

Join First Class Supply for the new year!

Published 02/12/2021 Now is a great time to come and join the First Class Supply team ready for the new year. In the lead up to Christmas First Class Supply are working on many long term positions starting in January. If you are looking for a new Teaching Assistant or Support position in a North […]

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Marie Curie Fundraiser – £235 Raised

Marie Curie Fundraiser – £235 Raised

Published 01/12/2021 The 60 mile Marie Curie walk, jog or run challenge has now come to an end and we are pleased to say thanks to your generous contributions £235 has been donated to support terminal illness care.  A big thank you to everyone who donated! It’s been fun tracking our miles and all for […]

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Marie Curie Fundraiser Update!

Marie Curie Fundraiser Update!

Published 25/11/2021 We are very happy that so far over £200 will be donated to Marie Curie as part of their 60 mile walk challenge. Thank you so much for your extremely kind donations. The First Class Supply team have now hit the 3 mile a day mark, over 21 miles a week! It’s fair […]

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Primary Teaching Roles Available!

Primary Teaching Roles Available!

If you are a Primary teacher looking for a new role in the North East or looking for flexible work in addition to an existing job then First Class Supply can help. First Class Supply are a very well established education supply agency who have helped thousands of teachers find work in hundreds of schools. […]

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Teaching Assistant and Nursery Nurse Roles Available!

Teaching Assistant and Nursery Nurse Roles Available!

Here at First Class Supply we have new Teaching Assistant and Nursery Nurse roles becoming available all the time. We are also already working on longer term positions starting in January. Join our fantastic team of supply staff to see how we can help find you work too!

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Roles in Secondary Schools and Colleges currently available

Roles in Secondary Schools and Colleges currently available

First Class Supply’s partner secondary schools and colleges are looking to employ subject specialists and cover supervisors on a supply basis. We are currently recruiting for various roles in many different locations with new positions becoming available all the time. Call 0191 251 5566 to discuss joining our team and finding a role that is […]

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Marie Curie’s 60 Mile Walk – Update!

Marie Curie’s 60 Mile Walk – Update!

Published 16.11.2021 Thank you so much for the the very kind donations! We are delighted to have raised over £150 so far for such an amazing cause. The walking isn’t going too badly either! Our team have clocked in an average of 2.97 miles a day each. Well on our way to our target of […]

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Happy First Class Anniversary Fran!

Happy First Class Anniversary Fran!

Published 12.11.2021 Congratulations to the lovely Fran who reached her First Class 10th Anniversary this week! We can’t believe it has gone so quickly! Thank you for all your hard work and commitment Frances! Here’s to the next 10 years!  

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First Class Supply Support Marie Curie’s 60 Mile Walk!

First Class Supply Support Marie Curie’s 60 Mile Walk!

Published 05.11.2021 First Class Supply are getting fully behind Marie Curie’s 60 Mile walk, jog or run in November challenge to raise money for crucial terminal illness care and support. We will be sharing updates this month of our progress towards the 60 mile target. To find out more about the challenge visit: http://www.mariecurie.org.uk/…/fun…/60-miles-in-november to […]

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Teaching Assistant or Nursery Nurse? Looking for work? In the North East?

Teaching Assistant or Nursery Nurse? Looking for work? In the North East?

First Class Supply are partnered with Schools, Nurseries, SEN Provisions and Out of School Clubs who are looking for support staff to be part of their friendly and enthusiastic teams. Work ranges from flexible short term shifts to longer term full time commitments so whatever you are looking for we can help. Get in touch […]

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What are you looking for from supply teaching?

What are you looking for from supply teaching?

At First Class Supply we have an exceptional track record over the last 17 years of finding ideal matches between Primary Teachers and North East schools. If you are an early careers teacher looking to gain valuable experience, an experienced teacher searching for your next long term position or semi-retired and looking to enjoy teaching […]

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Secondary Teacher? Cover Supervisor? Join First Class Supply

Secondary Teacher? Cover Supervisor? Join First Class Supply

If you are looking for Teaching or Cover Supervisor work in Middle Schools, Secondary Schools or Further Education then First Class Supply can help. We have partner Schools and Colleges across the North East looking to recruit for supply vacancies. Contact First Class Supply to learn more about how we can find you a rewarding […]

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Happy Half Term!

Happy Half Term!

Published 25.10.2021 Happy Half Term everyone! It’s been a hectic start to the academic year so we hope you’re all relaxing and recharging your batteries for a change! Thank you all so much for all your hard work! Enjoy!

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School Administration Roles Available!

School Administration Roles Available!

First Class Supply are looking for school administration staff to join our team. We are currently working on a variety of office based positions in schools across the North East. If you have experience of working within a school and are looking for part time or full time work call First Class Supply on 0191 […]

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Foundation Holiday Football Courses

Foundation Holiday Football Courses

Published 18.10.2021 Time to book now for half term at numerous venues across the region! 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝙖𝙡𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 Our professional and friendly coaches are ready to kick off half-term for boys and girls looking forward to a week of fun at Consett Afc and Goals Newcastle! 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟱𝘁𝗵 – 𝟮𝟴𝘁𝗵 […]

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Schools North East Business Management Conference & Annual Summit

Schools North East Business Management Conference & Annual Summit

We have had a wonderful two days at the Schools North East Business Management Conference and Annual Summit. A big thanks to everyone who came over for a chat, it was fantastic to speak to you (in person!). What a great event.

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Another lovely testimonial!

Another lovely testimonial!

Published 11.10.2021 This certainly brightened our Monday morning!  Thank you Julie, and lots of luck in your new role!

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Passionate Secondary Teachers wanted to join our First Class team

Passionate Secondary Teachers wanted to join our First Class team

Are you a qualified Secondary Teacher, passionate about your subject and looking to teach in the North East? If that’s you then get in touch with First Class Supply today to join our team. Call 0191 251 5566 to learn more.

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Dedicated Primary Teachers wanted to join our outstanding team

Dedicated Primary Teachers wanted to join our outstanding team

Are you dedicated to inspiring and motivating young people through the art of teaching? First Class Supply can help you find work in our partner primary schools across the North East. Call 0191 251 5566 to learn more.

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Join our First Class team of Teaching Assistants

Join our First Class team of Teaching Assistants

Are you enthusiastic, dedicated and looking for work in education? We are looking to expand our fantastic team of Teaching Assistants and Support Staff to work with our partner schools across the North East. Call us today on 0191 251 5566 to learn more.

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Half Term Holiday Soccer School

Half Term Holiday Soccer School

Published 28.09.2021 Half Term Holiday courses ready to book now with our friends at Newcastle United Foundation! 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝗳-𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 We can’t wait to spend October half-term holidays on the football pitch with boys and girls of all abilities! Don’t miss out on fun days with friends and family 𝟮𝟱𝘁𝗵 – 𝟮𝟴𝘁𝗵 […]

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Welcome baby Jessie!

Welcome baby Jessie!

Published 24.09.2021 We were delighted when Kate came to visit us in the office this week, together with new baby Jessie, and her lovely big brother Max. We know so many of you having been dying to see her, so here she is, and isn’t she gorgeous!

