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Teacher and Student


Enlighten Supply Pool aims to be the market leader by being the first choice for staffing needs in the education sector. Working together we will exceed customer expectations and continue to raise the level of service across the recruitment industry. We care about what we do. By taking the time to fully understand our clients' and candidates' needs, we consistently exceed their expectations. Our dedicated, motivated and enthusiastic team will always go the extra mile to ensure we provide a quality of service that is second to none.

'Inspiring the next generation'








Pride and belief in everything we do.

Working in a way that inspires trust and honesty.

Working together and going the extra mile to achieve a common goal.

Taking responsibility for your own actions and responding quickly and effectively. Make sure it is done today and not tomorrow.

Thinking outside the box: continually challenging the way we do business and seeking improvement.

Meeting and exceeding the expectations of colleagues, customers and shareholders.



Enlighten Supply Pool prides itself on providing a bespoke service to all our candidates and clients alike. In light of this, Enlighten Supply Pool was formed in 2010 creating a much needed niche in the education recruitment market. 

With over 25 years experience in the education recruitment industry and direct experience of the education market, we have a greater understanding of your needs, providing expert advice and support.


Today, Enlighten Supply Pool is firmly renowned and respected as one of the leading specialist recruitment agencies in the education sector and continues to build on our current success.

"To run a professional, successful specialist recruitment agency that will be known for delivering quality candidates whilst adhering to the highest standard within the industry."


The strong business relationships that we have developed are based on trust. We believe that openness and honesty form the core of our achievements to date, and we see real value in promoting them throughout the business, both among our colleagues and with our clients. Just as we value and promote the skills of our teachers, we value and promote the skills of our staff.

To help us achieve a high quality of service to both our clients and candidates, we work with a set of values that every member of staff, regardless of where they work or the position they hold; use daily to make Enlighten Supply Pool what it is today- A well established recruitment agency.



Every year, Enlighten Supply Pool works with schools all across London Boroughs and surrounding areas. We would like to hear from extraordinary educators who are dedicated to widening the academic knowledge of young children.

Whether you are an experienced teacher holding QTS, ECT status or a Teaching Assistant, looking for a career change, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our specialist teams currently recruit for the following roles:

  • Our specialist teams currently recruit for the following roles:

  • Qualified Teachers

  • Unqualified Teachers

  • Cover Supervisors

  • HLTAs

  • Learning Support Assistants

  • Teaching Assistants

  • Learning Mentors

  • Pastoral Staff

  • Office/Admin Staff

  • HR/Finance Staff

  • Specialist SEND Staff

  • Nursery Nurses

  • Nursery Assistants

  • Assistant Head teachers

  • Subject Leaders

  • SENCOs

  • Deputy Head teachers

  • Head teachers

  • SLT Positions 

To find out more about how Enlighten Supply Pool can help you with any staffing requirements you have, please call the primary team today on 020 8863 8630.

Walking and Talking


“Enlighten Supply Pool have always provided our school with an excellent service by sending us quality teachers at reasonable prices. One of the reasons we use Enlighten Supply Pool is because of their honesty, if they don’t have a candidate that would be suitable for our school, they will tell us in good time to arrange a replacement. The knowledge of the consultant is excellent and they know exactly which candidates would suit our school. I look forward to building on our fruitful working relationship”

Secondary School, East London

Our vetting process

  • Our vetting checks include the following:

  • In-depth face-to-face Interviews

  • Disclosure Barring Service Check- Enlighten applies for an Enhanced Disclosure for all candidates, including overseas teachers. Enhanced DBS certificates are only valid for one year in education. Candidates have 30 days from the Disclosure Date on the certificate to update their certificate online.

  • Proof of Identification- Passport and driver's licence

  • Critical assessment of two most recent professional references (within two years of registration date)

  • Proof of Qualifications- if applicable

  • Permission to work in the UK- Visa

  • Proof of National Insurance

  • Two proofs of address

  • Two passport sized photographs

Enlighten Supply Pool operate rigorous quality controls in all aspects of recruitment, vetting and registrations to ensure that all our candidates exceed the regulatory standards set by the DfE.


Whether you are looking for a position in teaching or as support staff, you are likely to work in a variety of different schools, each with their own challenges. Below are a few educational resources to help you perform to your highest standard!

Useful Links

  • Department of Education

  • Getting into Teaching

  • Information on UK Schools

  • Ofsted

  • Teacher Pay Scales in the UK

  • TES Lesson Plans

  • The Disclosure and Barring Service

  • The English Education System (wikipedia)

  • UK Border Agency - Visas


  • The Train Line- Journey planner

  • TfL- Journey Planner

  • Street Map

From Our Blog

  • Writing a CV

  • Interview tips

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