School’s “internal bank”, part-time & supply agency workers availability.
Offer work to internal bank staff & any external agency supply workers; select the best applicants and confirm to applicants and any mutual agencies.
Select the best bank and supply staff you prefer to improve quality & value
Invite any preferred contacts and agency temps to connect. Instantly see their latest availability and send offers immediately.
Is it right for you?
Designed for schools, academies and trusts to better manage part-time and temporary agency staff to improve value and quality through choice
Why use updatedge?
To manage your part-time and temporary staff value, quality, performance and risk
Updatedge is a free service for schools with free online unlimited duration access to all core services with optional subscription features.
Create your school account
Enter your normal school email address to create an account.
Invite colleagues to share contacts and offers
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: Easy to follow set up guide
Fast path to happiness…
The guide shows you how to get the most from the service
Click home to get back to the guide
Create Your Network
More contacts means more choice
Share all contacts availability and offers with two colleagues via the free Teams feature
See each contacts availability…
Send instant offers
Select the best value applicants
Confirm to applicants and any mutual agencies requesting the normal safeguarding documentation & assignment confirmation
View all your bookings, and offers for any day week or month via the schedule feature
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
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.
You can see when each of your contacts last updated their availability
You know who has done a good job and want back and some you don’t
Save Time & Money
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?