Schools

Do you need staff? At MPS Education, we believe strongly in sourcing substitute and permanent teaching and support staff who are not just a match, but the perfect match for your educational facility.

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Established in 1991, MPS Education are Wales’ leading and most trusted source of teaching and support staff. We work with schools throughout South Wales to find the very best candidates wherever they are needed.

Accredited by the National Procurement Service on behalf of the Welsh Government as a Preferred Supplier on the Supply Teachers & Educational Temporary Workers Framework, at MPS we have the best practice standards in education recruitment.

We are proud to have recently been named the Best Temporary Teacher Agency 2019 – Wales at the Corporate Vision Private Education & Development Awards. This recognition highlights MPS Education as a sector leader for substitute teachers and support staff.

Private Education & Development Awards

We connect schools with the very best staff in South Wales. We know our schools; we know our teachers; and we understand that no two are the same!

We understand that you want the highest calibre of teachers and support staff for your school, which is why we ensure that any candidates we introduce to you have been professionally interviewed by a member of our dedicated team. Safeguarding children is our number one priority, and all our candidates also go through a rigorous vetting check procedure which includes:

  • The Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure form is completed, or the Disclosure and Barring Update Service is checked
  • Education Workforce Council registration is checked
  • Identity and Eligibility to work checks
  • Medical Fitness to work checks
  • Qualifications and Training checks
  • Referencing checks
  • Employment History checks

Upon completion of the vetting procedure, all candidates then receive the MPS ‘Main Priority Six’ Card which places Safeguarding as the number one priority on entry to any school. We also advise all MPS staff to undertake Safeguarding training at least once a year, of which a register of attendance is maintained and thoroughly checked.

We provide our staff with an annual Continued Professional Development Programme which covers a range of topics including Autism Awareness, Pupil Led Learning, Using the Outdoor Learning Environment and more. We welcome any staff from schools that we work with to participate in our Continued Professional Development sessions. To view our upcoming training sessions please click here. To book onto any of the sessions, contact us at the office where one of our friendly team will be happy to assist you.

More than just Agency Staff

We are proud to have a long history of involvement with the local community and sponsor a range of schools, sporting events and charities. We have also recently donated playground and classroom equipment to schools and welcome requests to contribute to the school environment.

We can provide (free of charge!) a range of guest speakers from both academic and vocational backgrounds to the schools we work with. We warmly welcome requests for guest speakers.

At MPS, we are thrilled to be able to provide complimentary access for local schools to our Industrial Simulator, which offers crane, HGV, forklift and plant equipment training. Offering such a tool enables students of all abilities to experience alternative career prospects available to them.

For more information on our additional benefits, contact us at the office.

Looking for staff...

We are the only agency you can call 24/7 with a dedicated team of on call consultants. If you need a teacher urgently, or if you would like to find short and long-term cover, let us help you find the right person for the job. Are you looking for staff for the following roles?

Qualified Teachers

Primary, Secondary, SEN, English & Welsh Medium - We will provide your school with the Most Professional Substitutes, qualified to teach what you need.

Support Staff & HLTAs

If you are short staffed, let us help you find Learning Support Assistants & HLTA’s.

Nursey Nurses

If you need specially trained nursery nurses, we have the staff to help educate the next generation.

Exam Invigilators

Exam season can be stressful for teachers as well as pupils, and finding supervisors and invigilators can be hard, but we know who to call.

Cover Supervisors

Our cover supervisors will manage your classroom ensuring pupils complete pre-prepared exercises to the highest standard.

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Testimonials

“I've worked for MPS Education for over 4 years on and off - I have tried other agencies but always come back to MPS. The reasons for this is; their systems are the most straightforward, the office staff are fantastic and are always there for you and they have helped me make strong ties with a number of schools in South Wales, which has massively benefited me professionally. I always recommend MPS as the supply agency of choice to all the supply teachers I meet.”
Sarah Stephens, Welsh Medium Secondary Teacher
“I joined MPS as a Primary supply in 2012. I have been teaching since 1997 and was looking for a more flexible teaching role to enable me to meet family commitments. I was lucky enough to get a long-term job share in my second term of joining MPS in a local school. The MPS team have always been very approachable and the out of hours’ service is really helpful, it enables me to receive bookings during the evening, so I am not waiting for an early morning call. Even on the mornings, MPS always try to give me as much notice as possible and keep me local so that I can still get to school in plenty of time. I have had wonderful placements; Foundation Phase, Key Stage 2 and Special Needs. The online diary enables me to add my availability, plus, MPS offers a variety of courses during the holidays so we are able to keep updated on the latest practices in education. As I am unlikely to return to full time teaching, working for MPS as a Supply Teacher means I can still do the job I have wanted to do since I was 9 years old. It has reinvigorated my enjoyment of teaching.”
Louise Owen, Primary Teacher
From the moment, I walked through the door at MPS I was made to feel part of a team. The staff from the outset seemed genuinely interested in my career, my job aspirations, and me and in finding me suitable employment! To that end, I’ve found that they take pride in finding the ‘right fit’ between the school or college and the teacher and strive for a happy working relationship. Joining MPS has been perfect for me, they really took the time to get to know me and put me forward for jobs that suited my skills and personality. I’ve found my experience with MPS a reassuringly pleasant and rewarding one, they are prompt in informing of possible placements and just as importantly from my own perspective are extremely understanding of other commitments. They have provided me with work whenever I am available and regularly call just to catch up and check on how I am getting on; dealing with any concerns I have immediately. MPS are a brilliant agency to work for that genuinely wants you to progress and succeed in any career you choose!
Darren Macey, Cover Supervisor
Since working for MPS, I have been near to 100% in work, enjoyed many a delightful chat with the office staff, and genuinely love working for this company! If you’re looking for an amazing agency to trust, these are the ones!
Luke Green, Secondary Teacher
MPS were fantastic. They organised absolutely everything and made me feel very confident about moving from Ireland to teach. They organised my flights, picked me up at the airport, drove me to a hotel, drove me to the school in the morning for the interview and back to the airport again that evening. One of the representatives even sat down with me to make sure I understood my contract before signing. I could not have asked for anything more. Thanks so much guys.
Aoife Majella, Primary Teacher