First For Education


Working alongside school managers to improve standards


At First for Education, everything we do is designed to help the schools we work with remain focussed on ensuring that every child receives the quality and continuity of education they deserve.

It is our aim to build effective local ‘pools’ of supply teachers that are strictly controlled for quality and constantly replenished to ensure that schools can choose the temporary (or permanent) staff that best meet their needs.

By recognising our educational responsibilities as a recruitment agency, First for Education places the emphasis on working alongside school managers, governors and LAs in the ongoing drive to improve standards.

The recruitment and retention of quality teachers and support staff is the cornerstone of our service.

We always aim to put the same high quality teachers in the same schools, time and time again.

We are able to provide cover for both long-term and day-to-day bookings, as well as respond to your needs for permanent staff.

Teacher recruitment

First for Education is fully compliant with the Disclosure and Barring service as well as the requirements of the DfE Circular 7/96 (Guidance on the Use of Supply Teachers), and continually reviews all of its processes for the recruitment, provision and management of supply teachers.

First for Education undertakes DBS checks on all its teachers, cover supervisors and support staff and rechecks anybody that falls within the guidelines as outlined by the DfE and the DBS.

First for Education undertakes List 99 checks on all staff in addition to any DBS checks.

First for Education Invests heavily in recruiting the best teachers, cover supervisors and support staff. Advertising, initial training/CPD and promotional activity is a cornerstone to how we operate and is planned to ensure that our coverage throughout the school year is comprehensive.

To attract the best applicants, we emphasise the support we provide to our staff, the quality of the relationships we have with schools and the genuine opportunity we present for teachers to make an impact in every school where they are placed.

We operate rigorous quality control in all aspects of teacher recruitment (recruitment policy), ensuring that only suitably qualified and experienced teachers are made available to work in schools.