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The fabulous Newcastle United Foundation!

The fabulous Newcastle United Foundation!

Published 08.01.2020

Fantastic video from our friends and partners, the Newcastle United Foundation, showing how they helped thousands of local children and vulnerable young adults in our area throughout 2019. Well done to you all, what a difference you have made to all these young people!

What We Do | Newcastle United Foundation

In 2019, this is how your support changed lives. Thank you 🖤⚪️

Posted by Newcastle United Foundation on Monday, 23 December 2019

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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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Fully Funded Distance Learning Courses from the Learning Curve Group

Fully Funded Distance Learning Courses from the Learning Curve Group

Published 15.04.2020 The Learning Curve Group have made the decision in these uncertain times to open up their online enrolment and induction process for their fully funded flexible learning courses. Please click on the link below for more information on the courses, covering key sectors including Mental Health, Children & Young People’s Mental Health, Understanding […]

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Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Published 09.04.2020 Just to remind everyone that we continue to update all our supply team on a regular basis with our ‘Coronavirus Updates.’  These can be found on the home page of this website, and all our supply team have been emailed individually with each update as they happen.  It’s also been a real pleasure […]

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An update while we work from home

An update while we work from home

Published 23.03.2020  

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Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE: 19.03.2020

Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE: 19.03.2020

Published 19.03.2020 We appreciate that understandably, you will all be hugely concerned following the announcement from the Prime Minister on 18 March 2020, that all schools are to be closed until further notice. Schools, colleges and nurseries will close to help slow the spread of the virus, which will help save lives and protect the […]

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First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: Published 18th March 2020

First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: Published 18th March 2020

At First Class Supply we are committed to equal treatment of all employees regardless of their gender. As a company we always pay Men and Women of the same experience level the same amount for undertaking the same role. Having completed our Gender Pay Gap Report we have found that a higher percentage of our […]

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More kindness in these troubling times….

More kindness in these troubling times….

Published 18.03.2020 With everything that’s going on in our world at the moment, yet more kindness from the lovely people at St George’s, Cullercoats! They came to the office this morning with another big donation for the The BAY Foodbank – who as you can imagine, need all the help they can get in these […]

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Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2020

Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2020

Published 17.03.2020 Thursday 2 April, 6pm Autism Awareness Day isn’t until 2 April 2020, but anyone with an interest will not want to miss this event at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books! Join author Rose Robbins as she talks about her two books Me and My Sister and Talking is Not My […]

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Just a little more Monday Motivation

Just a little more Monday Motivation

Published 16.03.2020 Just a little more, much needed, Monday motivation…..

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SPORT RELIEF 2020

SPORT RELIEF 2020

Published 13.03.2020 SPORT RELIEF 2020! We’re supporting this great cause, are you? We’d love to see any photos of you raising money for Comic Relief – just post the photos, or tell us what you’re doing in the comments below! Good luck to all of you taking part!

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Recommend a Friend!!

Recommend a Friend!!

Published 12.03.2020 Don’t forget about our ‘Recommend a Friend’ Scheme!  If you recommend a friend or colleague to join us, you will receive £25 in high street vouchers as soon as they work five days for us!  There is no limit to the number of people you can recommend or to how many vouchers you […]

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Published 11.03.2020   We were delighted to have a visit from the lovely Jemma with new baby Logan yesterday! How adorable is he – we’re all in love with him! As you can see, Logan is an excellent sleeper and Jemma hasn’t lost her sense of humour! Both come back and see us again soon […]

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Random Acts of Kindness……

Random Acts of Kindness……

Published 10.03.2020 We’ve just had a visit from two members of the congregation from St George’s, Cullercoats – bringing us this wonderful donation of food for the The BAY Foodbank! How kind and thoughtful and SO appreciated! This will mean such a lot to the families who will receive this – THANK YOU again St […]

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Monday Motivation….

Monday Motivation….

Published 09.03.2020 Monday Motivation time – we could post this one every day and it could never lose its impact! Thank you to all our amazing supply team – here’s to another great week!

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COMPETITION WINNERS!

COMPETITION WINNERS!

Published 06.03.2020 DRUM ROLL PLEASE! Thank you so much for all your entries to our World Book Day competition! We were absolutely blown away by all your photos, and the individual and team efforts involved were truly amazing! We wish we could offer the prize to each and every one of you who entered, but […]

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WORLD BOOK DAY COMPETITION!

WORLD BOOK DAY COMPETITION!

Published 04.03.2020 *** COMPETITION TIME!*** We are really looking forward to celebrating World Book Day tomorrow! Post your fancy dress photos on today’s Facebook post for your chance to win a fantastic half day Seven Stories Outreach Session in your school! This could be for Early Years, KS1, KS2 or KS3 so don’t forget to […]

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Reading AND Yoga!!

Reading AND Yoga!!

Published 03.03.2020 We are loving the sound of this!  Getting fit at the same time as enjoying a good book!  What’s not to like! For a right royal start to the weekend join this lively story yoga session featuring The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie. This funny feminist twist on a traditional […]

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Monday Motivation time!

Monday Motivation time!

Published 02.03.2020 The first Monday Motivation of March and this is definitely true!  Have a great week everybody!  

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It’s Friday………………….!!!

It’s Friday………………….!!!

Published 28.02.2020 The week after February half term is always a hard one! To all our fantastic Teachers, TAs, Nursery Nurses and SEN specialists, and to all our fab friends in our partner schools – have a great weekend, you’ve all earned it!

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Lego Therapy

Lego Therapy

Published 27.02.2020 Do you have Lego Therapy training or experience? This is becoming increasingly popular in our schools and we would love to hear from you if you’re able to provide this vital support in school. Please contact Hannah or Julia on 0191 251 5566 or assistants@firstclasssupply.co.uk – thank you!

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Some fabulous Authors into Schools sessions!

Some fabulous Authors into Schools sessions!

Published 26.02.2020 Two more brilliant Authors into Schools sessions for the last week of February! Yesterday, the amazing Joseph Elliott kept 130 pupils from one of our partner high schools enthralled in a session with tales behind the inspiration for his fantastic book, The Good Hawk. Tomorrow’s session from the equally amazing Dan Freedman is […]

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Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Published 25.02.2020 This sounds like a fantastic way to celebrate Shrove Tuesday from our friends Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books! Celebrate Shrove Tuesday in style by heading to our cafe for a Pancake Party on Tuesday 25 February at 10am or 10.45am. Enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast with a choice of delicious […]

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Welcome Back Everybody!

Welcome Back Everybody!

Published 24.02.2020 Welcome back everybody! We hope you all had a fantastic break, despite some decidely dodgy February weather! It was lovely to see some of you when you visited us in the office last week, and we’re really looking forward to working with you all again this half term!

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TAs, Nursery Nurses, One to One and SEN Specialists …… we still need you!

TAs, Nursery Nurses, One to One and SEN Specialists …… we still need you!

Published 21.02.2020 It’s been fantastic to hear from so many of you in response to our cry for Teaching Assistants, Nursery Nurses, One:One and SEN specialists, and it’s been a pleasure meeting you this week! We still need more of you to join us! Please do give us a call to find out how you […]

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Don’t forget about the Whitley Bay Fiver Fest!

Don’t forget about the Whitley Bay Fiver Fest!

Published 20.02.2020 Just a reminder that the Whitley Bay Fiver Fest is still going strong until the end of this month! Let’s all shop local and support our lovely local community, and enjoy some fabulous £5 bargains at the same time!

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Thank you from ourselves and St Oswald’s Hospice!

Thank you from ourselves and St Oswald’s Hospice!

Published 19.02.2020 Another HUGE thank you to everyone who has brought donations into the office for us to pass on to our friends at St Oswald’s Hospice! Since the last donations were collected in January, we’ve already accumulated loads more bags of donations and particularly baby and toddler clothes which are always hugely appreciated. Thank […]

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Happy Birthday Ellice!

Happy Birthday Ellice!

Published 18.02.2020 Today we’d like to wish the lovely Ellice a very Happy Birthday! It was actually yesterday, but as she was enjoying a birthday day off, we’re celebrating with her today! Hope you had an amazing birthday weekend Ellice! 🙂 x

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Just a little reminder of our hours this week….

Just a little reminder of our hours this week….

Published 17.02.2020 We hope you all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead! Just a reminder of our opening hours this week…. 🙂

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Happy Half Term!!

Happy Half Term!!

Published 14.02.2020 Here’s to another, long anticipated and very well earned half term! We all hope you have a fantastic time off and enjoy the break! As always, we’d all like to say a HUGE thank you to all of you for your hard work and commitment, we really do have the best supply team […]

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TAs, Nursery Nurses, One:One and SEN Specialists – we need you!!

TAs, Nursery Nurses, One:One and SEN Specialists – we need you!!

Published 13.02.2020 TAs, Nursery Nurses, One:One and SEN specialists, we need you!  We do still have a few interview times available for during half term. Contact us NOW to reserve your place and take your first step of your new First Class career!

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Elmer’s Great North Parade!  Total amount raised….

Elmer’s Great North Parade! Total amount raised….

Published 12.02.2020 Was a HUGE £350,000!!  An equally huge thank you to everyone involved in helping to raise this fantastic amount of money for such a worthy cause!!  

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Support Whitley Bay ‘Fiver Fest’

Support Whitley Bay ‘Fiver Fest’

Published 11.02.2020 Just a reminder that the Whitley Bay Fiver Fest is starting soon! It’s taking place from 15th to 29th February and it’s a call to all pull together to support our local businesses in Whitley Bay – and there are some great bargains to be had too! Join the event for more info, […]

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Last Monday Motivation of this half term……!

Last Monday Motivation of this half term……!

Published 10.02.2020 Can you believe it’s the last Monday Motivation of this half term?! It’s been a long one, but here’s to all our brilliant teachers and TA’s who do this each and every day!  A huge thank you to you all!

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Ross MacKenzie at Authors into Schools!

Ross MacKenzie at Authors into Schools!

Published 07.02.2020 Fran had a brilliant time at one of this week’s Authors into Schools sessions, with the amazing ‘Evernight’ author, Ross MacKenzie! Ross was incredibly busy on Wednesday this week, starting off keeping 270 children enthralled in Sunderland, before moving on to Newcastle and entertaining another 360 pupils! That’s a massive 630 local children […]

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Children’s Mental Health Week 2020

Children’s Mental Health Week 2020

Published 06.02.2020 Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. Now in its sixth year, they hope to encourage more people than ever to get involved and spread the word. Children’s Mental Health Week 3 – 9 February […]

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A lovely Seven Stories Session

A lovely Seven Stories Session

Published 05.02.2020 Look at their little faces! These Early Years pupils from one of our partner schools really enjoyed one of our lovely Seven Stories interactive session recently! The feedback from the school was amazing too, we think the Early Years team enjoyed it as much as the children!

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Lovely news from St Oswald’s about Elmer’s Great North Parade

Lovely news from St Oswald’s about Elmer’s Great North Parade

Published 04.02.2020 Just received some lovely news from our friends at St Oswald’s Hospice! A lovely thank you from the team for our sponsorship of the Learning Programme for Elmer’s Great North Parade and look how much has been raised to date from the Elmer schools alone!! Wow! Thank you to all of you who […]

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On the first Monday of February……!

On the first Monday of February……!

Published 03.02.2020 Some very true Monday Motivation for all the brilliant people who work in our schools!  Thank you to you all, and here’s to another fantastic week!

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Happy Maternity Leave Jemma!

Happy Maternity Leave Jemma!

Published 31.01.2020 We know lots of you will want to join us in wishing the lovely Jemma a very happy maternity leave! We’ll all really miss her while she’s away, but can’t wait to hear as soon as her baby boy is born – he’s due on the 14th February, so let’s see if he […]

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Schools North East Academies Conference

Schools North East Academies Conference

Published 30.01.2020 Hannah, Fran and Deb are all set up and raring to go at the Schools North East Academies Conference today! Come along and visit them at our fabulous stand, they are really looking forward to seeing everyone again! Plus enter our draw to win an amazing Seven Stories session for your school – […]

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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 […]

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Happy Birthday Hannah!

Happy Birthday Hannah!

Published 28.01.2020 Happy Birthday to one half of our fabulous Team TA – the lovely Hannah!  We all hope you have a fantastic birthday Hannah, and enjoy all your birthday celebrations!  And the cake of course!

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Another brilliant Authors into Schools session!

Another brilliant Authors into Schools session!

Published 27.01.2019 What an amazing Authors into Schools session last Friday! Fabulous author Lisa Thompson, kept over 300 local KS2 pupils enthralled with readings from her latest brilliant book ‘The Boy Who Fooled the World’ and with tales of who and what inspired her to write it. As you can see, the children were transfixed […]

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More lovely visitors!

More lovely visitors!

