First Class Supply are specialists in sourcing and placing professionally qualified supply teachers, teaching assistants, nursery nurses, SEN, HLTA and NQT, wherever and whenever the need arises. Our clients include supply teaching staff who are looking for educational positions, and schools needing short or long term teaching cover. We are proud to be the fastest growing independent supply teaching agency in the North East. Our dedicated team of consultants have almost 60 years in educational recruitment between them and excel in placing the right staff into the perfect positions for them in locations such as Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.
We have excellent relationships with many local schools who know they can rely on First Class Supply to fulfil their teaching requirements. The yearly Quality Mark audit by the REC and DfE, has consistently awarded First Class Supply 100%, and we have received extremely encouraging feedback from the scheme including statements like, ‘This award acknowledges the dedication and professionalism that go into ensuring these stringent standards of compliance are met on a daily basis. In maintaining the standards, you are a credit to the reputation of the industry’
Ted’s Pick of the pack lists the latest educational vacancies within the supply teaching sector, and the categories include, primary, secondary, further education, SEN, classroom assistant, care, residential and middle. Supply teachers seeking vacancies, can key in their required type of work, preferred location, vacancy duration and salary range. They can contact us by phone on 0191 251 5566, and chat to one of our friendly consultants, or email us via our contact form. People are also welcome to drop in to our office at 131-133 Whitley Rd, Whitley bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 2ET to talk or book an appointment. Our supply teaching agency covers areas like Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Berwick, Northumberland, Alnwick and Wallsend.
We are interested in a wide range of local educational issues and stay aware of and up to date with, legislation and developments relating to schools and teaching. The Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s (REC) Education sector group, are active supporters of supply teaching agencies. They work closely with the Department for Education and the National College of Teaching and Leadership on matters relating to supply agencies and their role in forming the school workforce. The REC, discuss and consider issues involving current and future trends in education, focusing on subjects like safeguarding children, compliance, quality of education and sustainable resourcing.
Newcastle University is an individual blend of global ambiguity and regional underpinning, and is a centre for academic excellence. The result of several merged colleges, Newcastle University became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1963, and was later given its current title. Although this university is a renowned educational establishment, attracting tens of thousands of students, it prides itself on its response to societal challenges. With firm roots in the local area of Newcastle, Tyne and Wear and the North East, Newcastle University acknowledges the local industrial history and demonstrates this by the type of studies available. Applied sciences such as mining, geology, naval architecture, agriculture and engineering are taught alongside mathematics, physics, chemistry, literature and the arts.
The green space of Town Moor lies to the North of Newcastle city centre, and is larger than Hyde Park and Hampstead Heath put together. An ancient law gives freemen of the city the right to graze cattle on this piece of land, although the land includes part of the pitch of Newcastle United Football Club’s ground, St James’ Park. Needless to say this right has never been exercised, though the freemen collect a rent for the loss of privilege. Honorary freemen include Bob Geldof and Alan Shearer.
North Tyneside has a variety of great reasons to visit, including the Stephenson Railway Museums ‘Love Trains’ day. An active schools programme means that during workshops, children can learn how to build a train, they can climb aboard vintage carriages and learn about local hero George Stephenson. Fascinating collections are displayed with exciting pieces like Billy, a forerunner of the world famous Rocket used for hauling coal, plus steam and diesel locomotives from the 1800’s.
North Tyneside has played home to some high profile TV and drama productions, since signing up to Northern Film & Media Filming Friendly Charter a number of years ago. The charter supports production companies in their efforts to source appropriate locations for projects and organising accommodation etc.
South Tyneside College is a large college of further education situated in North East England, with its main site in the town of South Shields. With a selection of part time and full time adult courses, South Tyneside College was formed from Hebburn Technical College and the Marine Technical College. It is one of the most significant merchant navy training colleges in the UK and attracts students from places like India and Africa. Courses offered focussing on marine educational subjects include, Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, navigation, operations and catering.