Lewisham Council - Lewisham Supply Service

Lewisham Supply Service

Lewisham Supply Service, working in partnership with Randstad Education, matches vacancies in Lewisham schools with high quality supply teachers and support staff.

​​What are the benefits?

Fair pay

We pay teachers a fair rate, meaning you often get better pay than through traditional agencies.

Local schools

Many Lewisham schools use the service, making this one of the best places to find regular supply work in Lewisham. You choose where and when you work, and schools are able to access your details directly. We offer day to day, long-term and permanent assignments across Lewisham and you can choose the role that best suits your needs.

Online systems

  • Automated payroll system where you are paid weekly without the need to have a timesheet signed.

Who can register?


Qualified teacher status

Since 1 April 2012, teachers who qualified in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America (USA) have been recognised as qualified teachers and awarded qualified teacher status (QTS) in England without being required to undertake any further training or assessment.

Support staff

We provide supply positions to teaching assistants, learning support assistants, nursery nurses, early years educators. You would need experience in a UK classroom and/or a relevant childcare or education qualification.

Newly qualified teachers

A qualified teacher, who has not completed an induction period, can undertake short-term supply work of less than one term in a relevant school for a maximum period of 5 years from the point of award of QTS. This is a fixed time limit with no discretion to extend.

Short-term supply placements of less than one term, or equivalent, cannot count towards induction, as such posts will not provide an NQT with the breadth of experience, support and assessment necessary to enable them to demonstrate that they have met the relevant standards. Some schools will offer teachers the chance to complete either their full or part of the induction whilst on a temporary or long-term placement.


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