Published 24.01.2020 This has been quite a week for visitors! Yesterday, we were delighted to see Evelyn and Geoff Mitchell and their gorgeous grandson, Stanley! Some of you may remember Geoff was the Head of a local primary school for many years, and Evelyn was one of our most popular primary teachers prior to retiring! […]

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Lovely thank you from St Oswald’s Hospice

Lovely thank you from St Oswald’s Hospice

Published 23.01.2020 We had another visit from the lovely Laura from St Oswald’s yesterday 🙂 Not only did she collect another nine bags for the hospice, which we’ve collected just since the beginnining of January, she also brought us this lovely card, and healthy hamper to say thank you for our support as Learning Programme […]

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We support 20 children to attend the BETT Show in London for the second year!

We support 20 children to attend the BETT Show in London for the second year!

Published 22.01.2020 We’re thrilled to continue to support ‘The DigiLadies’ project, which is a project to empower and inspire young girls in KS2, the ‘MiniDigiLadies’, to aspire to have a career in technology. The brainchild of Laura Dickinson, eLearning Lead Practitioner for NTLT, we are funding 20 pupils from local schools to be taken to […]

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Monday Motivation Time, especially for our fabulous Support team!

Monday Motivation Time, especially for our fabulous Support team!

Published 20.01.2020 Monday motivation time! This one is for all our fantastic and dedicated teaching assistants, nursery nurses and support assistants who work so hard for us every day! Thank you all!

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Our fabulous Authors into Schools Sessions continue in 2020

Our fabulous Authors into Schools Sessions continue in 2020

Published 17.01.2020 We’re looking forward to more fabulous Authors into Schools sessions, together with our partners at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books in the next few weeks! In the last two weeks of January alone, we will reach AT LEAST fourteen primary, middle and secondary schools, with a MASSIVE 1850 pupils enjoying […]

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Teaching Assistants – we need you!

Teaching Assistants – we need you!

Published 16.01.2020 It’s all go at First Class, and Team TA have certainly started the new year with a bang! Experienced TAs, SEN Support and One:One specialists – we need you! Remember if you already work with us and recommend a friend or colleague to join us we have a very generous recommendation scheme in […]

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Welcome Sam!

Welcome Sam!

Published 15.01.2020 We know some of you have already met the lovely Sam, but today we’d like to officially introduce her to you as part of the First Class team! Sam actually joined us in November and has already proved herself to be an invaluable member of our busy Admin Team! A belated welcome Sam […]

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Thank you Raminder!

Thank you Raminder!

Published 14.01.2020 A huge thank you to the lovely Raminder who came all the way from Chester le Street to bring these beautiful flowers and lovely card! Thank you Raminder and thank you for all your hard work too! 🙂 x

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Monday Motivation time!

Monday Motivation time!

Published 13.01.2020 On a cold January Monday, remember – what you are doing makes a huge difference every day!  Thank you fantastic teachers and TAs for all you do! 🙂

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St Oswald’s Hospice Donations

St Oswald’s Hospice Donations

Published 10.01.2020 Thank you all so much for continuing to bring in your contributions for the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice! We had another collection just before the Christmas break, here’s the lovely Fran with just a few of them! Remember, we are still collecting throughout the year, and you can drop your donations into us […]

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Another fantastic Student Takeover Day!

Another fantastic Student Takeover Day!

Published 09.01.2020 We love hosting our friends from local schools for Student Take Over Days!  Thank you to the Student Take Over Day pupils who joined us from RockCliffe First School today! We had a lovely morning with you all, you were such a huge help and brilliant at your new jobs! Ivy, Franco, Jessie, […]

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Welcome back everyone!!

Welcome back everyone!!

Published 06.01.2020 Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed all the Christmas and New Year festivities!! The holiday has flown by! It seems that most of us are ‘back to normal’ today, so to all our lovely teachers, teaching assistants and all our friends in school – Happy New […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Published 01.01.2020 Happy New Year!!! We hope you are all enjoying the festivities, and here’s to a fantastic 2020 from us all at First Class! xx

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Published 25.12.2019 Happy Christmas everyone!! We wish all our fantastic team of Supply Teachers and Teaching Assistants a wonderful Christmas Day and hope you all have a fabulous time!! xx

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A little reminder about our holiday opening times….

A little reminder about our holiday opening times….

Published 23.12.2019

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

Published 20.12.2019 Happy Christmas everybody!! We’d like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year! Thank you so much for all your hard work again this term – we hope you get time to relax and enjoy the Christmas break! Enjoy everybody! 🙂 xxx  

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Goodbye and Good Luck Megan!!

Goodbye and Good Luck Megan!!

Published 19.12.2019 This morning we sadly need to let you know that we are saying goodbye to the lovely Megan on Friday. We know Megan has been a popular member of the team with so many of our teachers, teaching assistants and schools, and we’re sorry to see her go! She is going back home […]

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Happy Birthday Kate!

Happy Birthday Kate!

Published 18.12.2019 Today we’d like to wish the lovely Kate a very special 30th birthday! Enjoy today Kate, and have a lovely few days celebrating!! 🙂 x

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For the last Monday of term……!

For the last Monday of term……!

Published 16.12.2019 The last Monday Motivation this term!  Hope it helps on this busy, busy day!  

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Another thank you…..!

Another thank you…..!

Published 13.12.2019 Another thank you! This time to the lovely Maureen and Ben, who visited us today with a Christmas bag full to the brim of choccy treats, and a lovely personalised card with Steph’s dog, Teddy on the front! Thank you both so much for never forgetting us! We all wish you both a […]

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One of our partners – the incredible Newcastle United Foundation!

One of our partners – the incredible Newcastle United Foundation!

Published 12.12.2019 We’re really proud of our partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation. Take a look at this fantastic video which shows just some of the excellent work they do every day do with schools, children, young adults and their families in our local community. Amazing! Sean Longstaff School Challenge ⚽️ | Newcastle United Foundation […]

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*** Lego Therapy ***

*** Lego Therapy ***

Published 11.12.2019 *** Urgent! Do you have Lego Therapy training or experience? One of our partner schools is looking for some urgent support in this area *** Please call Hannah or Julia on 0191 251 5566 for further info! Thank you!  

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Thank you lovely supply team!

Thank you lovely supply team!

Published 10.12.2019 A huge thank you to the lovely Georgia for bringing this gorgeous card and prezzie for Fran and Team Primary yesterday, what a lovely thank you, and it’s really appreciated Georgia! Thanks so much to all of you who have come along to see us, and a special thank you to Sue who […]

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….!

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas….!

Published 09.12.2019 We are starting to feel very festive in the First Class office, and thank you to everyone for your lovely cards and really kind gifts! Our lovely Mavis makes us all a fabulous Christmas cake every year, and here’s the 2019 creation! Thank you Mavis, it is absolutely delicious!! x PS:  Come along […]

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Chrsitmas is coming……!

Chrsitmas is coming……!

Published 06.12.2019 Hannah had a lovely time visiting one of our partner schools yesterday, with some gifts for their Christmas Fair! The staff and pupils were delighted to see her, and very much getting into the Christmas spirit as you can see!

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Another lovely testimonial!

Another lovely testimonial!

Published 05.12.2019 What a lovely testimonial! Thank you so much for your lovely message Becky, this brought a tear to a few eyes! Thank you so much for all your hard work, and lots and lots of luck for the future, we’ll miss you!! xx

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Festive Family Fun!

Festive Family Fun!

Published 04.12.2019 These festive, family parties are hugely popular and great fun for children of all ages, from babies to young adults! Book your places now to make sure your goodbye to 2019 is one to remember!! Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books As the countdown to the end of 2019 begins what […]

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Thank you SO much to the lovely Diane!

Thank you SO much to the lovely Diane!

Published 03.12.2019 A huge thank you to the lovely Diane for this gorgeous fruit basket and lovely thank you note! It’s lovely gestures like this that make it all worthwhile! Thank YOU Diane for all your hard work, and lots of luck – we’ll miss you!! Have a lovely Christmas and we look forward to […]

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A new month, a new Monday!

A new month, a new Monday!

Published 02.12.19 On this incredibly busy Monday, just remember ….. you are making a difference every single day!    

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Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Published 29.11.2019 Hope all our fantastic supply team, and all our friends in schools have a brilliant weekend! Thank you all so much for all your hard work this week, we hope you now get time to relax for a change! Thank you again and we look forward to working with you all next week! […]

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Welcome to Team First Class new and newish people!

Welcome to Team First Class new and newish people!

Published 28.11.2019 We’d like to introduce two new members of staff to everyone! Deb Carey, who joined us at the beginning of October and who is working with Fran on the primary side of things – we know lots of you have spoken to, or met Deb already! And also to Clare Wilson, who is […]

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Amazingly ‘Fowl’ Authors into Schools Session!

Amazingly ‘Fowl’ Authors into Schools Session!

Published 26.11.2019 Absolutely amazing Authors into Schools sessions in two of our local schools yesterday! Bestselling author of the ‘Artemis Fowl’ series, Eoin Colfer, entertained hundreds of pupils with his hilarious tales of the inspiration behind his books, now a major feature film to be released in January! What a warm, funny and truly inspirational […]

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Another week and a little Monday Motivation!

Another week and a little Monday Motivation!

Published 25.11.2019 This couldn’t be more true of all our fabulous supply team, teachers and teaching assistants alike! Hope you all have a fantastic week!

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More from our Authors into Schools Programme

More from our Authors into Schools Programme

Published 22.11.2019 Another fantastic week of encouraging a love of literature to our local pupils! This week alone we have reached a massive 517 local school children through our Authors Into Schools Programme with Seven Stories, bringing the total to November SO FAR to 1,307 lucky pupils who enjoyed the work and interactive workshops with […]

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Seven Stories Polar Express Festive Story Workshop

Seven Stories Polar Express Festive Story Workshop

Published 20.11.2019 This fantastic workshop is starting at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books this Saturday and running until 23rd December. What an amazing festive treat for children – and adults! I know we’ll be there! The Polar Express Festive Story Workshop Psst! Do you believe? This winter pop on your pyjamas and […]

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Festive Treats for The BAY Foodbank

Festive Treats for The BAY Foodbank

Published 19.11.2019 Thank you all for your regular generous donations to The BAY Foodbank, we know how much they appreciate your kindness! As it’s not long now until Christmas(!) they really need festive treats for youngsters, such as selection boxes or small prezzies, although regular ‘staples’ are still very much needed. Also, hats, gloves and […]

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Monday Motivation Time!

Monday Motivation Time!

Published 18.11.2019 It’s Monday Motivation time! At the start of yet another busy week, we know this is certainly true of all our fantastic team of teachers and teaching assistants!

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Children in Need Day!

Children in Need Day!

Published 15.11.2019 We’re supporting Children in Need today, are you? We know so many of our schools are fundraising for this fabulous cause today – good luck to you all for your fantastic efforts! We’d love to see some of your photos if you get chance to post on our Facebook page!  

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Elmer’s Great North Parade Auction raises a MASSIVE £182,200!!!

Elmer’s Great North Parade Auction raises a MASSIVE £182,200!!!

Published 13.11.2019 What an amazing night last night, when the Elmer’s Great North Parade Auction raised a MASSIVE £182,200(!!!) for St Oswald’s Hospice! We are incredibly proud that our beautiful Elephish not only received the most votes on the trail, but also raised a massive £10,000 – reaching the highest bid of the evening! Whilst […]

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THE BIG ELMER CHARITY AUCTION!

THE BIG ELMER CHARITY AUCTION!

Published 12.11.2019 TONIGHT IS ELMER AUCTION NIGHT!! Would you like be the proud owner of a Great North Elmer sculpture and help to raise funds for the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice? Whether it’s to brighten your office, make a statement in your garden, or give to someone special as the ultimate surprise gift, you need […]

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Just a little bit of Monday motivation!

Just a little bit of Monday motivation!

Published 11.11.2019 Just a little bit of much needed Monday motivation…….!

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We will remember them….

We will remember them….

Published 10.11.2019

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Last reminder for  Elmer’s Farewell Weekend!

Last reminder for Elmer’s Farewell Weekend!

Published 09.11.2019 A last reminder! Don’t forget to head along to Newcastle Racecourse today and tomorrow for Elmer’s Farewell Weekend! Your very last chance to say goodbye to the herd and raise donations for St Oswald’s Hospice! Don’t let the weather put you off – there’s lots to do for all ages inside as well! […]

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HAPPY FRIDAY!!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Published 08.11.2019 THANK YOU to all our wonderful supply team for all your hard work again this week – and what a busy week, phew! We hope you all have an amazing weekend!

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Free tickets for Elmer’s Farewell Weekend!

Free tickets for Elmer’s Farewell Weekend!

Published 06.11.2019 We have TEN ADULT TICKETS, WORTH £7 EACH TO GIVE AWAY to our teachers and teaching assistants for this fantastic Farewell Event – your very last chance to say goodbye to the Elmer Herd! Call Jemma on 0191 251 5566 asap to get your tickets! First come, first served – MAXIMUM 2 per […]

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See Michael Morpurgo at a wonderful festive event!

See Michael Morpurgo at a wonderful festive event!

Published 05.11.2019 Wow! You will NOT want to miss this! We’ve been lucky enough to see Michael reading from his stories, and explaining the inspiration behind them, and have seen how listeners of all ages are utterly spellbound! Book today for this lovely festive event! On Saturday 7 December at 5.30pm join author Michael Morpurgo […]

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Welcome back everyone!

