Wirral Office:         0151 336 4842

Liverpool Office: 0151 708 6789

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New Office - Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

We are delighted to confirm that our new Liverpool office based at the Royal Albert Dock is now open.

We are already supporting schools in the Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley areas with their day to day and longer-term staffing requirements and look forward to growing this number and developing strong and lasting relationships over the coming weeks and months. 

Opening our second office is a reflection of the successful growth we have experienced over the past 4 years and a wonderful chapter in the story of Red Apple Education.

The Royal Albert Dock is a major tourist attraction in Liverpool and (outside London) is the most visited multi-use attraction in the UK. It is also a vital component of Liverpool's UNESCO designated World Heritage status and has a vibrant and growing business community.  With its docking complex and warehouses comprising the largest single collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in the UK, we are understandably very proud to have an office in such a prestigious location.

Our Liverpool office not only allows us to support more schools, local authorities, trusts and academies, but also given the proximity between Wirral and Liverpool, provides an opportunity for our staff to work in more schools providing greater diversity and experience.  We can also attract a greater number of high-quality staff who are seeking employment in the Merseyside and Cheshire areas.  Our existing office in the village of Thornton Hough, Wirral will continue to be our head office.

We offer our schools our unique service that benefits from affordable pricing and quality staff.  We have a 100% satisfaction rate with all the schools we currently work with and would be happy to share testimonials that reflect how good and how effective we are when working with schools.  To give just one example…

Red Apple Education is the best agency I have ever used and I would use no other. They totally understand my school’s needs and provided two outstanding teachers for me when Ofsted was looming…I can’t praise them enough!” (Headteacher, Cheshire Primary School).

We are widely recognised as being specialists at providing creative staffing solutions for schools.  We are still wholly committed to charging our schools less at the same time as paying our staff more.

We provide staffing cover and solutions for all school roles from caretakers, cleaners and kitchen staff to admin, teaching assistants, teachers and leadership positions. 

If you are a school and have any staffing requirements either day-to-day, short term or long term then please do not hesitate to call us on 0151 708 6789.  If you are looking to work in a school setting, then please give us a call on the same number for an informal chat. When you speak to us you will be speaking to staff who have all worked in schools at senior leadership level, so we totally understand your challenges!

As with our Head office, the Liverpool office will be open from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday although we are contactable at any time.

Recommend a Friend

At Red Apple Education we rely totally on recommendations and word of mouth.  Our success has been built on the philosophy that if we are doing what we do properly, equitably and most importantly with integrity then staff and schools will follow! 

This has proved to be one of the key reasons for our success which is why we now feel the time is right to launch our 'Recommend a Friend' scheme.

If you know someone who is currently working in a nursery, school or college environment and are looking to join a company that places them first, works hard to get them the right placements and schools and above all else, is committed to paying more...then why not refer them to us. 

In doing so you will earn £100 for you and your friend.

The process is simple...make your friend aware of who we are and encourage them to make contact with us.  Alternatively, you can provide their details to us (note you must have their permission) and we will contact them and start the registration process.  Once they are registered and have met our minimum criteria then you and your friend will receive £100 in gift vouchers. 

Note there are no limitations on how many friends you can refer so away you go...recommend away!

 

 

 

 

*terms and conditions apply

Year 4 Primary Teacher

* Re-advertisement *

PRIMARY TEACHER YEAR 4
(12 Months Fixed Term Contract Leading To Permanent Post)

START DATE SEPTEMBER 2016

We are currently recruiting for a Year 4 Teacher on behalf of an outstanding Primary School in Cheshire (West).

The Headteacher and Governors wish to appoint a suitably qualified teacher, with proven ability to successfully teach children in their popular, large primary school.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, ambitious, energetic and well-organised classroom practitioner with a clear understanding of the value of interactive teaching methods.

The post requires quality teaching skills, high expectations and the ability to work within our outstanding team. Energy, enthusiasm and willingness to take a full part in the life of the school are essential.

The school community places the highest priority on keeping children safe. Applicants for this post will be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

INTERESTED IN THIS POST OR WANT TO FIND OUT MORE…contact us today!  Closing date Saturday 9th July 2016

Cheshire West and Chester is committed to equal opportunities in employment.

Red Apple Education enters partnership with Wirral Foodbank

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Wirral Foodbank.

Wirral Foodbank is affiliated to the Trussell Trust who partners with local communities to help stop UK hunger. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line in the UK, with individuals going hungry every day for a range of reasons, from benefit delays to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. The Trussell Trust’s 400-strong network of foodbanks provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. In 2015/16, they gave 1,109,309 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

Wirral Foodbank recognises that stopping hunger is about more than food, which is why they provide a range of services such as debt and benefit advice, helping people to break the cycle of poverty.

