Education Recruitment Specialists

Essex, Herts, Norfolk & Suffolk
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14+ yrs recruiting experience

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A Teaching Agency You Can Trust

Independently awarded the Gold Education Standard In Recruitment for the 12th Year in a row.

4myschools is a teaching agency you can trust. We make a difference every day to schools, teachers and children and we want to do more.

We invest in children’s education by returning profit to teaching and learning, building wells and funding life-changing surgery.

We pay supply teachers and teaching assistants well and charge schools fairly – By consistently doing this 4myschools are often recommended by supply staff, schools, and academies so others benefit too.

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For Teachers

Feel valued with regular & suitable opportunities for schools you prefer, on days you want and pays well.

We’ve been in business since 2008, finding supply teachers and support staff for schools in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridge. 

For Schools

We work with many great schools to find suitable teachers. Schools gain greater flexibility, choice and control using the Updatedge app.

See the availability of any 4myschools supply staff, and offer them work, online 24/7.

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Award-winning agency

Gold education standard in recruitment

4myschools is a teaching agency you can trust. We make a difference every day to schools, teachers and children and we want to do more. We invest in children’s education by returning profit to teaching and learning, building wells and funding life-changing surgery.

We pay supply teachers and teaching assistants well and charge schools fairly – By consistently doing this 4myschools are often recommended by supply staff, schools, and academies so others benefit too.

Our Vision

Why choose us

Nearly everybody believes that education is fundamental to children’s success. When aspirations are raised, life chances are improved and everybody benefits. We strive to make a difference in education, everyday.


4myschools have been making a difference every day to schools, teachers and children for over 14 years. We offer the best advice, based on years of experience, extensive market analysis and local knowledge.


Part of our mission is our commitment to both schools and teachers to ensure that requirements are being met. With over 150+ collective reviews, 9.9/10 schools and teachers who have used our service would recommend 4myschools.

Our Promise

We pride ourselves on making a difference in the lives of the children by working with schools and candidates to find the very best, temporary supply staff available. By supporting schools and teachers in this way, we are able to leave a mark on a child’s education.