Welcome back everyone!

Published 04.11.2019 Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a fantastic half term break and enjoyed some much deserved rest and relaxation! Here’s to the next half term!

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FINAL DAY!!!

FINAL DAY!!!

Published 01.11.2019 FINAL DAY!! See if you can unlock all the herd by 5pm today!! And as always, any donations to the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice along the way would be much appreciated! Don’t let the rain stop you, it didn’t stop our Julia’s little ones on a wild and windy day recently! Keep sending […]

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Only two days left!!

Only two days left!!

Published 31.10.2019 Just two days left to visit the the trail, and our own very special Elephish! Have you unlocked all the herd yet? Remember, once they leave their temporary homes, you can see all the herd together at Elmer’s Farewell Event at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November. We can’t wait […]

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Spooky Seven Stories Fun!

Spooky Seven Stories Fun!

Published 29 October 2019 This Spooky Science Lab sounds amazing! Why not go along to Seven Stories this half term and enjoy letting your spookily creative side go wild?! 🧙‍♀️🧙‍♂️ Drop into our Spooky Science Lab and discover creepy crafts, silly skeletons and strange specimens this half term. Have a go at making a spooky […]

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Last Week for Elmer’s Great North Parade!

Last Week for Elmer’s Great North Parade!

Published 28.10.2019 This week will be your last chance to follow the fabulous Elmer’s Great North Parade before the herd are collected from their temporary homes and all moved together to Newcastle Racecourse for Elmer’s Farewell Event. The time has flown by, and as the Learning Programme Partner we’ve loved receiving all your photos with […]

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Happy Half Term Everyone!

Happy Half Term Everyone!

Published 25.10.2019 Happy Half Term everyone!! We can’t believe it has come around so quickly, it seems like only a week or so until this incredibly busy term began! THANK YOU so much for all your hard work as always, we really do have the very best supply team! Enjoy your very well-deserved break everyone […]

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Lovely feedback for Hannah!

Lovely feedback for Hannah!

Published 24.10.2019 Some lovely feedback for Team TA, specifically for Hannah this time from a very appreciative Wendy, who has secured another long term assigment through ourselves! Thank you Wendy, it’s lovely when the team receive such positive feedback! ☺️ x  

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Thank you for your donations to St Oswald’s!

Thank you for your donations to St Oswald’s!

Published 23.10.2019 A huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to our First Class ‘donation station’ for St Oswald’s Hospice! Baby and toddler clothes are always in highest demand in the St Oswald’s shops, and we’ve been overwhelmed with your generosity in donating so many lovely things! You can also drop anything off to […]

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Happy Birthday Jemma!

Happy Birthday Jemma!

Published 22.10.2019 Today we’d like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the lovely Jemma! Have a great day Jem and enjoy your celebrations! 😃🥳🎂🎉🎈 xxx

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It’s Friday!!

It’s Friday!!

Published 18.10.2019 Just a very true thought for a Friday, especially after the incredibly busy week we’ve all had!  This applies to all our amazing teachers – and all our amazing teaching assistants too! Have a great weekend everyone!    

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We reach another 555 pupils!!

We reach another 555 pupils!!

Published 17.10.2019 Hannah and Julia were both lucky enough to join in on our First Class Supply/Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books ‘Authors into Schools’ sessions yesterday! This time, the fantastic Vivian French, author of story books, non-fiction, picture books and plays, was interacting with an amazing 555 pupils from 7 local schools, […]

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It’s not too late to book half term soccer school!

It’s not too late to book half term soccer school!

Published 16.10.2019 It’s not too late! The lovely people at Newcastle United Foundation are taking bookings now for their half term holiday soccer schools, which are being held in North Tyneside, Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham. The courses are a great way for children to stay active during school holidays. Open to girls and boys of […]

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Legacy Week

Legacy Week

Published 15.10.2019 What a lovely idea this is! We here at First Class Supply would love to hear about your favourite memories of the trail too, especially if you have any special memories of our very own Elephish at his home at the Dome! Please do let us know and we’ll pass them on to […]

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We reach an amazing 335 pupils in one day!

We reach an amazing 335 pupils in one day!

Published 14.10.2019 Really looking forward to our two Seven Stories ‘Authors into Schools’ sessions today, with the fantastic Emily Hughes illustrating her adventures with Charlie and Mouse! These two sessions will reach a massive 335 Year 1 to Year 4 pupils today alone! Delighted that we’re helping our regions children discover and enhance their love […]

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Published 11/10/2019 Hannah and Debs had a wonderful day at yesterday’s Schools North East Annual Conference. Thank you to everyone that came to see us. Stay tuned to find out who wins the fabulously festive Seven Stories session for their school!  

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It’s Schools North East Annual Conference Day!

It’s Schools North East Annual Conference Day!

Published 10.10.2019 We are very excited to attend the Schools North East Annual Conference at St James’ Park today, with Key Note Speaker Lord Theodore Agnew, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System. These are always excellent, hugely informative events, and Fran and Hannah will be on hand to greet many of our […]

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Lauren Child Exhibition launch

Lauren Child Exhibition launch

Published 09.10.2019 Such a busy week this week! We are really looking forward to this event at Seven Stories tomorrow evening! Hope to see you there! 20 Years in Illustration: In Conversation with Lauren Child Lauren Child is an award-winning author and illustrator, best known for the incredibly popular Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean […]

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Yet more TA roles!

Yet more TA roles!

Published 08.10.2019 Thanks so much to everyone who responded to our ad last week! Those long term TA jobs just keep coming! We are always looking for TAs, LSAs and Nursery Nurses for long term and short term positions as well as those who are experienced in working with pupils with additional needs. Please call […]

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A little bit of Monday motivation!

A little bit of Monday motivation!

Published 07.10.2019 This is certainly true of all our amazing supply team – teachers and TAs alike! Thank you so much for all your hard work – and we all hope you have a fantastic week!

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Bay Foodbank

Bay Foodbank

Published 04.10.2019 Just to say a really big thank you to everyone who has been along to our office to leave donations for The Bay Foodbank over the past few weeks! You’re all so kind and we, and The Bay do appreciate all you do to help. Thank you too, to the two generous people […]

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More fantastic Authors into Schools sessions!

More fantastic Authors into Schools sessions!

Published 03.10.2019 We’ve facilitated some fantastic ‘Authors into Schools’ sessions recently! These are always really popular and very interactive events, loved by pupils and adults alike! Thank you to the fabulous trio Aisha Bushby – ‘A Pocketful of Stars’, Lucy Powrie – ‘Paper Hearts Society’ on ‘How I wrote a Book as a Teenager’ and […]

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TEACHING ASSISTANTS – WE NEED YOU!

TEACHING ASSISTANTS – WE NEED YOU!

Published 02.10.2019 Hannah and Julia, aka Team TA, have been inundated with long term and day to day assignments already this term. They desperately need qualified and experienced LSAs and TAs to work in a number of roles, including many to work with pupils with additional needs. Please contact Julia or Hannah on 0191 251 […]

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One month left for Elmer’s Great North Parade!

One month left for Elmer’s Great North Parade!

Published 01.10.2019 Only one month left to enjoy Elmer’s Great North Parade! The herd will be on display until 1st November and then taken away to join in the stampede finale and eventual auction! You still have time to visit and unlock them all, and of course, to make your donations, no matter how small, […]

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Many a true word…..!

Many a true word…..!

Published 30.09.2019 Another Monday, another week, and very wise words for our fabulous teachers and fantastic teaching assistants! Hope you all have a great week!

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Excellent course feedback!

Excellent course feedback!

Published 27.09.2019 Yesterday evening’s course ‘Guidance for Safer Working Practice for those working with children, including childen in care: The importance of education’ was a huge success! Thank you so much to trainer Adam Hall, the feedback we have received on his training and course content has been amazing. Thanks so much to everyone who […]

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Safeguarding Course: Led by Northumberland Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Course: Led by Northumberland Safeguarding Team

Published 26.09.2019 We will be running these hugely popular, and hugely important courses, free of charge throughout the year.  Please note details again for tonight’s course:

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‘Drawing Words’ Seven Stories Exhibition

‘Drawing Words’ Seven Stories Exhibition

Published 25.09.2019 This fantastic Drawing Words exhibition is on now at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books, and brings together some of the most exciting children’s book illustrations to come out of the UK! Reserve your places as this really will be a treat for youngsters and adults alike and it’s running until […]

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Teaching Assistants, LSA’s and Nursery Nurses urgently needed!

Teaching Assistants, LSA’s and Nursery Nurses urgently needed!

Published 24.09.2019 Are you a Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant or Nursery Nurse looking to join an incredibly busy, very supportive supply team? Do you have experience of working within an SEN environment or on a one to one basis? Please contact us for further information on how we can progress your career! Tel 0191 […]

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New Sensory Backpacks!

New Sensory Backpacks!

Published 23.09.2019 Lesley and Steph were delighted to visit the NUFC training ground on Friday, to see how the new ‘Sensory Backpacks’ sponsored by First Class, were enjoyed by young fans! These amazing backpacks were introduced to youngsters at the match on Saturday, being the brainchild of NUFC to make matchday a more comfortable and […]

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A special anniversary wish!

A special anniversary wish!

Published 22.09.2019 Today we’re wishing a very special Happy 35th Anniversary to our very talented web designer and marketing whizz John, and his lovely wife Linda, who is one of our longest standing First Class TA’s, who no doubt many of you will know! Congratulations and Happy special anniversary to you both, hope you have […]

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What a lovely thank you!

What a lovely thank you!

Published 20.09.2019 What a wonderful thank you! We are delighted First Class could help these pupils to have such an amazing day! And Hannah went above and beyond with her specially made travel treat bags! What a lovely letter to receive! 🙂

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Half term soccer schools

Half term soccer schools

Published 19.09.2019 The lovely people at Newcastle United Foundation are taking bookings now for their half term holiday soccer schools, which are being held in North Tyneside, Newcastle, Northumberland and Durham. The courses are a great way for children to stay active during school holidays. Open to girls and boys of all abilities aged five […]

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A lovely thank you!

A lovely thank you!

Published 18.09.2019 What a fab surprise to have a visit from the lovely Cristina yesterday! What a lovely card – and all these gorgeous homemade cakes! You spoil Team TA and all of us in the office Cristina! Thank you SO much and thank YOU for all your hard work!

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Our fabulous new season of Authors into Schools sessions!

Our fabulous new season of Authors into Schools sessions!

Published 17.09.2019 Another term and another year packed full with fantastic First Class/Seven Stories ‘Authors into Schools’ sessions! You might remember our partnership kicked off in style last term with Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell headlining an amazing session for hundreds of local children? This new season proves to be just as exciting, with four local […]

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Just a few wise words …..

Just a few wise words …..

Published 16.09.2019

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Get on the Trail!

Get on the Trail!

Published 13.09.2019 It’s promising to be lovely and sunny this weekend. Why not spend the time visiting the Elmer Trail and see how many gorgeous Elmer’s you can unlock?! Remember, the lovely people at St Oswald’s Hospice will be delighted with any donation you can give, no matter how small! Don’t forget to include visiting […]

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Drop your baby clothes to us to help St Oswald’s Hospice!

Drop your baby clothes to us to help St Oswald’s Hospice!

Published 12.09.2019 During the visit from the lovely Laura from St Oswald’s Hospice last week, we had a conversation about the most sought after items in donation bags. By far and away the most in-demand items are baby and toddler clothes, apparently these fly out of the shops almost as soon as they come in. […]

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Welcome Ellice!

Welcome Ellice!

Published 11.09.2019 Today we’d like to introduce you all to the lovely Ellice, who joined us last week, on the first day of term. She is part of the admin team, and no doubt you will be speaking to her soon if you haven’t already. She’s quickly become a popular member of the team, and […]

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St Oswald’s collection visit

St Oswald’s collection visit

Published 09.09.2019 We had a very special visit last week from the lovely Laura from St Oswald’s Hospice, who came to collect the 18(!!!) bags of unwanted clothing and household items the First Class team donated to raise funds for the hospice! We will shortly be working with the hospice on an exciting new project, […]

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Happy Birthday Lesley!

Happy Birthday Lesley!

Published 06.09.2019 It’s a little early, but today we’d like to wish the lovely Lesley, one of our Director’s and co-founders, a very happy special birthday! Hope you have a fantastic birthday on Sunday Lesley and enjoy all your weekend celebrations! 🥳 We can’t wait to see you on Monday…… 😆 x

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Our Elephish still has the most Trail votes!

Our Elephish still has the most Trail votes!

Published 05.09.2019 Have you ‘herd’ – our beautiful Elephish still has the most votes from the Elmer’s Great North Parade trail – well he is gorgeous! Don’t forget to keep unlocking the Elmer’s along the trail and remember you can donate as much as you like as you unlock the codes. Let’s help St Oswald’s […]

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Brilliant Bookswap!!

Brilliant Bookswap!!

