I can not recommend Bridge Education highly enough, from signing up to applying for long term roles Jenna has been there for me. She is very efficient and ensures you are placed in the best possible positions. Bridge pays fairly and has a range of schools covering many different areas to suit your location and teaching preferences.
Bridge have just been amazing since I joined them in October. The atmosphere in the office is always really cheerful and I couldn’t believe how quickly they got me registered and on day to day supply. They really stand out as a caring company who want their teachers to be happy in the assignments they are given, checking that everything went well after you are assigned a new school. Nothing is too much for them to help you with and they always take the time to answer any queries you might have. I feel Jenna who I liaise with regularly deserves every success and a big pat on the back!
John, first of all I want to say the biggest thank you to you for all the effort you have put in to find me what I think is the ‘perfect’ job for me. I can not recommend bridge education enough, by far the BEST agency to find you work that you feel comfortable in. John once again thank you for securing an amazing long term teaching job!
Thank you for the endless support once again!!
“Sharon and Martin thank you both so much for all the work you have put my way as I am trying to establish the business and get myself going. I can honestly say that Bridge, without doubt, have been the best of all the supply agencies I have registered with and I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for support.
Best wishes for the future and I hope that we can stay in touch.”
I love working with Bridge Education, from the first day I registered to present day I have had daily contact with the office, the staff are so approachable and very friendly. They listen to what you are looking for in your assignment, the hours you can work and the areas you can work in. And more importantly they do not make promises they cannot keep, I love their transparency. The teams dedication to finding me the right assignments for my skill set and experience is evident and much appreciated.
Lancashire’s best teaching agency. Bridge are my choice agency and they are very good at what they do: securing jobs with competitive rates of pay. Bridge also offer training on child protection to ensure their teachers are up to date with the latest requirements. Always welcomed at all their schools reflecting that this agency has developed trusting relations with their clients. Long term & day to day bookings available. ☆☆☆☆☆
“The quality of consultant convinced me to want to work with Bridge Education. Unlike several other agencies that I have worked for through the years, Bridge Education actually listened to my needs and found an ideal match!”
I just want to say a massive thank you to you and all of the wonderful team at Bridge Education . You have all been so friendly and helpful to me since I joined you and nothing has ever been too much trouble . You secured me the best long term teaching placement I have ever had and I loved working at the school . Your agency will definitely be my first preference in the future and I can not recommend you highly enough.
I hope you all manage to have a lovely holiday and I can’t wait to work with you again from September .
I have been working with Bridge since April. I very much appreciate the support given to me by Sharon, Laura and Laila especially. They strive to help you find the right opportunities and give you the right guidance. I have been fortunate enough to find a long term role as a special support assistant and it is a role I didn’t think I would be suitable for or good at initially. The best thing is the staff show that belief in you that you can do these roles effectively and that is what I appreciate the most. They give you the confidence to go out and do it. Therefore, I am very grateful and I look forward to continuing working with Bridge in September.
It is always a pleasure working for Bridge; unlike other agencies Sharon and her team make sure that the assignment is what you want to deliver and are capable of delivering. Payment is made on time and accurately.
I have been with Bridge Education since March 2016 and so far I have had an excellent service. The staff have been very supportive and friendly. Any queries I have had, have been answered very promptly and I hope the quality of the service continues 😀 😀😀
Since joining Bridge Education just over a year ago, the work I have been offered has been varied and interesting, from nursery, main stream schools to one to one with special needs. Some I have enjoyed and some I haven’t.
Sharon and Laura have been my main contacts, they both encouraged me to give things a try and listened to my concerns. All staff are extremely approachable and a lovely company to work for.
I only want to work every now and again as I am semi-retired, Bridge Education has allowed me that freedom.
