DfE Quality Mark
Celebrating 10 years of Quality Mark Status
Celebrating 10 Years of Quality Mark Status
With the ever stronger focus on quality and safeguarding it is vital that you can trust the agency you choose to source your staff or to find you work. We have developed the best systems and processes in our industry to ensure the highest levels of safeguarding. Our guarantee and commitment to you is that we take the quality of our service as our number one priority.
April saw the Synarbor Group undergo its annual Quality Mark accreditation audit, during the course of the audit the inspector looked at the files of teachers registered with Synarbor Education, Supply Desk and Teach In. All three companies in the group achieved the 100% pass mark during the re-accreditation visit.
“This award acknowledges the dedication and professionalism that go into ensuring these stringent standards of compliance are met on a daily basis. In maintaining the standards, you are a credit to the reputation of the industry”.
Andrea Papaconstantinou Quality Mark Assessor
We also discussed our interviewing process, including the Warner style of interviewing(evokes emotional responses), how we confirmed assignments, our extensive training programme for both staff and candidates, plus how we gather and share feedback on candidate and service performance. The inspector confirming that many of these were unique amongst the Quality Mark agencies.
We were first awarded the Quality Mark in 2002 and this 100% award is our tenth anniversary year, formally acknowledging our continued commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest standards in education recruitment.
What is the Quality Mark & why is it important :
The Quality Mark is the Department for Education’s quality standard for Education Supply Agencies. Its main objectives 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
- To recognise the contributions made by supply teachers, agencies and LAs in supporting schools.
What are the benefits of the Quality Mark?
It will give increased confidence to schools, parents and pupils that staff supplied by Quality Mark holders have gone through a rigorous selection process that encompasses the relevant checks and correct recruitment procedures. It also offers assurance that legal obligations have been met as well as the provision of access to CPD for all teachers.
Teachers will be confident that they have selected an accredited and reputable service that will add value to their experience as supply teachers. It was also offer assurance that all legal obligations have been met as well as the provision of access to CPD for all teachers.
If you would like more information on Synarbor’s commitment to safeguarding and quality, please contact our Development and Safety Assurance Manager, Ashlyn Cartwright.
Development and Safety Assurance Manager
t: 0114 257 2753