School, College and Academy Testimonials

“ You have been fantastic! The quality of your supply has been excellent and you are our go to agency”.

Deputy Headteacher of a Sunderland Secondary school.

"The quality of staff we have had from your agency has been much better than from other agencies. They have been excellent."

Principal (Durham school)

"We had a great experience working with Premier! They were excellent in assisting us appoint a Deaf Support Base, Assistant Principal. The communication was excellent and in particular Mike Donnelly was very helpful in helping us find the suitable candidate for the role. I hope that we continue to build a strong, positive business relationship with Premier Leaders. I would definitely recommend them to all schools looking for support to fill DSB roles."

Senior HR Assistant (Paradigm Academy Trust)

"As an SEN school that has used a number of agencies we can confidently say we have been really impressed with the professionalism of how Premier Teachers conducts themselves and meets our needs at competitive rates.

Premier Teachers always respond quickly and ensure the staff sent to us comply with the strict safeguarding regulations. We have requested and used teachers and TA's on a short and long term basis. The staff they send are always happy to go that extra mile to support the school and the needs of our pupils. This includes lunch time and after school activities/meetings. I always feel confident that when we require supply, whether it’s a teacher or a TA Premier Teachers will deliver.

Assistant Head of a North Tyneside SEN School

“Our work with Premier Teachers is based on honest and open conversations about the calibre of teaching staff we require, sometimes at very short notice. We want the best teachers for our students and Mike, along with his staff, have taken the time to listen and to understand our specific requirements and expectations as a high performing sixth form. We have no hesitation in recommending them to colleagues in the sector.”

Deputy Director of a Teesside College

"We have always found them to be very helpful and thoroughly professional.They were able to help us when we needed a Maths and Physics teacher on long term supply and we were pleased with the work they did with our students, which is a testament to their ability to provide high quality staff. We would be happy to use them again and, therefore, can recommend them."

Head teacher of a Secondary School

“It was a delight to have Susan in school. She worked to our needs for the whole of the time she was with us. The children and staff alike enjoyed working with her, and she offered good support and advice when supporting children. Susan was effective in each class In which she worked, adjusting quickly and professionally to the different demands of the differing age ranges.”

Head Teacher of a South Shields Primary School



"Right from the outset, Mike/the Premier Teachers team have always put me as the client first in any negotiations to secure high quality placements in schools. I came to them after taking a career break, unsure of whether I would make a return to teaching full-time or not, but with a view to building back my confidence and exploring options. This was understood from the outset, and whilst it took time to find the best placement, when it did come up, the process was seamless. Mike's support and professionalism were key factors in making my return to teaching a successful and rewarding one.

I would never have got to this point, one year on from being so undecided about my way forward, without your help and support. I really appreciate everything you've done along the way, and will continue to do, until I start my new full-time post."

Andy (Teacher)


"A great place where skills are developed, careers are shaped and gives you room for growth. They are highly supportive & act professionally in discharging their duties."

 Irok (Cover Supervisor)

You’ve worked hard for me and it is genuinely appreciated. And I did enjoy Studio West enormously, At the moment I’m seeing if I can do retirement… it’s a balancing act but I have to say I’m enjoying many aspects of it. Things may change, but as an employer you have been exemplary and gone above and beyond for me, Thankyou for that. If I find myself needing to work again I may well be in touch.



“I would recommend this training for those both with and without prior existing knowledge of working in a school, as this helped to give me confidence starting a new role. As a result, I will be starting a school direct teacher training programme with the fundamental knowledge gained from the online course and practical experience from my placement.”

Sophie (a Psychology graduate)


"After spending a few years as a stay at home mum, I was worried about getting back into full time employment but shortly after i posted my CV i was contacted by Premier teachers who offered me an internship style job working as a TA to gain experience alongside putting me through the relevant training. I was really impressed that they found me a long term placement, which suited my experience and skill set. I have felt fully supported by the company throughout my whole time with them and just over a year on I have been offered a full time job in the school."

Debbie - TA


"Of all the agencies I signed up with, Premier teachers are by far the best. Mike patiently listened to my preferences and concerns, kept me updated on every single detail, and went above and beyond to find the perfect role for me. I could not be happier!! I would highly recommend them, they are professional and world-class at what they do”  

Mathew  Maths


"I would love to express my gratitude and appreciation for the excellent support and service you have provided me during my time working with your agency. I was fortunate enough to secure a job as a teaching assistant at Woodland School through your agency, and I have been more than happy with the level of professionalism and care you have shown me.

From the very beginning of the recruitment process, I felt that I was in safe hands. You were always available to answer any questions I had, and you provided me with all the information I needed to feel comfortable with the job and the school. The communication was always clear and prompt, which made me feel at ease throughout the process.