I came to Bridge Education from a large, country-wide agency and couldn’t believe the difference! Sharon’s energy and enthusiasm shines through and she found me work immediately, exactly as promised. Bridge Education matches your strengths and experience with suitable jobs and is always there for any support or queries. The agency has fantastic relationships with both clients and employees and, in my experience, is unique in the friendly, inclusive approach they offer. I’ve enjoyed a wonderful and very productive academic year with Sharon and I can’t wait to do it all over again in September. I can’t recommend Bridge Education highly enough.
I found Bridge to be very professional & helpful in placing me in an enjoyable, long term teaching position during the academic year of 2015/16. Thank you to all at Bridge!
I actually enjoyed the registration process due to the welcoming but professional manner in which it was conducted. The work I have had has been appropriate to my skills and experience and, I feel, has already had a positive impact on my teaching.
I have worked as a Supply Teacher for various agencies over the years and can truthfully say that the support I have received from all the team at Bridge Education is second to none.
I believe that they genuinely care about meeting the needs of both the teacher and school, conducting business in a highly professional, yet friendly and approachable manner. I am proud to go into schools as a teacher representing Bridge Education.
“Sharon and the team at Bridge have been nothing but supportive of me. Right from my first meeting with Amber, I felt I was listened to and that the staff had a genuine interest in getting me into a role that suited both my personality and experience. They have given me the confidence to walk in to any school with the knowledge that I can do my role effectively and to the best of my ability. Thank you so much to everyone at Bridge Education for your continued support!!”
I’ve been working with Bridge Education since its inception and I am really glad I made the decision to move.
Bridge put people first and prove it by their investment in time and commitment to me. They take my preferences into consideration and always, always make sure that I am happy to the best of their ability.
I haven’t looked back since I started with Bridge and my working life has improved dramatically.
Since joining Bridge Education last October, I have found all the staff to be very polite and friendly. I have had a variety of assignments which has allowed me to experience different educational settings and year groups. The staff keep in regular touch, even when on a long-term assignment, this makes me feel part of a company who care about their staff.
I highly recommend Bridge Education in Lostock Hall, Preston to those looking to work in/and or further their career in education.
The team are very professional, friendly and helpful, and it is easy to build a good rapport with everyone who works there. They look after both the employees and the employers by endeavouring to seek work that suits the relevant needs and desires. Bridge ensure that employees are a match for the role and provide an excellent service for all.
The courses are also very good with excellent teaching and mentoring, and are available to contact for course related queries at anytime (including evenings and weekends). They provide an excellent one to one support service and are very flexible, so studying can fit around your work and lifestyle.
I have found Bridge Education Agency to be of excellent service all round 🙂
Working with Bridge Education has been a very positive experience. The staff are always ready to give help and advice when needed. I have been placed in long term placements which have been matched to my experience and strengths. The rates of pay are very competitive . All in all I would highly recommend joining this great team.
An excellent organisation from the start. Beginning with the process of recruiting, to the training they provided, Bridge Education has been a vital support in my new career of Cover Supervising!
I have been teaching with Bridge Education for a year now. I have always found the consultants supportive & understanding. Bridge are always able to place me in schools close to home. They also pay excellent rates, usually above other agencies. That’s why I always phone Sharon and her colleagues first, when I am available.
I have found that Bridge Education have been the easiest and most efficient teaching agency that I have dealt with. They not only found me work almost immediately; they worked hard to find me work as close to home as possible and at a great rate of pay. They strive to ensure you’re satisfied and well suited to a position before they send you out. They communicate well and have friendly staff members, who are also very supportive. Not that I’ve had any problems, but I know I can contact my manager at Bridge to receive help and advice when required. All round I have had an excellent experience working for and with Bridge Education.
I would just like to say a huge Thankyou to all at Bridge Education for all the help and advice you have offered me from the very start of my journey working as part of your educational supply team. Your team worked so quickly and efficiently to find me the perfect position within days of me signing up to your wonderful agency and due to this I have now become a permanent member at the School.
Bridge Education team have constantly been in touch throughout my placement and ensured I was settling in nicely and everything was OK. Signing up to Bridge Education has been one of the best decisions I have ever made and I will defiantly be recommending your services to others.
