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We are a small school catering for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. Our consultant is Stephanie Bellett and I have always found her to be polite and helpful. Stephanie has visited me on many occasions and now has a real ‘feel’ for the type of staff we are looking for and the difference between our needs and those of ‘normal’ special schools.
I began to use Axcis due to the fact they have more knowledge of special schools and a higher proportion of their workers are Team Teach trained compared to other agencies (this is a definite plus for us as all our staff need to be Team Teach trained). We have had numerous workers ranging from 1 day cover, trials to more long term placements. We currently have 3 people working with us at the moment. I have found the majority of workers to be friendly, reliable and hard working.
During the week commencing 11/2/2013 we identified a temporary requirement for 2 agency staff to support as LSA’s within our school for an 11 week period. We haven’t used an agency for over 18 months and so I researched via the internet and our Head Teacher had recommended the use of Axcis due to their connection to The NAS.
On 15/2/2013, I telephoned Axcis and spoke to Stephanie. I explained our requirement. Stephanie listened and went away to source suitable CV’s. Within 30 minutes of our telephone call ending Stephanie had produced suitable CV’s and promptly arranged for candidates to visit us. During the week commencing 18/2/2013 we saw 3 candidates from Axcis, from the 3 candidates we saw 1 candidate was successful and has since commenced as agency staff for the 11 week period. One other candidate who visited us via Axcis advised us this was not the type of work she could consider without training.
The experience of dealing with Stephanie at Axcis was professional and efficient and she supported us to fill a short-term agency need. Thank you for your support.
Swalcliffe Park School contacts Axcis on an ad hoc basis when agency staff are required.
Having matched the requirements of the school against the staff they have available; Axcis is proactive in obtaining feedback on the staff they send.
If any problems are experienced with the personnel supplied, they are addressed in a prompt and efficient manner.
As a busy London primary school I need agency support staff I can rely on and who I know will be of a good quality.
The consultants at Axcis work hard to ensure that the staff they send are of the highest quality - proactive, diligent and responsible. They take time to find the right person for me and will not send me staff who they know don't fit the brief. In my experience, often when a school start to work with an agency they get very good initial service which can tail off as the agency can become complacent. This is not the case with Axcis who have given me consistently good service. this is the reason why they are one of only two agencies I will deal with.
Head of School
The service that we have received from Axcis is second to none. The staff are all highly professional and all the candidates that we have received have been well matched and suited to our needs. Axcis is the only agency I use to find staff and this is because I have complete faith that the staff we receive are professional and of the best quality.
Being able to find good supply staff for short-term and long-term placements is vital to the efficient running of Turney school. Axcis is our supply agency of choice and has been for several years for the following reasons:
- We can rely on a suitably trained person in SEN being provided, even at very short notice.
- The agency takes time to understand what our needs are, even to the extent of having face to face meetings to discuss possible candidates.
- The agency provides us with teachers and teaching assistants suitable for the vacant positions and cover requirements.
- The calibre of the supply staff is high. In several instances we have gone on to appoint the person provided as a permanent member of staff.
- The agency is friendly, approachable and professional.
- Communication is effective via phone, email and text.
- Where staff are possibly not right for this environment, the consultant will accept the feedback and find a replacement quickly.
- Information about payment and long term conditions is made very clear.
Our consultant, Sume Neething, is highly efficient, knowledgeable about our school and our needs and I can trust her judgement when she recommends staff. She makes a point of being involved in aspects of school life like attending the school plays.
Head of School
I have been working with Axcis Education for about 5 or 6 years now. As a special school we do not use agencies for daily supply and have a select list of agencies that we would go to help us with longer term supply placements or permanent staff.
It is important to me that the agencies I work with have a good understanding of the type of school we are, the type of person that will work well within our staff team and are competitive in their rates.
I have found that Axcis fulfils all of these criteria. I have had several consultants over the past few years and all have been professional and had a good understanding of the candidates that I am looking for. Currently my consultant is PJ Soor who has made every effort to get to know both me and my school. She has been helpful and supportive and has been able to provide me with good candidates for both teaching and teaching assistant posts.
I currently employ 2 teaching assistants through Axcis on a weekly supply basis but have also in the past found permanent members of staff via them.
I would have no hesitation on recommending them.
School Business Manager
*** is doing really well. We haven't had any need for further supply staff, but because of the excellent people we have had from Axcis, you will always be our first choice.
Hope you have a quiet half term.
