Testimonials

Northamptonshire School - Understanding our Schools

This is a great testimonial to Andrea and our consultants; we listen to our schools and aim to deliver to or go beyond their expectations...

I have been very impressed with the professionalism shown by Mana Education. Mana listened to the profile we were seeking, and the teacher they recommended for our one-year contract matched our requirements completely.

Pitsford School, Pitsford, Northamptonshire

Northampton Secondary Teacher enjoys supply work through Mana Education

A lovely testimonial from a Secondary Teacher in Northampton. She had been in a permanent position in a school for a long time and the idea of being on supply was initially quite daunting for her. Our Consultant Andrea listened and found her work to build her confidence up with working on supply...

Stepping in to supply after 10 years permanent working at one school was scary, but Mana Education are there to help you every step of the way in securing a position that is right for you as well as suited to what you want. I find all the staff extremely helpful.

Charlotte D, Teacher in Northampton

Mana Education - Making a positive impact on schools in Northamptonshire

It is pleasing when our Consultants are recognised for the excellent work they do for their schools and teachers. 

Just to say your teacher has gone down very well here, some great comments. You have really sent us some great Supply teachers of late, they have certainly made a positive impact in school.

So thank you.

From a Teacher we have helped to find a teaching job. He is in Oakham...

May I just say a big thank you to you and the team for your support and all the work that has been passed onto me. Much appreciated.

A lovely testimonial from Brooke Weston Academy, Corby

This is a great testimonial that demonstrates our Consultant Andrea's dedication to her schools. Andrea joined us in May 2013 and is a shining example of what Mana Education stands for:

Working with Andrea at Mana is a pleasure and we highly recommend her services if you are looking for an Education Consultant that will take the time to understand how your school operates. Andrea regularly helps to fill our long term cover needs and we have built up a great relationship with her over the years as she understands our ethos and requirements. She is approachable, friendly and honest and will always go the extra mile to find the most suitable candidate.

Heather Lindley

HR Administrator

Brooke Weston Academy

Northamptonshire School Jobs - Another satisfied school

We try to match teachers to the right school. . .

I am just contacting you as I had (teacher name) for cover at our Academy and I was so impressed with her teaching and willingness to help, I just had to feed back to the agency how good she was I would like to see her come back!!

Lincolnshire Teaching Jobs - Yet another impressed teacher!

Kim received the following email from a teacher looking for new teaching jobs in Lincolnshire...

It was nice to meet you and (the school contact) yesterday and good to get a feel for (the school), which seems to be a lovely unit with a real passion for SEN.I would welcome the opportunity to do some work there should the need arise.Here's hoping you can arrange some placements for me, as I believe you are dedicated at finding the right people and places. I have been approached by several agencies now, but they don't seem to share your passion and dedication.

A great testimonial from a Primary School in Deeping

"Out of all the agencies I was dealing with Kim was the one who was the most competent and showed most commitment in getting the right staff for our School."...

Dear Alistair,

Just wanted to give you some feedback on the excellent service we received by Kim during our search for staff for our School.

Out of all the agencies I was dealing with Kim was the one who was the most competent and showed most commitment in getting the right staff for our School.

Your agency has been the first I call upon when I need supply and will be the first one I call upon in the future.

No matter how busy I know Kim was with other calls and work – she still gave me an excellent service.

We have now secured a temporary vacancy with you for a teacher.

Ms T

A Primary School in Deeping

Mana Education assisted them with a Primary Teacher vacancy in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire

We are clearly on the same page!

This is a lovely testimonial from an excellent teacher that we had on our books until she left for a position with a school in Nanjing...

Jemma was a good friend of mine and I always appreciated her care and support whilst working for Mana Education. I am delighted to see that her personal service and professional support is ongoing! [Jemma is on maternity leave]. In my role in Nanjing I strive to provide first class customer care to all of our school community - staff, students and families - so we are clearly on the same page. Sue N

You stand out head and shoulders above other agencies...

