Schools part-time & external supply agency workers availability.
Offer work to internal staff & any external agency supply workers; select the best applicants and confirm to applicants and any mutual agencies.
Select the best bank or supply staff to improve quality & value
Use with any supply staff and any agencies
Instantly see availability and offer immediately
DfE supplier for Booking Platform Services
Lot 4 – Framework RM6238 Provision of Supply Teachers, Educations Support Staff
Want transparency choice & control?
Designed for informed management of part-time & temporary agency staff
Improve value & quality through better choice
Why use updatedge?
For better manage all part-time employees, parents, volunteers and temporary staff for better value, improved quality, and lower risk
It’s free with all subscription features on
Followed by a free tier with optional upgrades
Easy set up guide
Fast path to immediate value…
Create Your Network
More contacts means more choice
Share all contacts availability and offers with two colleagues via the free Teams feature
Search skills and contacts availability…
Send instant offers
Select the best value applicants
Confirm to applicants and any mutual agencies requesting all the OFSTED normal safeguarding documentation & assignment confirmation
View all your scheduled bookings, and offers for any day week or month via the rota schedule feature
Top Tip: Use Groups
For even quicker fulfilment create skill groups to choose contacts from, e.g. Non-teaching supply staff, Supply Teachers, General Cover, PPA, SEND.
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
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