Placing professionals,
not just plugging gaps.

Thrive Education is an independent education recruitment agency whose key focus is to establish and maintain a genuine partnership between the settings that use it and the staff it places.

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    “I found working for Thrive Education to be a really enjoyable experience. Ellis was friendly, easy to work for and always had work available for me. In the six months that I worked for Thrive Education, I pretty much worked every available workday, barring school holidays. The starting process was quick too, I provided all the necessary registration information and, as soon as my DBS and references came back, I was straight into work. As I said before, it was an extremely enjoyable experience for me, and I don’t have any negative feedback to give in regards to working for Ellis and Thrive Education.”

    Samantha

    Teaching Assistant
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    After completing my PGCE, I was reluctant to join supply agencies due to the horror stories I’d heard. However, Ellis was professional, enthusiastic and completely eased my mind. He values NQT’s and encourages your professional development moving forward. He set me up with fantastic schools and gave me an insight into what to expect from them before my arrival which was extremely helpful. In a nutshell, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Thrive Education and the support and Ellis’ professionalism has been superior.

    Eleanor

    Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)
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    Ellis is a proactive and diligent person providing individualized services in the Education recruitment sector. From the start he was able to target my skills to the right opportunities, coaching me towards success. Working with Ellis for the past few years it has been an absolute pleasure and he is the first point of call, always available for questions, help and advice. He is one of the few who has a genuine interest in fitting the right person to the right job. I would strongly recommend Ellis to all

    Andrea

    SEN/SEMH Teacher
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    Ellis’s great skill lies in really getting to know the teachers and the schools he deals with. By properly understanding a teacher’s experience, skillset and vision of how they want to contribute, he ensures they are introduced to a school where their strengths are valued and their faces fit. Significantly, Ellis follows through after a booking has been secured, remaining on hand to offer advice and iron out any concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellis to any teacher seeking either temporary or more long-term work in a local school.

    Mary

    Secondary Teacher
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    I have worked with Ellis for a number of years now and can honestly say that the support and service he provides is second to none. Not only is Ellis very professional and personable, he understands how schools work and (very importantly for me) does not do the pushy salesman role at all. Ellis has always gone above and beyond and provided a level of support I hadn’t envisaged. Other supply/recruitment service providers would have to do an awful lot more to try to match this level of support.

    School Business Manager (SBM)

    Gloucestershire County Council
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    Thrive are unique in providing support that shows they care about you as an individual, not just as a cash producing number. Thrive go the extra mile and call me regularly during my placements. This level of interest makes me feel appreciated and valued.

    I can only see Thrive…well thriving really ! They have a very simple business model, it’s about real people, look after the teacher, look after the school and the business can only grow and prosper.

    Richard

    Primary Teacher

How does it work?

For both employers and employees, connecting is easy.

1Answer a Few Questions

2Book a Meeting

3Get Connected!

Hiring? We’ve
got your back.

Thrive recognise how crucial it is to take the time to talk to schools in a detailed way in order to gain a proper understanding of each setting’s unique characteristics, values, challenges, priorities and needs. This understanding is the bedrock of creating successful staffing solutions.

 

Looking for work?
We’ve got you covered too.

Are you a dynamic education professional looking to do a great job in your areas of expertise?

If so, Thrive Education can help.

We have opportunities available in primary, secondary, SEND, alternative provisions and further education settings across the South West of England and Midlands.

Join Thrive today to become part of a select team of professionals all sharing the desire to make a positive impact regardless of the time frame of the placement and to feel valued as an asset within an organisation where quality counts


Don’t just take our word for it...

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    “I found working for Thrive Education to be a really enjoyable experience. Ellis was friendly, easy to work for and always had work available for me. In the six months that I worked for Thrive Education, I pretty much worked every available workday, barring school holidays. The starting process was quick too, I provided all the necessary registration information and, as soon as my DBS and references came back, I was straight into work. As I said before, it was an extremely enjoyable experience for me, and I don’t have any negative feedback to give in regards to working for Ellis and Thrive Education.”

    Samantha

    Teaching Assistant
  • stars

    After completing my PGCE, I was reluctant to join supply agencies due to the horror stories I’d heard. However, Ellis was professional, enthusiastic and completely eased my mind. He values NQT’s and encourages your professional development moving forward. He set me up with fantastic schools and gave me an insight into what to expect from them before my arrival which was extremely helpful. In a nutshell, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Thrive Education and the support and Ellis’ professionalism has been superior.

    Eleanor

    Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)
  • stars

    Ellis is a proactive and diligent person providing individualized services in the Education recruitment sector. From the start he was able to target my skills to the right opportunities, coaching me towards success. Working with Ellis for the past few years it has been an absolute pleasure and he is the first point of call, always available for questions, help and advice. He is one of the few who has a genuine interest in fitting the right person to the right job. I would strongly recommend Ellis to all

    Andrea

    SEN/SEMH Teacher
  • stars

    Ellis’s great skill lies in really getting to know the teachers and the schools he deals with. By properly understanding a teacher’s experience, skillset and vision of how they want to contribute, he ensures they are introduced to a school where their strengths are valued and their faces fit. Significantly, Ellis follows through after a booking has been secured, remaining on hand to offer advice and iron out any concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellis to any teacher seeking either temporary or more long-term work in a local school.

    Mary

    Secondary Teacher
  • stars

    I have worked with Ellis for a number of years now and can honestly say that the support and service he provides is second to none. Not only is Ellis very professional and personable, he understands how schools work and (very importantly for me) does not do the pushy salesman role at all. Ellis has always gone above and beyond and provided a level of support I hadn’t envisaged. Other supply/recruitment service providers would have to do an awful lot more to try to match this level of support.

