Welcome to The Education Staffing Partnership

Welcome to The Education Staffing Partnership. We are a dedicated education agency supporting schools, teachers and education staff at all levels in Wales. As a framework agency, we have strong relationships with schools who trust us to find the best staff for their schools.

As for job seekers, we have access to hundreds of opportunities across Wales from entry-level support staff through to teachers, heads of and leadership roles. We’ve been operating in Wales since 2003 and we’re really proud of the longstanding relationships we’ve built up with schools and candidates alike.

If you’re looking for an agency that has your best interests at heart, we’d love to hear from you.

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What we do

Temporary & permanent recruitment

We offer day-to-day and long-term recruitment for schools who wish to use the framework or not. We’re flexible in our approach to meeting the needs of schools and candidates.


Through our partnership company Thirsty Scholars Partnership educators are able to access a wide range of CPD courses to further their personal and skills development.

Whole school recruitment

Our solutions-focused team support schools across Wales with their recruitment, in turn offering educators a wide range of choice when it comes to new opportunities.

NQT recruitment

We help newly qualified teachers get their careers off to a flying start by matching them with a suitable school in Wales and providing ongoing support throughout their induction year.

Teacher training

Our innovative employment-based SCITT programme takes graduates from teaching assistants to qualified teachers (PGCE), covering their tuition fees and paying a salary.

Global recruitment

We source teachers and school leaders globally, helping provide schools in Wales with experienced, returning teachers.

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What our staff and schools say about us

“I love working for ESP. They are extremely helpful and always find work. They are also very supportive if you need help. The courses they put on are also extremely useful. The staff are all very friendly and it’s a great company to work for and I always recommend ESP to supply staff when I meet other supply teachers in schools.”

Emily Morton - Secondary Teacher

“The reasons we choose to use ESS is simple. They provide:

  • Good service
  • Good teachers
  • Good value”
Sandra Thompson - King Henry VIII Comprehensive School

“ESP is our agency of choice for many reasons not least of which is that they have worked alongside us for the last ten years. Top of the list is reliability and service – these are second to none. They also jointly select and train staff to ensure that we always have high-quality and confident staff. They understand our school and our needs and have always ensured good communication with our teams.

We would recommend them without reservation.”

Chris Britten - Head Teacher of Ashgrove School and Executive Head of Ysgol Erwr Delyn & Ysgol Maes Dyfan

“I have worked consistently with ESP over the last year and found them to be professional and helpful at all times. They are very knowledgeable in the field of education and are really interested in furthering your career by offering a great professional development scheme”


Sarah Thomas - Primary Teacher working within SEN

“Mae’r gwasanaeth yma’n bersonol a dibynadwy sy’n rhoi blaenoriaeth i anghenion ysgolion unigol. Mae’r cyfathrebu sy’n digwydd rhwng yr asiant a’r ysgol o’r radd flaenaf.
Edrychaf ymlaen i gydweithio gydag ESS i’r dyfodol!”

Steffan Griffiths - Pennaeth Ysgol Nantgaredig 

“Our school has been using ESP for a number of years. They provide an excellent service, matching reliable, high-quality staff to our needs.”


Mrs Julie Griffin - Supply contact at St Patricks RC Primary School

“The Education Staffing Partnership has found me ongoing work and a long term placement. The quality of ESP’s services is second to none. I have worked with ESP since 2011. I found it difficult securing a full-time position and supply was recommended to me. I was recruited by Owen, who at the time was confident he could find me work and this has proved to be the case. He has found me ongoing weekly work and also a longer-term placement. Owen’s attention to detail is meticulous. I have always found him to be professional, approachable and knowledgeable. Owen, on several occasions, has gone out of his way to help and support me and make me feel a valuable part of ESP’s team. Thank you for what you do.”

Nikki Blackman - Primary Teacher

“I joined ESP as a teacher assistant. ESP has been one of the best experiences of my life, I have gained so much confidence going to different placements and different classes. ESP placed me at a school and I was covering sickness for a long period of time, the school then offered me a contract after the end of the school term. If it wasn’t for ESP I wouldn’t have got where I am today, so I would like to thank everyone that has helped me gain confidence and get me to where I wanted to be! Would recommend the agency to anyone!”

Emma Preston - Teaching Assistant

“Since taking over as Cover Officer in 2008, I have been using ESP as a supply agency.  I have been immensely impressed with their service and have found that the staff sent from ESP are always of a high calibre and they have never failed to provide staff for school when requested.  

I have consistently found the service from the staff at ESP to be excellent. They are always polite, very helpful and pleasant to deal with. They are always at the end of the phone and do their utmost to fulfil our requirements. They visit on a regular basis to inform the school of any new developments in the field of education and training and tailor their services to meet these new demands.

I have recommended The Education Staffing Partnership as a supply agency to any teachers wishing to register as supply teachers.

I am sure the agency will continue to develop in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend them.”

