Reed Education

Reed Education is one of the UK’s fastest growing education recruitment agencies, providing expertise in primary, secondary, SEN and further education.

Our education recruitment specialists work with the best quality temporary and permanent staff, using their local expertise to help you fill your next position. We supply academic and non-academic supply nationally to 8840+ schools and 320+ colleges.

We have a database of over 1,000,000 education professionals – including high demand subject specialists in STEM and English – so make us your first call for all your recruitment support.

Quality and compliance is at the core of the Reed Education culture. Our entire safeguarding process adheres to ‘Safer Recruitment in Education’ regulations and we will work with you to understand the specific compliance requirements of your organisation. We manage your pre-employment screening for you through our own vetting provider, Reed Screening, saving you valuable time and resource.

Education recruitment experts

Our education recruitment specialist recruit into the following education providers:

  • Secondary
  • Primary
  • Special Needs
  • Further Education

Managed Services in Education

As a managed service provider, we offer contingent workforce solutions and a more collaborative approach than ad hoc recruitment, adding value beyond simply filling vacancies. We provide a range of managed service solutions for schools, trusts and local authorities, finding you the right staff quickly whilst saving money in the process. Reed Education lead the way within managed services, we are the only education agency to be awarded onto four frameworks specifically for education all school recruitment.

Find out more about our managed service solutions.


Simon Edwards, Senior Regional Manager, Reed Education


School Testimonial I

As a school we have been extremely lucky in the past that we have never required supply teachers and therefore had no real experiences of agencies out there. 

Earlier this year our school circumstances changed and on recommendation we contacted Chris and Bilal at Reed. We have now been using long term supply for several months and Reed have been able to support us throughout. We have required experienced teachers of the highest calibre who were willing to commit on a long term basis and Reed have supplied this. Bilal has taken the time to visit our school and understand exactly what our needs are and therefore has been able to select the right people. 

We have an excellent working relationship with Chris and Bilal and they know exactly what we need and what our expectations are. They keep in regular contact with both the school and the teacher and ensure all is well.

Should we need supply in the future we would not hesitate to contact them or recommend them to other schools within our trust. 


Testimonial II

“What can I say about Chris and REED? 
I first made contact with Chris in 2014 when the company that I was using could not help with a booking – I was that impressed with the service that I have stayed with Chris ever since.  I have contacted Chris to arrange cover before 7.00 am and after 8.00 pm!  Chris is happy to help any time of the day and will contact the supply teacher and ring or text me straight away with the teacher’s name.  I always receive the supply teacher’s vetting information via email that includes all of the information that needs to be added to our SCR and also a picture of the teacher so the front office know who to expect. 
If ever there has been a time that Chris has not been able to help with a supply teacher, this has only happened on the odd occasion and only when I have rang after 8.00 am on the same morning that I require the cover, Chris has always been honest if he already knows that his teachers are booked out but will still look at other options to try to help.  We have often booked a large number of teachers for the same day, on one occasion we asked for 15 teachers for one day (with notice!) – I am pleased to say that Chris made sure that the bookings were sorted with his staff immediately so that I could let our staff know who would be covering their class – the day went really well. 
Chris is always keen to get feedback to make sure that the teachers that he sends are right for our school as he wants to ensure that we continually get excellent service.  
I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris– especially if you are looking for an agent that cares about your school and the teachers.” 

Testimonial III

Liz has supported our school for a number of years for day to day and long term cover. Due to her pro active approach to supporting our establishment with emergency staffing we find she is our first call in the morning, knowing that she recognises the specific needs of our students and that she matches the staff to our school. Liz's professional manner and positive approach to finding solutions make my life  and the provision of cover for the school so much easier.