The West Country Educational Agency has been providing supply teachers in Wiltshire and the surrounding area’s for more than 15 years. Owned by an ex-primary school teacher with a staff all experienced in education we are still growing and, in response to demand from our schools, have expanded to supply teaching assistants this year as well.
At West Country we endeavour to ensure our teachers are acknowledged and know that they are appreciated every week, however, it is a pleasure to be supporting National Supply Teacher Week this year - something that strives to get them wider recognition.
We are proud to offer our teachers CPD and were thrilled when more than 70 of our teachers attended our training course on the New National Curriculum, enabling them to get to know each other and share experiences and ideas.
We are pleased to provide every supply teacher working for us with a handbook, giving them advice and an awareness of the opportunities and pitfalls that can face a new supply teacher.
We firmly believe that our success as an agency comes from an understanding of our teachers and our schools. We make sure we know our teachers and what they want from supply teaching, we can then ensure we place them in the best teaching environment for them. We also work to build strong relationships with our schools. Understanding their ethos and requirements means that we provide them with seamless supply, aiming to ensure that their school runs as smoothly with our supply teachers in place as they do with their own staff.
As we are recommended to the majority of our new teachers by other teachers or by schools that either use us or know our reputation we must be doing something right!
We will be hi-lighting Supply Teacher Week to all of our schools and teachers - looking to recognise particular success in the coming week.
Whilst we are always on call - our office is open daily from 9.00am until 6.00pm for any teachers who want to pop in or ring for a chat.