Sup­ply agency braces it­self for more growth

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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

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