The ER Blog...


A massive THANK-YOU to everyone who came along to our Marie Curie/ER birthday coffee morning today! 

We had a lovely morning chatting with you all whilst enjoying a cup of tea and slice of cake!
Thank-you so much for your generous donations to Marie Curie, we feel very lucky to have such fab teachers working alongside our agency!

Educated Recruitment celebrates turning 5!

We are very happy to be celebrating ER's 5th birthday!

We have loved looking back at all the different things that have happened over the past few years, and are very excited for everything the future holds!

ER makeover!

Our Educated Recruitment office in Newton Abbot has had a little makeover!

We are very pleased with the end result, and hope everyone else loves it too 💕

Educated Recruitment's end of year do!

A lovely end of year team day out at Newton Abbot Racecourse! 

A great opportunity to reflect on the 2017/2018 academic year, and we are very excited for all that 2018/2019 will bring

A massive thank-you to Marie and Matt, we all had a wonderful time 🌞🥂🐎

Exmouth 10K Run!

Educated Recruitment are excited to announce that we will be taking part in the Bradley’s Exmouth 10k on Sunday 30th September 2018!

We are all looking forward to the challenge and will be running the 10kms in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities! Ronald McDonald Houses provide invaluable support to children and their families during extremely difficult times.

We would love to have your support and have set up a JUST GIVING page if you would like to donate to the very worthy cause that is RMHC. Please just follow the link!

Just Giving

ER’s Diary of Events – August 2018

Coffee Morning raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Support and celebrating ER’s 5th birthday – Tuesday 14th August, 10am-12pm

Plymouth Open Day – Thursday 16th August, 11:30am-1:30pm

Barnstaple Open Day – Wednesday 22nd August, 10:30am-12:30pm

If you would like any further information about any of our upcoming events, please give us a call!

01626 201481

Summer Holidays are here!

A huge THANK-YOU to all of our fab schools and teachers for all of your hard work this academic year! 

We hope you have a lovely break, and come back in September feeling refreshed and excited for the new term 😃

The Educated Recruitment Office will be open throughout the summer holidays 8am-4pm, please note that our out-of-hours number will not be monitored outside of these times.

If you are a teacher or teaching assistant who may be interested in supply opportunities as of September 2018, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Educated Recruitment Coffee Morning

Educated Recruitment are holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Support, and you are invited!

When? Tuesday 14th August 10am-12pm

We invite you along to the Educated Recruitment office for a cuppa and a slice of cake, or two!

All proceeds from tea and cake sold will go to the very worthy cause that is Marie Curie Cancer Support.

We will also use the opportunity to celebrate Educated Recruitment’s 5th Birthday! 🎉🎈

We hope to see you there!

The ER Team 😊

Educated Recruitment, Goodison House, 57 Wolborough Street, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1JQ

Supply Teacher Open Day - Barnstaple

North Devon Consultant, Emma will be hosting an open day at Barnstaple Library on Wednesday 22nd August

and you are invited!

If you are interested in Supply Teaching and would like to know more about the opportunities we can offer to you,

we would love to see you😊

Come along to the Barnstaple Library on

Wednesday 22nd August between 10:30am and 12:30pm.

Address: North Devon Library & Record Office, Barnstaple EX31 1EL

Please contact Emma on 01392 946481 or

should you have any questions.

We look for forward to meeting you!

Plymouth Open Day

Our Plymouth Consultant Chloe will be hosting an open day on Thursday 16th August, and you are invited!

If you are interested in Supply Teaching and would like to know more about the opportunities we can offer to you, we would love to see you 😊

Come along to the Plymouth Central Library on the 16th August between 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Supply Teaching is a fantastic option if you are an NQT looking to further your teaching experience, and gain insight into a variety of educational settings. It is also great for teachers who have part-time commitments, childcare commitments, or those who want a flexible work diary! 

If you live in Plymouth, Ivybridge, Tavistock, or any of the surrounding areas, pop along to see Chloe on the 16th August to find out everything you need to know!

We hope to see you there 😀

Friday Feedback!

Ending the week with some kind words from one of our lovely schools... We hope everyone has a great weekend!

"Yourself and your team have been a pleasure to work with again this year, and we have met some wonderful teachers. We look forward to working with you again in September. Have a fantastic summer!"

