The new DfE approved CCS supply teacher and temporary staffing framework makes finding good supply teaching agencies easier
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a new and improved version of its agency supply teacher framework, 4myschools is proud to be part of the deal. The Supply teachers and temporary staffing framework has been approved by DfE and is now live on Find a Framework.
The new framework makes finding a trusted good supply teacher agency easy
What does the new Supply Teachers and Temporary Staffing (STaTS) framework offer schools?
The new CCS framework will help schools fill temporary and fixed term teaching and non-teaching roles more easily. It does this through trusted compliant agencies with transparent cost savings.
Schools can also avoid temp to perm fees for a worker who has been in post for 12 weeks or more, providing 4 weeks’ notice is given.
The agreement provides a compliant procurement for schools, a standard set of terms and conditions that agencies must adhere to.
What are the improvements?
The new agreement has 25% more suppliers.
A new Education Technology Platform (Lot 4) which 4myschools are suppliers.
STaTS also offer a simplified pricing model, moving from a percentage to one that uses pounds and pence, offering more transparency, so schools can be confident they are choosing the most cost-effective option and potentially greater savings.
Is this all about saving schools money ?
Whilst this is a great benefit, it’s not all about the financial savings. The agreement offers robust background screening and safeguarding to DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education standards. This means that schools have peace of mind on the suppliers they are contracting with and staff they are hiring. The suppliers are audited and accredited to show they have best practice standards in education recruitment.
You can check out the full list on the Supply teachers and temporary staffing framework webpage
Where can schools see if their supply agency is on the list?
You can view the framework suppliers on our Supply teachers and temporary staffing framework webpage, but the best way to search for a supplier is through our Online Digital Tool.
What do schools need to do to get started?
Contact 4myschools please click the link or call us on 01245 353 808
Get in touch! with the CCS supply teacher team who will be happy to have a conversation with any school, trust or local authority looking to use the agreement.
Tom Harper is the Supply Teachers Category Manager at CCS you can view the original version of his blog post by clicking here