As a school we have been using the services of Axcis, as a primary supply agency to cover our needs for about 3 years. This is due to the excellent service we receive from Kelly and her complete understanding of the type of staff we need on both a daily and long-term supply basis.
I have found Kelly to be professional and to listen to the needs of the school. The calibre of staff we have had has been really good and if there is someone who we feel dosent quite match the needs of the school this is taken on board, not as a critisim but as a postive as to how the service can be improved.
I receive a great deal of calls from other agencies through the day but my business always goes to Axcis as I know they will deliver.
School Business Manager
From the very first day that I began working with Donna, she (and the agency) have been a vital component of our success story with this difficult but very rewarding project.
The staff provided, on the whole, have been a perfect match for the positions and I am sure that their motivation and inclusive approach to the challenges have also contributed to the overall success. On the rare occasion that we have had a problem, Donna has been very quick to support us in finding a way forward and consequently, solving the problem.
Donna's lovely 'bubbly' character makes her very approachable but at the same time, she is totally professional.
Should the opportunity arise, I would have no hesitation in approaching Axcis for additional staff in the future.
Learning and Behaviour Needs Team
*** has a very good relationship with their Axcis consultant, PJ. Most of our school’s agency TA and SSA posts are filled with Axcis candidates. Our consultant knows the school well and is familiar with the needs of our children. She does her utmost to ensure all the candidates sent to us are right for our pupils needs and is always available with honest and open conversation.
Axcis have a very high caliber of candidates on their books. They are our first point of call for day-to-day and long-term cover. In fact, over the last 2 years the school has employed 4 support assistants that came to us through Axcis.
We have been very satisfied with the service Axcis provided to find us a teacher at short notice at the end of the summer term. We appointed the candidate you (Harpreet) sent us without hesitation. She is highly skilled and experienced in the area of special needs we requested. She is an exemplary practitioner and we have recently appointed her to the role of curriculum leader.
I would recommend Axcis to schools seeking first rate teachers and would use your service again myself should the need arise.
Deputy Head Teacher
I am very happy to write a few lines about the quality of the staff that Axcis regularly provides.
We have been impressed with the expertise of the staff that Axcis provides, particularly those working with children with social and emotional issues. Their work has had a strong impact on the progress of the children they work with. We value the on-going training that Axcis sometimes offers to their temps, such as the team teach training that one of our temps is going to attend.
Our consultant, PJ, is efficient and ensures that if temps are not suitable for the position that a replacement is found quickly. We were very happy that she also takes time to attend school events, such as out Christmas play.
Deputy Head Teacher
We have used Axcis Teaching Agency for a number of years and have always found them to be most helpful when requesting supply staff. The teaching they provide are of a good standard, and if we did have any problems, then the agency have always dealt with them immediately and to our satisfaction.
Also they never continually phone us to see if we need cover, which other agencies do and this can be very annoying.
PA to the Head Teacher
I had not used Axcis for a while but recently was called upon to organise supply cover for St Johns and I have found my representative for Axcis, Dazie, to be most helpful and knowledgeable with regard to placing Supply Teachers. When I had a not so favourable report on a teacher it was dealt with quickly, sympathetically and sensitively.
The online timesheet once I had got the hang of it is good.
Kingston Upon Thames
I have been dealing with Terri and Axcis since the back end of 2011. Terri is very professional and polite and is always on hand to answer any queries. I can honestly say that I have had nothing but good from the agency and can highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a reliable company to use for supply staff.
Asssistant Office Manager
To have somebody come into our school who will go the extra mile in terms of being part of our community for the day is really wonderful.
South West England School
I just thought I would take a few minutes to tell you, although you already know, how good Kelly is. As a nation we are very quick to tell people how bad things are but we rarely comment on the good things.
Kelly is so perceptive of the temps that we needed and really got every one of them right. She is helpful with invoice and timesheet problems and always gets them sorted out immediately. I have phoned her twice now for emergency cover and she has had the person there within an hour or so of me calling. That's what I call service!!
We currently have four temps from Axcis and everyone has brought their own values to the positions they do. Axcis is our first port of call for all temps and permanent staff, and if Kelly can't help then she is honest and tells us that. That's an honesty that a lot of recruitment agencies lack and they send any old person in as it's a booking but that's why we always go to Kelly first with all our requirement needs.
As we reach the end of the first term of the academic year, I thought I would take the opportunity to write to you to thank you for the outstanding service we have received from Axcis.