Published 04.09.2019 Isn’t this a fantastic idea from our friends over at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books! Bring your most-loved books along to our Brilliant Bookswap and share your joy of reading with a perfect stranger! Simply take your favourite book, place a message inside explaining why you loved it so much […]

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What a lovely visitor from two lovely visitors!

What a lovely visitor from two lovely visitors!

Published 03.09.2019 It was wonderful to have a visit from one of our lovely SBM’s last week, together with her delightful four-legged friend, Merlin! They both certainly brightened our day – and Nikki, thank you SO much for your gorgeous cake, it was absolutely delicious!

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WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY!

WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY!

Published 2 September 2019 A big WELCOME BACK to all our lovely teachers, TAs and our friends in school! It’s been lovely to see so many of you over the holidays, although we’ve missed talking to everybody every day! We hope you’ve had a fantastic summer break and we’re really looking forward to working with […]

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Have you heard about our Little Herd?!

Have you heard about our Little Herd?!

Published 30.08.2019 If you’re out and about on the St Oswald’s Hospice Elmer’s Great North Parade trail, don’t forget The Little Herd! Here are the the ones we gifted to six of our partner schools – haven’t the children made a fantastic job of decorating them! See if you can spot them on the trail! […]

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Another lovely visit!

Another lovely visit!

Published 29.08.2019 We were delighted to see the lovely Alison when she popped in to see us! Thank you so much Alison for the lovely card, and for the delicious cakes! We all wish you loads of luck in your new job – please do keep in touch as we’ll miss you too and we’ll […]

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Teddy Bear Hunt and Picnic!

Teddy Bear Hunt and Picnic!

Published 28.08.2019 Tomorrow is your last chance to join in this lovely Bear Hunt and Picnic! Join our friends Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books on a very special hunt around the Ouseburn valley, followed by a picnic and story session! Suitable for children aged 4+ and their families, and your own teddy […]

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Show us your pooches!

Show us your pooches!

Published 26.08.2019 Did you know today is International Dog Day?! We’re a team of dog lovers at First Class Supply, and we know from all the doggy visitors you bring to see us that you are too! We’d love to see pics of you and your pooches enjoying the bank holiday sunshine!  Just post to […]

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HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!

Published 23.08.2019 It’s BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND! Yessss! We hope you all have a lovely weekend, and a special shout out to our friends in school who have also been working throughout the holidays! Enjoy your time to relax and enjoy the sunshine!! Why not join Florence and Aaron on Elmer’s Great North Parade? We’d love […]

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Elmer’s Great North Parade has started!!

Elmer’s Great North Parade has started!!

Published 22.08.2019 What an amazing day the launch of Elmer’s Great North Parade was yesterday! As Learning Programme Partners for the trail, we had a fantastic time at The Word when Hebburn schoolchildren brought their little Elmer, Hans, to officially start the trail! Then with our very own fantastic Elmer, Elephish and his artist Joanne […]

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It’s Launch Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s Launch Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published 21.08.2019 It’s finally here! Elmer’s Great North Parade starts today! 🐘🐘🐘 Lots of exciting things are happening – keep your eyes on the local news tonight! Learning Programme Partner excitement to the max already!  

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Only ONE day to go……!!

Only ONE day to go……!!

Published 20.08.2019 Only one day to go until Elmer’s Great North Parade begins! Very exciting times – we’ll have lots to share with you over the next few days and weeks!

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Published 19.08.2019 Can’t believe this was a month ago! What a great week with lots of ‘Take Over Days,’ giving pupils the opportunity to learn about tag rugby from the coaching team from Newcastle Falcons!  They had a great time!

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This is how we roll……!!

This is how we roll……!!

Published 16.08.2019 Fish and chips at lunch time, gin in the afternoon, AND we finish at 4! This is how we roll! Happy weekend everybody!!

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Help us to raise funds for St Oswalds Hospice

Help us to raise funds for St Oswalds Hospice

Published 16.08.2019 We attended a very special Elmer’s Great North Parade event yesterday, and previewed the 50 ‘Big Elmers’ making up the Elmer Trail! All 50 are fabulous and the trail is going to be amazing! We can’t show photos from the event yet, but we did come away with a very important message from […]

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And another lovely testimonial!

And another lovely testimonial!

Published 15.08.2019 Thank you to Anna for this lovely feedback! Thank you too for all your hard work – and we know you’ll be fantastic in your new job! We’ll miss you! If you’re reading this post and are considering a career in supply teaching, we can help!  Contact us on 0191 251 5566 or […]

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Only ONE WEEK to go until the Great North Elmer Trail begins!

Only ONE WEEK to go until the Great North Elmer Trail begins!

Published 14.08.2019 We are really excited about the start of the Elmer Trail! There are going to be lots of exciting things happening in the next week and throughout the trail! Amongst all the excitement, we should remember that the purpose of the trail is to help raise much-needed funds for the fantastic St Oswald’s […]

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Fantastic Seven Stories event in the Ouseburn Valley

Fantastic Seven Stories event in the Ouseburn Valley

Published 13.08.2019 Today is your last chance to join in this great event which our friends at Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books are holding in the Ouseburn Valley today. What a lovely day to explore, learn and discover how to use all your senses!  Check out our Facebook page for full details.

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Monday Motivation, part 34!

Monday Motivation, part 34!

Published 12.08.2019 We love this quote, and it’s so true!

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Thank you!!

Thank you!!

Published 09.08.2019 It has been lovely to see so many visitors over the summer so far, and a huge thank you for all your thoughtful prezzies and lovely cards! They really are much appreciated by us all!  Sorry we can’t include all the pics here, but do visit our Facebook page for loads more pics!💐✉️🍾🍫 […]

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Throwback Thursday!

Throwback Thursday!

Published 08.08.2019 We loved this day so much we’re having a throwback to our AMAZING Authors into Schools programme launch event with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books last month!  This is where Cressida Cowell (author of How To Train Your Dragon and now Children’s Laureate) was inspiring North East children about writing, […]

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Another lovely testimonial for us!

Another lovely testimonial for us!

Published 07.08.2019 Thank you James for providing us with this fantastic feedback!  We have had a hugely busy summer here at First Class Supply registering lots of new teachers and teaching assistants joining the First Class team!  If you would like to join our existing team, please contact us on 0191 251 5566 or enquiries@firstclasssupply.co.uk.

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Fun for little ones at Churchill Playing Fields

Fun for little ones at Churchill Playing Fields

Published 06.08.2019 There are lots of fantastic local events for children of all ages this summer.  Have you heard of these events for very young children held almost daily at Churchill Playing Fields and around Whitley Bay?  Great way to spend a few hours with your little ones!

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What are your holiday plans for this summer?!

What are your holiday plans for this summer?!

Published 05.08.2019 We’ve loved seeing so many of you when you’ve popped into the office and told us about your plans for the summer!  From holidays in Bali to decorating the house, it seems like everyone is doing something!  Look forward to hearing what everyone is up to – you can leave a comment on […]

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Look at all our ‘Little Elmer’s!’

Look at all our ‘Little Elmer’s!’

Published 02.08.2019 Look at these fantastic ‘Little Elmers’! They have all been decorated by pupils from the six schools we sponsored to have their very own Little Elmer! We’re delighted to see how fabulous they all look and can’t wait to see them on the Elmer trail! 🐘

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Kids Fun-Fest Afternoon!

Kids Fun-Fest Afternoon!

Published 01.08.2019 Why not head over to South Shields today, for an afternoon of fun for all the family?  This fantastic event is free, and is based around games for children of all ages.  There’s one next week on the 8th August too, details below! Enjoy free afternoons of fun, games and activities featuring a […]

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Help raise funds for the Bay Foodbank!

Help raise funds for the Bay Foodbank!

Published 31.07.2019 Buy your ticket from the Foodbank office for this fabulous fundraising night and help them to raise much needed funds for a new van!! Lorraine Crosby brings her band to The Exchange to perform ‘The Music of Abba’ for one night only, with spectacular vocals and world-class musicians. This thoroughly entertaining show will […]

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Fabulous Testimonial!

Fabulous Testimonial!

Published 30.07.2019 Thank you Chris, for taking the time to send us this lovely testimonial!  It makes us really proud when we receive things like this, what fantastic teachers and teaching assistants we have!

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Monday Motivation!

Monday Motivation!

Published 29.07.2019 We still like to do our Monday Motivations, even in the holidays!  We’d love to hear your thoughts on why you chose to go into teaching – you can post your comments on our Facebook page.  Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Elmer Exhibition at Seven Stories

Elmer Exhibition at Seven Stories

Published 26.07.19 Don’t forget the fabulous Elmer Exhibition is currently on display at Seven Stories.  It really is worth a visit and a great way to spend a day!  Something to get everybody in the mood before the trail starts on 21st August!

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Just a Thursday giggle!

Just a Thursday giggle!

Published 25.07.19 We know so many of you will appreciate this!  Hope you’re re-charging your batteries and enjoying this fabulous weather!  

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What lovely feedback to receive!

What lovely feedback to receive!

Published 24.07.2019 A huge thank you to Susan for these lovely words!  Thank you too Susan!  Your hard work over the past few years has been amazing!

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And Happy Birthday Pam!

And Happy Birthday Pam!

Published 23 July 2019 Not only is it the start of the summer break, but it’s our second birthday of the week at First Class! Today we’d like to wish the lovely Pam a very happy significant birthday!! Have a great day Pam,  enjoy all your celebrations and enjoy your week off too! 🙂 x

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Happy Birthday Megan!!

Happy Birthday Megan!!

Published 22 July 2019 A big happy birthday to the lovely Megan, who is celebrating her birthday today – what a great day to have a birthday on the first day of the summer break!  Have a fab day off Megan, and enjoy all your birthday celebrations!

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THANK YOU ALL – AND HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

THANK YOU ALL – AND HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

Published 19.07.2019 We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our fantastic teachers, teaching assistants and admin staff for all their hard work throughout the whole of this academic year! You have all been amazing and we hope you all enjoy a fantastic summer break and take some time to relax […]

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Summer Soccer Schools

Summer Soccer Schools

Published 18.07.2019 These fantastic Newcastle United Foundation summer schools are running throughout the holidays. Don’t forget to book in your budding footie stars of the future before it’s too late!!    

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Our Teachers and TA’s Change the World!!

Our Teachers and TA’s Change the World!!

Published 17.07.19 Our Teachers change the world AND so do our Teaching Assistants!! 🌎

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Thank you Michelle!

Thank you Michelle!

Published 16 July 2019   A huge thank you to the lovely Michelle for sending this cake, together with an equally lovely card to thank Hannah and Julia for everything this academic year! Thank YOU Michelle, from all the First Class team for all your hard work this year, you have been amazing! x

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Happy Birthday Jonathan!

Happy Birthday Jonathan!

Published 15/07/2019   HAPPY BIRTHDAY JONATHAN! We hope you enjoyed your birthday celebrations over the weekend.  

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1,200 pupils enjoy Falcons Take Over Day

1,200 pupils enjoy Falcons Take Over Day

Published 12/07/2019   What a week! We have donated Take Over Days to 6 schools this week! 1,200 pupils have enjoyed tag rugby sessions delivered by Newcastle Falcons – we love facilitating events like these.    

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Our HR Advisor is now an author!

Our HR Advisor is now an author!

Published 11 July 2019 We are delighted to be attending the book launch of our former HR Advisor and now author Eileen Hogg! Come on along to Simpson’s at Whitley Lodge until noon today, where she will be signing copies of her fantastic debut novel The Stalker’s Song, written under her pen name Georgia E […]

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Lovely thank you from the DigiLadies and LittleDigiLadies

Lovely thank you from the DigiLadies and LittleDigiLadies

Published 10 July 2019 What a lovely thank you hamper and lovely cards from the DigiLadies and LittleDigiLadies, led by the inspirational Laura Dickinson from NTLT! We were absolutely delighted to support this great initiative to inspire a love of technology, and we have really loved following their progress. Can’t believe they have just celebrated […]

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Some more – very true – words of wisdom!

Some more – very true – words of wisdom!

Published 9 July 2019 And our teachers and teaching assistants certainly do this, every day!

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Thank You Maureen & Ben!

Thank You Maureen & Ben!

Published 08/07/2019 What a fab surprise we had on Friday when our lovely teacher Maureen, together with hubby Ben, came to see us with this lovely card and treats! Thank you so much Maureen and Ben, it was so nice to see you both as always! Have a fantastic summer break    

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Fantastic new football kit = very happy pupils!

Fantastic new football kit = very happy pupils!

Published 04.07.19 Look at these budding footie stars of the future! Here’s Fran with the Headteacher of one of our partner primary schools, with these fantastic full football kits! We were delighted to donate these to the school and can’t wait to see the teams in action!

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A few more words of wisdom…..

A few more words of wisdom…..

Published 03.07.2019 Just a few words of wisdom for our fabulous teachers and Teaching Assistants ……!

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More of our fabulous Elmer Teasers!

More of our fabulous Elmer Teasers!