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Have fun with Mr Fox at Seven Stories this weekend!

Have fun with Mr Fox at Seven Stories this weekend!

Published 16.09.2021 More fun to be had with our friends over at Seven Stories this weekend! Join Seven Stories this Saturday at 11am or 2pm for ‘Fantastic Frolics’ with our very own Mr. Fox! Gather under the twinkly lights of our cosy attic for interactive games and foxy crafting to take home. Perfect for children […]

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Another lovely testimonial!

Another lovely testimonial!

Published 13.09.2021 Well this certainly cheered us up on a Monday morning! Thank you so much Linda! x

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Join our team working in Middle, Secondary and Further Education provisions across the North East

Join our team working in Middle, Secondary and Further Education provisions across the North East

Are you looking for work in North East middle schools, secondary schools or colleges for the new school year? Get in touch with our team to find out how working on supply can work for you.

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Join the First Class Supply team teaching in Primary Schools across the North East

Join the First Class Supply team teaching in Primary Schools across the North East

If you haven’t yet found the perfect teaching job you’ve have been looking for, call the First Class Supply team to discuss the different supply roles we have available.

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Join our team of Teaching Assistants and Nursery Nurses working in North East schools

Join our team of Teaching Assistants and Nursery Nurses working in North East schools

Are you still looking for your perfect education support role? If so, contact our friendly team to find out more about working on supply this school year.

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Children North East Duck Race – Sunday 5th September

Children North East Duck Race – Sunday 5th September

Published 03.09.2021 Great fun this weekend which will also help to raise funds for a fantastic cause, helping disadvantaged children throughout our region! Children North East Yesterday at 08:01  ·  We can’t wait to see you all at Ponteland Park this Sunday for Ponteland Rotary’s Annual Duck Race! It’s going to be a fun-filled day for everyone so […]

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Welcome back and here’s to the new academic year!

Welcome back and here’s to the new academic year!

Published 01.09.2021 A big ‘Welcome Back’ to all of our fantastic supply team, and to our friends in school who are also back today! We hope you’ve had the best of summer breaks and have managed to recharge some batteries! We’re very excited to start the new Academic Year and look forward to working with […]

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Seven Stories fun for the last few days of the holidays……

Seven Stories fun for the last few days of the holidays……

Published 26.08.2021 Lots here to do for the last few days of the summer holidays……! PLANNING YOUR VISIT… *We are open 10am – 5pm, seven days a week. *There is no general admission ticket for the museum. Instead, you can visit our permanent exhibition (Could there really be only SEVEN STORIES in all the world?), […]

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There’s still time to join us!

There’s still time to join us!

Published 24.08.2021 There’s still time to register for the new term! Call us now to find out how you can join our fantastic supply team!

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Another amazing testimonial!

Another amazing testimonial!

Published 19.08.2021 Another fantastic testimonial! Thank you Sarah for taking the time to write this, and also for all your hard work and commitment!

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NQTs!  This is why you should join our First Class team!

NQTs! This is why you should join our First Class team!

Published 17.08.2021 NQTs! If you’re wondering which supply agency to join, we’re not going to tell you why it should be us – we’ll let these very happy people tell you instead!  

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Seven Stories Holiday Inspiration

Seven Stories Holiday Inspiration

Published 10.08.2021 Some fantastic summer holidays inspiration here! Definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something different to do with your young ones! This week at Seven Stories: Fantastic beasts & how to draw them workshop, Wednesday 11am & 2pm. For children 8+ and their grown-ups. Eggs, Nests & Calls workshop, Friday 11am & […]

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Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses

Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses

Published 05.08.2021 here are just a few places left for these fantastic Newcastle United Foundation holiday courses! Book your places now before they all go! Newcastle United Foundation 30 July at 14:45  ·  𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸! Brothers Kai and Ethan are two young superstars who loved their 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 experience this week and Ethan was extra chuffed to earn […]

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Lovely Testimonial!

Lovely Testimonial!

Published 04.08.2021 A lovely testimonial to brighten our day! Thank you so much Katie! x

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Published 30.07.2021 As always we’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our amazing supply team! Thank you so much for your lovely cards and gifts, we can’t tell you how appreciative we are! Thank you so much! xx

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HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

HAPPY SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

Published 23.07.2021 Happy End of Term to all our fantastic Supply Team, and to all our friends in schools! It’s been another hectic and difficult term to say the least, but you have all been amazing in your hard work and support. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! All of us here wish you the very […]

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Happy Maternity Leave Kate!

Happy Maternity Leave Kate!

Published 22.07.2021 We know lots of you would like to join us in wishing good luck to the lovely Kate, who is leaving us for a while to start her maternity leave! Congratulations and good luck Kate, and we can’t wait to meet the new arrival!! xx

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Newcastle United Foundation: Summer Holiday Footie Courses

Newcastle United Foundation: Summer Holiday Footie Courses

Published 08.07.2021 It’s not too late to book your stars of the future onto one of these fantastic courses! Run by our friends at the Newcastle United Foundation they are being held at various locations throughout the summer holidays. Go on, you know you want to! 𝗶𝘅 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘄 […]

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Seven Stories Story Catchers!

Seven Stories Story Catchers!

Published 07.07.2021 Calling all children 6+ and their heroic grown-ups! One of the seven story plots in the world (yes, there are really only seven!) is ‘overcoming the monster’…join our Story Catchers as they tells us more about this plot and uncover the five steps to bringing a monster down. With lots of fun and […]

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Join our First Class team for Secondary Teaching vacancies

Join our First Class team for Secondary Teaching vacancies

If you are looking for work as a Secondary Teacher or Cover Supervisor in the North East then we are looking for you to join our team. Call Kate on 0191 251 5566 to join our First Class team.

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Join our First Class team for Primary Teaching opportunities

Join our First Class team for Primary Teaching opportunities

It has been fantastic getting to meet so many new Primary Teachers coming to join our team. We still have Primary teaching vacancies available across the North East for both ongoing flexible supply and long term roles starting from September. Call 0191 251 5566 to speak to Fran or Aimee about joining our First Class […]

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Join our First Class team for Support Staff roles

Join our First Class team for Support Staff roles

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to join our team recently. We are still recruiting for a variety of support roles with immediate and September starts both available. Call Julia or Gayleen on 0191 251 5566 to discuss how you too can join our First Class team.

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Another lovely testimonial…..

Another lovely testimonial…..

Published 24.06.2021 Seriously, don’t just take our word for why you should join us…!

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Come join us……!

Come join us……!

Published 22.06.2021 We’ve had a fantastic response to our ads, and it’s been great to meet everyone who has replied and come along to register – welcome to First Class! However! EYFS, Primary, Secondary NQTs and experienced Teachers, we need you! Newly qualified and experienced TAs, we need you too! Contact us to discuss how […]

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Schools North East

Schools North East

Published 15.06.2021 Have you booked your place?  Some fantastic sessions and speakers at this year’s event! We’ve got over 30 fantastic sessions and speakers at this year’s #CelebrateEd21. We’re looking forward to this session from @MikeFoster54 View more sessions and book your place at http://ow.ly/sPew50F5omL @tes @EdNorthUK

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Come and join us – but don’t let us tell you why…..!

