Why work with us?

County Teachers are Proud Holders of the DfE Quality Mark 2013. We achieved this with a 100% pass rate.

The Quality Mark was launched in July 2002, as a joint initiative between the Department for Education (DfE) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to help drive up standards for everyone in the sector. The Quality Mark sets minimum standards for agencies and LAs to reach in areas such as the way they recruit and interview supply teachers, the way they check and manage their performance and the way they stay at the forefront of changes in the teaching sector.

The main objectives of the Quality mark are:

  • To recognise private sector supply agencies and LAs who are able to demonstrate that they meet standards of good practice in managing and providing supply teachers for schools
  • To enable schools and temporary teachers to feel confident about the quality of the agencies and LAs with whom they are dealing
  • To raise the standard and status of supply teaching; and
  • To recognize the contributions made by supply teachers, agencies and LAs in supporting schools.


  • REC Member