Testimonials

Candidates

I have worked with smart education for a year now. The work is challenging but highly rewarding. The freedom to work hours I want works really well. The pupils are demanding but the sense of achievement is fantastic. Working with smart education is the best way to work in education and actually make a difference to students lives who need the support. Fiona and the team are great. The organisation is very friendly, supportive and professional. They are always on hand when needed and offer all the support required. I would highly recommend working with the team.

Philip
SEND Home Tutor

After spotting a job advert online advertised by Smart Education, I was slightly unsure before applying as I had never applied for a job through an agency previously. I am so glad that I did, as it was a job that was so close to my own personal skills and exactly what I had been looking for some time. Smart Education and in particular, Clare whom I had dealt with was an extremely friendly, approachable professional. She was very knowledgeable and had personal experience of the School itself which was further incentive for me to apply. Clare kept in regular contact with me even though I was on holiday, arranging all the paperwork and procedures to be completed online which was very straight forward before arranging an interview at the School on my return from holiday. Needless to say, I was offered the job within the week which turned out to be one of the best jobs in the sector that I am employed and one which I am thoroughly enjoying. I would recommend Smart Education as this is a Education Agency that gives a very personal service, offering an out of hours service should you ever need it, ensuring that any query is answered and dealt with promptly. Thank you Smart Education.

Clare
Teacher

SMART education have been nothing short of amazing in the time I have worked with them. From my interview which was extremely personable and receptive, to matching me to assignments which suit my individual skills and attributes. I am forever grateful for all the work Fiona and Fran have thrown my way! This really is a wonderful agency to be a part of - thank you guys!

Matt
SEND Home Tutor

Smart Ed has been a joy to register with. Their staff are professional, compassionate, and kind. I am impressed by their follow through and patience.

Melissa
TA

I am pleased to have worked through Smart Education. I remember when I was first seeking work a few years ago I had a quick and positive response. I have found all the staff helpful and easy to work with. Also when issues of conditions of work and pay come up I have found that I don’t have to wait too long for them to check and actually give me an answer to my question. I have found them a straight and fair agency to work with.

Viplav
Science Teacher

I met the staff at the office who were all extremely friendly and professional. I had a thorough interview and underwent a very efficient registration process. Dan, the Senior Special Educational Needs Consultant then matched my skillset with a school within a week of registering. While working at the school Dan was in contact with me on a regular basis and visited me at the school to ensure all was going well. Due to my performance with the Pastoral team at the school I was offered a 12month contract. Smart Education helped me with the smooth transition to become an employed member of staff at the school. On the second occasion, after going through the same registration process and updating my skillsets with Dan he successfully matched me to a new role within one day where I continue to be happy now. Dan is in contact with me regularly by telephone and email. It is clear that Smart Education are aware of my needs and have the skills to match me to the right job. I would not hesitate to recommend Smart Education as an excellent agency to work for.

Stephen
SEND TA

The first contact I had with Dan was after seeing an advert for a Job on the website that I was interested in. I phoned Dan and he arranged for me to come into the office for interview that same day. The paperwork was completed swiftly and efficiently and by the following Monday I had been placed in a school for a job that had been matched to my experience. Dan visited the school whilst I was on placement and continually made contact to check that everything was going well. From then on I have been placed at appropriate schools and have not been without work. I have found Dan to be extremely diligent and have been impressed with the placements that have been found for me. I was particularly impressed with the way Dan has prioritised roles that have been suitable matches to the requests I have made regarding the kind of work I have been looking for. It was arranged for someone else to take over a position I was signed up to when a job became available that suited my experience and qualifications perfectly thus allowing me to move into the role for a longer term cover. He clearly recognised this as a greater opportunity for me and supported this move 100%. He made the transition to the new role quick and easy and continually liaised with the school and myself to ensure that both of our needs were met. The agency has been efficient and easy to deal with and I have every confidence in working with Smart Education.

Helen
SEND Teacher

I am an agency worker for Smart Education Recruitment. I registered with the company in September 2019. During the past eight months I received a very good level of employee support. Initial registration was well organised and responsive to all my enquires. I received all the appropriate induction material , guidance and support outlining their policies and procedures in their duty of care to me and a comprehensive instructions in the professional conduct they expect from me. My employment consultant was extremely helpful in securing my current placement and continues to accessible and supportive to all my enquiries. I receive regular updates for opportunities to secure full time employment and any training programs they may offer. Their customers service their payroll and customer service is also very good. I would highly recommend SMART Education Recruitment Services to my colleagues.

