“I have used Cumbria Teaching Agency throughout the last year. Initially, I had been let down with other supply agencies and needed someone who would be able to sort out cover at very short notice, ie: staff sickness cover at 7am! I am a very busy Headteacher of a small school and needed to rely on a service which would find suitable cover quickly, no fuss and at a reasonable rate. I was very impressed with both Tony and Jacqui who have never let me down, provide a very professional yet friendly service and charged less than I had been previously paying. I have a mobile number for my contact which I am able to text at any reasonable time to enquire/book cover. They also offered a range of staff available (from NQTs to very experienced) and varied their prices to reflect this. I would not hesitate to recommend them to any school. They also have a Friday Riddle to cheer you up-you can win wine and chocolates too!”
Jacki Graham-Kevan (Headteacher) – Broughton in Furness CE Primary School
“Cumbria Teaching Agency has supported the school with excellent, reliable teachers to cover staff absences since November 2015. During this time we have quickly developed a strong working relationship built on mutual respect and trust. They have provided an efficient, approachable and value for money service.”
Mabyn Goodfellow (School Business Manager) – Inglewood Junior School
“We at Waberthwaite CE Primary have only just in the last few weeks started to use your Cumbria Teaching Agency. No matter when I have needed a Teacher, either panicked on the day or had a few days to sort, you have always managed to “come up trumps” as it were.
Very pleasant staff on the phone and really good supply staff sent, really nice people.
I have never used a supply agency as they have usually been too expensive, but Cumbria Teaching Agency is good value, our School Accountant recommends you also!!”
Yvonne Hey (School Secretary) – Waberthwaite CE Primary School
“I have always found the service from Cumbria Teaching Agency to be excellent.
The staff are very professional, efficient and friendly and the teachers that attend our school on supply have always been of a very high standard.
I would have no reservations in recommending Cumbria Teaching Agency to other schools.”
Diane Pickering (School Business Manager) – St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School
“Whenever I require supply teachers or teaching assistants, Cumbria Teaching is the first agency that I turn to.
The telephone is always answered quickly and professionally regardless of whether it is early morning, evening or weekends.
If the cover is needed for that day, it is usually sorted within half an hour of making the call. If they are unable to provide cover, for whatever reason, they always contact me early enough for me to make other arrangements.
Cumbria Teaching Agency has a bank of very good teachers and, whenever possible, they provide us with teachers who have worked here previously, which really makes things easier for the children and the other staff.
I would like to thank Jacqui and her team for making my job of sorting supply cover a lot easier!”
Fiona Wilson (Deputy Headteacher) – Newbarns Primary School