Complaints Policy

RED BOX Teacher Recruitment Ltd – Schools

Complaints Policy

Red Box Teachers Limited is committed to providing a high level service to our customers. If you do not receive satisfaction from us we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards.


Complaints Procedure

If you have a complaint, please contact Loretta Smith or Katy Lanaway on 01932-247000 or email / in the first instance so that we can try to resolve your complaint informally.  At this stage, if you are not satisfied please contact Sue Bedford, a director at Red Box. You can write to Sue at: Red Box Teachers, Office 33, Terminal House, Station Approach, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 8AP or email on


Next steps

  1. We will send you a letter acknowledging your complaint and asking you to confirm or explain the details set out. We will also let you know the name of the person who will be dealing with your complaint. You can expect to receive our letter within 5 working days of us receiving your complaint.


  1. We will record your complaint in our central register within a day of having received it.


  1. We will acknowledge your reply to our acknowledgment letter and confirm what will happen next. You can expect to receive our acknowledgement letter within 5 working days of your reply.


  1. We will then start to investigate your complaint. This will normally involve the following steps;


  • We may ask the member of staff who dealt with you to reply to your complaint within 5 days of our request;
  • We will then examine the member of staff’s reply and the information you have provided for us. If necessary we may ask you to speak to them. This will take up to 4 days from receiving their reply.


  1. Sue Bedford will then invite you to meet her to discuss and hopefully resolve your complaint. She will do this within 5 days of the end of our investigation.


  1. Within 2 days of the meeting Sue Bedford will write to you to confirm what took place and any solutions she has agreed with you.


If you do not want a meeting or it is not possible, Sue Bedford will send you a detailed reply to your complaint. This will include her suggestions for resolving the matter. She will do this within 5 days of completing her investigation.


  1. At this stage, if you are still not satisfied you can write to us again. Another manager of the company will review Sue decision within 10 days.


  1. We will let you know of the outcome of this review within 5 days of the end of the review. We will write to you confirming our final position on your complaint and explaining our reasons. If you are still not satisfied, you can contact the Employment Agencies Standards Inspectorate at the Department for Business Innovation and Skills or the REC, the industry trade association, of which we are a member by writing to the Consultancy and Compliance Team, REC, 27-45 Stamford St, London SE1 9N


If we have to change any of the time scales above, we will let you know and explain why.


NOTE: In any event, we will comply with any statutory procedures that may relate to your complaint.


We look forward to reaching a mutually satisfactory outcome.


Yours sincerely

Red Box