Come and join us – but don’t let us tell you why…..!

Published 11.06.2021

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First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: Published 9th June 2021

First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: Published 9th June 2021

At First Class Supply we are committed to equal treatment of all employees regardless of their gender. Having completed our latest Gender Pay Gap Report we have found women’s mean pay was slightly higher than for men for the first time since the reporting was introduced. Women’s Median pay was lower and a greater difference […]

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Published 07.06.2021 Welcome back to all our supply team and to our friends in schools too! We hope you all enjoyed a great holiday and managed a well deserved rest! Really looking forward to working with all you this next half term, it’s going to be another busy one!

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Seven Stories are open again!

Seven Stories are open again!

Published 01.06.2021 Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books   Seven Stories exhibitions are now officially open! We can’t wait to welcome all you readers, storytellers and imaginative adventurers back this Half Term. Levels 3 and 4 are open, and entry to our exhibitions is free of charge – but you do need to […]

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Happy Half Term and Thank you!

Happy Half Term and Thank you!

Published 28.05.2021 Happy half term to all our amazing supply team! We know how mad busy it’s been since the Easter break and we all thank every one of you for all your hard work and commitment! Hope you all have a great half term holiday and that you finally get chance to relax for […]

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Come and join the best supply team!

Come and join the best supply team!

Published 26.05.2021 We had a great response to our last ad, and it’s been great to meet everyone who has replied and come along to register – welcome to First Class! However! EYFS, Primary, Secondary NQTs and experienced Teachers, we need you! Newly qualified and experienced TAs, we need you too! Contact us to discuss […]

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Cooler than Cool?!

Cooler than Cool?!

Published 25.05.2021 Ever wondered how to be cooler than cool? Well, Sean Taylor has the answers! Tickets are now on sale for this Seven Stories live event with the award-winning author. He will take you on a lively journey of picture book fun with riddles, rhymes and silly songs. Sean will read excerpts from his […]

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‘First Class Skills’ PE Sessions

‘First Class Skills’ PE Sessions

Published 18.05.2021 Great write up about Toon legend Steve Harper paying a surprise visit to one of our ‘First Class Skills’ PE sessions! Fantastic that through our partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation these brilliant PE sessions are being carried out in schools throughout the region: Newcastle United hero Steve Harper joins surprise penalty shootout […]

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Teachers and TAs – come join us!

Teachers and TAs – come join us!

Published 13.05.2021 EYFS, Primary, Secondary NQTs and experienced Teachers, we need you! Newly qualified and experienced TAs, we need you too! Contact us to discuss how you can join our existing professional and friendly team, and to discuss how you can join our Guaranteed Pay and Development Plan from day one! Register Today: http://bit.ly/RegisterWithFirstClassSupply How […]

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Supporting National Mental Health Week 2021

Supporting National Mental Health Week 2021

Published 11.05.2021 Supporting National Mental Health Week: Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 10 to 16 May 2021. This year, we’re inviting you to immerse yourself in the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’, while reconnecting with nature across the week. The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ are a set of pillars which are key to improving […]

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Local Businesses supporting Local Businesses!

Local Businesses supporting Local Businesses!

Published 08.05.2021 Local business supporting local business Foxandfinchofficial! Have a lovely weekend everyone!

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Authors into Schools with Karl Nova!

Authors into Schools with Karl Nova!

Published 04.05.2021 KS2 and KS3 teachers! You will not want to miss this fantastic Authors into Schools event brought to you through our partners at Seven Stories! Book now to make sure your places are reserved! Calling all teachers of years 5, 6, 7 and 8. Book now for our upcoming Authors in Schools event […]

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We still need you!

We still need you!

Published 29.04.2021 Thank you to everyone who replied to our last post! Teaching Assistants, Nursery Nurses, SEN and One:One Support staff, we still need you! Please call Julia or Gayleen on 0191 251 5566 now to find out how we can help you find your ideal supply role.

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The BAY Foodbank

The BAY Foodbank

Published 26.04.2021 We are still collecting for the The BAY Foodbank if you’d like to bring donations to the collection point in our office. There’s a list below from the BAY of the most needed items, and we know how much the BAY would really appreciate anything you’re able to spare. For social distancing, please […]

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Shakespeare Day Fun – this Friday 23rd April

Shakespeare Day Fun – this Friday 23rd April

Published 21.04.2021 You won’t want to miss these celebrations of #ShakespeareDay, brought to you by our friends and partners at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books. Starting on YouTube at 10 am this Friday, see below to find out how you can join in the literary fun! Join us on Friday this week […]

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Secondary Teachers – we need you!

Secondary Teachers – we need you!

Published 20.04.2021 Secondary Teachers! We need you! Please call Kate on 0191 251 5566 to find out how we can help you find your ideal teaching role!

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A Lovely Thank You!

A Lovely Thank You!

Published 19.04.2021 Thank you to the lovely Laura for these fabulous sweet treats! Fran and Aimee were delighted to find the perfect role for you Laura, and we all hope you’re enjoying your long term contract. See you at Christmas!

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Primary Teachers – we need you!

Primary Teachers – we need you!

Published 16.04.2021 Primary and EYFS Teachers! We need you! Please call Fran or Aimee on 0191 251 5566 to find out how we can help you find your ideal teaching role!

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Teaching Assistants, Nursery Nurses, One:One and SEN Support

Teaching Assistants, Nursery Nurses, One:One and SEN Support

Published 13.04.2021 We still need you!  Call Julia or Gayleen NOW on 0191 251 5566 to find out how we can find you your ideal supply role!

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Play.Meet.Street

Play.Meet.Street

Published 09.04.2021 We love this idea! Find out below how you can join in and keep your kids safe! Play.Meet.Street North Tyneside We’ve got all the kit ready for dozens of new streets to start #playingout – we’re still not 100% sure when we’ll be allowed to play out again, but it should be in […]

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Newcastle United Foundation Coaching for Juniors

Newcastle United Foundation Coaching for Juniors

Published 07.04.2021 It’s not too late to book your juniors onto these fantastic, Covid secure courses! Holiday Courses with Newcastle United Foundation coaches at Consett Afc, Goals Newcastle and Lemington Football Centre. 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱-𝟭𝟵 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 bit.ly/3clAosr 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗻𝗼𝘄 bit.ly/3vmBSf0

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HAPPY EASTER!

HAPPY EASTER!