Published 02.07.2019 We have now seen our  finished Elmer, designed and painted by Cullercoats based artist, Joanne Wishart!  We are SO excited, but still sworn to absolute secrecy for now.  We cannot wait for the big reveal, and we are sure everyone will love our Elmer as much as we do, he’s absolutely gorgeous!  So […]

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Lovely article in ‘The Bookseller Magazine’ re our Seven Stories partnership!

Lovely article in ‘The Bookseller Magazine’ re our Seven Stories partnership!

Published 01.07.2019 Thank you to The Bookseller magazine for the great coverage of our partnership with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books on their Authors into Schools programme! We’re so excited to be involved in this inspirational new programme! Read more here: www.thebookseller.com/…/new-sponsor-seven-stories-authors-s…

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Happy Birthday Steph!

Happy Birthday Steph!

Published 28.06.2019 Early Happy Birthday to the lovely Steph! It’s actually her special day on Saturday, but we’re starting the celebrations off here a day early! Have a great day Steph, and enjoy your birthday weekend celebrations! xxx

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More Exciting News……!!

More Exciting News……!!

Published 27/06/2019 In a week full of exciting news, First Class Supply are delighted to announce that we are further enhancing our partnership with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books as sponsors and supporters of the fantastic ‘Authors into Schools and Learning Programme’ for 2019/2020! This really is an exciting new programme and […]

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Feedback from one of our lovely primary teachers

Feedback from one of our lovely primary teachers

Published 26/06/2019  

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EXCITING ELMER NEWS ALERT!

EXCITING ELMER NEWS ALERT!

Posted 25/06/2019 Exciting News Alert! We are delighted to announce that the artist we will be working with to create our very own Elmer for Elmer’s Great North Parade, is the fabulous Joanne Wishart – Artist, from the Wishart Gallery in Cullercoats! We fell in love with Joanne’s design and loved the fact that she […]

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First Class Supply’s Festival of Rugby 2019

First Class Supply’s Festival of Rugby 2019

Published 24/06/2019   We didn’t think it would be possible to better last year’s festival, but once again, a truly amazing day was had by all involved! We have already received some fantastic feedback, and we’re delighted to hear how much all the teams enjoyed their day! Thank you so much to all the professionals […]

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North Tyneside Festival of Words and Music

North Tyneside Festival of Words and Music

Published 20/06/2019   The fourth IRON Press Festival of Words and Music is taking place from Thursday to Sunday, and across Cullercoats seafront venues this weekend! There will also be 2 afternoons of fantastic, al-fresco, free live music at the Music Festival Fringe on the seafront at Cullercoats, located on the corner of Mast Lane […]

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Thank You All on National Thank A Teacher Day!

Thank You All on National Thank A Teacher Day!

Published 19 June 2019 Today is National ‘Thank a Teacher’ Day! We would like to say a huge thank you to ALL our lovely Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Nursery Nursers and Learning Support Assistants for all the fantastic work you do every day! You are an amazing team of hard working and dedicated professionals! THANK YOU!

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Student Takeover Day Fun!

Student Takeover Day Fun!

Published 18 June 2019 We were delighted to have our young helpers from Rockcliffe First School join us in the office again yesterday for Student Takeover Day! Some of you may have spoken to them on the phone and we know how impressed you were! It was lovely to see you all and thank you […]

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First Class Festival of Rugby is this Friday!

First Class Festival of Rugby is this Friday!

Published 17/06/2019 Through our ongoing partnership with the Newcastle Falcons and Newcastle Rugby Foundation we are holding another Tag Rugby tournament this year! It was a fantastic turnout and a really brilliant day of sport and professional coaching last year, and we are looking forward to an equally fantastic event this year! Can’t wait to […]

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Fantastic Seven Stories Session!

Fantastic Seven Stories Session!

Published 14/06/2019 Amy went to one of our partner schools in Northumberland today to spend the day with Year 6 for a Michael Morpurgo creative writing session, showcasing the process Michael goes through to create the classics we know and love… Another great session delivered to one of our partner schools through our partnership with […]

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Afternoon Tea with a Twist for charity

Afternoon Tea with a Twist for charity

Published 14/06/2019   We just want to let you know about a fantastic charity event taking place on Friday 19th July to raise money for the World Transplant Games! The Afternoon Tea “with a twist” event is taking place ahead of the World Transplant Games in Newcastle and Gateshead this Summer. It’s sure to be […]

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School Business Management Conference 2019

School Business Management Conference 2019

Published 13/06/2019   Fran, Hannah and Kate are at the Schools North East School Business Management Conference at St James’ Park today at stand 13! Come and say hello 👋 we’re looking forward to meeting you all.

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Happy Birthday Lana!

Happy Birthday Lana!

Published 12/06/2019   We would like to wish the lovely Lana a very happy birthday. We hope you have a fabulous day  

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Feedback from one of our lovely Teaching Assistants…

Feedback from one of our lovely Teaching Assistants…

Published 11/06/2019  

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Only the Brave Choose to Teach…

Only the Brave Choose to Teach…

Published 10/06/2019  

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1 week to go to the School Business Managers Conference

1 week to go to the School Business Managers Conference

Published 06/06/2019   There is just 1 week to go to the Schools North East Business Managers Conference at St James’ Park! Look out for Fran, Kate and Hannah who will be attending. Here’s the fantastic hamper that we will be giving away. Please visit the First Class stand to enter into the prize draw […]

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Here’s to more questions…..

Here’s to more questions…..

Published 05/06/2019    

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Fantastic St Oswald’s!

Fantastic St Oswald’s!

Published 04/06/2019 We just want to say what a fantastic job our friends at St Oswald’s Hospice are doing to raise much needed funds through Elmer’s Great North Parade campaign. At the end of the parade, they hope to have raised a minimum of £500,000 for the hospice! As the Learning Programme Partner for the […]

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Just a little first-Monday-back-after-half-term motivation!

Just a little first-Monday-back-after-half-term motivation!

Published 03/06/2019 You all make the world a better place!

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CPD success during May half-term

CPD success during May half-term

Published 31/05/2019 We were delighted to facilitate 2 highly sought after courses over the May half-term! We would like to say a huge thank you to our friends – Eric from Inter-Face who delivered our Team Teach course and Chris and Chris from First Aid North East who delivered our Paediatric First Aid course.   […]

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Mindfulness Course – and courses!

Mindfulness Course – and courses!

Published 30 May 2019 As part of our long-standing partnership with John Spence Community High School, we thought the mindfulness course would be perfect for the school in line with its outstanding commitment to education and care for its students. Mindfulness is becoming an increasingly popular practice in helping people with social and emotional learning, […]

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Welcome back Kate – we’ve missed you!

Welcome back Kate – we’ve missed you!

Published 29 May 2019 Today we’re delighted to welcome the lovely Kate back to work after having gorgeous baby Max last August! We know lots of our Secondary Teachers, as well as our friends in schools have missed her, and know you’ll be looking forward to catching up with her next week! Welcome back Kate, […]

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Just a few little words……

Just a few little words……

Published 28 May 2019   ……. to kick-start your Tuesday!

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It’s Elmer Day!!

It’s Elmer Day!!

Published 25 May 2019 It’s Elmer Day today and not only that, but it’s Elmer’s 30th birthday too! The countdown is on until Elmer’s Great North Parade… we’re so pleased to be this year’s Learning Programme Partner and can’t wait to join in all the exciting events! Keep a look-out for updates 🐘

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Open Day Success!

Open Day Success!

Published 25/05/2019   Thank you to everyone who came along to our Durham Open Day at Radisson Blu today. Pam, Carol and Jemma had a fantastic day! The whole team here at First Class Supply are looking forward to working with you all very soon!        

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Happy Half Term!

Happy Half Term!

Published 24.05.19 To all of our brilliant teachers, TAs, and all our friends in school – have a wonderful half term! We’ll see some of you on our Team Teach and Paediatric First Aid courses next week 😃 Enjoy your break and thank you all as always for all your hard work!

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A Week of Fantastic Falcons Take Over Days!

A Week of Fantastic Falcons Take Over Days!

Published 23 May 2019 We’ve had another fantastic week so far with 3 Take Over Days with Newcastle Falcons, and we have another planned for tomorrow! The pupils have had so much fun learning all about tag rugby – we love facilitating events like these! 🏈🏈

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Not one, but two birthdays!

Not one, but two birthdays!

Published 22 May 2019 Today we are celebrating two birthdays at First Class! The lovely Amy who has her birthday today, and the lovely Emma who has her birthday on Friday. Happy Birthday to you both – enjoy your celebrations! Emma, enjoy the rest of the week off, and Amy, enjoy continuing your celebrations in […]

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Our next Open Day: Saturday 25 May, Durham

Our next Open Day: Saturday 25 May, Durham

Published 21 May 2019 We can’t wait for our open day on Saturday in Durham! We’re fully booked and really looking forward to meeting you all. If you haven’t made an appointment, do still pop by and meet the team, we’d love to see you!

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Another Fab Elmer Reveal Assembly

Another Fab Elmer Reveal Assembly

Published 20/05/2019 Hannah had a brilliant time at the Elmer reveal assembly at St Wilfrid’s on Friday! We hope you enjoy having your very own Elmer.  

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Happy Friday Everyone!

Published 17 May 2019 We hope all our ultra-hardworking Teachers and TAs, and all our friends in schools have a fab weekend, you certainly deserve it!  Enjoy everybody!  

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National Walk to School Week

National Walk to School Week

Published 16 May 2019   Do you know this is National Walk to Work Week?  Together with the Daily Mile, a great initiative to help keep our children fit and healthy!  Are you and your school taking part?

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Published 15 May 2019   Amid all the excitement this week, we mustn’t forget that it is Mental Health Awareness Week. Many of you in our schools will know that this is something we at First Class are very supportive of, and that it is an issue very close to our hearts.  We will be […]

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We have chosen the design for our Elmer!

We have chosen the design for our Elmer!

Published 13/05/2019 Wow, what a night at the Stampede Artist and Sponsor Matching event for Elmer’s Great North Parade! We’re so excited to have chosen the design for our Elmer and can’t wait to show you all. Stay tuned…    

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Little Herd Reveal Assemblies

Little Herd Reveal Assemblies

Published 10/05/2019 This week has been amazing, we have had the pleasure of attending Little Heard reveal assemblies at some of our partner schools! It has been wonderful seeing the excitement on all the pupils’ faces when their Elmer was revealed and hearing about all their ideas on how they are going to decorate their […]

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Ready, set…stampede!

Ready, set…stampede!

Published 09/05/2019   There is excitement all round in the First Class Supply office this week! On Monday we will get to select a design and its artist will be commissioned to paint the First Class Supply Elmer Sculpture ahead of the trail starting this August.    

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It’s National Share A Story month this month

It’s National Share A Story month this month

Published 08/05/2019 It’s National Share A Story month this month – A great time to share an image from a Reading For Pleasure workshops we’ve facilitated with the brilliant Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books

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What a lovely Thank You Note

What a lovely Thank You Note

Published 7 May 2019 We received this lovely thank you note from The BAY Foodbank this morning, in response to our ongoing support of regular food donations. We are very happy to help such a wonderful local charity, you guys do an amazing job!    

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Happy Birthday Julia!

Happy Birthday Julia!

Published 3 May 2019   It’s birthday time again at First Class! Today we’re celebrating the birthday of the lovely Julia! We’re sure lots of you out there would love to join us in wishing her a very Happy Birthday too! Have a great day Julia, and enjoy all your birthday and weekend celebrations! xx […]

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More Elmer Excitement!

More Elmer Excitement!

Published 2 May 2019   Wow, look at how some of our partner schools have prepared for their Elmer’s arrival! Great to see our donation sparking lots of creativity in the classroom 🐘 Can’t wait to see what happens next!

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Our Elmer’s have been delivered!

Our Elmer’s have been delivered!

Published 1 May 2019 The excitement increases!  On Monday and Tuesday this week, our Elmer’s were delivered to the six partner schools we have donated them to!  There is much secrecy for the pupils so far, but here’s a sneak peak of some of them before they are revealed to the children and prior to […]

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Lovely Testimonial!

Lovely Testimonial!

Published 30 April 2019   This is what makes everything worthwhile… thank you Karina for your lovely words!  They are much appreciated!

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We all need a little bit of Monday Motivation!

We all need a little bit of Monday Motivation!

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Happy Birthday Fran!

Happy Birthday Fran!

Published 26  April 2019 Today we’re celebrating the birthday of the lovely Frances! We’re sure lots of you out there would love to wish Fran a very Happy Birthday for tomorrow too! Have a great day Fran, and enjoy all your celebrations! xx  

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Mindfulness Workshops

Mindfulness Workshops

Published 26 April 2019   Thank you Education for Everybody for the great coverage on the mindfulness workshops at John Spence Community High School!  This is such an important topic and we were delighted to sponsor such a fantastic programme, and encourage these workshops within our partner schools.  Contact Jemma on 0191 251 5566 if […]

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More Elmer Excitement!

More Elmer Excitement!