Once I started working at Woodland School, I was impressed by how well-organised everything was. I never had any issues or problems during the seven months I worked with you, and I was always more than satisfied with my work.

I would highly recommend your agency to anyone looking for a supportive, reliable, and professional recruitment service. Thank you again for everything you have done for me.

Maryna - TA

"Mike at Premier Teachers has always supported my return to teaching after maternity leave and teaching abroad with the upmost professionalism. There was never a time when I felt that I was pressed into taking a particular job or that the job offered was unsuitable for my experience and background. I have really appreciated feeling like I was important to Premier Teachers and that my wellbeing and confidence in the assignments I took were considered at all times. I am very grateful to Mike for giving me the opportunity to start making connections in the education sector in this region after being away from the country for over a decade."

Elisabeth -History Teacher

"I first did some supply work through Premier Teachers back in 2017 and the outstanding service I received from Mike made it an obvious choice for me to return to them when I began to look for work again for the start of 2023. The registration process was seamless and work was secured in no time. I have worked for other agencies, but they have fallen short when it comes to providing a personal service, listening to my requirements and securing the correct level of pay. No matter who I have dealt with at Premier Teachers, the approach has always been professional, prompt and flexible. Regarding my current role, Tracey made every effort to find the best fit for my needs and collaborated effectively with the school to secure a position which required the role to be adjusted to accommodate my availability. I have no doubt that a lot of work went on behind the scenes to make this happen, yet, from my point of view, the process was flawless. The agency is always prompt to respond to queries and I have found Sam extremely helpful regarding timesheets etc. In short, whatever has needed addressing - be it documentation to have you cleared for work, safeguarding training if you need a current certificate or keeping you informed as to where things are at with negotiating a role - I have found that Premier Teachers ticks all the boxes. I have no hesitation in recommending this agency and have every confidence that they will find me another appropriate role when the time comes. If you are looking for work now, or in the future, I would suggest contacting Premier Teachers; whether they have a suitable role advertised or not, they will strive to find what you are looking for. Be direct about what you want - they are very straightforward and genuinely care that you are satisfied with their service. They will certainly make it their mission to secure the right role for you."

Julia a Teacher

"I have been assigned by Premier teachers for just over a year now and they always strive to find supply jobs that suits the best for you and around your family. They always pay on time and I have never had any issues that they couldn't solve. Its been a pleasure to work for this agency. 


"Thanks again for everything you guys have done, I’ve really enjoyed working for you and would definitely recommend you."

Vicky - TA placed from supply role straight into a permanent role in a Tyneside school

"I've truly enjoyed being a member of your agency staff and the amazing experience from initial contact right up to today.

Nothing has been a problem and everyone has always gone above and beyond to sort any little hiccups I've had along the way."

"I am absolutely loving the experinces you have provided to me! Thank you so much"

Dericka - TA who recently went temp to perm

“Just dropping an email to say thank you for all your help during the last few months with employment, its greatly appreciated. It has been amazing to work with Premier Teachers”

Folasade (TA)

"Premier Teachers helped me retrain and get invaluable experience in the classroom. When I joined had no formal qualificaitons. They gave me a position as a Teaching Assistant whilst I completed a placement, whilst at the same time completing a Supporting Teaching and Learning qualification at a college. I got paid whilst I was studying. I am now qualified as a Teaching Assisant with loads of work available.

I can also use this as a springboard for further training and opportunities - thank you Premier Teachers"

Amy - Teaching Assistant

"I’m writing this email to let you know that I have been given a permanent full time contract working with Autistic Children starting very soon start date pending which means sadly my time at Premier Teachers has come to an end. I would like to thank the both of you for helping support me on my supply adventures! I have loved every minute and will miss working with your team. Now it’s time to get my bags packed and ready to move to Sunderland for my new adventures, University and my new job! (And even more fun of getting lost in areas I don’t know) Premier has helped me gain so much confidence and this has helped me massively to be able to carry out this opportunity! You guys have been incredible. Thank you so much for also sending me back to my favourite school for my short and sweet time, you totally stuck to your word that you would help me get back there, it was amazing to see the kids again. I’m heartbroken I won’t be there full time September however my new adventures await me.

Thank you so much for everything!"

Nick - a TA

I have found Premier Teachers to be an absolutely outstanding agency. They offer an extremely personable and personal service which strives to find the right position for the right teacher. There is no pressure to simply take any role and unlike many other agencies you actually appear to be a priority to them at all times. They have found numerous roles for me since I joined whilst other similar organisations send generic emails asking me to enrol with them again. They are extremely dynamic and have an admirable ability to match your skills and experience with the work out there. I wholeheartedly recommend them.

Chelsea - a North Tyneside Teaching Assistant