We experienced a very busy and complicated start to the school year, with a number of the staffing vacancies from the very first day. This, together with training needs for our new staff and refresher training for existing staff, has compounded and, at times, resulted in a high number of supply staff working in school.
Fortunately, due to the much improved quality of your supply staff this year, we have managed to maintain our standards in the classroom, for which I am extremely grateful.
Please accept my thanks and pass them on to the rest of your team.
Manor Green School
I confirm that I regularly use Axcis Education Recruitment for our special needs secondary school.
Charlton school is a special needs school catering for 11-19 year old students with a wide range of special needs. The school is split into three specialist areas: Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Complex Needs and Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
We also have a Post 16 department, and some of our students do attend colleges on certain days of the week to get them ready for when they leave us.
I have found Axcis staff and Kelly Woollard in particular to be very friendly and accommodating for our needs, which can be very challenging for her to find the right staff for our students needs.
All staff that I speak to on the telephone at Axcis are polite and courteous and always willing to help if Kelly is unavailable.
Support Staff Manager
I have offered the post to Ana who came yesterday having been referred by Axcis. For info, Axcis was the best at finding suitable candidates who fitted the criteria.
Thanks for your help.
As Manger of a Hospital and Home Tuition Service, I have had many dealings with Axcis through consultant Jean Wilson. This has included employing both temporary supply teachers and Teaching Assistants.
The H&HTS is a very unique setting, and requires a particular type of person who has an understanding of working with children and young people with medical needs, including mental health. Jean shows she has a clear understanding of our requirements, and has even sourced a teacher from Kent to cover a specific subject area for an individual pupil.
After dealing with several other agencies, who have provided inappropriate people, or none at all, I have found Axcis to be of a high standard.
Staff referred are usually appropriate, and a wide variety of CVs forwarded for each post. Staff employed are always of a high standard, and I am currently looking at extending the initial contracts of both a teacher and teaching assistant currently working in the service.
Jean is always easy to contact, and Axcis as a service very easy to deal with. Any delays with submitting timesheets are promptly chased up, and invoices sent regularly.
I am very happy with the service provided by Jean and Axcis, and will continue to work with them in the future.
You have sent me some real stars!
Weekend was good and the weather is taking a turn for the better so fingers crossed all's well for next weekend.
Hope you had a good one too.
Just wanted to thank you for everything! Always being so patient through such busy times…its really appreciated!
I love the postcard! Perhaps I should do some for the family and friends! Only joking!
Year 1 are very pleased with Aishah so I'll sound her out about staying. Well done for getting it right again. I'll phone when I can with an update.
I have been pleased with the immediate and direct communication with Jean Wilson at Axcis.
She clearly has a sound understanding of our needs as a primary special school.
The staff she has recommended have been good.
We will continue to use Axcis.
Thank you for confirming this placement. You've been a super agency to work with this year :- swift, high calibre service, excellent recruitment standards judging by the supplies you send in. I look forward to working with the agency over the next year.
All the very best for this season and wishing you a very pleasant and enjoyable new year.
To whom it may concern
Re: Axcis Education (Miss Emily Townsend)
Our School has worked alongside Axcis Education for nearly two years now. I have found the service that has been provided to us has been outstanding.
The recruitment consultant that has dealt with Lampton School has been Emily Townsend, she has shown great professionalism and understanding of the schools needs. She makes an effort to keep herself aware of current national developments in education.
Emily has introduced teachers of exceptional ability to Lampton School. On those occasions we have taken teachers on a long term placement they have been of a huge benefit to the school.
All vetting procedures are carried out without delay and all necessary information is efficiently provided when requested
Lampton School wish to continue working with Axcis and recommend the services of Miss Townsend.
I am writing to thank you for the support of you and Axcis with regard to our supply teacher needs.
Every morning that I get the “call” from a member of our staff saying that they will not be in school due to sickness, I no longer have that dreaded “oh no” feeling. Instead, I just contact you and somehow you always manage to find somebody for me.
Your telephone staff are always very polite and couldn’t be more helpful. Since starting to use your agency, we have very rarely needed to use any others.
Please keep up the good work.
I am always happy to use an agency that is reliable, provides good teachers and is value for money. You tick all those boxes!
To Prospective Axcis Clients
I have been working with Jean from Axcis for a while and have nothing but praise for the team and the way I have been treated.
I was with another agency, but have decided to stay with Axcis because they show commitment and courtsey to their clients. I have not felt pressurised in any way, nor have I felt that I was subject to the "big sell' as with other agencies.
I intend to remain with Axcis, and, indeed have referred another colleague to them.