Published 25 April 2019 Lovely afternoon at Motel One for the first ‘Better Together’ networking event organised by the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice. Great to meet fellow Great North Elmer sponsors 🐘 We can’t wait for the parade to begin and to share more exciting news with you VERY soon!

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Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Published 24 April 2019 We love these words of wisdom – very true!

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Paediatric First Aid Course

Paediatric First Aid Course

Published 23 April 2019   We were busy over the Easter holidays! In addition to the Team-Teach course held during the break, we were also delighted to hold a Paediatric First Aid course. We provided this vital training free of charge to our supply team, here are the 20 teachers and teaching assistants who are […]

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Open Days and Job Vacancies!

Open Days and Job Vacancies!

Published 18 April 2019   We are always incredibly busy here at First Class Supply, with both day-to-day and long term assignments throughout the whole primary age range and in all secondary sectors.  We are also incredibly busy with Teaching Assistant and SEN roles.  We have REAL long term assignments available in all sectors and […]

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Team TA do Team-Teach!

Team TA do Team-Teach!

Published 17 April 2019   How good are our very own Julia and Hannah, also known as ‘Team TA!’ They are both now fully Team-Teach certified – here they are with their certificates. Not only that, but they will be attending further Team-Teach training later on this year, so they will be able to deliver […]

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St Oswald’s Raffle

St Oswald’s Raffle

Published 15 April 2019   Don’t forget to get your tickets for your chance to win this fantastic hamper from St Oswald’s Hospice!  Tickets are just £1 for a strip of five, and all proceeds will go directly to the hospice.  For your chance to win and to help raise much needed funds for St […]

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Wise Words….

Wise Words….

Published 14 April 2019  

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Another Fantastic Team Teach Course!

Another Fantastic Team Teach Course!

Published 12 April 2019   We were delighted to facilitate another brilliant Team Teach course over Tuesday and Wednesday this week! Great that so many of our fantastic supply team now have this much sought after qualification, as well as our very own Hannah who did the course too! Well done everyone – and thank […]

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Could it be magic?!

Could it be magic?!

Published 11 April Jemma had a fantastic time at one of our partner schools last Friday! They were delighted that we’d facilitated a very special treat! A magician to go into school on their Easter Fun Day – very happy faces all round 🤩

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Thank you Laura and Izzy!

Thank you Laura and Izzy!

Published 10 April 2019 A huge thank you to one of our primary teachers, the lovely Laura and her daughter Izzy! They made and decorated these fab cakes and brought them in especially for us – they are absolutely delicious! Thank you, what a lovely treat! 🐣

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Lovely Easter Visit!

Lovely Easter Visit!

What a fab Easter treat! We were delighted to see the lovely Kate and her gorgeous baby boy Max – can you believe he is 8 months now?! Kate will be back from her maternity leave at the end of May, and is really looking forward to catching up with all the secondary teachers and […]

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

We would like to wish all our fantastic teachers and TA’s a very Happy Easter! We hope you all enjoy the holidays, and a very well deserved rest – what a term it has been! A huge thank you to you all for your incredibly hard work, you have all been brilliant! A very Happy […]

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Competition Winner!

Competition Winner!

Thank you for submitting your entry into our Easter competition! We were overwhelmed by the number of you who took part! There are 536 eggs in the jar – we actually had 2 correct guesses, which meant we had to pull the winners name from a hat. We are delighted to confirm that the lucky […]

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Fantastic Falcons Day!

Fantastic Falcons Day!

We are delighted that due to our ongoing partnership with the Newcastle Falcons their coaches delivered a great session at Cullercoats Primary School earlier this week! There were many happy faces as you can see! Thank you Falcons! It really is wonderful that we are able to facilitate these fantastic sporting opportunities for so many […]

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Elmer’s Great North Parade

Elmer’s Great North Parade

Lesley and Steph had a fantastic time at the Elmer Sponsor Briefing event last night! Great to catch up with so many of our friends from St Oswald’s Hospice and to meet fellow sponsors. We’re delighted to be the Learning Programme Sponsor for Elmer’s Great North Parade – there’s lots of exciting things about to […]

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Another fantastic Seven Stories Session!

Another fantastic Seven Stories Session!

Another brilliant Seven Stories session! So pleased the pupils enjoyed themselves – we are delighted to facilitate these fantastic workshops in our partner schools! 📚   Published 3 April 2019

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Last day to enter our Easter Competition!

Last day to enter our Easter Competition!

There’s just 1 DAY left to enter our Easter competition! For your chance to WIN a free Crazy Creatures North East session for your school AND the chocolate jar, can you guess how many eggs are in the jar? 🐣🐥🍫 Published 2 April 2019

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Another fab Falcons Taster Day!

Another fab Falcons Taster Day!

Julia had a fantastic time this morning at one of our wonderful ‘Falcons Take Over Days!’ We donated this day-long session to one of our South Tyneside partner schools – the pupils are loving their experience and having loads of fun playing rugby with the Newcastle Falcons coaches and professionals! Published 1 April 2019

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Easter Raffle for St Oswald’s!

Easter Raffle for St Oswald’s!

We’re doing an Easter raffle here at First Class Supply on behalf of our partners, the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice! You could win this fantastic Easter hamper! Tickets are just £1 a strip – just pop into our reception to get yours and help us support this wonderful cause! The winner will be announced on […]

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FREE iPad training for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

FREE iPad training for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

As part of our commitment to raising standards in schools, First Class Supply are offering FREE Using iPad’s in the classroom training. This training will be delivered by Laura Dickinson, eLearning Lead Practitioner for North Tyneside Learning Trust, Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Education Trainer and Apple Teacher with Swift Playgrounds recognition. This week, we had […]

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First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: Published 26th March 2019

First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: Published 26th March 2019

At First Class Supply we are committed to equal treatment of all employees regardless of their gender. As a company we always pay Men and Women of the same experience level the same amount for undertaking the same role. Having completed our Gender Pay Gap Report we have found that a higher percentage of our […]

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!!!! WE ARE CELEBRATING 15 FABULOUS YEARS !!!!

!!!! WE ARE CELEBRATING 15 FABULOUS YEARS !!!!

Lesley and Steph just cannot believe that it is 15 years since they started First Class Supply In 2004!! It seems like yesterday that we nervously waited for the phone to ring – and it has not stopped since….. We would like to say a HUGE and heartfelt ‘THANK YOU’ to our schools – most […]

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Happy pupils, happy days!

Happy pupils, happy days!

We are delighted that the pupils at St Aidan’s loved their ‘Reading for Pleasure’ workshop, it’s fantastic to be able to offer these educational and fun events to our partner schools! Thank you Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books, it’s great working in partnership with you!

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Reading for Pleasure!

Reading for Pleasure!

We were delighted to facilitate a day-long Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books session at one of our partner schools yesterday! Years 2 to 4 from Balliol Primary had a fantastic time in their ‘Reading for Pleasure’ workshops! Thank you Elena 🌟

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Whitley Bay Poetry Festival

Whitley Bay Poetry Festival

First Class Supply are delighted to showcase some of the fantastic children’s entries from the ‘Whitley Bay Poetry Festival’ competition, in conjunction with the Whitley Bay Chamber of Trade. There are some amazing entries from our local school pupils, what budding talents we’ve got out there! Good luck to everyone who entered, it’s going to […]

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We give lucky pupils tickets for ‘The Big One!’

We give lucky pupils tickets for ‘The Big One!’

Jemma had a lovely time visiting two of our partner schools on Friday. She was there to donate 40 First Class tickets to each school, for some of their best attenders and their families to attend ‘The Big One’ at St James’ Park on Saturday! The Newcastle Falcons will be playing Sales Sharks and it […]

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Easter Competition time!

Easter Competition time!

COMPETITION TIME! As it was so popular last year, we’re delighted to be running the ‘How many Easter Eggs are in the jar’ competition again! The amazing prize this year is a ‘Crazy Creatures’ educational full day session to be delivered on site by a professional animal handler! Entries in no later than 2nd April […]

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Don’t forget to register for the First Class Festival!

Don’t forget to register for the First Class Festival!

Spaces to join our First Class Supply Festival of Rugby are filling up fast! Has your school signed up to the First Class Supply Tag Rugby Tournament yet? It’s open to primary and secondary schools this summer and held at Newcastle Falcons: 🏈 21 June – primary schools (AM) & secondary schools (PM) 📧 Email […]

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The Big Bang Fair!

The Big Bang Fair!

This week, Year 8 students from Newminster Middle School will be going to The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham – the largest celebration of STEM for young people in the UK. We’re so pleased we could sponsor the trip – what a fantastic opportunity for the next generation!

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Charity Ball raises over £10,000!

Charity Ball raises over £10,000!

A lovely article in the Whitley Bay Guardian: A group of children are to visit France thanks to the generosity of fundraisers. Hundreds of people attended a charity ball to raise money to take five disabled and disadvantaged pupils from St Thomas More RC Academy in North Shields and local primary schools to Lourdes during […]

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World Book Day!

World Book Day!

Steph is having a fantastic time at Whitehouse Primary! How lucky is she that her weekly reading session is on #WorldBookDay this week… Don’t these readers look fab! 📚

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Another lovely thank you!

Another lovely thank you!

A huge thank you to the lovely Michelle! Hannah was delighted to receive these lovely flowers, chocs and card! Thanks so much Michelle, what a lovely thought – and thank you for all you do for us too!

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First Class Support for a First Class School!

First Class Support for a First Class School!

Here’s Amy with the Head of Wallsend Jubilee Primary School! First Class Supply proudly sponsored the production of the school’s Ofsted banners so that each visitor can see the fantastic feedback the school received in their most recent inspection. We are so proud of our partnership with this fantastic school! Well done!

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Happy Ten Year Anniversary Julia!

Happy Ten Year Anniversary Julia!

Today we are celebrating our lovely Julia being with us for a whole decade, ten years tomorrow in fact! We have totally surprised her with a special anniversary celebration and she’s been all emotional! We are sure many of you would like to send her best wishes and help her to celebrate her happy day! […]

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Date for your diaries……

Date for your diaries……

The First Class Supply Festival of Rugby was so popular last year, our friends at Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club have organised another First Class event this year! To find out how you can enter your rugby team into a schools tournament at Kingston Park, please contact Jemma on 0191 251 5566.  Places are going really […]

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Great Little DigiLadies coverage in the News Guardian!

Great Little DigiLadies coverage in the News Guardian!

We jumped at the chance of being the official sponsor for the Little DigiLadies visit to the Bett Show in London! Thank you for the lovely coverage News Guardian 🗞

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WELCOME BACK!

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back to school everyone!  There is definitely something to be said for inspiring students and getting them excited to learn on the first day back 😃

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What a lovely surprise!

What a lovely surprise!

What a lovely card to brighten our day! Thank YOU Laura for all your hard work, and lots of luck in your new job, you’ll be amazing! 🌟

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Looking for a Change?

Looking for a Change?

Looking for a new challenge this February? Joining First Class Supply may just be what you’re looking for! Email us at enquiries@firstclasssupply.co.uk to find out what opportunities are available for teachers and teaching assistants in the North East! http://www.firstclasssupply.co.uk/jobs.php If you are an experienced educational consultant hoping to make a change in your working life, […]

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Fantastic Feedback!

Fantastic Feedback!

Brilliant feedback from Beacon Hill School on the Seven Stories SEN session we facilitated last week! We’re so pleased everyone enjoyed it and are delighted we can facilitate these fantastic sessions in our schools!

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Happy Half Term Holiday!

Happy Half Term Holiday!

Is it half term already?! We would like to say a massive thank you to all our fabulous, hard working supply team who have worked so hard in our partner schools this half term. Thanks too to all our friends in school who we work with every day. You are all amazing and we hope […]

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Student Take Over Day

Student Take Over Day

Today we’ve hosted a student take over day in the First Class Supply office! You might have seen some new faces on reception and spoken to our office trainees over the telephone during the course of the day. This is the third year we have welcomed trainees into our office. They completed some very important […]

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We meet David McKee, author of Elmer books!

We meet David McKee, author of Elmer books!

We were thrilled to meet Elmer author, David McKee, at ‘The Colourful World of David McKee’ exhibition opening at Seven Stories! We went along to the launch on Tuesday and what an inspiring day! We are so proud to be the Learning Programme Partners for Elmer and the exhibition is a must-visit! Do contact us […]

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Our Elmer is coming to Spanish City!

Our Elmer is coming to Spanish City!

We at First Class Supply are the official Learning Programme Partner for Elmer’s Great North Parade. We are absolutely delighted that our own Elmer will be sited at Spanish City, Whitley Bay. As a local company, employing local people, it was really important to us that we ‘brought Elmer home.’ Check this website and our […]

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Our Schools Connections Programme

Our Schools Connections Programme

As part of the First Class Supply Schools Connections Programme, our ongoing partnership with Newcastle Falcons has enabled over 1,500 young people receive additional rugby coaching. This really is an important partnership for us, making a very real difference to our schools and their pupils. Don’t forget to register your interest for our upcoming First […]

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Happy Birthday Alex!

Happy Birthday Alex!

