How does the registration process work?
Registering with our agency is simple; click on the ‘register as a teacher’ link on the welcome page of our website or call the Leap Education office for an informal chat with one of our consultants. During the registration process you will undergo a full security clearance including a CRB and List 99 police check. Once you have been fully cleared through all of our security measures and we have received your references, you will be issued with a contract and identification card and we can start placing you in schools.
How is payment worked out? Do I need to complete time sheets?
Your rate of pay is dependant on your previous teaching experience. You don’t need to worry about filling out timesheets – we will issue schools with a timesheet to sign based on the hours / days that you have been booked for through Leap Education. Any payments due will be paid one week in arrears via the BACS system directly into the bank account given to us at registration.
I don’t have any official teaching qualifications, are there any placements that I would be suitable for?
Yes – to work as an instructor it’s not essential that you have an official teaching qualification, however, it is vital that you are educated to degree level and have prior experience teaching. For those who have no teaching experience we offer short teacher training courses to learn basic skills, such as classroom management. We can also organise work experience placements within schools, which will help support your future applications.
Am I able to choose what kind of placements I want to go on?
Yes. We will ask you to state your preferences during the registration process and if these change in the future we will be happy to update your details. We will take into consideration your preferred teaching subjects, type of school (i.e. secondary) and length of placements. One of our consultants will always contact you to check you are available and happy to attend your next assignment before confirming it with the school.
What should I expect when I arrive at the school I have been assigned to?
You will be asked to report to the main reception area and given a contact name to ask for upon arrival. The school will provide you with a ‘supply information and welcome pack’ which will contain the following:
- A plan of the school
- A timetable of the school day
- Health and Safety points and procedures
- A copy of the school ‘Behaviour and Discipline Policy’
- Any keys and resources required
- What actions to follow in case of an incident and who to report to
There will always be a Leap Education consultant on 24 hour call so we can help with any last minute queries!