    School Business Manager (SBM)

    Gloucestershire County Council
  • stars

    Thrive are unique in providing support that shows they care about you as an individual, not just as a cash producing number. Thrive go the extra mile and call me regularly during my placements. This level of interest makes me feel appreciated and valued.

    I can only see Thrive…well thriving really ! They have a very simple business model, it’s about real people, look after the teacher, look after the school and the business can only grow and prosper.

    Richard

    Primary Teacher
  • stars

    “I found working for Thrive Education to be a really enjoyable experience. Ellis was friendly, easy to work for and always had work available for me. In the six months that I worked for Thrive Education, I pretty much worked every available workday, barring school holidays. The starting process was quick too, I provided all the necessary registration information and, as soon as my DBS and references came back, I was straight into work. As I said before, it was an extremely enjoyable experience for me, and I don’t have any negative feedback to give in regards to working for Ellis and Thrive Education.”

    Samantha

    Teaching Assistant
  • stars

    After completing my PGCE, I was reluctant to join supply agencies due to the horror stories I’d heard. However, Ellis was professional, enthusiastic and completely eased my mind. He values NQT’s and encourages your professional development moving forward. He set me up with fantastic schools and gave me an insight into what to expect from them before my arrival which was extremely helpful. In a nutshell, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Thrive Education and the support and Ellis’ professionalism has been superior.

    Eleanor

    Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)
  • stars

    Ellis is a proactive and diligent person providing individualized services in the Education recruitment sector. From the start he was able to target my skills to the right opportunities, coaching me towards success. Working with Ellis for the past few years it has been an absolute pleasure and he is the first point of call, always available for questions, help and advice. He is one of the few who has a genuine interest in fitting the right person to the right job. I would strongly recommend Ellis to all

    Andrea

    SEN/SEMH Teacher
  • stars

    Ellis’s great skill lies in really getting to know the teachers and the schools he deals with. By properly understanding a teacher’s experience, skillset and vision of how they want to contribute, he ensures they are introduced to a school where their strengths are valued and their faces fit. Significantly, Ellis follows through after a booking has been secured, remaining on hand to offer advice and iron out any concerns. I would not hesitate to recommend Ellis to any teacher seeking either temporary or more long-term work in a local school.

    Mary

    Secondary Teacher
  • stars

    I have worked with Ellis for a number of years now and can honestly say that the support and service he provides is second to none. Not only is Ellis very professional and personable, he understands how schools work and (very importantly for me) does not do the pushy salesman role at all. Ellis has always gone above and beyond and provided a level of support I hadn’t envisaged. Other supply/recruitment service providers would have to do an awful lot more to try to match this level of support.

    School Business Manager (SBM)

    Gloucestershire County Council
  • stars

    Thrive are unique in providing support that shows they care about you as an individual, not just as a cash producing number. Thrive go the extra mile and call me regularly during my placements. This level of interest makes me feel appreciated and valued.

    I can only see Thrive…well thriving really ! They have a very simple business model, it’s about real people, look after the teacher, look after the school and the business can only grow and prosper.

    Richard

    Primary Teacher

Frequently asked questions

Thrive Education is a bespoke teaching agency whose key focus is to establish and maintain a genuine partnership between the settings that use it and the staff it places. This approach benefits both the schools and the Thrive teachers as assignments are always carefully matched and well thought out; after all no one gains from incompatible placements, least of all the pupils.

We recognise how crucial it is to take the time to talk to schools in a detailed way in order to gain a proper understanding of each setting’s unique characteristics, values, challenges, priorities and needs. This understanding is the bedrock of creating successful staffing solutions.

‘Rather than simply plugging gaps, Thrive Education expertly places professionals’

Thrive works with dynamic and highly motivated education professionals who are confident they can do a great job in their areas of expertise. Joining Thrive means becoming part of a select team of professionals all sharing the desire to make a positive impact regardless of the timeframe of the placement and feeling valued as an asset within an organisation where quality counts.

We take our safeguarding and clearance procedures very seriously. That’s why every candidate has a face-to-face interview and is subject to the following checks:

• Qualifications
• Teacher Regulation Agency Status and Prohibition Check
• Enhanced DBS 
• Update Service
• Identity, address and eligibility to work in the UK
• Two references

Our office hours are from 7.00am until 5.30pm GMT Monday to Friday throughout the year.

However, Thrive are contactable 24 hours a day on our out of hours mobile in order to deal with your requests.

Thrive will endeavour to find you as much work as possible, dependant on your specific needs.  Whether you are someone looking for 1 day a week or 5, Thrive consultants will work tirelessly to find you work on the days you are available.

It does not matter how many days you are available, we are still keen to hear from you.

At Thrive we aim to fulfil your needs, and that means finding you work on the days that suit you.

All Thrive Education teachers and support staff get paid on a weekly basis.

Teachers and Support Staff rates of pay differ depending on experience, qualifications and the nature of the work you are conducting.

 

Please call Ellis Thorne in the Gloucestershire office today to discuss this further. 

Thrive work with a variety of schools, academies, colleges, alternative provisions, special schools and Trusts across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Worcestershire.

We have a wide variety of contracts available – temporary, short term, and long term bookings  – which can be full and/or part time.  We also have a permanent contracts team for candidates looking to make their next career move.

It is essential for all of our applicants to hold or be willing to apply for an enhanced DBS to adhere to our strict vetting and safeguarding standards.

Placing professionals,
Not just plugging gaps.

We are an education recruitment agency placing teachers and education professionals in short-term, long-term and permanent roles.