School staffing with Supply Plus
Our Supply Plus service provides high-standard supply teachers to schools across Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall. Solve the temporary gaps in your teaching teams minus the prohibitive costs – with an organisation that puts schools’ needs before profits.
Placing teaching talent where it’s needed
Supply Plus nurtures a pool of highly motivated teachers, ready to step into action to keep classrooms up and running when staff shortages happen.
Schools registered with us to find the right supply teachers to support their children
Supply teachers currently in roles they enjoy being in across Devon & Cornwall
Our quality supply teaching staff keep education on track, whatever staffing challenges arise.
The rewards you deserve
As a community CIC, we truly value our supply teachers and offer fair pay and great support.
Flexibility and freedom
Being a supply teacher is enriching and varied, and it allows you to choose your work.
Permanent employment options
Supply teaching can lead to a permanent job – if you decide this is the right path for you.
We’re driven to serve schools, not maximise profits – helping your budget.
Quality is our watchword, and we’re always responsive to schools’ feedback.
Scout for staff
If you find the ideal teacher for your school, they might go on to join your team.
How Supply Plus works
Get in touch with Supply Plus to register your school, SAT or MAT with us and share its essential details.
We’ll request the information we need about how your school runs, points of contact and any special considerations.
When you need a supply teacher, you can contact us with your request and we’ll match a teacher to your vacancy.
Provide feedback on your experience and we’ll use it to improve our service and make any refinements needed for the next job.
Frequently asked questions
What is different about Supply Plus?
Supply Plus is part of Plymouth Learning Partnership (PLP), we are a community interest company which is driven by the purpose of providing services for vulnerable children. As a not-for-profit agency all profits are reinvested into our Multi- Agency Support Team (MAST), who provide psychological and therapeutic support for children within local school settings.
Do I have to take on the day bookings?
No, when we build your profile, we can exclude on the day bookings so you will only show as available for pre-booked work.
Can I only work in certain year groups?
Yes, you have the flexibility to work in only the year groups you feel most confident in.
Will I receive any training?
Upon joining us and every 2 years thereafter we run mandatory Safeguarding Training.
We also offer CPD in GDPR, Behaviour Management, Autism and Trauma Informed Practice.
Can I work half days?
Yes, you can arrange your calendar so that you will show as available for All Day, AM (start of the day until lunch time) or PM (after lunch until the end of the school day) bookings.
Can I choose which days I work?
Of course, such is the flexibility of supply teaching, once registered you will have access to an online calendar where you can block off days or half days around your other commitments.
Will I receive holiday pay?
All pay rates are inclusive of statutory holiday pay.
How much will I be paid?
We offer competitive rates of pay, which will be discussed at the interview.
How often will I be paid?
You will be paid one month in arrears, on the last working day of the month. For example, work completed in January will be paid at the end of February.
How do I submit my timesheet?
Once logged into the website go to:
- Select the timesheets you would like to submit (a tick will appear once selected)
- Press submit
How do I log in to the Supply Plus website?
To apply you will need to enter your email address with a password of your choice and click ‘Start an Application’ this will take you to an application form to be completed in your own time.
Once you ‘go live’, you will log in using the same details in the ‘Staff and School Personnel’ section.
How do I request a reference for my new employer?
Please send reference requests to firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the Supply Plus Lead.
I have lived overseas – what do I need to do?
In addition to the documentation we would usually ask for, we will need to see a Police Clearance Certificate for each country that you have lived in for 3 months or longer.
Do I need to pay to register?
There is no charge to register with Supply Plus.
As part of the application process, you will be required to apply for an Enhanced DBS at your own cost. If you currently have a DBS Certificate registered with the update service, we may be able to accept this.
Can I re-apply to work with you?
Of course! We understand teachers work as supply teachers for a variety of reasons, if you have left or taken a break you are more than welcome to re-join us.
We will need:
- A new DBS Certificate or will run a new check if your DBS is registered with the update service.
- A reference from your most recent employer
I’m still at university, can I register?
Yes, if you’re in your last year of your teaching degree and have completed all teaching practice elements of your degree then you are welcome to apply.
What documents to I need to register?
- Hold a relevant teaching qualification or be in your last year of teacher training
- Once qualified, your QTS Certificate
- Have classroom experience
- Hold a UK passport or a valid working visa
- Provide proof of identification and address – including original documents
- Be willing to apply for an Enhanced DBS check
What qualifications do I need to register?
You will need a recognised teaching qualification to register with us or be in the last year of your degree.
The schools we serve
Supply Plus are the trusted provider of on-the-day and longer-term temporary teaching cover for many schools, SATs and MATs. Here are some of those that choose our service.
You’re in good company
Supply Plus is a positive network that benefits both schools and teachers. Here is some of the feedback we’ve received from the people who work as supply teachers and the school leaders who call on their service.
"Thank you all so much for everything over the past 2 years! For enabling me to start my teaching career and for working so hard to make everything as smooth as possible!"
I have worked for Supply Plus since 2016, 7 years, and I would highly recommend this company. The staff have always been professional, caring and supportive. They are always polite and friendly and very importantly keep you informed of events. It has been a pleasure to work for Supply Plus, they are a wonderful team to work for.
Thank you all so much for everything over the past 2 years! For enabling me to start my teaching career and for working so hard to make everything is as smooth as possible!
Thank you for making my time with Supply+ so enjoyable. From the beginning the Supply+ team have been incredibly helpful alongside their excellent and frequent communication. Supply+ are often sending out emails with further CPD which I think is a great to have those continuous opportunities. I will happily recommend Supply+ to anyone I know going into supply work and am very proud to have represented them during my time doing supply work.
"Thank you all for making my time with Supply+ so enjoyable. From the beginning the Supply+ team have been incredibly helpful alongside their excellent and frequent communication. I will happily recommend Supply+ to anyone I know going into supply work."
"The staff have always been professional, caring and supportive. They are always polite and friendly and very importantly keep you informed of events. It has been a pleasure to work for Supply Plus, they are a wonderful team to work for."
Supply+ has been a great organisation to work with! The team are always friendly and helpful, and communication is good. The calendar system on the database works really well and there has always been work when I wanted it with age groups and in areas that suit me. I have enjoyed going into a range of different schools in Plymouth and have found it a supportive way of getting back into the classroom after a break.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Supply Plus. The sign-up process and online booking system are well organised, and I have found it fantastic for helping to organise my days with ease. Supply Plus staff have always answered the phone and replied to emails almost instantly and have aided with any issues I may have. I have had the most amazing experiences in multiple schools around Plymouth and thank the Supply Plus team for giving me these opportunities. I really hope to work with Supply Plus again in the future.
"The calendar system is easy to use and the team have made every effort to be considerate with bookings that are accessible and convenient for me. I have enjoyed working in different schools and year groups. Thank you for your support!"
"I'd like to take the chance to thank the Supply+ team for supporting me through this stage of my career - I have been so much happier being back in schools and I have been able to do that because of the opportunity that Supply+ gave me."