Summer Competition!

Thank-you to all the schools who entered our Summer Competition!

We asked you where the below photograph was taken, those who answered WEST BAY, DORSET were correct!

Correct answers were placed into a draw, and we are pleased to announce that...

***Plympton St Maurice***

Are the lucky winners!

Your gardening vouchers will be on their way to you very soon 😊

We hope everyone has a great last week of term, and please stay tuned for our next competition!

The ER Team

Summer Competition!

To celebrate the fab weather and the end of another fantastic academic year drawing closer, Educated Recruitment are running a Summer Competition for our lovely schools...

All you need to do is guess where this photo was taken, and you will be in with a chance to win £30 in gardening vouchers for your school!

All correct answers will be placed into a hat, and the winner will be drawn out on Friday 13th July.

Good Luck!


The end of your PGCE is just around the corner!

Educated Recruitment would like to say a massive well done, and we hope you are very excited for your future!

We are recruiting for NQT’s to join our agency to complete supply teaching assignments now and in the new academic year.

We offer a quick and simple registration process, a supportive and experience consultancy team available 27/7, and flexible working hours.

Supply teaching is a great way to gain teaching experience around your schedule!

Contact Us!

Welcome back! 

We hope you are feeling refreshed and ready for the rest of the Summer Term!

Happy May Half Term!

We can't quite believe how quickly Half Term has rolled around!

The ER office in Newton Abbot will be open during the break (bar Bank Holiday Monday), and we would like to ask any Teachers or Teaching Assistants looking for supply opportunities to get in touch!

Call 01626 201481 today or email 😀

We hope everyone has a lovely long weekend, and Half Term break 🌞

The ER Team

Colour Rush Teignmouth 2018!

The ER Team had a brilliant day on Saturday 12th May running the 5km colour rush in support of Rowcroft Hospice! 

A wonderful cause to get involved with, and a fun event that saw everyone get a little colourful!

We are very proud to have raised £300 for Rowcroft, an amazing charity who provide support and care to thousands of patients and their families across South Devon each year.

Find out more here -

PSM Magazine Feature

Educated Recruitment are very excited to have a feature in The PSM Magazine Spring edition! We received our copy this morning and are thrilled 😀

The article covers effective ways school's can recruit for supply teachers, and we are very proud to feature along with other leading agencies in the UK.

Maths Competition!

We would like to say a THANK-YOU to all the schools who entered our Maths competition!

We asked you to solve the following math riddle...

I am a three digit number.
My tens digit is five more than my ones digit.
My hundreds digit is eight less than my tens digit.
What number am I?

The correct answer is... 194

All correct answers were placed into a draw and we are pleased to announce that


are the winners!

You will receive your stationary vouchers in the post, thank-you very much for entering!

Please keep an eye out for our next competition!

PJs for Pan Can

Educated Recruitment are sporting our pj's today in support of #PJsForPanCan

Pancreatic Action are a small registered charity who are campaigning for awareness of pancreatic cancer. With the donations and funding they receive, they support research, provide educational courses, and also support and provide information for patients and clinicians.

 Make a donation today and help us become closer to saying goodnight to pancreatic cancer!! 

Find out more at


We are very excited to be taking part in such an important and fun event. We would love if you could help us raise funds for the amazing cause that is Rowcroft Hospice!

If you would like to make a donation, please follow the link below


Happy Easter!

Educated Recruitment would like to wish you a very

Happy Easter!

We hope everyone enjoys a lovely break! A massive thank-you to everyone we have worked with so far this academic year, we are very excited for everything the Summer Term will bring!

Our office opening times during the Easter holiday will be 9am until 4pm.

Thank-you 🐰🐣😊

Easter Competition!

We would like to say a massive thank-you to all the schools who entered our Easter competition!

Everyone who guessed our Office Manager, Emma, was pictured at the Ivybridge War Memorial, you were correct 😊

All correct answers were placed into a draw and we are pleased to announce that 


are the winners!

Our Plymouth consultant, Chloe, will deliver your egg ready for Easter.

We hope everyone has a lovely Easter break, only one week to go! 🐰🐣

Good afternoon and happy Monday!