Published 01.04.2021 Happy Easter to all our fantastic supply team and friends in schools! We hope you all get the chance to relax, and we wish you the very best of breaks after what has been a very difficult term! Happy Easter to you all!! 🐣🐥

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Seven Stories Event for Adults interested in Autism Awareness

Seven Stories Event for Adults interested in Autism Awareness

Published 31.03.2021 An excellent free event TODAY from Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books. Specifically for adults, this event is part of their Autism Awareness Week activities. If you have an interest in Autism Awareness, you will not want to miss this. Join author Rose Robbins 31 March, 4-5pm, in a free event […]

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Published 25.03.2021 We know not all schools are breaking up for the Easter break just yet, but we’d like to say a huge thank to all of our supply team who are starting their holiday today. You’ve been amazing during this really difficult time, and we hope you all enjoy your very well deserved break! […]

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Seven Stories Move & Make Sessions

Seven Stories Move & Make Sessions

Published 22.03.2021 Seven Stories next Move & Make session takes place on Tuesday 30th March and this month’s book is……Tiddler by Julia Donaldson! Join us for storytime, singing, movement and craft as we present another free online session for the under 5s. To book your free tickets, simply head to the link below: https://www.sevenstories.org.uk/…/1031/move-and-make Scholastic […]

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FREE Sports Camps for local Northumberland Children over Easter Holidays!

FREE Sports Camps for local Northumberland Children over Easter Holidays!

Published 19.03.2021 Fantastic, free sporting activitities for local Northumberland children over the Easter holidays. Why not book your places now before they all get fully booked!

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Secondary Teachers and Cover Supervisors – we need you!

Secondary Teachers and Cover Supervisors – we need you!

Published 16.03.2021 Secondary Teachers and Cover Supervisors – we need you!  Please call Kate on 0191 251 5566 to find out how you can join our busy Supply Team!

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Primary and Early Years Teachers – we need you!

Primary and Early Years Teachers – we need you!

Published 15.03.2021 Primary and Early Years Teachers – we’d love to speak to you about the real vacancies we have available.  Please call Fran or Aimee to find out how you can join our busy Supply Team!

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Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses

Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses

Published 15.03.2021 Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses are a great way for children and teenagers to stay active during school holidays and term time alongside friends, family members and coaching staff. Open to girls and boys of all abilities aged five to 14*, Holiday Courses are the perfect opportunity for youngsters to learn, play and […]

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Hadrian’s Wall Virtual Challenge to help Children North East

Hadrian’s Wall Virtual Challenge to help Children North East

Published 09.03.2021 This is a fantastic way to raise funds for our friends at Children North East! We are signing up today – hopefully others will join us in the challenge to help this brilliant local charity!  Read on for details on how you can take part. We’ve launched our Hadrian’s Wall 130km Virtual Challenge […]

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Back to School!

Back to School!

Published 08.03.2021 We’re delighted to welcome all pupils back into school again this week. We know so many of our colleagues in schools have been working so hard throughout lockdown, often under very difficult circumstances. You have been amazing! Let’s hope today is the start of some form of normality returning to our classrooms, and […]

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World Book Day 2021!

World Book Day 2021!

Published 04.03.2021 It’s World Book Day 2021! Let’s enjoy and join in with as many virtual sessions as possible! There are loads of free online events especially for lockdown, with the chance to win £100 in book tokens! Check out all the £1 books too as well as dozens of free audio books! We’d love […]

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Teaching Assistant?  Nursery Nurse? SEN and/or One:One Support?  We need you!

Teaching Assistant? Nursery Nurse? SEN and/or One:One Support? We need you!

Published 03.03.2021 We need you!  Please call us on 0191 251 5566 today to discuss the many opportunities open to you!

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World Book Day – Thursday 4th March

World Book Day – Thursday 4th March

Published 01.03.2021 We’re really looking forward to celebrating a virtual World Book Day this Thursday! Our friends and partners at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books have got some fantastic events planned which we’ll share with you here. We’d love to see photos of your children celebrating the day in style too! Join […]

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More amazing work from the Newcastle United Foundation

More amazing work from the Newcastle United Foundation

Published 23.02.2021 Amazing work from our friends and partners at the Newcastle United Foundation during half term. The activity packs were hugely popular and really appreciated! It’s been a busy week for us delivering 𝟏𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐬 to ensure children and teenagers enjoy their half-term at home! Thanks to Arnold Clarkfor making our deliveries possible

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Authors into Schools Events after February Half Term!

Authors into Schools Events after February Half Term!

Published 16.02.2021 Really looking forward to more of our fantastic Authors into Schools events happening again after half term! Still as much fun virtually as in person, with some fabulous feedback from everyone who has enjoyed them so far! Digital Authors into Schools is back with 8 brand new events to look forward to after […]

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Stay Safe Online!

Stay Safe Online!

Published 09.02.2021 Loving this in association with our friends and partners at The Newcastle United Foundation!  Great stay safe online tips and advice. Today we are proud to be supporting #SaferInternetDay withUK Safer Internet Centre and Newcastle United. We’ve created some quick tips to help keep you and your family safe online and more advice […]

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Fantastic Seven Stories event with Michael Morpurgo!

Fantastic Seven Stories event with Michael Morpurgo!

Published 05.02.2020 Join our friends at Seven Stories for a very special school event with the UK’s best-loved storyteller, Michael Morpurgo on Thursday 11th February. Michael will be talking about some of his best-loved books including War Horse, The Butterfly Lion, Shadow and Private Peaceful, as well as reading from his latest book, Boy Giant. […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

Published 02.02.2021 This week is Children’s Mental Health Week, a subject that is probably more important than ever during these very difficult times. Are you taking part? There are fantastic free resources for schools and families, as well as virtual assemblies and conferences, and fabulous initiatives such as ‘Dress to Express’ for your children to […]

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COVID-19: Lateral Flow Testing

COVID-19: Lateral Flow Testing

Published 29.01.2021 You may have heard that schools are now taking part in Lateral Flow Testing to try and determine asymptomatic cases and reduce the spread of Covid 19. This is in the hope that we can all get back to some form of normality sooner rather than later. If you are working in a […]

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Schools North East Academies 2021

Schools North East Academies 2021

Published 27.01.2021 For all the Academies we work with – information on the latest Academies Conference from Schools North East. Full lineup announced! Join Dominic Herrington, Daniel Muijs, Lord Jim Knight, and more at the virtual Academies Conference 2021. If you are a senior leader in an academy, MAT or maintained school exploring your options, […]

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Move and Make from Seven Stories!

Move and Make from Seven Stories!