As someone looking for the right teaching job after many happy years in teaching I found a role that I felt suited me perfectly so I applied for the role through Bridge Education and Training. I was pleased by a very swift response to my application, and after a very encouraging telephone consultation an interview was arranged the same day.
When I arrived I was impressed by the friendly and professional nature of the business, and felt that I was treated as a human and not just a resource. My skills and enthusiasm were discussed and matched to an assignment. the assignment was explained clearly and honestly and the position has turned out to be just as rewarding as explained.
As a teacher with many years in the profession as a full time teacher and one who has experience of several teaching agencies, I feel happy to recommend Bridge Education and Training.
From Redundancy to Teaching Assistant in 3 months!
After losing my job as an Employment Advisor, I was faced with the decision of where I would like to go with my career. I love working with people and wanted to continue to do this. I had explored numerous avenues and came to the conclusion that I would like to work with children. That is when I met the wonderful people at Bridge Education.
I initially met with them in July, discussed my options and decided to embark on a Level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools. The coursework was sent out to me and my life would never be the same again.
By the end of August I had completed 4 of the 11 units needed to gain the qualification and was impatiently waiting for the summer break to be over and children to return to school so that I could start my placement.
The second week in September I started my placement at a Pupil Referral Unit in Darwen.
By the third week in September I was carrying out paid employment at the Pupil Referral unit.
I cannot thank Bridge Education enough for their support during this transition period in my life, they will definitely be on my Christmas card list from now on.
I joined Bridge after a few years of short-term supply teaching and found Sharon, Martin and the team very friendly and supportive. Within a few months I was found a well paid long term teaching role locally which really suited me, and this has now led to me being offered a permanent position. During my supply work, the team were in regular contact for a friendly chat and to catch up on my progress, which was really appreciated. I can highly recommend Bridge to other teachers looking to develop their career.
I can not recommend Bridge Supply Agency enough, all staff are great and supportive. They listen to you and match you up with fabulous schools. I have registered with a few agencies but they don’t keep in regular contact like Bridge do. There is always a friendly and supportive member of staff st the end of the phone. A friend of mine is a headteacher and she suggested I register with them, best decision I’ve made in a long time.
Thank you to all staff who make going into schools a real pleasure.
I highly recommend Bridge Education and training for anyone looking to work in education no matter what level. The tutor and team are extremely friendly and full of professional advice to help guide you on the right path.
Throughout the entire course my mentors communication was first class, the response and support throughout the process really was incredible. No matter whether day or night, any question I sent would receive an answer within minutes. Work was set at a pace that suited me and each time I asked for feedback my mentor would go above and beyond to equip me with knowledge. Thank you Bridge educations and Training!
I joined Bridge Education earlier this year.
It has been a very positive experience. As a retired teacher only looking for short contracts and less commitment, I can honestly say that I have never felt under pressure to take on extra work or justify my availability.
The team are professional and personable.
I have worked for Bridge Education for just over a year and a half I have really enjoyed the experience. After sending in my CV I was contacted almost immediately and I was a given a post at a school soon after my first meeting. I have been given countless opportunities to work at a variety of schools and in my short time with them I have been offered a permanent post. Working for Bridge Education I have been both treated and represented fairly. I couldn’t possibly thank Sharon and her team enough for all the help and support they have given me. I have even recommended Bridge Education to others that I know work as supply and even to people who have thought about working in education. If you are looking for an agency that will constantly be there to help you then get in touch with Bridge Education.
I have worked for Bridge for just under 6 months and I have learned so much in such a small period of time. Would highly recommend to anyone whether you’re a new starter or you’ve been teaching for years. Great agency that looks after you
Applying at Bridge Education was the best thing I did. I was given a job at few different schools. For me it was a dream being fulfilled. Very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you for giving me the opportunity in gaining more experience.
I just wanted say a big thanks to yourself and all the staff at Bridge Education for your help and support, it was great working for you guys. I did enjoy my time with the agency and I was given a great opportunity to work. The training provided by the company and the excellent work experience I gained with you will be a great help for employment.