We hope your week has gotten' off to a flying start

We had a blast at the teacher event held by Clip n' Climb Exeter on Friday evening! Thank-you to Tom and Alice, two of our fab teachers, for being a part of Team ER, and for being climbing pros! And thank-you to Chloe and Kate for representing the agency! Didn't quite make it into the top three (we are told it was VERY close) but we are very pleased with our efforts
The winners are yet to be announced!

Clip ‘n Climb Competition Time!

09.03.2018 - Educated Recruitment are looking forward to attending

Exeter’s Clip ‘n Climb Teacher event this evening!

The event is held annually, and we are proud to have a team to represent ER made up of some of our fab teachers and ER staff.

There are some great prizes up for grabs, which we would very happily pass along to our local schools if we are so lucky as to win!

Watch this space, we will let you know how we do…

Happy February Half Term!

Half Term is here already! Educated Recruitment would like to say thank-you to our lovely schools and fantastic teachers for all of their hard work so far this term, we can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by!

We hope everyone has a relaxing break, it is well deserved! 

The ER Team

Marjon University's Teacher Recruitment Fair

Educated Recruitment had a great day at Plymouth Marjon University's Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday 26th January!

Our Plymouth Consultant, Chloe, and Office Manager, Emma, enjoyed meeting some fab student teachers and were very happy to provide information in regards to the opportunities we have on offer here at Educated Recruitment!

Supply Teaching is a fantastic way for NQT's to gain teaching experience, get to know local schools, and to find opportunities for NQT year mentoring.

If you are an NQT and would like more information about joining our agency, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

Call 01626 201481 today!


Educated Recruitment are very pleased to be able to offer a new Careers Support opportunity to our schools and their students! We are offering schools an experienced careers coach who can visit and deliver workshops and presentations for students – free of charge!

These workshops and presentations will be held by Ruth Forster. Ruth is an experienced Careers Coach, volunteering her time to support schools with careers guidance and education.

Ruth offers the following services, free of charge:

How to be the best applicant, preparation, research and personal brand. (Assemblies or part of careers days)

How much money to you need? / want to earn? / What will the lifestyle you want cost? (Workshop)

Participate on Dragons Den events.

Participate in “Guess your job events”.

Participate in careers days, meet the employers.

Inside factory workshops. An insight into jobs available in a factory / manufacturing environment.

If you think your school might be interested in this opportunity, or you may have an upcoming Careers Day or workshop that you require extra support with, then we would love to hear from you!

Please call today on 01626 201481, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Clip 'N Climb Competition!

Educated Recruitment are very excited to be getting involved in a competition being held by Clip 'N Climb in Exeter! The competition is for schools and teachers, and is held annually. We will be putting a team together made up of some of our fab Teachers and ER staff members, who will attend the event on Friday 9th March. 

We are hoping to be in with a chance of winning some prizes, including vouchers for Exeter Clip 'N Climb which we would like to gift to our schools!!

We will let you know how we get on!

Educated Recruitment are excited to be attending Plymouth Marjon University’s Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday 26th January!

Our Plymouth Consultant Chloe will be giving a presentation at 12:45pm, and will be on hand alongside our Office Manager, Emma, to answer any questions you may have!

If you are a Student Teacher at Marjon Uni, we hope to see you there!

When: Friday 26th January 2018

Where: Room E207, Plymouth Marjon University


We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and saw the New Year in in style!

We would love to hear from you if you are a Teacher or Teaching Assistant looking for supply opportunities! We cover Primary and Secondary Schools throughout Devon! If you are interested, please do not hesitate to call our Head Office on 01626 201481.

We are very excited for 2018!!

'Make the World Better with a Sweater'

The ER team have been wearing some interesting knitwear for Christmas Jumper Day today!

This is a fantastic way of raising awareness for Save the Children.

We know that lots of schools and work places have been doing the same and we hope that everyone has enjoyed doing this today for such a superb cause

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

2017 is drawing to a close!

The Educated Recruitment Team can't quite believe how quickly 2017 has flown by, and what a year it has been!

We are very proud of all that we have achieved, and have enjoyed looking back at our memories from throughout the year - we hope you do too!

Bring on 2018!

Best Dressed Christmas Tree Competition

Congratulations to Denbury Primary School for winning our Christmas Competition!

We have very much enjoyed receiving photos of all the lovely Christmas trees and decorations in all of our fantastic schools! Picking a winner was tough!

