Accreditations

REC Audited Education gold standard accreditation for education recruitment

Equal Education Partners has been re-audited and awarded the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Audited Education accreditation bi-annually since 2015. The REC Audited Education accreditation is the gold standard certification in the education recruitment sector and offers the highest quality assurance to our client schools and our teaching and classroom team members. This recognises our industry-leading recruitment, selection and vetting standards and our commitment to child safety in everything that we do.

 

Official Tutoring Partner (TP) for the Department for Education (DfE)’s National Tutoring Programme (NTP)

Equal Education Partners is an official Tutoring Partner for the Department for Education (DfE)’s National Tutoring Programme (NTP). Through this, Equal delivers individual and small group tuition to disadvantaged pupils at schools across England to address the impacts of COVID-19 on pupils’ education. Our Tutoring team is led by experienced educators with a deep commitment to quality and levelling up. Go to eeptutoring.com to find out more.

 

Cyber Essentials Plus

Equal Education Partners has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. This demonstrates our commitment to cyber security and helps guard us against cyber attacks. It also protects all of those with whom we work, including clients, employees and other partners.

 

ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS)

Equal Education Partners has in place an ISO 9001 accredited QMS. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System (QMS) standard that can benefit any size organization. Designed to be a powerful business improvement tool, ISO 9001 Quality Management certification can help to: continually improve; streamline operations; and reduce costs.

 

Investors in People (IIP) Bronze Award

Equal Education Partners has received the Investors In People Bronze Award in recognition of our team’s commitment to the continued professional development (CPD) of our staff team members. This is a testament to how well we all work as a team, our commitment to raising standards in team management, and our dedication to investing in the professional development of our office and teaching team. All of these serve to enhance the service we deliver to our schools and teaching team members across Wales.

 

ESC International Ethical Ratings Cymru pilot accreditation

In 2019, Equal Education Partners took part in the Ethical Ratings Cymru pilot accreditation process ran by ESC International on behalf of the Welsh Government. The pilot accreditation process and subsequent report highlighted the strength of our management’s commitment to championing ethical employment.

 

Living Wage Foundation accreditation

Equal Education Partners has been accredited by the Living Wage Foundation for our commitment to ensuring that all team members working with us always receive at least the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage (significantly above the statutory National Minimum Wage) for their work with us.

Frameworks

Welsh Government & National Procurement Service (NPS) framework for education recruitment

Equal is recommended by the new Welsh Government & NPS framework agreement for supply staffing in Wales across all 22 local authorities. We are committed to paying the new increased minimum pay rate of £141.71 per day (paid via PAYE) for supply teachers. This is essential and in line with the Welsh Government’s fair pay policy for supply teachers. We are aware that a number of framework (and non-framework) providers are unwilling to commit to the new minimum pay rates. We are liaising closely with our schools, the NPS, Welsh Government, local authorities and schools to promote ethical employment of supply teachers and to ensure that these measures are fully implemented.

 

UK Government Department for Education (DfE) & Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework for education recruitment

Equal Education Partners is recommended to schools in England by the UK central government Department for Education (DfE) and the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework for education recruitment. Since August 2018, Equal has worked with dozens of schools across various parts of England to support their long-term and permanent recruitment needs for teaching professionals, administrative personnel, senior leaders and learning support staff.

 

Codes of Practice

REC Code of Professional Practice

As corporate members of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), we abide by the REC’s Code of Professional Practice.

Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains

We are signatories to the Welsh Government’s Code of Practice on Ethical Employment in Supply Chains. This Code is designed to ensure that workers in public sector supply chains are employed ethically and in compliance with both the letter and spirit of UK, EU, and international laws.

Prompt Payment Code

Equal Education Partners is a signatory to the Small Business Commissioner’s Prompt Payment Code.

Green Growth Pledge

Equal Education Partners is a signatory to the Green Growth Pledge.

 

For more information regarding our accreditations, frameworks and codes of practice, please see our policies page and contact our quality team.