Schools temporary & part-time staff availability

Invite and see the availability of all your preferred contacts

Offer work directly to get the best applicants and inform any agency

Manage your temp staffing quality through choice and control

Schools using updatedge to select the best available supply staff

 Get the supply staff you know, to improve quality

See your preferred temps latest availability and send offers immediately

updatedge the power of choice

Is it right for you?

Designed for schools, academies and trusts to better manage part-time and temporary agency staff to improve quality through choice

Why use updatedge?

To manage your part-time and temporary staff quality, performance and risk

Updatedge supporting temporary workers, hirers and recruiters
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Updatedge is a subscription service with free online unlimited duration access to core services 

Getting started

Create an account

Go to the Schools Portal.  Enter your normal school email address to create a new account

Or use your social media account Facebook, Google or LinkedIn.

Using an email rather other than your social provider requires verification

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Your Dashboard & Guide

Shows a status summary

The dashboard & guide is on the home page

The set up guide displays on first login 

Get back to the guide via the home page  

Step 1: Set up guide

Fast path to happiness…

The guide shows you how to get the most from the service

The guide is on the home page to refer back to  

To dismiss the guide click “Return to Homepage” 


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Step 2: Set up guide – Add agencies

Fast path to happiness…

Add any of your preferred recruitment agencies 

Navigate between the stages by using the back or next options   

Create Your Network

More contacts means more choice

Share contacts with colleagues via the Teams feature

Once Connected

See each contacts availability…

Send instant offers  

Select applicants

Once you confirm any mutual agency is asked for a formal assignment confirmation

View your bookings, assignments confirmations and offers


Top Tip: Use lists

Create skills lists to choose contacts from, e.g. General Cover, PPA, SEN. 

See What Schools Are Saying


Max Raymond - Head Teacher, St John's High School

updatedge enables us to see when our preferred supply teachers are available, to send them offers, book them in and confirm this with our mutual agency. By confirming to the mutual agency we know the supply teacher gets paid and that the agency has completed the safeguarding checks to meet our OFSTED obligations.

It helps us, our preferred supply teachers and our agencies too, so everybody benefits.


Sophie Rayworth Headteacher, St. Mary's Secondary School

updatedge was introduced to us by a few of our supply teachers so we thought we would give it a go. I have to say it has been outstanding. We can now see when our preferred teachers are available and can send them offers when we need them. Once agreed we simply send a confirmation to our mutual agency for their assignment confirmation notice as normal and to make sure we meet the Ofsted obligations too.


Roger Weston - Business Manager

We were told about updatedge by one of our supply teachers. Since it is free to use and free to our teachers too we quickly started introducing it to all our recruitment consultants and all our teachers.

It has been really helpful and has saved us loads of time, our consultants are much better informed and are not calling around endlessly asking for availability updates. We took the decision to use the automated feed to our system and this has been wonderful by removing more admin from the process which has reduced our costs even further. Having more accurate information has improved our assignment ratios and we are delighted.

Working with agencies – who has control?

Agencies are great for schools to find good quality supply staff who are verified and meet the OFSTED safeguaring obligations.

Most schools prefer supply staff who know the school and children to reduce disruption.

With updatedge you decide who is offered work, giving schools the control and choice to improve quality.

Last Updated

You can see when each of your contacts last updated their availability 

Take Control

You know who has done a good job and want back and some you don’t

Save Time

See who is available, choose who you want, make them job offers instantly

Schools, Academies, Universities, Colleges

Are you ready to take control with updatedge?