Our Safeguarding Policy

Safer Recruitment 

Our commitment to you!


Thrive Education Recruitment Limited is committed to teacher safeguarding and the safer recruitment of supply teachers and teaching assistants. We have a VERY close working relationship with the local authority designated officer (LADO) at Gloucestershire County Council and always follow their protocols.

All primary teachers, SEN teachers, EAL teacher, teaching assistants or other supply staff working in a school through Thrive Education have passed our strict vetting process. We do everything necessary to ensure the safety of children and vulnerable people.

Our supply teacher recruitment procedures ensure tat the background checks of all our staff is exemplary. All applicants are required to undertake a face-to-face interview as well as passing various checks.

Our teacher safeguarding checklist: 

  • Face to face interview with every candidate
  • Written references
  • Qualifications and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) checks 
  • Identity checks, DBS checks, overseas police checks, barred list checks
  • Health questionnaire
  • Evidence of safeguarding training

This summary highlights some of the key steps undertaken by Thrive Education Recruitment Limited. But the full safer recruitment policy is available to schools and Thrive practitioners on request! A safeguarding ” Letter of assurance” is also available to schools.

Meet The Team

For both employers and employees, connecting is easy.
  • Howard Lynch

    Senior Recruitment Consultant – Gloucestershire Primary Education

  • Gareth Ludlow

    Senior Recruitment Consultant – Secondary Education

  • Sam Gibbons

    Senior Recruitment Consultant – Gloucestershire Primary Education

  • Wendy Coles

    The Deputy Designated Safeguarding lead –  (DDSL)

  • Ellis Jackson

    Managing Director / Wiltshire Primary Education

  • Jenny Jackson

    Non-Executive Director

Frequent 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.

Delivering Talent,
Driving The Future.

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