A secondary academy in Peterborough who have been using us for a number of years. This testimonial is from a contact who has been dealing with their Peterborough teaching jobs.

You stand out head and shoulders above other agencies - it is the moral obligation you have when working with young people to do the best for them. To others it can be about making a quick 'sale' rather than making a contribution towards making a better society.

Thank you...

Thank you for finding me my role and giving me faith in myself and my career. Kate, Primary Teacher in Northamptonshire

Supply Teacher in Lincoln...

A great testimony to Kim's dedication to the education sector and to our continued journey to become the best education recruitment agency. Thank you Ben (Lincolnshire Teacher) for the following statement...

I recently relocated to Lincoln and required supply work in the area. Before learning about Mana Education and Kim, I registered with two larger supply agencies. For two months, I received minimal support and zero communication from either agencies. I felt incredibly disheartened at this point, having only recently competing my NQT year, I felt I had lost momentum. I was then contacted by Mana via a third-party website which my CV was registered on. Within five minutes, Kim had discussed potential vacancies, outlined her plans on how she was going to ensure I was matched with the correct school and arranged a meeting.

During our meeting, Kim was incredibly helpful and honest. She helped reorganise my CV to accurately reflect my skills and work history. At no point, did she make conciliatory promises; she simply stated that she would find me a school which suited my skills and personality. Kim managed to provide more support and potential vacancies in two weeks than the larger agencies hadn’t managed in over two months. She provides constant communication and updates, is exceedingly dedicated and genuinely wants to (and currently is) make positive changes to the education sector. I am certain that if more employees in this sector were like Kim, we would not have retention issues nor high turnover of supply staff. Highly recommended.

A happy Supply Teacher in Northampton...

Another happy teacher loving the Mana service provided by his Consultant Andrea...

I have been working as a supply teacher for about four years and Mana have always found exactly the kind of work that I was looking for, including both long and short term contracts as well as day to day supply. They are always helpful and supportive and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking supply teaching work.

David N

A lovely testimonial from a Secondary Teacher in Northampton...

A lovely testimonial from a Secondary Teacher in Northampton. She had been in a permanent position in a school for a long time and the idea of being on supply was initially quite daunting for her. Our Consultant Andrea listened and found her work to build her confidence up with working on supply...

Stepping in to supply after 10 years permanent working at one school was scary, but Mana Education are there to help you every step of the way in securing a position that is right for you as well as suited to what you want. I find all the staff extremely helpful.

Charlotte D, Teacher in Northampton

A satisfied school in Northamptonshire who had a Teacher vacancy in Northamptonshire...

This is a great testimonial to Andrea and our consultants; we listen to our schools and aim to deliver to or go beyond their expectations...

I have been very impressed with the professionalism shown by Mana Education. Mana listened to the profile we were seeking, and the teacher they recommended for our one-year contract matched our requirements completely.

Pitsford School, Pitsford, Northamptonshire

Primary Teacher looking for teaching jobs in Oakham...

May I just say a big thank you to you and the team for your support and all the work that has been passed onto me. Much appreciated. 

Tim *, Oakham

Mana Education consultant again demonstrates our commitment to schools...

This is a great testimonial that demonstrates our Consultant Andrea's dedication to her schools. Andrea joined us in May 2013 and is a shining example of what Mana Education stands for:

Working with Andrea at Mana is a pleasure and we highly recommend her services if you are looking for an Education Consultant that will take the time to understand how your school operates. Andrea regularly helps to fill our long term cover needs and we have built up a great relationship with her over the years as she understands our ethos and requirements. She is approachable, friendly and honest and will always go the extra mile to find the most suitable candidate.

Heather Lindley - HR Administrator

Brooke Weston Academy

www.brookeweston.org 

Matching teachers to schools sets us apart...