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What teachers say about us

An excellent supply agency both professional and helpful. They work hard to get the best for teachers and all with a friendly manner. An easy to use app that allows you to book in when you can and cannot work to fit into your own daily life and commitments. I would recommend to anyone wanting to do supply teaching.
Have a continuous supply of work, excellent communication, and the process of signing up, working for a school and receiving pay has been simple.
4myschools Teacher & Support Staff recruitmentI have had so far, the best experience working with an agency.Very professional and is always willing, to meet staff half way.I would recommend them most highly to anyone.
I joined 4myschools approximately 4 months ago. It took several weeks for my DBS to be approved and the staff were really patient. The team at 4myschools, including Alan and Gemma, are extremely helpful, friendly and approachable, willing to go extra mile to help and knowledgeable in information they provide. They keep me updated by email and telephone with information needed to ensure I can provide an optimal service to the school. I have experienced a superb relationship between agency, school and myself, that has provided flexibility when needed. I would strongly recommend 4myschools to any teacher who wishes to do supply teaching. Dr Lethbridge
Amazing team! Really pleased to be working with them! I've been sent to really good schools!
I thoroughly enjoy working for 4myschools. The agency is organised, responsive and friendly.They care about their staff, always checking in to make sure you are happy with any new placement and are genuinely interested in hearing about your day. They know the schools they work with well so you always know exactly what to expect when turning up to a new setting for the first time. Any queries I have are always answered promptly and professionally and I know they will always do their best to solve any issue I am having no matter how big or small. I highly recommend working with this agency.
Recently moved to Essex and 4myschools has made the transition stress free. They found me work really quickly and have been a great support. I would highly recommend this agency. Especially Bryony who has been my rock!
Truly wonderful company to work for - the friendly and dedicated staff work hard to find the best arrangement for both agency staff and the school, and show a genuine desire to do so.There are a variety of schools in a variety of locations that work with 4myschools, so agency workers are able to work find the perfect arrangement for them. I would wholeheartedly recommend them as an agency.
Great agency - they listen to you and match you up with jobs and schools that meet your needs. Very friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommend.
4myschools is a superb company to work with. Every step of the way, they were flawlessly professional in their conduct, finding me work consistently and ultimately helping me find a longer term position in a school I loved working in.
Since joining 4 My Schools as a supply teacher I have had work offers every day. The updatedge app is easy to use to update your availability and see when you have offers confirmed etc. The staff are very helpful and friendly and listen to your preferences when matching you with schools. I would definately reccommend 4 My Schools.
Excellent staff and they will never let you down
I phoned 4myschools for some advice on how to get into working within the education sector. I was transferred to Bryony, who was very informative and welcoming on the phone. Within a couple of weeks I had my first posting as a learning support assistant. Everyone I have spoke to at 4myschools have been so helpful and kind, I would highly recommend this agency if anyone is looking to get into the education sector.
My first time doing supply work and Paul and the team have been quick to find me work and dealt with issues professionally and efficiently.
If you are thinking about supply I would highly recommend 4myschools. Katie is great at finding you the right setting and very supportive.
4myschools is an excellent supply agency. Helen has been helpful and supportive, taking my preferences into account when finding me various work placements. Communication is professional and the app makes it easy to indicate your availability for work.
I would highly recommend 4myschools as an agency. The team are friendly, hardworking and got me work within a very short time frame. Pay is simple and they are on hand to answer questions.
I joined 4Myschools on returning to teaching after many years out of the profession. They were always professional, organised and supportive. Now after nearly 4 years on temporary contracts in a school, I am returning to the agency. I wouldn’t want to work for any other agency as they are friendly and work hard to try and ensure I get as much work in schools as I want. I couldn’t recommend them more highly.
Excellent communication, fair and clear. Really excellent agency and the way forward for supply teachers.
I started working with 4myschools around a month ago. So far, I have been impressed with the agency. The staff are really friendly and supportive of whatever your circumstances are. Signing up was straight forward, and I have found the process of booking in work really easy through the use of the app and regular communication with the agency. I have had plenty of work so far. I would recommend working with 4myschools.
4myschools have been a professional, helpful agency and a reliable employer this last year. Would recommended highly to those seeking a job in education.
I've been working with 4myschools since February 2018 and they've been fantastic - I haven't needed another agency during this time as they've been able to keep me in a steady stream of work when I've wanted it. They've listened to my ever changing needs and found a range of placements - daily, short and long term, part and full time - that have fitted around my family life and given me much needed flexibility. The team are always friendly, professional and supportive. All agencies should aspire to be like 4myschools!
Extremely supportive during the whole process. I was extremely impressed with their professionalism and speed at getting me through the sign up process. Helen even worked during the Christmas holidays so that I could be ready to start in January. Could not recommend enough!
Jasmin is so supportive and receptive. Really felt 4myschools listened to my needs, and got me back into the classroom 🙂
Katie from the Norfolk branch found me work at a school just a five minute drive away , less than a week after I registered! Friendly and approachable staff who obviously have good contacts and relationships with local schools. I would definitely recommend 4myschools.Deborah
