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Northampton: 01604 633234
Milton Keynes: 01908 014320
Northampton: 01604 633234
Milton Keynes: 01908 014320

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Why choose us?

The Staff Room is the region's only specialist Primary supply teaching agency, covering Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire.

Teacher's Pension Increase

Teacher's Pension Increase September 2019

As from 1st September 2019 the Teachers’ Pension Scheme (TPS) employers contribution is rising from 16.48% to 23.68% - this is a massive increase of more than 40% and could cost schools as much as £2500 per teacher each year. According to the Office of Budget Responsibility October 2018, Economic and fiscal outlook, this will amount to an overall £5.7 billion in extra employer contributions, not only for the education sector, but for all public sector schemes. The Department for Education has plans to distribute funds to cover the cost of the increase (the amount for schools estimated to cost £800 million with college funding a further £80 million), but this will only be made available for one year.

How can The Staff Room Help your School?
As a supply agency, we offer our own workplace pension scheme for our staff and do not have the ability to pay into the TPS. This means our pension contribution is considerably less and, in most cases, more than covers the cost of using an agency. This coupled with the increased costs to schools and the uncertainty of future funding now means that you could save money by recruiting a teacher through The Staff Room.

Why Recruit with The Staff Room?

  • You could save money to invest in other areas of the school
  • Try before you buy - You get to try a teacher before committing to permanent employment
  • You won’t need to worry about paying the teacher if they are absent
  • You could take a teacher on permanently without paying an agency transfer fee

For more information on how much The Staff Room could save you on your long-term or permanent recruitment needs call us now on 01908 014320.

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Dr, Northampton,
NN4 7PA

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Keynes, MK9 2EA

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