Pen Y Dre High School

“Having worked closely with Education Staffing Partnership for the last 7 years I have nothing but praise for their highly professional working manner and have always been impressed by the efficient and calm way in which they will find a solution to our supply needs. We can always rely on the team at Education Staffing to provide staff that are more than suitable for our requirements, whether they are short, medium or long term placements. All members of their staff are friendly and sincere and nothing is too much trouble for them. I would highly recommend the Education Staffing Partnership.”

Steve Brown - Head of Clwydd Primary

“Over the past several years The Education Staffing Partnership has been a great help to us. I have always been thrilled with the responsiveness and level of service provided over the years. My contact has a good level of understanding and knowledge of what we require as a school and always handles our business in a friendly and personal way. Nothing is ever too much trouble.

The staff team should be congratulated on their level of honesty, engagement, loyalty and enthusiasm. It is a pleasure to do business with them. The teaching staff that have worked for us in the school have always been professional and punctual and many are now “regulars” as they are requested back to work time and time again.

I have no hesitation in highly recommending ESP for their service reliability and quality. “

Ceri Gate - Mountain Ash Comprehensive School

“I have worked for ESP for over a year and find them friendly and professional. They have helped my professional development by informing me of courses that are running. They have matched me with good schools in my local area which has allowed me to build good relationships with them. I would highly recommend ESP as a supportive supply agency.”

Megan Jacques - Primary Teacher

“Yr wyf wedi dod o hyd I wasanaeth ESP I fod yn gyson ac o safon uchel. Maent yn gwrtais, ddefnyddiol ac yn hawdd i ddelio gyda. Rwyf wedi dderbyniwyd llawer o waith cyflenwi drwy ESP ac yr wyf yn gweithio bron bob dydd o’r wythnos. Maent yn dda iawn wrth gefnogi athrawon cyflenwi gyda chyrsiau perthnasol, hyfforddiant sefydlu a materion addysgol diweddaraf”


Cari Griffiths - Athrawes Ysgol Gynradd

“I cannot speak highly enough of The Education Staffing Partnership.

I joined them at the end of last year and have received regular work at Ysgol Y Deri in a variety of classes since then.

From the first interview and meeting with Rhiannon, she has been supportive, helpful and very approachable.

Her constant communication and updates on work available provide me with a degree of stability I wasn’t expecting from Agency work, and I would not hesitate in recommending ESP.”


 Karen Locke - Teaching Assistant

“I am writing to express my considerable appreciation to the work Owen and the team at ESP have carried out in respect of providing supply and support, both for teachers and TA’s.

The service provided is second to none and clear communications are always sought on the part of ESP in respect of providing the school with the best possible clientele to suit our needs. All staff provided are fully DBS checked and advice is always pursued from the school with the regard to the performance of the staff they have provided.

Having used a number of companies in the past, I have no hesitation in saying that ESP has been far and above the best company used in terms of service and meeting the particular needs of my school.”

CJ Welsh - Head Teacher at St Therese's Catholic Primary School

“I joined ESP at the end of last year and was immediately welcomed by Collette which was reassuring as working in education was a new step for me. Throughout my time with ESP, I was placed in suitable schools that were a good fit for my location and personality. I didn’t feel pushed into any placements and felt that the communication between me and the agency was easy and honest. Although I am not continuing with ESP due to finding a full-time placement for the next academic year, I cannot recommend them highly enough for primary school placements if you are looking for work. Many thanks to Collette and the team. Angharad :)”

Angharad Williams-Brunt - Teaching Assistant

“Education Staffing Partnership is always our first point of contact for any supply cover we need. From the early morning call to late in the afternoon, they are at the end of the phone to deal with our supply needs. They are efficient, friendly and committed to the service they deliver.”

Mrs. L Huckle - Headteacher at St. Cadoc’s Catholic Primary School

“Alison and the team at ESP are a very professional, supportive and helpful team to work for. Whenever I am available to work they will always find me somewhere to go.
The CPD course which is provided offers valuable training opportunities for supply teachers and a great chance to meet other people in the same boat as you.”


Rachel Prosser - Secondary Teacher

“The Education Staffing Partnership is a great agency to work for. Celine and Judith are really friendly and helpful and have always managed to find me work. They are excellent at communicating and keeping you updated with work coming in and also provide you with directions and information about the schools. They also frequently offer a range of beneficial courses. “


Katy Richards - Secondary Teacher working within SEN

“ESP is a professional, personal and caring agency where you are much more than just a number on a call sheet.”


Timothy Fawell - Primary Teacher

“Since I signed up with ESP just over a year ago they have been absolutely brilliant.  They find me work consistently (and almost always book me in advance, rather than leaving me sitting by the phone); they are really professional and well organised (clear communication and no mistakes with bookings; everything’s recorded on their app, which makes it really straightforward); and I always feel looked after: rather than being just another name on the list. I feel as if my wellbeing matters to the staff. I would definitely recommend ESP to anyone looking to join a supply teaching agency in South Wales”.

Amy Richards - Teacher