Published 20.01.2021 Looking for some light-hearted play for little ones this lockdown? Then check out our new Move & Make! series which aims to support families at home over the coming weeks. Designed especially for the under 5s, Move & Make! sessions are packed full with singalong songs, amazing movement, craftacular play and the signature […]

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Latest Update

Latest Update

Published 14.01.2021 We are pleased to inform you that in order to support our supply team as much as possible during these difficult times, First Class Supply will once again be utilising the furlough (job retention) scheme. The current scheme is slightly different as we now have to bear the considerable costs of employers NI […]

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Latest Lockdown Update

Latest Lockdown Update

Published 07.01.2021 Further to our last update of 5th January, we wanted to let you know how we’ve been working hard during this week to find out what we can about the latest lockdown implications for our supply team.  If you are currently working in a long-term assignment, we have been working with your placement […]

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Latest Announcement

Latest Announcement

Published 05.01.2021

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HAPPY NEW YEAR ….. AND AN UPDATE RE COVID

HAPPY NEW YEAR ….. AND AN UPDATE RE COVID

Published 04.01.2021

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Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

Published 21.12.2020 Just a little reminder…… 🙂

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THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Published 18.12.2020 Sadly no team photo this Christmas due to social distancing, but we’d all like to say a HUGE thank you to our amazing supply team for all their hard work this term, in what have often been very trying circumstances! You have all been brilliant and we hope you all have a lovely […]

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Our BAY Foodbank Christmas Appeal

Our BAY Foodbank Christmas Appeal

Published 17.12.2020 Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our The BAY Foodbank Christmas appeal! First Class were also delighted to make our own donation to ensure we reached as many families as possible! Thank you too, to the lovely Nicki from one of our local schools, for your generous donation of Christmas […]

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National Recognition for Seven Stories work in our Community

National Recognition for Seven Stories work in our Community

Published 15.12.2020 Fantastic work from our friends over at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books!  Making a real difference to those in need in our community! Well done Seven Stories, you deserve to have received national recognition for your excellent work! This year, more than ever, there are families who may not be […]

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Last chance for Christmas donations to The BAY Foodbank

Last chance for Christmas donations to The BAY Foodbank

Published 11.12.2020 Happy Friday everyone! We hope you all have a lovely weekend, and enjoy some much deserved relaxation! Just a reminder that next week is your last chance to drop Christmas donations off for The BAY Foodbank! The Bay’s Christmas Wishlist is below – can we please ask that you drop any donations in […]

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Welcome to the world Harriet Parker Lynn!

Welcome to the world Harriet Parker Lynn!

Published 09.12.2020 We are delighted to introduce you to the latest addition to Team TA, the gorgeous Harriet Parker Lynn, who came in to the world last Friday, 4th December, weighing a healthy 8lbs 10oz! We know many of you have been dying to the hear the news, and will want to join us in […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Published 08.12.2020 We’re starting to feel First Class festive in the office! Soon be Christmas! We’d love to see your festive photos if you’d like to post in the comments on our Facebook post!

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The BAY Foodbank ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’

The BAY Foodbank ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’

Published 02.12.2020 Just a reminder that we are still collecting items for our friends at The BAY Foodbank. Anything at all you are able to donate would be so appreciated. If you need any inspiration here’s The BAY’s ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ with lots of suggestions. Thank you so much as always for your kindness! 🙂

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A Lovely Thank You Surprise!

A Lovely Thank You Surprise!

Published 01.12.2020 What lovely surprises! Team Secondary received these georgeous thank you cakes from one of our fab secondary teachers today, then Team Primary received these amazing festive brownies from one of our fantastic primary teachers! What a lovely thought, thank you both so much, they are really appreciated!

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Hats off to Mowbray Sports for such a kind donation!

Hats off to Mowbray Sports for such a kind donation!

Published 30.11.2020 A HUGE thank you to our friends from Mowbray Sports Clothing in South Shields, who responded to our appeal for The BAY Foodbank by donating 100 brand new winter wooly hats! Such a generous donation which will be so appreciated by The BAY and grateful families alike – hats off to you and […]

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Happy Weekend – and thank you!

Happy Weekend – and thank you!

Published 27.11.2020 Another big thank you to our amazing supply team this week – another crazy one! We hope you all have a lovely weekend, and manage some much deserved chill time too! Thank you all!

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More amazing Authors into Schools sessions!

More amazing Authors into Schools sessions!

Published 25.11.2020 More fantastic Authors into Schools sessions this week! Yesterday the brilliant Chitra Soundar reached 100s of young local pupils with her story ‘Sona Sharma Very Best Big Sister.’ Tomorrow sees multi award-winning author David Almond bring his new book ‘Brand New Boy’ to life for hundreds more local pupils! It’s fantastic bringing these […]

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Fantastic Free Resources!

Fantastic Free Resources!

Published 24.11.2020 Calling teachers and schools! Are you aware of the brilliant ‘FRED’s Teaching Reading’? They offer totally free resources on all kinds of subjects throughout all Key Stages. Check them out for ideas and resources for your planning!

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Bay Foodbank Christmas Appeal 2020

Bay Foodbank Christmas Appeal 2020

Published 20.11.2020 Our friends at The BAY Foodbank have passed on their Christmas Wish List to us. The team in the office are collecting as many of the items as we can, and we know many of you will want to donate too as you have so generously in previous years. We can still accept […]

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Team TA need you now!!

Team TA need you now!!

Published 19.11.2020 Team TA need you NOW! We have immediate long term, short term and day to day opportunities across all sectors. Call Julia or Gayleen if you have school and/or nursery experience! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Seven Stories Online Events

Seven Stories Online Events

Published 17.11.2020 Story time…! The amazing team at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books , have a lot to tell you about online events happening this week. Awarded Best Lockdown Project by Museums Change Lives earlier this year, they have activities perfect for kids, families and teachers alike. #HereForCulture in innovative and amazing […]

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Tin On A Wall!

Tin On A Wall!

Published 16.11.2020 If you’re in North Tyneside, please think about getting your street to join the Tin on a Wall campaign – neighbours put non-perishable food or toiletries on their walls and one or two of you collect them all in and deliver them to a collection point, from where they go to a local […]

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Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Published 13.11.2020 We can’t believe it’s that time of the week again! It might be Friday 13th but here’s to a great weekend for all our fantastic, hard working supply team as well as our lovely friends in school! Another super busy week in these strange times – thank you so much as always to […]

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We Will Remember Them

We Will Remember Them

Published 11.11.2020

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St Oswald’s Donations

St Oswald’s Donations

Published 10.11.2020 A big thank you to you all for your kind donations to St Oswalds! Thanks to the lovely Kenny from St Oswald’s Hospice too for coming along to collect all the many bags and boxes – here he is having a socially distanced photo taken! Thank you again for your kindness everyone – […]

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Maths Week England

Maths Week England

Published 09.11.2020 Do you know 9th – 14th November is Maths Week England? The aim is to raise the profile of maths and to make maths accessible and enjoyable for all. Check out their website to see how you can join in the fun! There are daily year group quizzes, video puzzles and competitions, to […]

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Sunday Night Blues?

Sunday Night Blues?

Published 08.11.2020 If you’re feeling the Sunday night blues, remember the difference you make every day!

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Happy Weekend!

Happy Weekend!

Published 06.11.2020 Hope all our fantastic Teachers and TAs have a lovely weekend despite the new lockdown! Hope you all get chance to relax a little after this manic first week of the new half term! Thank you as always for all your hard work and for going above and beyond – we really do […]

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Open as usual throughout the new lockdown

Open as usual throughout the new lockdown

Published 04.11.2020 Just to confirm that the First Class Supply team will be working as usual throughout the new lockdown. Our offices will be open and manned between 07.30 and 18:00, and you can of course contact us out of hours as always. We are adhering to all Covid-19 safety measures in our offices, and […]

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Published 02.11.2020 Welcome back to all our fantastic supply team and to all our friends in school! Looks like we’re in for another busy half term! Please stay safe out there everyone!