Another week, another birthday! Today we’d like to wish our lovely Alex a very happy birthday! The red velvet cake was absolutely delicious, the team may never be the same again! Have a great day Alex and enjoy your celebrations this evening and at the weekend! 🙂

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A treat for The BAY Foodbank

A treat for The BAY Foodbank

Today we had the pleasure of meeting Peter who volunteers at The BAY Foodbank. We have donated 50 luxury chocolate brownies for them to distribute to their service users. The BAY Foodbank aims to provide emergency food provision to individuals or families experiencing a financial crisis. This crisis happens when a family have no money […]

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Academies Conference 2019

Academies Conference 2019

First Class Supply were proud to sponsor Schools North East’s Academies Conference for a second year in a row. We managed to get our friend Elmer to tag along with us. It was lovely seeing lots of familiar faces and it was lovely getting to know some new ones too

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Happy Birthday Hannah!

Happy Birthday Hannah!

We’d like to wish a Very Happy Birthday to our lovely Hannah, our TA and SEN specialist! Monday is not the best day for a birthday but we know she enjoyed her celebrations at the weekend and is looking forward to next weekend too! Happy Birthday Han, have a lovely day! 🙂

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First Class Supply are the proud sponsors of North Tyneside Learning Trust’s DigiLadies

First Class Supply are the proud sponsors of North Tyneside Learning Trust’s DigiLadies

First Class Supply are the proud sponsors of 20 girls from North East primary schools have had the chance to attend the British Educational Training and Technology Show at ExCel, London! Pupils, aged from 7 to 11, who attend 5 primary schools in the North East, visited the exhibition with their teachers as part of […]

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Literacy and Numeracy Masterclasses Sponsors

Literacy and Numeracy Masterclasses Sponsors

We had a brilliant day at the Schools North East’s Literacy & Numeracy Metacognition Masterclasses! One again, we were the proud sponsors of yet another fantastic Schools North East event!

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LONG TERM TEACHING ASSISTANT VACANCIES AVAILABLE NOW!!

LONG TERM TEACHING ASSISTANT VACANCIES AVAILABLE NOW!!

IMMEDIATE FULL-TIME, LONG-TERM TEACHING ASSISTANT VACANCIES AVAILABLE NOW! We are working on a large number of Full-Time, Long-Term Teaching Assistant positions within Nursery, Primary, Middle, Secondary, SEN and Further Education provisions across the North East. If you have experience of working in an education provision, WE URGENTLY NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU. Please contact Hannah, […]

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Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

Wise words indeed………

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Looking for a new challenge?

Looking for a new challenge?

Are you looking for a new challenge or change in career this year? Joining First Class Supply may just be what you’re looking for! Give us a call on 0191 251 5566 or email us at enquiries@firstclasssupply.co.uk to find out what opportunities are available for teachers and teaching assistants in the North East!

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Are you looking for your dream job?

Are you looking for your dream job?

We’re proud to announce we have an excellent record for recruiting and placing teachers at all stages in the region! This includes nursery, primary and secondary. Would you like to find the perfect job? Click here http://www.firstclasssupply.co.uk/jobs.php

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Festival of Tag Rugby:2019

Festival of Tag Rugby:2019

We are absolutely delighted that through our partnership with the Falcons Community Foundation and Newcastle Falcons, we will once again be holding this amazing event! Sign up now to ensure a place for your school and we all look forward to seeing you on the day!

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Lovely to meet you trainee teachers!

Lovely to meet you trainee teachers!

Hannah, Megan, Jemma and Emma were busy at the University of Sunderland today meeting Primary and Secondary trainee teachers at the First Appointments Conference. It was great meeting so many aspiring teachers and we look forward to working with you in the near future!

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WELCOME BACK!

WELCOME BACK!

Welcome back to school everyone!  There is definitely something to be said for inspiring students and getting them excited to learn on the first day back 😃

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What a lovely start to the new year!

What a lovely start to the new year!

Thanks so much to one of our lovely assistants Danielle who has popped in today to drop these lovely thank you gifts off! What a fab start to the New Year 😊Wishing you all the best Danielle! 👏

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Happy New Year from the whole First Class Supply team to all our fantastic teachers, teaching assistants and our lovely friends in school! We can’t wait to work with you this year, and we’re looking forward to offering you lots of new opportunities in 2019! 🎆

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2018: What a year!

2018: What a year!

From renewing our partnership with the Newcastle Falcons and Seven Stories, to announcing our sponsorship of St Oswald’s Elmer Parade as the Learning Programme Partner, and introducing many authors and illustrators into schools across the region, 2018 has been a huge year for First Class Supply! Not to mention our three weddings and one new […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We would like to wish everyone who works with us a very merry Christmas, and a very happy, and healthy new year! Merry Christmas to you all!

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Very wise words…..!

Very wise words…..!

Just a few very wise words to share with you this Christmas Eve!

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Nearly there!

Nearly there!

It’s nearly that time of year! Hold on, we’re nearly there!

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Over the holidays…..

Over the holidays…..

The festive break is almost upon us! We will be closing on Friday 21st in the afternoon, and re-opening in the New Year on January 2nd! Please contact us before the break on 0191 251 5566 for any enquiries, and a friendly member of the team will be happy to help! If you have an […]

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Thank you Maureen and Ben!

Thank you Maureen and Ben!

Huge thank you to Maureen and Ben who delivered this lovely card (featuring our incredibly cute mascot Ted) along with some Christmas goodies to the office! What a lovely surprise. Thank you to everyone else that has come into the office with Christmas gifts, wishes and cuddles for the team – wishing you all a […]

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Team Teach

Team Teach

Fantastic article regarding our Team Teach training: Leading local supply teaching agency First Class Supply has helped to fund over 70 supply teachers in the region to complete their ‘Team Teach’ training, a specialist programme which teaches approved de-escalation and restraining techniques required in schools across the UK. Reports show that across the UK almost […]

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Our own little Christmas visitor!

Our own little Christmas visitor!

We know many of you have been asking for photos, and what a Christmas treat to see our lovely Kate today, with the equally lovely baby Max! Look how he’s grown since September! Thank you for coming to see us Kate, we miss you! Look forward to seeing you both in the New Year! 🙂 […]

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Come join us!

Come join us!

Even at this time of year, we are incredibly busy in both primary and secondary, as well as in our SEN schools. Find out more about becoming part of the First Class Supply team today! Register your interest here 👇, or give us a call on 0191 251 5566 ☎️ to chat to a friendly […]

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Beacon Hill Raffle Prize

Beacon Hill Raffle Prize

How happy were the pupils, and the teachers, at Beacon Hill School when we donated this lovely hamper as a raffle prize for their Christmas Fair last week! Good luck to all taking part, we all hope you have an amazing time!

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Wise Words Indeed…..

Wise Words Indeed…..

Couldn’t have put it better ourselves! Thank you so much to all our wonderful teachers – and assistants for all the excellent work they do in our schools!

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Lovely Thank You!

Lovely Thank You!

A huge thank you to the lovely Michelle for this gorgeous cake and card! It was lovely to see you yesterday and  we certainly appreciated the lovely words inside your card, it’s lovely to be appreciated!  You certainly brightened up our day on a freezing afternoon! A very Merry Christmas to you too Michelle! x

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Inspire Autism Training

Inspire Autism Training

We are delighted to fund for our teachers and teaching assistants to train with Inspire Autism Specialists this Thursday, where they will take part in a session offering positive, practical and informative training promoting awareness of autism! A hugely important part of supporting young people and children!

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Seven Stories Book Recommendation

Seven Stories Book Recommendation

Seven Stories Book Recommendation for December is a delightful festive treat! How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T Smith is a festive book written in 24 and a half chapters – one to share every day leading up to Christmas. Follow Winston the mouse as he sets out to deliver Oliver’s letter to Father Christmas […]

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Monday Morning!

Monday Morning!

Another hectic start to the week! Thank you to everyone who went the extra mile, and went out in horrible weather at very short notice for us – what a busy morning! You are all stars and very much appreciated by us all!

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Another fantastic SBM event!

Another fantastic SBM event!

The Northumberland Admin and Business Network is taking place this morning at the Holiday Inn at Gosforth Park. Great to see such a good turnout for this new network! Delighted with our association with these fantastic events and proud to be the main event sponsor!

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Schools North East SBM Conference

Schools North East SBM Conference

We had a great morning at Schools North East‘s Admin and Business Network Event for schools in Sunderland! As First Class are the main sponsors of this event, Fran was delighted to welcome every one to the event! We really are delighted to sponsor these fantastic events, they are proving hugely popular with School Business […]

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Elmer Learning Programme Partner Event!

Elmer Learning Programme Partner Event!

We had a great day at the ‘St Oswalds Elmer Learning Programme’ event at Newcastle Racecourse today talking about our partnership with Elmer’s Great North Parade! We’re so proud to be the Learning Programme Partner of this fantastic campaign run by St Oswald’s Hospice 🐘

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Just a few more wise words….

Just a few more wise words….

Just a few wise, and very true, words! Thank you to all our fabulous teachers – and teaching assistants out there, working hard every day!

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We get a big THANK YOU!

We get a big THANK YOU!

What a lovely start to a Monday morning! Not only a visit from one of our fab supply teachers, but he also brought us a lovely thank you card and thank you cakes! Thank YOU for all your hard work Simon – lots of luck for the future too – we can’t wait to hear […]

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Lovely School Compliment!

Lovely School Compliment!

We were delighted to receive this really lovely comment from the SBM of one of our partner schools – posted on our Facebook page in response to another schools lovely comment! Thank you for taking the time to do this, we really do appreciate it! Check out our Facebook page to see who wrote this, […]

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Fabulous Authors into School session!

Fabulous Authors into School session!

What a brilliant Friday morning we’ve had, and especially our TA Specialist, Hannah! We’ve been at one of our partner schools with none other than Tom Percival, author and illustrator of Perfectly Norman! It’s great to hear how Tom turned his love of drawing into a career, and to hear him read from his latest […]

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Making a Difference!

Making a Difference!

Our Education Specialist, Hannah’s at Southlands School’s ‘Making A Difference’ conference today waving the First Class Supply flag! Alongside a range of keynote speakers and workshops covering dyslexia, numeracy, mental health and more, we have facilitated a workshop which will be run by Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books. We really are delighted […]

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Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeen!!

Happy Halloweeeeeeeeeeen!!

We love this review from Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books… what’s your favourite Halloween book? ð

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We love helping pupils to read!

We love helping pupils to read!

Our TA and SEN Education specialist, Julia, had a lovely morning visiting Simonside Primary School in Newcastle, dropping off some KS2 books for their advanced readers! We donated a Seven Stories ‘Hooks into Books’ package which they were all delighted with! 📚

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Congratulations Amy!

Congratulations Amy!

Well, last but certainly not least, it was the turn of the third of our beautiful brides to tie the knot this year, our lovely Amy who married new hubby Brian at the Baltic last Saturday! A fabulous day was had by all, and we know you’ll all want to join us in sending huge […]

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Schools North East Business and Admin Conference

Schools North East Business and Admin Conference

#SNEsbm Places are filling up fast for the new Admin and Business Networks that we’re helping to launch in Sunderland https://bit.ly/2yFbArN and Northumberland https://bit.ly/2pR2bt6. If you play a part in running a school in either of these areas, make sure you join the conversation. First Class Supply are delighted to be the main sponsors of […]

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Codeweek!!

Codeweek!!

It’s Codeweek!! With the future driven by technology, coding will become an important part of learning and teaching! And guess what? Coding is for EVERYONE! Find out how teachers can bring EU #codeweek into the classroom and get pupils involved ð»ð±ï¸ https://codeweek.eu/schools

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Schools North East Annual Conference

Schools North East Annual Conference

The Schools North East Annual Conference is already proving a huge success, and First Class Supply are proud to once again, be major sponsors of this fantastic event. Hannah and Jemma are looking forward to seeing many of our friends from our partner schools and are really enjoying taking part in this hugely popular annual […]

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Just a few wise words….

Just a few wise words….

Just a few wise words for a Monday……

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World Teacher Day

World Teacher Day

Did you know it’s #WorldTeachersDay? Shout out to all of our wonderful teachers and supply teachers, and to one of our favourite fictional characters Miss Honey! 📚

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Just like our wonderful teachers…

Just like our wonderful teachers…

This is certainly the truth about our fantastic supply teachers – and teaching assistants and nursery nurses too! Thank you to you all!

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Join our Mailing List

Join our Mailing List

Join our mailing list and stay in the know about all things First Class Supply! Click here and enter your email address into the top right mailing list bar ð»ð± http://www.firstclasssupply.co.uk/

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Our real job vacancies!

Our real job vacancies!

Is it your dream to teach in the North East? Click the link below and check out our diverse range of Supply Teacher Vacancies http://www.firstclasssupply.co.uk/jobs.php

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More opportunities for our partner schools!

More opportunities for our partner schools!