But we were very impressed with Denbury, and their homemade decorations which are made from either natural or reusable materials.

Congratulations Denbury, we hope you enjoy your Christmas treats, everyone else please stay tuned for our next give-away in the New Year!

Merry Christmas!

The ER Team

Venus Awards 2018 Nominees!

Educated Recruitment are extremely proud to announce that they have been nominated for a Venus Award!

The Venus awards is celebration of excellence established in 2009 purely to recognise women in business in the Devon area. Nationally, this engages 12,000 women in business and we are extremely honoured to have been nominated again

This wouldn’t have been done without a dedicated and amazing team, fantastic schools and of course, the wonderful teachers we work with!

The whole team here are extremely excited about this wonderful news today, and we will keep you updated with more news in the new year! 

Exeter University Teacher Recruitment Fair

Our Consultants Emma and Chloe attended Exeter University's Teacher Recruitment Fair today, Tuesday 5th December! 

We were very pleased to see so many faces and to receive such a high amount of interest in the opportunities Educated Recruitment has to offer.

Supply Teaching is a fantastic way to gain teaching experience around your schedule.

If you are an NQT and are looking for supply teaching opportunities, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Contact us!

The Western Morning News Business Awards

We are very proud to have been nominated for Micro Business of the Year at The Western Morning news Business Awards! The team got their glad rags on last night and attended the fabulous event at the St Mellion International Resort. Although we did not win our category, we are extremely happy and humbled to have made it through through to the final 3 finalists. 

Thank-you to The Western Morning News for a wonderful evening!

Operation Christmas Child

A massive THANK-YOU to those who have helped us support Operation Christmas Child this year! We have collected shoe boxes which will be delivered to the drop off point today, Friday 17th November.

We are very excited to know we are helping make Christmas just a little bit more special for children around the world! 

Christmas Jumper Day 2017 - Friday 15th December 2017

Educated Recruitment will be supporting Save The Children this Christmas by donning our best Xmas jumpers on Friday 15th December and donating to the fab cause.

A small donation can make a whole world of difference to children around the world, providing hot meals, essential healthcare, and education.

If you wish to get involved too, please see the link below

Get involved!

Exeter University Recruitment Fair

We are excited to have been invited to the Exeter University Careers Fair in December! We are looking forward to meeting all the fab student teachers, and helping to answer any questions regarding supply teaching and how it can help NQT's gain valuable teaching experiences.

If you are a student teacher and would like advice or information surrounding how to get into supply teaching, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Happy October Half Term!

We hope that you are all having a great week whether you are carving pumpkins, taking autumnal walks, or just chilling out!

We would like to say a massive thank-you to all of our wonderful teachers and schools for helping us kick off the academic year in such a fantastic way, we are excited to see what the rest of the term brings, as well as 2018!

If you are a teacher looking for supply teaching opportunities in the Devon area, we would love to hear from you. Our office is open throughout the half term break, please do not hesitate to give us a call or send us an email.

Happy Half Term everyone! 

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Educated Recruitment are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in the office today, Friday 20th October.

This cause raises funds for life-saving research and treatment and we all donned an item of pink clothing today to show our support.

Wear it Pink

Operation Christmas Child

Educated Recruitment are excited to be supporting the Operation Christmas Child charity for the second year! We will be gathering together as many gift boxes as possible between now and the 18th November 2017. Some of the children receiving these gifts may not have ever received a Christmas present before.

We would love for you to get involved too if you wish to do so! Please feel free to bring any shoe-boxes you pack along to the Educated Recruitment office and they can all be sent off together. A £5 donation alongside your shoebox is required to cover project costs including collection, shipping, and distribution.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, please use the links below.


Educated Recruitment are thrilled to announce that they are invited to the Western Morning News Business Awards 2017 as nominees of Micro Business of the Year!

The Educated Recruitment team are extremely excited about receiving the news this morning that they done it again and have been nominated!

Following the success of coming first place at the Herald Express South Devon Business Awards last year for Employee of the Year, and first place for the Best Business Growth the previous year, the team have been shortlisted as finalists for The Micro Business of the Year category.

The Educated Recruitment team will be making their way up to St Mellion International Resort, Plymouth for the reputable event on Thursday 16th November!

We will be back with more news after the event next month! 