Red Apple Education is one of the fastest growing independent school employment businesses in the Northwest and provides a transparent, fairer and more ethical service to schools and staff. We are fast becoming the employment business of choice for schools and staff and we are committed to supporting our local communities.

As part of our Partnership, our employees will donate their time in a number of ways supporting Wirral Foodbank over the coming year and we will open up our expertise and resources for Wirral Foodbank to use as part of their ongoing growth and development. We are excited about the opportunity this partnership presents and being able to make a meaningful and positive impact on our communities.

Jamie Sheils, Director at Red Apple Education Ltd said:

'We're delighted to be supporting a local charity in providing a vital service and critical support to thousands of families across Wirral. Our partnership will allow us to raise awareness of the fantastic work that is being done by Wirral Foodbank and our staff will be involved in opportunities to volunteer and raise funds throughout the year. I see this as the start of an ongoing relationship in which our support will evolve with Wirral Foodbank and communities across the Wirral.'

Richard Roberts, Wirral Foodbank Manager said:

“We are always encouraged when local businesses seek us out and offer their support. In 2015 Wirral Foodbank fed and supported 10,676 local people, this included 3,818 children. As a small charity we are reliant on the goodwill of volunteers – the volunteer support offered by Red Apple Education and their expertise in other areas will be invaluable to the ongoing work of Wirral Foodbank. We look forward to working with Red Apple Education, and thank them for choosing Wirral Foodbank as their supported charity.”

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www.redappleeducation.co.uk

www.wirralfoodbank.org.uk

 

We Want You!

Are you a teacher looking for work on the Wirral or in the Northwest?

Are you an NQT or RQT looking for work?

Are you seeking work in schools and have previous experience?

Are you seeking work in schools with no previous experience?


If you answer 'Yes' to any of the questions above then you need to contact us at Red Apple Education. We are now looking for more staff to join us on our journey to become the "agency of choice" for schools.

Since our inception in September 2014, we have experienced rapid growth and have become one of the fastest growing school employment businesses on the Wirral and in the Northwest. We support all levels of education from Nursery, Primary School, Secondary School and Further Education all of which include SEN. We also cover all school roles from support staff to teaching assistants and teachers.

We are totally unique as we were founded by a former Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher judged "Outstanding" by Ofsted.

We are totally committed to paying our staff more and charging our schools less - this is a commitment we have yet to be beaten on.

We also provide unparalleled mentoring and support to our staff to help you through your career. Whether you are looking for career advice or interview tips and techniques or have just had a challenging day/week, our mentoring service will be there to help you. You can speak with our experts any time of the day or night; we will always be there to support you.

We have a fresh and transparent approach and place our staff at the centre of all that we do, we are not driven by financial targets but rather growing strong and long-lasting relationships.
Come and experience this for yourself by registering with us today.

Call us on 0151 336 4842 or 0151 336 8454. Alternatively, you can email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to hearing from you!

Calling all NQTs

If you are a newly qualified teacher and have not yet secured a teaching position for September 2016 then you need to come and register with us!  We are an agency with a difference!

Through our close links with Headteachers in primary and secondary schools across Wirral and the Northwest we will be able to showcase newly qualified teachers who are registered with us in a more focussed and direct way than through the normal channels of responding to general vacancy advertisements.  

This is a highly competitive market and you need to stand out from the rest! When you register with us you will immediately start to benefit from our mentoring support and guidance.  We were founded by a former "Outstanding" (Ofsted) Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher who have over 30 years' experience of working in schools.  There is no agency like us!

We understand the education sector and most importantly we understand the challenges you are likely to face on your journey to securing that first significant role.

We can also offer you short term supply work which can prove invaluable for your own development and experience.

We genuinely don’t believe there is a better agency out there to assist you through your NQT Induction year than ourselves.

We are also committed to:

  • Professional and knowledgeable support in writing your letters of application and interview techniques.

  • Provide you with FREE Continuous Professional Development including behaviour management, Ofsted familiarisation etc!

  • Provide you with FREE ‘wrap around care’ and mentoring; we will be there through the good days and the bad (thankfully there are not that many)!

If you would like more information, an informal chat or to book in to register with us then call us today on 0151 336 8454 or 0151 336 4842.

REC Membership - 100% Compliance!

We are delighted to confirm that we now have REC membership.

We successfully passed their assessment criteria with 100% compliance which has now given us full member status.