We are delighted to announce the renewal of our exclusive education partnership with the fabulous Newcastle Falcons 🏉 The First Class Supply Schools Connections Programme works with schools in Northumberland, Durham, Cumbria and Teesside to encourage an increase in participation, recruitment of new players and development of coaches. We are delighted at the difference this […]

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How cute is Elmer!

How cute is Elmer!

Due to popular demand, more pics of the delightful Elmer – with the equally delightful Fran and Julia of course! Watch progress about Elmer and the launch of the Great North Parade, of which we are Learning Programme Partner here and on our facebook page!

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The Elmer launch is getting closer!

The Elmer launch is getting closer!

Fran and Julia had a lovely time getting to know the one and only Elmer, ahead of the St Oswald’s Elmer’s Great North Parade launch! First Class are delighted to be the Learning Programme Sponsor of this fantastic initiative. It is so important to us to support such a brilliant cause which will make a […]

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Continuing Partnership!

Continuing Partnership!

We are thrilled to announce that we are continuing to provide fantastic learning opportunities to pupils of all ages through our partnership with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books, the first museum in the UK dedicated to the art of children’s books and the creativity they inspire ð — feeling proud. If you, […]

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Welcome Baby Max!

Welcome Baby Max!

We know so many of you have been dying to see the first pic of our lovely Kate’s new baby, and here he is! A little camera shy at the moment, but there’ll be lots more visits and lots more photos to come! Welcome to the gorgeous Max James Hall, born on 16th August and […]

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Welcome back – we missed you!

Welcome back – we missed you!

We hope everyone has had a fantastic summer -the holidays seem literally to have flown by this year! It has been pretty exciting for us too – two weddings and one birth – congratulations again to Hannah, Jemma and Kate! It has been lovely to meet all the new people who have registered with us […]

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Seven Stories: Exciting Opportunities

Seven Stories: Exciting Opportunities

Well worth a visit to Seven Stories if you haven’t been yet this summer. Fantastic books and great entertainment for all ages! You won’t be disappointed! Remember that through our exclusive partnership with Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books, we are able to offer fantastic experiences, free of charge to our partner schools […]

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Congratulations to our regions’ A Level Students!

Congratulations to our regions’ A Level Students!

A huge congratulations to all our amazing A Level Students! A fantastic achievement to beat the rest of the country in such successful results, well done to you all! Congratulations too, to all those fantastic teachers who work so hard every year to ensure our students’ success! Well done to you all!

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Congratulations Jemma!

Congratulations Jemma!

Another week, another wedding! This time it was the turn of the second of our three beautiful brides, our lovely Jemma who married new hubby Colin on Saturday! As you can see, Jemma looked absolutely stunning and Colin was very handsome too! What a lovely couple they make! Congratulations to you both again – hope […]

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Congratulations Hannah!!!

Congratulations Hannah!!!

We know so many of you would like to join us in congratulating the first of our three beautiful brides who are all getting married this year! This time it was the turn of our lovely Hannah, and her new hubby Richie, who got married on Saturday! The bride was absolutely stunning and so radiant, […]

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A Lovely Thank You!

A Lovely Thank You!

A huge thank you to the lovely Ian! It was great to see you yesterday, and thank you so much for your lovely card – and the amazing cakes! Thanks too for all your hard work – we’re delighted you are now starting on contract in one of our partner schools! Keep in touch and […]

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Thank You and Happy Summer!

Thank You and Happy Summer!

We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all our amazing teachers and assistants for all your hard work and commitment during the past academic year – and what a year it’s been! You really have been amazing all year and we all hope you have the absolutely brilliant summer you deserve and […]

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Churchill Star Awards and First Class

Churchill Star Awards and First Class

On Monday we were delighted to have the pleasure, for the fifth year running, of sponsoring one of our outstanding partner schools’s ‘Star Awards.’ Churchill Community College’s annual Star Awards event is always an amazing evening which really showcases the fantastic talent and commitment of the pupils in the school. Our lovely Tyler was on […]

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Elmer’s Great North Parade – it’s getting closer!

Elmer’s Great North Parade – it’s getting closer!

Kate and Jemma had a great afternoon on tuesday at St Oswald’s Elmer’s Great North Parade event at St James Park. It was great to meet more of the St Oswald’s team and others involved in the parade. We are very proud to be the exclusive Learning Programme sponsors of Elmer’s Great North Parade and […]

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Reading for Pleasure Workshop

Reading for Pleasure Workshop

Over 50 pupils from Bridgewater Primary School had a great time at their ‘Reading for Pleasure’ workshop this morning! The Year 5 and Year 6 pupils really enjoyed listening to Laura from Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books read and interact with a variety of books with them which they got to choose […]

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Jubilee Summer Fete

Jubilee Summer Fete

Lesley had a lovely time visiting our partner school, Wallsend Jubilee Primary School this morning, and taking our donation of teddies for the summer fair! Here is the lovely Nicki, School Business Manager, with just a few of our little bears looking for new homes! If you can pop along, please do, it will be […]

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Teddy Bears Needed!

Teddy Bears Needed!

Our friends at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School are having their Summer Fete this Saturday morning! They would love to see as many of you as possible there and are also hoping for some donations of Teddy Bears before the fair if possible! The teddies need to be washed and dried or even brand new, and […]

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Seven Stories Design Trail

Seven Stories Design Trail

Just a few words from our friends over at Seven Stories about their fantastic Design Trail. Have you explored the Design Trail yet? The Great Exhibition of the North is showcasing unforgettable art and design for 80 days this summer and our David Almond-inspired Winged Tales of the North Trail is a very special highlight! […]

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More About The Festival!

More About The Festival!

We had an absolutely brilliant time at the First Class Supply Festival of Tag Rugby on Friday! It was a hugely successful event on a beautiful day, with more than 60 local teams taking part – it even made it into the Chronicle! Thank you to all those who joined in, we know how much […]

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First Class Supply Festival Of Tag Rugby!

First Class Supply Festival Of Tag Rugby!

Very excited about our ‘First Class Supply Festival of Tag Rugby’ being held at the home of the Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, on Friday! Over 60 schools are taking part in this event, specifically for KS2 teams and we know how excited they all are to be involved! So good that our special partnership with […]

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Open Day Success!

Open Day Success!

It was fantastic to meet so many of you at our Open Day on Saturday and we really are looking forward to working with you all very soon! It was so good to hear that most of you were recommended to us from schools or colleagues and that in turn you are going to recommend […]

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Schools North East Sbm Conference 2018!

Schools North East Sbm Conference 2018!

What a fantastic day at the 2018 Schools North East School Business Managers Conference! So many inspirational speakers – like the amazing Sally Gunnell pictured here with our Fran! Another really informative conference – and one which we are proud to continue to sponsor as we have from the beginning – thank you Schools North […]

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Year 6 Post Sats Competition Winner!

Year 6 Post Sats Competition Winner!

COMPETITION WINNER! Huge congratulations to Jayden Morton from Bridgewater Primary School, who is the worthy winner of our ‘Redesign your favourite Book Cover’ competition! Jayden has won a Seven Stories The National Centre for Children’s Books ‘Morpurgo Workshop’ or ‘Reading for Pleasure’ session for her Year 6 class as a post-SATS/Leavers treat! We received so […]

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Official Elmer’s Great North Parade Partners!

Official Elmer’s Great North Parade Partners!

Good morning to all our lovely teachers, teaching assistants, and all our friends in schools! We are delighted to share some very exciting news with you all – First Class Supply are supporting the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice and are the official LEARNING PROGRAMME PARTNER of ELMER’S GREAT NORTH PARADE!! We are absolutely delighted to […]

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First Class Supply Festival Of Tag Rugby!

First Class Supply Festival Of Tag Rugby!

Very excited about our ‘First Class Supply Festival of Tag Rugby’ being held at the home of the Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park, on Friday! Over 60 schools are taking part in this event, specifically for KS2 teams and we know how excited they all are to be involved! So good that our special partnership with […]

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to our fantastic teachers, TA’s and our friends in school – we missed you last week! Hope you all had a lovely half term and a well deserved rest – certainly back with a bang this morning! Loads of very exciting news to share with you very soon, but for now ‘welcome back!’

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Fantastic Falcons Sessions

Fantastic Falcons Sessions

Julia, Fran and Amy had lovely times last week, attending our Newcastle Falcons ‘taster days’ in some of our local partner schools! We know the pupils (and staff!) loved the sessions and meeting the coaches – the feedback we have received has been amazing. Thank you to our partners at the Falcons, we love working […]

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Happy Half Term – And Thank You!

Happy Half Term – And Thank You!

Wow, we cannot believe this half term has gone so quickly, it seems to have flown by! We would once again like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all our fabulous, hard working, ‘go the extra mile’ teachers and teaching assistants who have worked so hard again this half term. Thanks too to all […]

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Registrations And Open Days!

Registrations And Open Days!

It’s been a real pleasure to meet everyone who has come to register with us recently! Due to unprecedented demand, we are now holding registration interviews throughout the evenings, and are also holding two NEW Open Days for teachers and TAs – Saturday 16th June in Boldon and Saturday 23rd June in Durham. To register […]

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Competition Extension!

Competition Extension!

We’ve already had some fantastic entries for our ‘Redesign your favourite Book Cover’ competition, especially for Year 6 pupils to win a unique post SATs/leaving prize. However, as several schools have asked, please note we are changing the deadline as follows: CLOSING DATE IS NOW FRIDAY, 8TH JUNE, WINNERS ANNOUNCED TUESDAY 12TH JUNE. We are […]

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First Class Lead Schools North East Conference

First Class Lead Schools North East Conference

We are delighted to be the main sponsors of today’s first ever SCHOOLS NorthEast Academies Conference! We are so proud of our Fran, who opened the conference with an amazing speech about our passion for education in our region. Huge well done Fran! Please do come along and see the team if you are attending, […]

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First Class Provide ‘Authors Into Schools’ Session

First Class Provide ‘Authors Into Schools’ Session

Jemma had a fantastic time at one of our partner schools, enjoying an ‘Authors into Schools’ session we were delighted to give to the school. Children’s author and freelance illustrator Joe Berger had pupils and staff alike enthralled at Wallsend Jubilee Primary School. Another amazing event through our partnership with Seven Stories!

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Competition time: year 6 posts sats prize!

Competition time: year 6 posts sats prize!

More excitement this week – now it’s COMPETITION TIME! This competition is specifically for YEAR 6 PUPILS to win a fantastic post SATs/leaving prize! We will be sending out details via email, but also all the info is included on the poster attached. Your Year 6 Class can win either an amazing Seven Stories Reading […]

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First class receive rec audit accolade!

First class receive rec audit accolade!

We are delighted to share with you all some very exciting news! We are proud to announce that after much hard work behind the scenes, we have been awarded REC AUDITED EDUCATION STATUS! We are incredibly proud to have achieved this accolade- only 10% of recruitment agencies nationwide hold this ‘Gold Standard’ award. It’s further […]

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Congratulations fran!

Congratulations fran!

We wanted to share with you how proud we are of our Fran, who after a year of very hard work in addition to her day job, has achieved a fantastic Level 5 – CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR Management! A very prestigious qualification, covering such important issues as Professional Practice and Employment Law to […]

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First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report

First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report

First Class Supply Gender Pay Gap Report: 05 April 2018 At First Class Supply we are committed to equal treatment of all employees regardless of their gender. As a company we always pay Men and Women of the same experience level the same amount for undertaking the same role. Having completed our Gender Pay Gap […]

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Competition winner!

Competition winner!

Thank you all for entering our recent competition to win a Ball Boy/Girl place for your most deserving pupil, together with two adult tickets to watch Arsenal v Newcastle on Sunday 15th April. We were absolutely inundated with entries, and it was an incredibly hard decision for Toon legend Bob Moncur to eventually choose a […]

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Last chance to enter our unique competition!

Last chance to enter our unique competition!

Attention all Schools! Remember today is your last opportunity to nominate your STAR PUPIL for our amazing prize! We have been inundated with entries, many of which have really moved us. Remember to mominate your STAR PUPIL by close of play today – the winner will be selected by Toon Legend Bob Moncur and announced […]

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Lesley and steph at the house of lords!

Lesley and steph at the house of lords!

They’d kill us if they knew we were doing this, but we’re really proud of our Directors, Lesley and Steph, who have been invited to the House of Lords today, in recognition of their support of the Newcastle United Foundation. Many of you will know of all the support they give not just to the […]

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‘Big one’ family ticket winners!

‘Big one’ family ticket winners!

We were very excited to visit some of our partner schools to present them with their First Class tickets for ‘The Big One’ rugby spectacular, to be held at St James’ Park on 24th March! The ‘Big One’ is a fun day where the Newcastle Falcons play Northampton Saints at SJP, with lots of extra […]

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North tyneside scitt

North tyneside scitt

Kate and Fran had a great time yesterday meeting all the lovely NQT’s at North Tyneside SCITT. We are looking forward to working with you very soon! As discussed with you all at the event, First Class Supply have an unrivalled reputation in the Education Sector for looking after our NQTs, and for finding the […]

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First Class help ‘Moving On’ Project

First Class help ‘Moving On’ Project

Hannah had a lovely morning at one of partner school