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Teaching Support specialises in recruiting support staff for schools across Kent and south east London.
The business works in partnership with both mainstream schools and those for children with special educational needs (SEN).
It has enjoyed a period of steady growth since it was set up in 2012, with just one recruitment consultant. The company now has four consultants, and its latest accounts show a turnover of £1.25 million, with a net profit of £260,000.
In the next three years, it plans to open two more branches in London and Essex. This will allow the business to grow further, and maintain its position as the recognised recruitment provider of SEN support staff throughout the South East.
Marketing manager, Abby Brindley, said: “We believe that the role of support staff in schools is paramount in promoting positive outcomes for all children, especially those with special educational needs.
“We pride ourselves in having a specialist knowledge about special educational needs, and all of our consultants are encouraged to volunteer in special schools so that they have a strong understanding of the needs of the schools that they work with. “This results in our consultants having a competitive advantage, and developing strong relationships with their schools, whilst helping to grow the business.”
In addition to a partnership with Hextable-based charity We Are Beams, which supports disabled children and their families, the business also works closely with a number of special schools in Maidstone.
The company has recently undertaken a detailed and rigorous audit by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. As a result, it has been awarded the gold standard in education recruitment, which is widely recognised by local authorities and education providers.