Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve collated a list of frequently asked questions but if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us, we’ll be happy to help. Click here to return to face to face registration page.

What do I need to bring to the face-to-face interview?
Click here to download our checklist of all the things you need to bring to your face-to-face interview.  If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch.
Does Key Stage Teacher Supply contribute to a pension scheme?
Click here to read the details regarind our pension,
How do I prepare for interview?
The main part of our recruitment process is your formal interview which will last approximately 60-90 minutes. This will be conducted by a fully trained consultant.

The aim of the interview is to find out about your needs and to determine your suitability to work on supply through Key Stage Teacher Supply.

You will be asked a series of formal questions related to your experiences, teaching strategies and methods. We have high expectations and strive to provide only the best candidates for the students in our schools.

Please take the time to prepare for your interview.

Top tips for a good interview:

  • Arrive 10 minutes before your interview.
  • First impressions count so dress smartly. Come along as though you are going for an interview at a school. This means smart and business- like.
  • Body language – it is important to conduct yourself in a professional manner.
  • Come along with your completed application form and relevant documentation (we cannot accept incomplete applications).
  • Teacher Interview Tips
  • Government website
How can I contact Key Stage Teacher Supply?
Our office hours are from 7.30am until 5.00pm Monday to Friday throughout the year except Bank Holidays. At Key Stage Teacher Supply we also operate an on-call service until 9.00pm Monday to Sunday. Any message left after 9.00pm will be picked up at 7.30am the following morning and dealt with immediately
Do I have to pay to join Key Stage Teacher Supply?
No – the service we provide is free of charge to all candidates.
How often will I be working?
At Key Stage Teacher Supply, we endeavour to get you as much work as possible, dependant on your specific needs and availability. We are busy all year round supporting our schools with day to day, short-term and long- term requirements.
What if I can only work part time?
It does not matter how many days you are available. At Key Stage Teacher Supply we aim to fulfil your needs. Make sure you contact your local office regularly to advise when you are available.
What if I find work myself?
Simply let us know and we will make a note to contact you when you are available again.
I have registered with you before – what do I need to do?
If you have previously registered with or worked for Key Stage Teacher Supply we will need to re-register you. Depending on how long it has been, we may need you to come into the office again. For the purpose of our APSCo Compliance+ audit checks we will need to obtain references to cover your work history or any gaps in your employment. We may also need to complete a new Enhanced DBS check.
How often do I get paid?
All Teachers and Support Staff get paid on a weekly basis. Teachers are paid at a daily rate based on 5.5 hours and support staff are paid hourly. You are paid for the time that you spend working only – this does not include lunch periods.
Are we paid for travel expenses?
No, but in special circumstances if a particularly long journey is made, we may be able to contribute. This is a decision made at the discretion of your local office’s Branch Manager.
How much do I get paid?
Teachers and Support Staff rates of pay are based on experience and qualifications. At your interview at Key Stage Teacher Supply we will take this into account and ensure you receive a competitive rate.
What do I need to ensure I am paid on time?
A signed timesheet or an approved timesheet – Key Stage Teacher Supply operates 2 methods of timesheets. You will be advised by your branch whether you will fill out an online or paper timesheet at any given school/nursery.

Remember: It is your responsibility to submit your on-line timesheets to Key Stage Teacher Supply by 6m every Sunday, so that your School has the opportunity to approve them.

I am an overseas trained teacher can I work with Key Stage Teacher Supply?
Of course – as long as you are living in the UK and have the necessary documentation to work.
In accordance to the Training Agency and DfE, here are certain requirements that you need to achieve if you have been working in the UK for nearly 4 years.
For more information please visit The Training Agency and search for overseas trained teachers.
What is the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)?
he Agency Worker Regulations 2010 came into force on 1 October 2011.

The regulations will give agency workers the entitlement to the same or no less favourable treatment as comparable employees with respect to basic employment, pay and working conditions, if and when they complete a qualifying period of 12 weeks in a particular job.

Full guidance can be found on www.bis.gov.uk or ask a member of the branch staff.