Ben Perry

First and foremost, Join Red Box now if you haven’t already done so. I’m usually not one to offer or recommend services, but Sue and her team are second to none when it comes to teaching agencies in London.

Having taught for 5 years in London, then teaching back in Australia for 12 months, I was reluctant in joining an agency after my only other agency experience, being back in 2007. I thought I’d be seen as just another asset to be used but Sue erased any of my doubts with being personable, honest and just doing the ‘little things’ to make me feel comfortable, that other companies (not just teaching agencies), so often forget.

First impressions do go a long way. Once I registered with Red Box in January, Sue not only told me what time the next train was to get home, but offered, then insisted to drive me to the station. It might not sound like a big deal, but this was just one of many examples of feeling like I was working ‘with a team’, not working ‘for a company’.

As for the schools? Since joining Red Box, I’ve had consistent work at quality schools. If there was an opportunity to stay at a particular school for future block work, the team would always try and most times succeed at having me return to further build a good rapport with both staff and students.

Additionally, if a school was located too far from my location, Red Box would be more than understanding and would accommodate accordingly.

They also provide great communication with clear and detailed instructions with text messaging and are also available to chat after school hours for feedback and any other general inquires.

I could go on and on but any prospective teachers looking for a decent agency to work with, for a good start or restart to teaching in London, need not look any further.

Ben Perry