Owen
Teacher

I came across Smart Education via a search engine whilst looking for full time work in the Education Sector. When I met with the Team [Dan and Francesca], I had a frank and open discussion about my career and personal history that impacted on my need to work. The Team explained their service and gave a positive impression that they could find me regular work. My expectations were not high – especially as I had received similar impressions from other local agencies. So, I was aghast and astounded that in less than 7 days of the face-to-face meeting, the Smart Ed Team had matched me with a school and I was working. That was six months ago. My experience of the ‘pastoral support’, follow-up conversations and other communications has been ‘top notch’. I commend their service and will continue to recommend them to others. I welcome the opportunity to continue working with this level of professionalism. I wished I had known about them sooner.

Hazel
SEND TA

A great agency to work with- professional and helpful with a steady flow of work. I would echo what others have said. Thank you - a little kindness goes a long way.

Johanna
SEND Home Tutor

I have worked for Smart Education as a SEN Home Tutor for the past three years following retirement from full time teaching. The team at Smart Education have an excellent knowledge of the entire educational system from Nursery to Post 16 and ensure that suitability and flexibility is paramount to both clients and providers alike. I have worked closely with both Francesca and Fiona who at all times act in a professional manner and are available at any time to discuss and resolve any issues around work placements. Their experience of the individual needs of SEN pupils is invaluable when placing a child with a most suitably qualified teacher. I would thoroughly recommend Smart Education as a future caring and honest employer who work over and beyond to seek and maintain employment for you.

Sue
SEND Home Tutor

I first joined joined Smart Education August 2017, the process from interview to work was very smooth and staff were very helpful I was placed into long term role September 2017. Agents and Directors were available whenever I needed them, and even worked excellently between myself and payroll and also the school. Since then I have had long term roles every academic year since. 5 star team and a 5 star Agency!!!

Carl
SEND Teacher

Francesca was my consultant for a number of years helping me to obtain a Teaching Assistant placement prior to starting my teacher training, Francesca was very knowledge about the SEN sector I wanted to work in, supportive and efficient. Francesca always kept in contact with me and I would highly recommend her!

Miss White, South Birmingham

Having just left a permanent post I was very new to supply, Fiona offered unrivalled advice and support throughout the registration process. Fiona listened to exactly what type of work I wanted and found me regular work which I thoroughly enjoy, I can't recommend her enough!

Mr Williams, Solihull

Smart Education have been fantastic from the start to finish of my registration process, Within 2 weeks I've have been offered an interview for a long term position for September. They are highly experienced and compared to other agencies I have worked for very down to earth and honest.

Mrs Begum, Walsall

My experience with Smart Education has been fantastic. From the start they have been so positive, upbeat, and professional. I have really felt like I've had their personal attention, rather than just being a number on their system. I moved over from Australia looking for work. Smart Education assured me that me finding job satisfaction is most important to them. Not at just any school, but a school that was a good fit for me. Since signing up with Smart Education a few months ago, they found me long term supply work which has recently transitioned into a permanent-full time job, including work sponsorship to stay in the U.K.

Emma, Secondary Teacher

Smart Education have been a delight to work for, from the moment I walked into their Birmingham office I was made to feel valued and that my needs as a candidate were listened to. I have worked for Smart since January 2017 and have enjoyed every minute!

Charlotte, Teaching Assistant

As an experienced Teacher I was looking for a new opportunity and to transfer into working within Special Schools. Francesca and Fiona listened to me and supported me every step of the way. I have successful worked in the same Special school for over 12 months and received a permanent offer of employment, I cannot thank the team at Smart Ed enough.

Rachael, Teacher

Welcoming, caring and genuine staff. The SMART Team listen to you and treat you like a person. I was unsure where my future was going and the team discussed with my opportunities on a variety of settings and believed in me. I have a fantastic relationship with the staff and they always put us first!

Garry, Cover Supervisor

Clients

Smart Education are fantastic at providing staff, I have worked with Francesca for many years and her SEN knowledge is second to none. Francesca is efficient, knowledgeable and will always go the extra mile to find me a member of staff. If you are looking for specialised SEN staff Francesca and Smart Education are definitely the Agency to go to.

SEN School, Dudley

Smart Education's Secondary specialist Fiona is simply spot on with every request I have, she understands the ethos of our school and has taken time to listen to what I look for in staff and to ensure staff provided match our needs. Fiona is always very honest and I fully trust her recommendations for staff she is always my first point of call for supply staff.

Secondary School, Birmingham

One word....totally amazing !! Oooops that's two. On a serious note the team are amazing, professional and welcoming, if you want an agency that treat you as an individual then look no further, highly recommended to everyone.

Cover Manager, Birmingham Secondary School

Efficient, supportive and always put the needs of our school first. We are so grateful for the professionalism and dedication shown by all consultants at SMART Education. No request is too big and they are so hot on service!

Heads PA, Birmingham School

Customer Service & Staff Calibre are paramount to the SMART Education team, and we cannot fault them. We have worked with SMART for 2 years and recommend them without reservation.

Business Manager,Sandwell Primary School