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The Bay Foodbank Donations

The Bay Foodbank Donations

Published 27.10.2020 A huge thank you to Ada, who brought a full drum’s worth of donations into our office yesterday! Thank you so much Ada, we really appreciate your kindness! If anybody else would like to donate, we know our friends at The BAY Foodbank would be really grateful for your contributions. Please just remember […]

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Happy Half Term!

Happy Half Term!

Published 23.10.2020 We’d like to wish all our fantastic supply team a very happy half term! You have all been amazing, especially in these new, and sometimes difficult circumstances! A huge thank you to you all!  We hope you manage to enjoy some well deserved r&r next week!

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Authors into Schools Events: November and December 2020

Authors into Schools Events: November and December 2020

Published 22.10.2020 We’re really excited about our November and December Authors into Schools events! Please contact us if you would like more information!  Read on for more details! #authorsintoschools #lovereading #sevenstoriespartners We are delighted to share our November and December digital programme of author events in schools, which brings live events with inspirational authors and […]

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Half Term Professional Football Training

Half Term Professional Football Training

Published 21.10.2020 Just a few places left on these fab footie courses run by our friends and partners at the Newcastle United Foundation. Totally COVID secure, and great outdoor fun for young football fans! Newcastle United Foundation uc9 OcStSptobemonrstdc hahtanh os1rsci6:nedi0r4  · 𝘼𝙛𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙄𝙣𝙘𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙖𝙛𝙚 Five reasons to book a Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Course […]

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TEAM TA NEED YOU NOW!

TEAM TA NEED YOU NOW!

Published 19.10.2020 Team TA need you NOW! Call Julia, Gayleen or Hannah on 0191 251 5566 if you have school and/or nursery experience! We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Thank you – and have a lovely weekend!

Thank you – and have a lovely weekend!

Published 16.10.2020 As another busy, crazy, new-normal week draws to a close, we’d all like to say a big thank you to all our fantastic teachers AND our fantastic teaching assistants, nursery nurses and one to one supports! We hope you have a great weekend everyone!

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Did you know………

Did you know………

Published 15.10.2020 Today is World Maths Day! Maths Day is celebrated on October 15. Since its founding in 2007 by 3P Learning, the popularity of World Maths Day has multiplied fast. The day encourages students globally to take a break from standard day to day math lessons. Instead, they can participate in competitive math-themed games, […]

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Schools North East Virtual Exhibition

Schools North East Virtual Exhibition

Published 14.10.2020 Why not take a look around…… As part of our annual Summit 2020, we are hosting a virtual exhibition! Come and take a look, you do not need to be a delegate to visit. Engage with a range of organisations who are proud to support our schools and find out about funding opportunities! […]

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You won’t want to miss this…..

You won’t want to miss this…..

Published 12.10.2020 Autumn mornings can be a little chilly so why not pop down this Thursday or Friday for a cosy and delicious story time breakfast with Goldilocks? Not too hot, not too cold, our breakfasts are just right for tiny tots and their grown-ups to enjoy story fun with one of our Story Catchers, […]

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If you’re feeling the Sunday night blues……

If you’re feeling the Sunday night blues……

Published 11.10.2020 …… Just remember!

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Another brilliant Authors into Schools Week!

Another brilliant Authors into Schools Week!

Published 09.10.2020 Wow, another amazing week of virtual Authors into Schools events! Tuesday’s fantastic session with Harriet Muncaster reading from Victoria Stitch Bad and Glittering, was enjoyed by 404 pupils from five local schools. Thursday’s totally inspirational session with the amazing Alex Wheatle reading from Cane Warriors was enjoyed by a huge 936 pupils from […]

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Holiday Soccer Courses

Holiday Soccer Courses

Published 07.10.2020 These fantastic courses from the Newcastle United Foundation are running again during the half term break – book your places now! Holiday Courses are back this October! Play, learn and make friends safely at Consett Afc, Ellington Juniors Football Club and Goals Newcastle this half-term! Limited places, book now bit.ly/2SuIpSp

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Just a little Sunday night reminder …….

Just a little Sunday night reminder …….

Published 04.10.2020 ……. of just how brilliant all our teachers and TAs really are!

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Our QR Code

Our QR Code

Published 02.10.2020 Just a reminder for anyone visiting our offices to remember to scan our QR code with the NHS COVID-19 App EVERY visit. If visiting both offices, please scan both as the codes are different. Thanks in advance – LET’S HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS!

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We reach an amazing 2271 pupils in a week!!

We reach an amazing 2271 pupils in a week!!

Published 01.10.2020 We are loving our continuing partnership with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books and our Authors into Schools programme! By the end of the week a MASSIVE 2271 pupils from 18 local schools will have enjoyed these amazing virtual sessions, and the feedback we have received has been fantastic! Thank you […]

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Fantastic ‘Kicks’ Sessions from the Newcastle United Foundation

Fantastic ‘Kicks’ Sessions from the Newcastle United Foundation

Published 29.09.2020 These young footballers joined Newcastle United Foundation’s Premier League ‘Kicks’ in Benwell, Newcastle. Kicks sessions are free for players of all abilities at a number of sites across the North East. For more information, email: jonny.larkin@nufc.co.uk directly. These are fantastic free sessions and at the moment are open to players ages 8 to […]

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Monday Motivation!

Monday Motivation!

Published 28.09.2020 Just a little Monday Motivation – we hope you all have a great week!

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Thank You and Happy Friday!

Thank You and Happy Friday!

Published 25.09.2020 Another busy week has flown by! Thank you all as always for all your hard work, and we hope all our brilliant supply team, and all our friends in school have a fantastic weekend!  Enjoy!

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We remain Covid secure!

We remain Covid secure!

Published  23.09.2020 Just to reassure you all that in line with the latest Government guidelines, we remain 100% Covid secure in both of our First Class offices. All the team have access to PPE, our anti-Covid screens are all in place and we adhere to social distancing measures. We also have anti-bacterial hand gel and […]

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Come meet the Gruffalo!

Come meet the Gruffalo!

Published 21.09.2020 You won’t want to miss this fab Zoom event from our friends and partners at Seven Stories! A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…and has come to tell their story! Play, sing and make a craft activity with the little brown mouse in this fun interactive telling of everyone’s favourite […]

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Have a great weekend! :-)

Have a great weekend! :-)

Published 18.09.2020 Thank you to everyone for all your hard work again this week! These are certainly proving to be different times for us all! We’d like to wish you all a great weekend despite the new local lockdown restrictions, and hope you still manage to have a lovely time whatever you’re doing!

