Supply agency braces itself for more growth
ALOCAL education supply agency serving Sefton has set out its expansion plans across Merseyside, following a prestigious accreditation by The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
After working predominantly in Liverpool and Sefton, SIL Supply are now able to support schools across Merseyside with short-term and long-term cover for teachers, support staff and leadership roles.
SIL Supply is a professional and ethical supply and recruitment service that assists schools with their staffing needs.
Part of the School Improvement Liverpool family, SIL Supply said it is committed to robust safeguarding and maintaining high standards in education recruitment.
It was recently awarded Audited Education Status by the REC, which only 10 per cent of education REC members ever work towards.
It acknowledges the dedication and professionalism that SIL Agency delivers against the highest industry standards.
Earlier this year, the Government unveiled plans to crack down on rogue supply teacher agencies charging excessive fees to schools – something SIL Supply are proud to have stayed away from.
As well as competitive pay and a dedicated consultant for ongoing support, the company also offers access to CPD and offers feedback on CVs and interview skills.
It also operates a PAYE model for staff, meaning there is no hidden umbrella fees or surprise charges.
Sarane Kearns, school business manager at Smithdown Primary School, south Liverpool, said: “Smithdown Primary School has always found SIL Supply to be a professional organisation providing us with outstanding supply, from teachers to admin. Their prices are also extremely competitive.
“We use SIL Supply for day-to-day cover and for long term sickness.
“They are always checking that all is well and their staff come with appropriate Safeguarding checks.
“I would highly recommend SIL Supply, they are always available at the end of the phone (even out of working hours) to meet the needs of the school.”
Paul Gibson from SIL Supply added: “We are proud of placing the right staff with the right schools.
“Whether it’s a teacher or administrative officer, we’re driven by the desire to support the well-being of the wider school community and make a difference to the lives of children.’’
Mr Gibson added: “Supply agencies provide a crucial service to schools and we’re proud to play our part in helping local schools find the talented staff they need.”
was in Year 8, so I know how the performers feel.“Emma and I have really enjoyed helping mentor students before the final showcase.”There were also professional judges this year.Emily Fletcher, principal of Star Arts Academy, offered excellent advice and support to the performers. She was particularly fond of the band Skink.Professional performer Ray Quinn took time out of his busy schedule to come and join the event.He has just finished touring with Summer Holiday and will shortly be performing in Panto.Ray offered lots of invaluable insight from someone who works in the industry.Kevin Grimes, owner of Café D’Art, has long been a supporter of the Arts.He had his eye on some of the performers as future acts to perform in the café.The overall winner was Ria Fessey in Year 9. A great afternoon was had by all.Emily Fletcher said: “It took myself and Ray back to our school years getting involved in local talent shows, we all have to start somewhere.“Ray and I now have successful careers in the performing industry. It is possible!”
Paul Gibson (recruitment consultant) and Melissa Brannan (recruitment resourcer) from SIL Supply with the REC accreditation