Have a very good experience with 4myschools. Everyone I talked to was quite helpful and supportive. They catered my every problem skillfully and were quite professional. Highly recommended!
An amazing company, they have been incredibly helpful from start to finish! Helen and Gemma have always been friendly and easy to communicate with.A great experience!
I can’t recommend 4myschools enough. From first contact they have been so friendly, helpful and supportive. The app is easy to use and gives you control of your availability. I would highly recommend 4myschools to anyone thinking of supply teaching. Thank you to the whole team!
The team were very helpful. They offered me a chance to develop my professional and personal skills and gain the professional knowledge of work in the classes, I have learned a lot in the context of management and organisation. Indeed, the brightest qualified find it hard to get work in the UK without having had some work experience. I would recommend 4myschools because there are many advantages working through itThanks a lot
I’m an ECT and am newly registered with 4myschools. I have found their service very professional and the staff are friendly and informative. Syvonne guided me through the process of what to expect with supply teaching which made my first day go smoothly. Can highly recommend using them as an agency and I have also met many other teachers who are registered with them and all have said positive things.
The staff have been extremely professional and helpful. When I moved over from Australia they made it easy for me to get registered their with their step by step guidance on what I needed to do. Every staff member I have dealt with have been super friendly and very positive to deal with. They have provided me with plenty of work in schools and and I would strongly recommend working for them.
Wonderfully straightforward service. The speediest registration process, no annoying back-and-forth on paperwork, and the consultant is knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
4myschools is an excellent, caring and highly supportive agency. They work hard at correctly placing staff in schools that match their skill set.I've been with the agency for 9 months and can't imagine working with anyone else.
As someone who was not entirely sure what to expect of working in supply, I have to say that I have been blown away by the ease and supportive structure which I've encountered with 4myschools. They have been uber organised and supportive with getting me up and running, and not only has there been a steady flow of work in a variety of schools - all very clearly communicated - but I've been excited with the additional opportunities which they have readily presented me with based on my own credentials and experiences. The app is a brilliant system, and it really helps me feel both in tune with what's going on and sufficiently in control. A particular shout-out to Paul on the Norfolk desk who has very rapidly started to feel like an everyday work buddy!
By far the best agency I have worked with. Helen was kind enough to find me a job in a few days. They are very professional and very kind when it comes to dealing with their clients. I highly recommend working with them. Special thanks to Helen for her input and hard work that she has put in.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I started with the agency in September and have been really impressed. The signing up process was smooth and quick. The whole system for showing availability and accepting jobs is very easy. Keeping track of where and when you have worked is all automatically done for you so there is no messing around with time-sheets. The staff are very friendly, professional and approachable and they take the time to get to know what you need as a supply teacher. I am so pleased I chose 4myschools.
Syvonne is so great to work with - always diligent, careful and kind. I've had lots of work through 4myschools, and I really enjoy working with all of the staff, plus their wonderful help and advice as I ventured into the work of supply teaching.
I started working with 4myschools in September. The signing up process was very straightforward and the staff member who recruited me, listened closely to my preferences. The app used for sharing availability and booking supply work is very effective and allows for flexibility. Thank you, 4myschools. Can highly recommend!
The team at 4myschools are friendly and helpful. I usually deal with Bryony and Helen but just about everyone seems to be committed and efficient. I’m quite fussy about the days I can work and where I want to teach but usually get perfect jobs. Odd days often turn into termly placements, which is ideal for me. My only quibble is the Updatedge app which I cannot like no matter how much I try!
I have been with this agency about 3 weeks now and Katie Joyce is absolutely amazing! Placed me straight away helped me with all forms and spent time explaining everything for me! Would 100% recommend!
A warm and caring supply agency with the perfect balance between pushing you to go for work and respecting when you are busy and don't want to take on an assignment. Highly professional and personable and they make the process of supplying stress free and enjoyable.
I have been happy working for 4 my schoolsI find the staff professional, helpful and importantly friendly.4 my schools have found me teaching  opportunities  locally and at schools I haveenjoyed working at.Finally, it's good to know that 4 my schools contributes to education projects in areas thatlack resources elsewhere in the world.Colette Roxby.Get Outlook for Android
I am so delighted to have found 4myschools having recently relocated to Norfolk. I made contact on-line late on a Friday afternoon and received a call from Paul within the hour. The application process was completed over the weekend and I had an interview on Monday. All pre-employment and safeguarding checks were completed by Tuesday and I was working on Wednesday. It was very reassuring to be working with such a professional team who took me through the process so efficiently. I love using the app because it provides a convenient means of communication that allows me to register my availability not only for the weeks ahead but also when things change at short notice. The chat facility is particularly useful for this. The staff at 4myschools are all lovely and it really feels as if they are working hard for the teachers and TAs they have on their books. I can't recommend 4myschools highly enough.
This is the second time that I have worked with the 4mySchools agency over the past five years.On both occasions the staff at 4mySchools have consistently shown that their organisation has a culture of positivity, thoroughness, thoughtfulness and care towards those it employs. The agents I have dealt with have always treated me as a respected and valued professional and not just a means of earning commission.I would unequivocally recommend 4mySchools to all those in the education sector.