Thank you Martin for making me feel welcome, you have been very approachable and fantastic with updating me with all information I needed. You are a great asset to the team at Bridge.
P.S I will miss working for Bridge Education and training.
I have been with Bridge Education for a short time of around 6 months. I am with many different agencies. The Bridge team are amazing and have a great approach to the needs of the School and the Teacher. I rate this agency top of the list as I have never been messed about and everything is done to comply and with little stress. The payment is prompt and their word is their bond. Best of them all. A*
A super and efficient teaching agency! The staff are amazing, particularly Martin! Whilst being a member of the agency, I felt valued and cared for as an individual. The rate of pay is equally good and the staff will try their best to match individual requirements to the roles.
I loved being a part of Bridge Education and highly recommend it to individuals who want to have a positive and enriching working experience.
Having worked for Bridge for almost a full school year now I can honestly say that Sharon and her friendly team put every effort into finding suitable placements for their staff. Nothing is too much trouble. I have acquired so much varied experience from the last few months and have never been out of work. Thank you for giving me that chance.
Staff at Bridge have been friendly and supportive from the outset offering encouragement and flexibility in their work assignments. I am relatively new to supply work and needed to take a deep breath and dive into very new situations – Sharon gave me the confidence to accept opportunities I never expected and I am happy to say I am enjoying the challenge. Long may it continue!
Bridge Agency is the best agency I work for. Not only do they find me more work than the other agencies I am with but they also find it in my locality. They listen to your needs and find relevant appropriate work paying slightly more than most other agencies. They complete your time sheets and send out pay slips and P60s on time. Monies owing are paid promptly.
They are the friendliest bunch of people and always return calls. Cannot recommend them highly enough.
Before i joined Bridge Education I registered with many agencies but never heard or had any work from them. However Sharon and the team have been brilliant. I have been working with Bridge Education since October 2017 and they have been fantastic. I have been pleased with the work that they have provided me. All the staff are professional and friendly. Big thanks to Jenna who is my main contact for always doing her best in getting me out there in various schools.
Overall I want to say a big thank you to Bridge Education for helping me build my confidence again as a Primary Teacher. I would highly recommend them as a supply agency.
I have found Bridge Education extremely helpful in finding me regular day to day supply work.
I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank Jenna for helping me find a long-term role which is part-time at a lovely school!
I therefore recommend Bridge Education highly as they are keen to help, support and recruit candidates for roles best suited to their skills and ability.
It has been so nice working for Bridge Education they make you feel like part of a family rather than just an employee. They make you feel so relaxed and really believe in your capabilities. They strive to find you the work that best suits you, which has resulted in some amazing placements. I would highly recommend joining such a warm and friendly agency that has your needs in mind.
As a maths teacher in the SEBD and SMH field I didn’t expect much from any agency to find me a “good” placement….and after speaking to Sharon, I was convinced I was going into hell fire. However. Humbled and grateful, my nearly 2 decades of cockiness, were reduced to respect. Highly recommend this service to teachers. Friendly and efficient staff. Thanks Sharon
Bridge Education were fantastic, professional and proactive in finding the right school for me. Martin & Sharon were constantly in contact and from a temporary job I was offered a full time job within 3 weeks. I have worked through numerous well known agencies in the past but Bridge Education surpassed them all. The personal service and friendly honest approach was refreshing and appreciated .
Well done Bridge Education!
Ive worked with Bridge Education for the last 3 years. Wonderful staff great service and great School. The best agency I’ve workered for. Thank you all for the great support.
What can I say about Bridge Education and Training? Thank you for the support you gave me that helped me to secure a position within a school. Fantastic spirited team; who are excellent to work for. Many many thanks to Sharon and the gang xx
I have worked with Bridge since October and have been really impressed so far. All of the staff are friendly, welcoming and personable. They are keen to really understand your needs and the type of work you are looking for and strive to meet these needs the very best that they can. They offer a very professional service but with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Keep up the good work Bridge!
