The DfE and CCS’ commerical agreement for the provision of supply teachers is one of the most significant recent developments in education recruitment. This framework helps to provide greater transparency of costs to help control supply teacher spend, as well as introduce standardised terms and conditions across the sector and establish a consistent approach to safeguarding and compliance.
At Engage, we’re proud to be named as a supplier on the agreement, highlighting our committment to fair, compliant and efficient recruitment practices.
Who is CCS?
CCS is an executive agency of the government cabinet, and the UK’s biggest public procurement organisation. CCS helps schools save money and gives the DfE better visibility of how government funds are being spent by schools who use recruitment agencies for their supply teachers. CCS regularly reviews the agencies which are named on the framework to ensure they are performing well and meeting their obligations.
How were agencies selected?
122 suppliers are listed on this framework. To appear on the list of approved vendors, agencies have to set out their costs up-front – allowing schools to compare prices – and conduct rigorous background checks on their agency workers. Agencies had to submit a detailed tender document that demonstrated their ability to deliver the required services and meet the selection criteria.
How do I use the framework?
To use the CCS agency selection tool, you will need a DfE sign-in and password, your schools postcode, and details of how long you will need the supply teacher or member of support staff for. Then you can use the CCS agency selection tool which can be found here. You can also ask your chosen supplier if they are named on the framework - all agencies on the deal have to offer you CCS terms.
We've created the ultimate guide to the CCS framework for temporary staff in education. This 20 page guide covers:
Benefits for schools
Who you can hire on the framework
How to access the deal
Temp-to-perm on the framework
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