Teaching Support Ltd achieves REC Gold Standard Status

This Gold standard award highlights the strict vetting and high-quality compliance work Teaching Support exhibits on a daily basis when providing specialist teaching support staff in schools across Kent and South East London.
 A detailed and rigorous audit started in August by the REC to ensure that the business adhered to the highest standards and best practice in educational recruitment. 
Teaching Support Compliance Manager Abby Beeching said,
 ‘Whilst the business has always been dedicated to having thorough vetting and compliance policies in place, the Gold Standard demonstrates our adherence to the highest possible standards which is paramount in an industry where legislation is ever changing, and our schools can now be confident that we are doing everything correctly’
 Teaching Support started 6 years ago and specialises in recruiting support staff for SEN and mainstream schools with offices in both Maidstone and Orpington with plans to open more offices in 2018. 
 Commenting on achieving REC Gold Education Status Managing Director of Teaching Support, Sophie Timms said,
 “We are incredibly proud to have been awarded the Gold Standard!  It is not only a tremendous accolade but will give headteachers the peace of mind that they are using an agency which delivers the highest level of compliance and best practice procedures. 
As a company we are now firmly committed to maintaining this standard, not just for us but for our schools and candidates too’
Teaching Support, now joins an elite group of companies across England who have achieved this Gold Standard within Education

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Posted By: Maidstone - 21st Dec

Frank Lampard becomes National Literacy Trust ambassador...

The National Literacy Trust has announced Frank Lampard as an ambassador for their work. The footballer, father and author of the ‘Frankie’s Magic Football’ books will support the charity’s work to raise the profile of literacy in the UK and motivate disadvantaged children to read.

Lampard who is currently playing for Manchester City Football Club, has been a long-standing supporter of the National Literacy Trust’s football and literacy work. He played at Chelsea Football club for 13 years where he was Chelsea’s Reading Star in the charity’s Premier League Reading Stars programme last year and joined children’s author Cressida Cowell to officially launch the scheme at Chelsea FC in March 2014.

Lampard has renewed his role as a Premier League Reading Star for 2015, representing Manchester City. As part of this, Frank talks about his favourite books and sets reading challenges via an online video. These challenges are used to support over 30,000 children in schools and libraries who are taking part in a ten week reading intervention with Premier League branded materials, including certificates, wristbands, reading journals and wall charts.

Having a man like Lampard become National Literacy Trust ambassador is a very encouraging thing as many children look up to Frank as being a football legend and a role model to follow. He has a very positive impact on children and young adult’s lives so by him doing this will inspire and motivate underprivileged children to read and to promote the profile of literacy in the UK.

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Posted By: Maidstone - 19th Mar

Comic Relief - Red Nose Day

Let’s be funny for money...!

Red Nose Day has now been around since 1988 and is back again this year so that people across the world can come together to raise money by doing something funny to help those in need across the UK and Africa.

There are lots of events that take place on the television, in the workplace and also in schools to help fundraise, motivate and support people towards a common goal. One of the main ones this year is to ‘make your face funny for money’ whilst also incorporating the ever famous Red Nose!

Schools will be carrying out lots of events across the week as well as on Friday to help raise money for this great cause. These will be events such as talent shows, face parades, cake sales, class challenges, comedy shows, holding assemblies and teachers are also expected to get involved with the fun alongside students.

As well as fundraising events there is huge educational value to Red Nose Day where schools can carry out activities to teach young people the importance of helping others. This can be accomplished through watching videos, making resources, creating campaigns to encourage others to help and much more. Baking, arts and crafts, sport, where places are, dressing up and drama are all included in the fundraising which makes the cause even more worthwhile.

By helping to raise money through taking part in Red Nose Day is schools, we will be helping 300,000 children across Africa have the chance to receive an education and a better way of life. What’s more, the UK government are going to double the money raised!! So, what are we waiting for? Let’s be funny for money!





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Posted By: Maidstone - 9th Mar