Harvest Hamper Competition

Congratulations to Starcross Primary for winning our Harvest Hamper Competition!

We sent out a picture of our ER company car in a mystery location, all correct guesses of the location were placed in to a draw and Starcross are the lucky winners!!

We hope you enjoy your goodies, everyone else please stay tuned for our next give-away!

The ER Team

Jeans for Genes Day - Friday 22nd September 2017

We are supporting Jeans for Genes Day in the office today! 

This great cause raises money for over half a million children in the UK who are affected by a life-altering genetic disorder. 

If you would like to get involved too, please follow the link!

Roald Dahl Day!

A massive congratulations to Lady Seaward's School who have won our Roald Dahl competition!

The competition was held in celebration of Roald Dahl Day which is on the 13th September, and gave our schools the opportunity to win a book voucher.

Thank-you to everyone who entered, and keep an eye out for the next competition!

The ER Team

Educated Recruitment welcomes Chloe to the Team!

The ER team are very excited to welcome Chloe Rabley to the agency. Chloe has joined the company to service the staffing requirements of Education Settings in Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Coming from a recruitment background of nearly 3 years, Chloe has an extensive knowledge of the industry and experience in providing superb customer service to both clients and candidates.

Chloe has lived locally in the Newton Abbot area for her whole life and has a good knowledge of the schools across the area. She is really excited to be working closely with the schools and teachers of the Plymouth area, providing a warm service that is of a high quality and professional standard.

If you are a teacher based in the Plymouth area please contact Chloe in the ER office on 01752 915 481 for more information about registering with our agency. 

Educated Recruitment has a new company car!

We are very excited to have our beautiful new company car on the road! 

A massive thank-you to Bayside Graphics for doing such a great job, we are looking forward to visiting our lovely schools and showing it off!

Look out for us on the roads throughout Devon!

Bank Holiday Sunshine!

What a glorious, sunny Bank Holiday we have had in Devon! 

We hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed their long weekend, the countdown to the start of the Autumn Term is officially on!!

Happy 4th Birthday to Educated Recruitment!

Educated Recruitment is celebrating it's 4th birthday! A lovely morning of coffee and ER cupcakes.

Thank-you to all our wonderful teachers and schools who have supported us over the past 4 years!


Leading up to the summer, all of our areas have seen a surge in schools being delighted with our service and continuing to use our fantastic teachers. We have seen a record number of our wonderful teachers out teaching across all of the areas that we cover. We would like to thank all of our teachers for their hard work and our fantastic schools for all of your kind feedback. We look forward to continuing to provide both schools and teachers with a service that we believe is second to none!

Exciting New Opportunities for Supply Teachers in Tavistock and Tamar Valley

Educated Recruitment are pleased to announce that we now have opportunities for Supply Teachers in Tavistock, Tamar Valley and the surrounding areas. This is an exciting prospect to work in some stunning locations and with a wide variety of different schools, there is something for everyone here. We are currently recruiting for Primary Supply Teachers and Secondary Supply Teachers across all age groups and subjects. If you live in Tavistock, the Tamar Valley or anywhere commutable, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact our office any time on 01752 915 481 or contact Marie directly at

We look forward to hearing from you.

THEY DID IT!!!! Educated Recruitment walked 19 miles for Macmillan Cancer Support

For the second year running, Educated Recruitment hiked an impressive 19 miles on the Templer Way walk for Macmillan Cancer Support on Saturday

Despite the very wet weather, the team walked from Haytor Rock to Shaldon in just under 5 in a half hours. Tide was not on their side resulting to the team having to walk 3 miles waist deep in water to complete the final leg of the walk!

Following the huge success last year in fundraising, Educated Recruitment exceeded their sponsor target of £500 and raised a very impressive £742 for the cause!

The ER team are extremely grateful for all who showed their support and sponsored – It was well worth the aches and pains they are all experiencing today!

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday to all Schools and Teachers! We would like to say a huge congratulations to Redhills Community Primary School for winning or competition – Office Manager Emma paid them a visit yesterday with their prize!

We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Red Nose Day!

Educated Recruitment are huge supporters of Red Nose Day and really enjoyed doing there bit to support a good cause. We all had our red noses and Rob even got all dressed up in his red onesie!

Come back soon for more news on Charity events for Educated Recruitment!