Why Affinity?

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Their Experience

Affinity Education was established in 2008 and was welcomed by teachers and schools in Wales as a refreshing choice as a public sector recruiter within the education industry.

Together with their vast experience, reputation and respect for the industry in which they specialise, Mary Barton and Hayley Stockdale-Smith have created an energetic and unique business partnership.


Our Service

In addition to the wealth of experience that we bring to the company, we offer a reputable and effective service to our clients.

We operate a 7 day a week, out of hour's service, during school and non-term time, which ensures that we are able to meet our Clients very individual needs, providing a professional and reliable service at their convenience.

Our office is open early every morning enabling us to provide our clients with a Supply Teacher/ Support Staff at short notice to cover a permanent member of their teaching staff that day.

Our service also involves the sourcing and selection of quality candidates for long term, permanent Teaching and Support Staff positions. Once our clients requirements are fully established, we will present our client with a selection of candidates who match the job specification.

Our database continues to grow, mainly through recommendation, therefore we register new staff daily.

Our staff include:- Secondary and SEN Teachers, Cover Supervisors, FE Lecturers, Learning Support and Teaching Assistants, Technicians, Caretakers, Exam Invigilators and School Administration Staff.


Quality of our Service

Affinity Education take the safeguarding of children very seriously, and with this in mind follow a strict code of conduct in accordance with 'The All Wales Child Protection Procedures 2008' and ‘Keeping Learners Safe’: The role we all have under the Education Act 2002.

As members of the Education sector of the ‘Recruitment and Employment Confederation', all of our recruitment policies and procedures adhere with the REC's ‘code of practice'. 

In addition to this Affinity Education were proudly awarded the Quality Mark Wales a joint iniative between the Welsh Assembly Government and the REC.

This award provides both assurance and official recognition that the highest standards of recruitment practice are being adhered to; and teachers will be confident that they have selected an accredited and reputable service that will add value to their experience as supply teachers.

We guarantee that all of our registered Teachers and Support Staff have been interviewed face to face, with qualifications, registrations and proof of identify and address verified, an up to date criminal records check processed by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and a minimum of two references obtained.

When a candidate successfully completes our stringent registration process we can then introduce them to our clients with confidence. 

Affinity Education forges long lasting, positive business relationships by providing a proven outstanding service to schools. 

Cardiff: 02922 679577

Caerphilly: 01495 367577

Newport: 01633 358477

RCT: 01443 806677

VOG: 01446 772277

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