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Continuing our support of the amazing Seven Stories

Continuing our support of the amazing Seven Stories

Published 16.09.2020 We are delighted to announce we are continuing our support for our friends and partners at Seven Stories, who will be delivering some amazing digital sessions to our schools this term! The first of the new ‘Authors into Schools’ session starts next Wednesday, when none other than the fantastic Chris Riddell (of Goth […]

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The Bay Foodbank

The Bay Foodbank

Published 14.09.2020 Just to remind you that we still have a collection point for The BAY Foodbank in our office in Whitley Bay, and your donations will be more than welcome in these difficult times. Even with social distancing we will still be able to take any donations however big or small! Thank you in […]

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

Published 11.09.2020 A big thank you to all our teachers and teaching assistants for all your hard work this week – we know it’s been a strange first week back for many of you! We hope you, and our friends in schools, all have a brilliant weekend and enjoy the chance to chill for a […]

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Seven Stories Gruffalo Zoom Workshop

Seven Stories Gruffalo Zoom Workshop

Published 09.09.2020 This sounds amazing! Book your Zoom places now to make sure you don’t miss out on these fantastic sessions! Here’s our Jayne to tell you a little bit more about The Gruffalo Zoom Story Workshop taking place THIS Friday (and the following two Fridays). It’ll be a lot of fun so here’s the […]

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Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes!

Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes!

Published 07.09.2020 So very true for our teachers AND teaching assistants!  We hope you all have a fantastic start to the new week – and remember, we are here for you if you need us!

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Huge congratulations to our partner schools!

Huge congratulations to our partner schools!

Published 04.09.2020 It’s been fantastic to see and hear how many of our partner schools have had a really positive start to this ‘new normal’ term! All the hard work and your huge efforts have really paid off! We hope you are really proud of everything you’ve achieved to ensure your pupils have the best […]

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WELCOME BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL!

WELCOME BACK TO THE NEW NORMAL!

Published 01.09.2020 Today we’d like to say WELCOME BACK to all the schools who are re-opening this week, and to all the teaching and support staff and pupils returning to the ‘new normal.’ Difficult times for us all, but as always, we are looking forward to working together and supporting you all during this term […]

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Play.Meet.Street North Tyneside

Play.Meet.Street North Tyneside

Published 25.08.2020 This is such a fantastic idea! Why not see if you can make this happen in your street? More notices, invitations and consultation letters going out to #playstreets across the borough. 2 brand new streets, 3 streets that played out last year applying for new dates, and one that had a successful first […]

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Story time for your four-legged friends!!

Story time for your four-legged friends!!

Published 21.08.2020 A pawesome opportunity to bring a four-legged friend along to Seven Stories for a tail-waggingly terrific storytime! We are delighted to be starting our live events programme again with a special outdoor version of our popular Storytime for Dogs. One of our super storycatchers will read some brilliant dog stories and tell you […]

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Book your registration appointment now!

Book your registration appointment now!

Published 18.08.2020 We now have just a few places available next week for face-to-face registration interviews. Call us now to reserve your place as they do go very quickly! We’re also keeping our Zoom option open for those of you who would prefer to register online. We look forward to hearing from you and to […]

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Still time to book your holiday footie courses…..

Still time to book your holiday footie courses…..

Published 12.08.2020 How fantastic is this! There is still time to book your holiday football coaching courses through Newcastle United Foundation! Make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity for your future football stars! Newcastle United Foundation 1 d · Kicking off our latest Holiday Courses in style with #NUFC‘s Kell Watts Kell got stuck […]

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Our face-to-face interviews are back!

Our face-to-face interviews are back!

Published 06.08.2020 We are delighted to report that we are once again conducting one-to-one registration interviews in our office.  We’re also keeping our Zoom option open for those of you who would prefer to register online.  Either way, book your place now as spaces are almost full for the rest of the holidays!  We look […]

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Thursday afternoon Story Fun

Thursday afternoon Story Fun

Published 04.08.2020 The Prince is looking for a wife, but he cannot find his perfect Princess! Then one night a Princess arrives at the castle looking for a place to stay the night, but the Prince and his mother, the Queen, make a plan to find out if she is a real princess and sneak […]

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Holiday Football Courses

Holiday Football Courses

Published 29.07.2020 It’s not too late to book your places on these fantastic, socially distanced courses for your own young football fans! All Covid-19 safeguarding measures in place, and morning and afternoon sessions available and delivered by professionals from our friends at Newcastle United Foundation Newcastle United Foundation New venues added for Summer 2020! We […]

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Working with Seven Stories to bring new initiatives to our schools

Working with Seven Stories to bring new initiatives to our schools

Published 27.07.2020 First Class are really proud of our partnership with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books. We are working together to bring you lots of new, socially distanced initiatives in the new term. All will be at no cost to our schools and will help to encourage a love of reading and […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAM!

Published 23.07.2020 Today we’re saying a very happy birthday to the lovely Pam. Hope you have a fab day Pam, we know the weather and semi-lockdown won’t stop you having a fun-packed day! Enjoy! x

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The Runaway Pea who got Washed Away!

The Runaway Pea who got Washed Away!

Published 21.07.2020 It’s not often you see a post title like that! This sounds a lovely story for younger children! Why not join in on Thursday to find out what happened to the Runaway Pea? #sevenstories #lovereading #lovereadingbooks It’s time for tea, but one pesky pea has decided to ping himself off the plate in […]

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Published 17.07.2020 Just thank you…..

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONNY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONNY!

Published 14.07.20 Today we’d like to wish the lovely Jonathan a Very Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day Jonny, and enjoy all your semi-lockdown celebrations! x  

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Summer Science Online 2020

Summer Science Online 2020

Published 13.07.2020 Here’s something for everyone to enoy this week, not just home-schoolers! Read on to learn more about this fantastic initiative from the Royal Society! This year, we’re moving our Summer Science Exhibition online. Join us for an exciting week of science streamed straight into your home, with talks and videos on subjects including […]

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Book your on-line registration!

Book your on-line registration!

Published 09.07.2020 Our on-line interviews and registrations continue to be really busy! We are also making appointments to see you with your original documents in our office now. Call us now to secure your online registration interview or to make an appointment to come along to the office. For your peace of mind, all social […]

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More home-schooling fun!

More home-schooling fun!

Published 07.07.2020 Another fab experience to share with your younger home pupils on Thursday! Book your place now to avoid disappointment! This Thursday at 10am join award-winning storytellers Brooke & Hannah from Little Supernovas Limited & Onceupona Childrens Theatre Co. London UK for a charming retelling of the rags to riches fairytale The Fisherman & […]

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Summer Soccer Courses on again!

Summer Soccer Courses on again!

Published 03.07.2020 Brilliant news from our friends at the Newcastle United Foundation! Fantastic that these courses will again be available throughout the summer!  Book a course for your budding stars of the future now!  

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Thursday morning Seven Stories Sessions

Thursday morning Seven Stories Sessions

Published 01.07.2020 Don’t forget to book these lovely sessions home-schoolers! Especially great fun for all your younger home pupils – every Thursday throughout July! The Hairy Toe with Onceupona and Little Supernovas Thursday 2 July, 10am Join award-winning storytellers Brooke & Hannah from Little Supernovas & Onceupona for a fun retelling of the voyage and return story […]

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Happy Birthday Steph!

Happy Birthday Steph!

