Candidate Success Stories
Persistence, persistence, persistence………….
Secondary teacher becomes a staple of the Primary teaching world!
One of my client schools were wary of taking on James for a last-minute temp role in Year 6 as they were not familiar with him. After some gentle persuasion they agreed and he wowed them with his student rapport and professionalism in the classroom. James is a Secondary trained teacher who is loyal to us and proving to be a risk-taker by developing his skills in the Primary arena. He has recently decided to undertake a Secondary to Primary conversion course, travelling to North Wales one day a week, a very long haul.
STOP PRESS…….. James is about to return to this school on a 9-week assignment in Year 6 to coach the students for their SATs! Well done, James!
Newton Abbot Branch
When Annie joined Pro Education she was working in a local Gastro Pub as a waitress – she was recently qualified and had not been able to secure a teaching post. After registration and vetting, Lee – regional consultant for Dorset – discussed her details with several of his client schools.
It was clear that while Annie’s first subject was PE, she also had excellent qualification to teach Maths & Biology up to KS4. We secured her a long term booking at a good school in Poole to teach Maths, and the client was so impressed that they have kept her for three terms and have just interviewed her for a full time post.
Pro Education place faith in teachers who want to teach, and we can always see the potential when maybe schools can’t see past the CV.
Michael joined Pro Education having worked in the independent sector for a number of years. It was important to Michael that he find the right opportunities, but it was equally as important to us that Michael’s move into the maintained school and academy sector was supported properly. We made sure that during registration all of Michaels concerns were addressed, and took time to discuss how the detailed skill set he’d developed could serve him best going forward.
Michael had also registered with a couple of other agencies and was booked out through one of them before we were able to place him. Within a week he had called us back and asked us to represent him as he felt that the other agency were less concerned with his wishes and more concerned with simply making money from him. Michael was placed in a client school nearer to home, and is currently completed a temp to perm period, at the end of which he will have the job he was looking for.
Pro Education are a business, but we don’t aim to place profits ahead of people. It’s more important that we work alongside our teachers and client schools to get the best possible outcomes for all.
Nikki at the Truro branch of Pro Education had a young lady who wanted to become a Teaching Assistant.
Tamar worked in a pub but really wanted to develop a career within education. She had always loved the idea of working with children but did not have the relevant qualifications nor the opportunity of working in a school.
Nikki gave her some advice on how she could gain a Teaching Assistant qualification and spoke to one of her client schools who she knew would be happy to give a hard working individual the support and guidance necessary. The school said that they would give her an opportunity to gain some experience whilst she studied for her qualification. Tamar started working mornings at the School as a Teaching Assistant and cut down her hours to half days at the pub. Tamar qualified on the 31st January 2016 with a Level 3 award as a Teaching Assistant achieving a higher distinction!
This week Nikki confirmed her to start at a local school working in their after school club on a 16 week contract. She will continue working at the school that offered her experience in the mornings and then her 16 week assignment in the afternoon!
Tamar is thrilled to bits that she now has a career and can finally move forward as a Teaching Assistant. We couldn’t be more proud of you Tamar. Well done!