I have just begun to use the agency but am more than happy with my experience so far. Signing up was a smooth process and I feel like my contact has taken the time to get to know me and what I am looking for. Bookings have been straight-forward and using the app (and not having to fill in time-sheets!) makes for a stress-free service!! A firm recommendation from me!!
I relocated to Norfolk during the summer, wanted to take a step back from full time teaching but was apprehensive about doing supply work. 4myschools were amazing. Everyone I have spoken to have been friendly and reassuring. They listened to what I wanted and I am loving the work that they find for me. The app is easy to use and I can change my availability whenever I need to. Wish I had done this years ago.
It has been a pleasure working with 4myschools. All interactions have been positive! The staff are friendly and demonstrate genuine care! They are always on hand to any questions. The company has been quick to offer teaching placements and will regularly check in to receive feedback. I would definitely recommend them!
I have nothing but praise for this company - I find them friendly and professional and have been pleased with the schools I have been placed with on a supply basis . Helen is always there to assist and answer any queries and I recommend4my schools if any teacher is looking for a good , professional and friendly agency to register with for supply work .
A very professional and efficient agency who have provided me with a wide range of interesting supply work.
A very good and reliable agency company!
I would like to highly recommend 4myschools!I had the pleasure of working with Bryony. She is a wonderful person, full of empathy. She listened to my values, which is important to me in finding a new job. She believed in me and my skills and found me my first teaching role in the UK in just 3 days! Thank you!!!
Would highly recommend for anyone seeking supply work. Helen made me feel so comfortable, answered all my questions/worries and found me a block of work straight away!
Set me up with work almost immediately, pay well and always check in to ensure all is going well. Offer a great supply experience
I love working for 4myschools! Staff are always very approachable, friendly and professional. You can easily update your availability via their app to receive work offers to flex around your requirements. Cannot recommend highly enough.
A super agency. Offered plenty of work. Staff listened and responded to my preferences and I worked at some fantastic schools. Thanks to Syvonne, Paul and the rest of a great, supportive team.
Thoroughly recommended. They are professional and very understanding of what people are looking for. The sign up process was smooth and they handled the majority of the work.
4 my schools have been brilliant. In two weeks I have worked virtually every day in 2 schools as a TA. They are efficient, friendly and sensitive to my requirements.
Very friendly staff!! I’d never worked in schools before this agency. And Bryony definitely made me feel more confident and happy about going into school. I can defiantly say I would like to be a learning support assistant full time now. Just need to look for a permanent position.
I am a newly qualified teacher. Having trained in secondary, but wanting to go into primary settings, Paul at 4MySchools has been brilliant at finding me supply placements that fit around my diary and family commitments. So far, it has been nothing but a happy experience with 4MySchools, and I am looking forward to working more after the summer holidays!
Incredibly helpful, efficient, quick and professional, with good relationships with schools, has made supply teaching an incredibly appealing option.
Been with 4myschools for three years now and have found them to be a great agency to work with. They use text and email alerts for job offers which shows you what’s available without putting you under pressure to work.Helen, my consultant is lovely and friendly, putting a personal touch to the agency.
Working for 4myschools continues to be a very positive experience.All of the staff are professional, knowledgeable and supportive. I trust the staff to liaise with,, and place me in, appropriate schools.
I’ve been registered with 4myschools for just over a month now, and I can’t express enough how enjoyable and stress-free it’s been!I have mainly worked with Katie and Paul, they are so understanding, friendly and professional.I didn’t have any prior experience working in schools before joining 4myschools, but they took me on and now I have 3 weeks volunteering experience and have just been offered my first paid work as a TA!Overall it’s been a very positive experience 🙂
Reliable and friendly supervisors make 4myschools great to work for. I'm able to work where and when's convenient for me and maintain constructive communication every week. Fantastic employers, I can absolutely recommend them!
4myschools has been really helpful in organising supply teaching work for me. The registration process is very straightforward and highly professional. All the members of staff are approachable, open and clear in their communication, and do their very best to find you relevant placements.
Very efficient, very friendly, excellent systems. Highly recommended!
4myschools is a great agency to work for. Helen has been professional, friendly and supportive in helping me find work. The app is very easy to use in selecting availability and being sent job offers. I would highly recommend.
A very well organised and professional teaching agency. The staff are friendly, professional and respectful. Highly recommend
Friendly and supportive. Would recomm to anyone at the end of career or beginning. First class.
Gave me work very quickly and consistently!
In 2020, I immigrated from South Africa to the UK and was looking for work as a teacher. I had 14 years teaching experience in SA and was desperate to find a teaching job in the UK. When I signed up with 4myschools, the work just kept flying in. I am so grateful to Bryony and her team for the amazing service! Bruins is always willing to go the extra mile and makes sure that I am financially looked after at every school I have been at!Thanks team! You are truly amazing! 🤩
I have recently started working through 4myschools and I have found them to be extremely helpful. They have been in regular contact with me and reply to my questions very quickly. I had my first job last week and everything went smoothly, I knew who I had to report to and exactly what I had to do. I look forward to continuing my journey with them.
4myschools have been absolutely amazing to work for. They have been so helpful with the signing up process and with everything since then. I have secured a full time position in a primary school since signing up with them, which would have been a much greater task if it wasn't for the help of the amazing staff. Highly recommend this company.