REC is recognised as the professional body for recruitment.  They share our passion for quality and like us are totally committed to maintaining the highest level of compliance and integrity in all that they do.  Other aspects of REC are:

  • Recruitment's biggest lobbying voice
  • The source of recruitment knowledge
  • Committed to raising recruitment standards
  • Dedicated to developing successful careers in recruitment
  • Striving to exceed members' expectations through business support.
  • Serves members through a wide range of benefits, divided into the REC’s five pillars of membership.

At Red Apple Education we are totally committed to ensuring that our processes and procedures are rigorous and robust and we pride ourselves in having systems in place that support the needs of our schools both from a regulatory and operational perspective.  Our REC membership is evidence of our ongoing commitment.

If you are looking to work with a recruitment business with a difference, one that is school centric with over 30 years direct experience of working in schools, then you should not hesitate to give us a call.

Back to school…what happened to the summer??

The summer break is over and most schools across England and Wales; Primary and Secondary, return today either for an INSET day or the start of term.

The shared view, and perhaps the first point of conversation, is how fast the summer break appears to have passed and also, what a washout our summer was! Focus then quickly turns to the new term, the curriculum, the classroom, the pupils and the workload!

Some staff may have enjoyed almost all of the full six weeks away from school, other staff may not have been so lucky! In most cases staff will either have worked part (or in the case of support staff most) of the holidays so returning today is just another day for them, although the school population will have increased significantly compared to the previous weeks, and I can guarantee what follows hand in hand is the volume of queries. For those staff returning after an extended period away today is great to meet and catch up with colleagues whilst for new staff starting it is the chance for them to familiarise themselves with the school, their new colleagues and the surroundings. For SLT, today presents a great opportunity to provide whole school training and to address all staff collectively, preparing them for the new term and sharing any changes (curriculum, regulatory etc) as well as any new procedures or processes. In Secondary schools Faculties will also have a chance to meet to ensure that they are ready for the new term.

The aroma of fresh paint, cleaning products and, if you are lucky (budget permitting) perhaps the smell of a new carpet and furniture will welcome staff back today. It is a great feeling when you return to your school and even better if it has been refurbished. The smallest amount of repair and maintenance can make a difference!

The walk back into school feels like you have never been away! If you are a member of middle management or SLT it is likely you haven’t, or at least not for a prolonged period! The pressures and the anxieties return quite quickly but they are met with the rush of adrenaline that makes you what you are, and it is this adrenaline that makes the school environment the right place for you!

The start of term for me was always a stressful time largely as part of my responsibility was the building work that would have been commissioned throughout the summer. Making sure the work was completed on time, specifications met and snags addressed was a challenge but we always ensured that when today arrived, the school looked fantastic and was ready for the return of our staff and our pupils.

For me personally the six week holidays was less frantic and pressurised than in term time naturally, through the absence of staff and pupils. However it was not my favourite time of the year largely because six weeks is a long time when you are used to working flat out with high levels of stress and pressure, all of which I enjoyed I might add! During the summer break your body clock would change slightly, the pressure and stress was not as extreme and as such you adjusted accordingly. You are never quite sure how much you have adjusted until the new term starts!

With most staff, the first week without doubt is about survival and adjustment- getting yourself back up to speed and organised, ensuring your working environment is sorted, meeting new pupils and getting to chat with current pupils, finding out what they did over the summer.

I always enjoyed welcoming our new pupils to the school. They would arrive with trepidation and excitement in equal measure and usually with half their household content stored away in what always appeared to be an oversized holdall! Parents and carers would wave from the school gates long enough to reassure themselves that their son/daughter would be fine but no longer as they will have been warned by their child before arriving at school not to embarrass them! I valued chatting to the new pupils and putting them at ease and doing the same with the parents. It is a difficult and emotional time but parents should rest assured that their children are in the hands of equally caring people who only want the best for them!

By the time the second week arrives it is all systems go!

Being founder and director of Red Apple Education my focus has changed ever so slightly now but having worked in schools for so long I still experience the adrenaline and excitement of the new term! I miss the pupil interaction but thoroughly enjoy working with our schools and I am so excited about working with them once again this term. I’m also really looking forward to welcoming new schools to Red Apple Education; we know that once we have worked with you, you will see what makes us different!

Good luck to all staff returning this week for the new term. Equally best wishes to all the pupils who either start another year in the school or maybe are starting for the first time! May your academic year be one of educational stretch and challenge but overall enjoyment!

I look forward to working with you and supporting you!

Best wishes,

Jamie

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