Bridge Education has been very good with me and I really do appreciate your efforts and support during my transition back into mainstream education in the UK. I do endeavour to keep in touch with you and keep you updated at all times with my work status. I really cant thank both you and your team enough for all the support you have given me and I appreciate all the positive feedback I have received.
Bridge are a super team to work for, I feel valued as an employee; nothing is too much trouble. Work has been plentiful. There are not enough superlatives to praise such a great set of people! Bridge Education has a network of staff who are all friendly professionals, knowledgable and more importantly approachable. I am proud to say I work with them!
What an excellent agency to be involed within! Couldn’t ask for a better service from all the team, I felt I could achieve my goals with the comfortable and welcoming approach they offered. From start to finish this agency offered nothing less than an outstanding service and would highly recommend to friends and family.
Thank you Sharon!! for enabling me to get on the ladder to starting my career path. Never thought it would have been possible. Excellent!
Ben’s rapport with the students is spot on! I can’t comment on teaching as I am not one, but the kids are really enjoying his lessons. I’ve seen people be here for a term that haven’t managed to connect with the students or RE staff like he has!
Having decided to leave my previous job, I wasn’t looking initially to commit to something permanent, but I did want full-time work. Bridge understood this from the outset, quickly finding the ideal setting for me, and I didn’t lose a single day’s work. They even negotiated a higher rate of pay. Throughout, Bridge were first-rate, ensuring that everything went smoothly. They were always available, and were genuinely a real pleasure to deal with. Full marks for Bridge – top of the class!
Ben has also shown a real desire to get involved in the life of the school over the last few weeks he has been in school. He has been covering a Truro form and has been positively engaging the students during the form time. He has even been involved in the staff house event. His greatest extra effort has been to come to Christian Union on a Friday which has been a great help. I have never known a supply teacher go above and beyond as much as him.
I can only thank Bridge agency for the efficient, friendly and positive experience I have enjoyed since registering with them over a fortnight ago.
After many years of teaching in main stream, I was looking for a different challenge with young people. I was so impressed when I met Sharon as she fully understood the type of work which I was interested in. Within one week of meeting with Sharon, I visited a placement which she recommended and subsequently secured full time work doing exactly the type of job which I had envisaged.
Bridge has a very professional approach, but at the same time you feel that it is not simply an agency who employs you to work for them, but that they are genuinely interested in ensuring that you are happy in your placement. I have found this with no other agency.
Thank you so much for the way in which you have listened to me and for securing me the perfect match.
Even as an experienced cover supervisor, I still found the course content very useful and relevant.
I especially liked the “chunking” concept.
I feel this should be incorporated into every future Cover Supervisor’s induction programme – indeed, I equally think that, as a refresher, ALL cover supervisors should re-visit the programme once a year.
Thank you so much
The online training was brilliant. We got so much out of it and had amazing discussions as a result. – Thank you so much again.
I found it very useful and feel this course should be a criteria for training weeks for new Cover Supervisor’s.
I thought the course was very helpful. I especially valued the points made about chunking and evaluating tasks with students rather than attempting to get students to complete a long list of exercises. I also liked the points made about confidence and body language because I know they are super important. It was a helpful course, I would recommend it to others and to teachers in general so they understand the problems. Thanks!
I felt that the course was very good. I have been a cover supervisor for 3 years now and it was very refreshing to know that i was doing the right things along with reminding me of things that i have forgotten.
I feel this is a very good course to give to new cover supervisors as part of their training phase.
The Cover Supervisor course was very engaging and it was beneficial to have recap on job role and its specifications. Delivery was very good and the programme straight forward and formative.
Some interesting reminders re the value of seating plans, getting to know student first names, good work stickers….the value of a bit of a heads up from the teacher re any specific pupils to pay attention to in the group….chunking the work, with suggested breaks every 15 mins to review/recap. I found all the content relevant to the cover supervisor role. – I Meehan