Published 29.06.2020 In what we hope is the last of the First Class lockdown birthdays, today we’d like to wish the lovely Steph a very happy birthday!! Working from home has its benefits when you get a surprise socially distanced visit from the lovely Jemma who’s on maternity leave, together with the gorgeous Logan!! 🙂 […]

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A little exercise to make you happy

A little exercise to make you happy

Published 26.06.2020 This is a really lovely idea from our friends at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books! Something home schoolers might want to keep for a rainy afternoon, or just something for the whole family to enjoy, whatever their age! What makes you feel better when you’re sad? It’s important to look […]

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Thank you from us and St Oswald’s Hospice!

Thank you from us and St Oswald’s Hospice!

Published 24.06.2020 A very big thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to come along to drop their ‘lockdown clear out’ donations into our office for the fantastic St Oswald’s Hospice yesterday! We now have a mini-mountain in our office and all your donations are hugely appreciated. It was lovely to […]

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Just a reminder for your St Oswald’s donations…

Just a reminder for your St Oswald’s donations…

Published 22.06.2020 Just a reminder that you can drop any bags of donations for the fabulous St Oswald’s Hospice in to our office tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd. If you can come along between 10:30 and 2:30 that would be fantastic. We always get a huge response to these shout outs, and we’re looking forward to collecting […]

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Don’t forget to book your virtual interview!

Don’t forget to book your virtual interview!

Published 19.06.2020 We’ve got just a few virtual interview places available for next week – don’t miss out – give us a call now to reserve your appointment time!

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St Oswald’s Hospice

St Oswald’s Hospice

Published 16.06.2020 We have been in touch with our friends at St Oswald’s Hospice, who as you can imagine, have been hit hard during the Coronavirus crisis. We are still more than happy to collect donation bags for the hospice and no doubt many of you have been having a good clear out during the […]

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Some scary homeschool reading for your over 12s

Some scary homeschool reading for your over 12s

Published 12.06.2020 Home schoolers! Just the books for your over 12s to settle down with on a cold and wet afternoon! #SevenStories #chillingreads #thrillers Next up in our #WhereStoriesComeFrom #OvercomingtheMonster recommended reads we have two great reads for readers aged 12 and up. The first one is the chilling #TheStuffofNightmares by Malorie Blackman (Penguin Books). […]

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More home-schooling ideas

More home-schooling ideas

Published 10.06.2020 These might be just what all you home-schoolers need to keep your pupils entertained when the weather is like this!   10 of the Best Educational Documentaries for Kids When Screen Time is Unavoidable

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Another little something to help all you homeschoolers!

Another little something to help all you homeschoolers!

Published 09.06.2020 The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a great example of an #OvercomingtheMonster story. Listen to Storycatcher Jayne reading this classic tale accompanied by handwritten notes by Julia and original illustrations by Axel as featured in our #WhereStoriesComeFrom exhibition. Macmillan Children’s Books The Gruffalo read by Seven Stories Storycatcher Jayne The […]

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Join a local football family – ages under 7’s to under 18’s

Join a local football family – ages under 7’s to under 18’s

Published 04.06.2020 For all of you with frustrated footie players at home! Read on to see how you can register your interest in joining this fantastic, local, football family: Whitley Bay Sporting Club are currently unable to offer open sessions for season 20/21. However, we are still keen to promote that we are looking to […]

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Book your online interview with us now!

Book your online interview with us now!

Published 02.06.2020 It has been a real pleasure meeting so many of you over the last few weeks and welcoming you to the First Class team! Our online interview schedule is really busy, so do get in touch now to make sure you are fully compliant for when the schools are open properly! We are […]

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Children North East

Children North East

Published 28.05.2020 First Class are delighted to continue to support this amazing charity through these difficult times, and we know the lovely people at Children North East would love to hear from you if you are able to donate any resources, or make a donation to help them help those children most in need during […]

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Where Stories Come From…….

Where Stories Come From…….

Published 27.05.2020   Next up in our #WhereStoriesComeFrom #VoyageandReturn recommended reads are #MontyandSylvesterATaleofEverydayAstronauts by #CarlyGledhill (Hachette Kids), a story about best friends on a mission to deepest darkest space, and #Journey by Aaron Becker Books (Walker Picture Books), a wordless picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendships, both perfect for 5-8 year olds. http://ow.ly/uzyY50zQe60

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Break a World  Record with the World’s Biggest Art Lesson!

Break a World Record with the World’s Biggest Art Lesson!

Published 20.05.2020 Here’s your chance to help break a World Record all you home schoolers! Register below to join the free #WorldsBiggestArtLesson with author Rob Biddulph and also help to raise money for those most impacted by COVID-19! We can’t wait to hear how you get on! Hurry to register your place – the class […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Published 19.05.2020 We at First Class are always huge supporters of issues surrounding mental health, particularly where it affects our schools and their pupils, and our fantastic supply team. It’s more important than ever that we are mindful of everyone’s mental health in these troubling times – when ‘kindness’ has probably never been more important!

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Online Candidate Interviews

Online Candidate Interviews

Published 13.05.2020 It has been fantastic ‘virtually meeting’ so many of you over the past few weeks, and we’re looking forward to meeting many more of you over the coming weeks too! Give us a call now to book your online interview – make sure you don’t miss out as interview places are filling up […]

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Happy International Nurses’ Day!

Happy International Nurses’ Day!

Published 12.05.2020 Today is International Nurses’ Day and we are sending a huge THANK YOU to all nurses for all they continue to do for us, especially over these last few months during the Covid-19 pandemic. We have our very own wonderful nurses in our community and the sacrifices they make every day are phenomenal. […]

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V E Day 2020

V E Day 2020

Published 08.05.2020 Not the way we were all hoping to commemorate it, but a very special thank you to all our wonderful VE Day heroes. Another huge thank you to all our modern-day heroes, our wonderful NHS and all those fantastic key workers doing so much for us all during these times.

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Happy Birthday Julia!

Happy Birthday Julia!

Published 06.05.2020 Today we’re wishing the lovely Julia a very Happy Birthday! Although she’s furloughed at the moment and home-schooling her three gorgeous children (who are loving it as you can see!), we know you’ll want to join us in wishing her a lovely day! 🙂 We’ll look forward to another fab First Class party […]

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Published 01.05.2020 Children North East are the region’s oldest independent children’s charity, who have supported the most disadvantaged in our society, including during times of crisis since 1891. However, as a charity reliant on fundraising income and donations, the Covid-19 crisis means they are facing significant financial uncertainty. First Class Supply are delighted that we […]

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Come talk to us….!

Come talk to us….!

Published 28.04.2020 Come and talk to us about how you can join us online and get set for work once the schools re-open!  We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Happy Birthday Fran!

Happy Birthday Fran!

Published 27.04.2020 Today we’re wishing the lovely Frances a very Happy Birthday! What a way to spend your special day, working from home alone and no going out to celebrate! We’ll look forward to a fab First Class party when we can Fran! We hope you’ll join us all in wishing her a lovely day […]

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Come and register with us via video link!

Come and register with us via video link!

Published 21.04.2020 Delighted that we are still adding to our fantastic supply team despite the current situation! Read the information below to see how we can arrange your online interview!  Looking forward to meeting you very soon!

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