Right from enrolment to regular works, very commendable support from the staffs on every step.
Such a helpful company, supported me and guided me to a position I am now very happy in. Can’t say enough positive feedback for everyone involved
Fantastic company. Such helpful and supportive staff. They create a wonderful relationship with you and find you great schools to work in and for. Cannot recommend them enough.
Thank you!I have no hesitation in writing what can only be a 5 star review of this excellent agency.They have given me unwavering support in the last 6 years. Without question all of the staff I have had the pleasure to work with at 4myschools have had me at the heart of any decision making. I have felt thoroughly supported and appreciated and will miss the friends I have made.At this time I am ‘calling-it-a-day’ but as I’ve said to the team ‘never-say-never’ and for me it would only be 4myschools.
I started recently working with 4myschools. The registration process was very straightforward and the communication was excellent. Very friendly and professional team that cares about you. Thank you for the opportunity.
Very friendly and professional staff. Excellent communication. They really listen and respond to your needs. Jasmine found me my dream job! Just like that! Thank you 4myschools ☺️
The staff at 4myschools were helpful and supportive from the start, and once all my paperwork was completed I was given work straight away . They are quick to answer any queries. They are a very good Supply agency , both professional and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to do Supply teaching.
I've found this agency to be prompt, professional and very approachable. They have found me plenty of suitable local day-to-day supply work and they always listen to my feedback. I also like their focus on social responsibility.
The staff at 4myschools were very helpful and supportive from the outset, and once all my paperwork was completed I was found work immediately. I would definitely recommend them to any teachers looking for work.
A good supply agency with plenty of opportunities sent my way, some the evening before and some on the day. Responsive to messages/phone calls. Working hard to place me in schools that suit my requirements.
Recommend to me by the headteacher at my own children’s school. Friendly and professional. What a brilliant agency. So helpful when recruiting and the app allows complete freedom to choose when to work. Very open and honest about what to expect in each school.
4myschools were my first agency way back in 2011 and have been a key contributor to my teaching career over the years. They have been instrumental in setting up work, day to day and providing long term placements, which have resulted in full time employment in school. The staff are great and their communication and help brilliant. I highly recommend this agency.
Fantastic company to work with. Have worked continuously since starting with 4myschools.
I joined 4myschools 2 years ago after being interviewed by Bryony and Helen, who were both extremely welcoming. They were very helpful in advising me how to tweak my CV and personal statement, and very encouraging, helping to build my confidence after a long break from working in education.Bryony quickly found me a very good placement but continued to check in regularly, making sure I was happy and everything was going well. She has been wonderful to work with and has made everything so easy. That said, everybody at the agency truly work as a team and have been quick to help whenever I had any kind of issue.I give them 10/10 and would recommend 4myschools to anyone looking for education work.
I have recently joined the 4myschools agency and the signing up process was simple and quick with lots of support if needed. I have already received a long term offer at a school. Donna and Jasmine have been particularly helpful at finding me jobs that meet my preferences.
Bryony at 4myschools has been so supportive. I signed up quickly and the whole process was very quick and professional. I have been offered work for when I have asked for and the app makes organising supply days so much easier. The agency has good relationships with their schools with great communication.
I have been working with 4myschools for 2 years now and have never looked back! They are a great agency, very attentive and helpful and always find the right role for me. They work with good quality schools and I feel supported by the agency. Friendly staff and happy to help. Keeping track of where I have worked is great with the UpdateEdge all, so I don't have to do timesheets or keep track of this myself. I'd recommend them to anyone. Thanks!
An excellent agency to work for. I have felt listened to and have received a job that is well suited to me. Highly recommended.
Feeling rather unsure about returning to teaching as a supply teacher? I certainly was! Alan quickly put me at ease with his friendly, reassuring and professional approach. Using the free app I was able to specify exactly when I wanted to work, along with preferred schools to work at. I was provided with online training (PREVENT/Safeguarding update/Covid-19), advice about my DBS and was working within two weeks. The pay isn’t amazing to begin with, but I prefer the freedom of working with an agency, especially one this good.Loving teaching again, thanks 4myschools!
Really great agency. Took care of me through lockdown and always find me work in good schools. Good use of an app to show my availability. Definitely the best agency I have used 😀
I first joined the company in 2017, and took time off from work. I re-joined the 4Myschool again last year and have found the team very friendly, approachable, helpful and understanding, fitting placements to my commitments and family life. They are always professional and supportive and highly recommend the agency for Supply teaching.
I have worked for 4MySchools since January 2016, in both long term and day to day assignments. 4MySchools have always provided me with a steady flow of work, and they endeavoured to keep in contact during quiet periods (school closures etc) when other agencies did not. I have always found the staff at 4MySchools to be friendly and helpful, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for supply teaching work.
I had a fantastic time with 4myschool! It gave me the chance to teach in all year groups. Paul was a gentleman, while I was part of 4myschools, and incredibly helpful.
I first began working with 4myschools a few months ago, looking to take on some short term supply teaching work. The team were really helpful and enthusiastic throughout the onboarding process, and since then have been great at finding me regular work (thanks, Alan!). I’d highly recommend 4myschools to anyone looking for supply teaching work, I’ve had a really positive experience.