I am just contacting you as I had (teacher name) for cover at our Academy and I was so impressed with her teaching and willingness to help, I just had to feed back to the agency how good she was I would like to see her come back!!

Kim received the following email from a teacher looking for new teaching jobs in Lincolnshire...

It was nice to meet you and (the school contact) yesterday and good to get a feel for (the school), which seems to be a lovely unit with a real passion for SEN.I would welcome the opportunity to do some work there should the need arise.Here's hoping you can arrange some placements for me, as I believe you are dedicated at finding the right people and places. I have been approached by several agencies now, but they don't seem to share your passion and dedication.

A testimonial from an English Teacher looking for a job in Peterborough before deciding to live in Nanjing...

Your consultant became a good friend of mine and I always appreciated her care and support whilst working for Mana Education. I am delighted to see that her personal service and professional support is ongoing! In my role in Nanjing I strive to provide first class customer care to all of our school community - staff, students and families - so we are clearly on the same page. 

Sue N

Mana Education take their time recruiting the right staff to help schools and teachers...

Dear Alistair,Just wanted to give you some feedback on the excellent service we received by Kim during our search for staff for our School.Out of all the agencies I was dealing with Kim was the one who was the most competent and showed most commitment in getting the right staff for our School.Your agency has been the first I call upon when I need supply and will be the first one I call upon in the future.No matter how busy I know Kim was with other calls and work – she still gave me an excellent service.We have now secured a temporary vacancy with you for a teacher.

Ms TA Primary School in Deeping

Mana Education assisted them with a Primary Teacher vacancy in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire

Going beyond the call of duty...

A secondary academy in Peterborough who have been using us for a number of years. This testimonial is from a contact who has been dealing with their Peterborough teaching jobs.

You stand out head and shoulders above other agencies - it is the moral obligation you have when working with young people to do the best for them. To others it can be about making a quick 'sale' rather than making a contribution towards making a better society.

Turning a sad teacher back into a Happy Teacher...

Thank you for finding me my role and giving me faith in myself and my career. 

Kate, Primary Teacher in Northamptonshire

Kate had completed her Induction year and went to teach in a school that was not suited to her personality and experience. She lacked the support she needed and was ready to come out of teaching. We found her the right teaching job in a school which was suited to her and remains there some years later! Mana Teachers are happy teachers!

Restoring the love a teacher once had...

Firstly, I would like to say a massive thank you to you, your team (especially my Consultant) and the few appointments I have had since working with you as I have found that it is possible for me to continue to love teaching and have some sort of sensible work-life balance. 

I cannot emphasise enough how much I am truly loving the supply teaching! I am grateful to you and your team for providing me with regular work! I love the supply teaching and the fact that I have the opportunity again to really care about student progress (something I have always been passionate about, but obviously did not have the opportunity to do in my last post. Furthermore, by me being able to quickly gain respect of students and staff I really can positively impact on student learning, achievement and development and this is something that I am certain I wish to continue to do, but just with a sensible-ish work-life balance, hence my decision to work part-time permanent or temporary and continue with the supply.

The first time a Primary School in Peterborough needed the help of a teaching supply agency...

This is the first time we have used a supply agency and have been very pleased with the professional, yet personal, service. It was useful to have a selection of CVs to view and consequently the teacher who came to support us was perfect for our requirements. The paperwork was easy to administer and we were reassured by someone at the end of the email at all times. We now have Mana Education as a favourite on our tool bar!

Loraine A, Head Teacher - Primary School in Peterborough.

Primary Teacher Job in Peterborough...

I have really enjoyed working for Mana and I am really grateful to you and the team for helping me find a decent school to work in. 

Natasha N - Teaching in Peterborough

We helped Natasha find suitable supply teaching roles and then a permanent position once she found the right school through us.

Primary school we helped with vacancies in Peterborough...

Excellent communication and level of service. Prompt to respond to all needs.

Mary F 

Head

Primary School with teaching jobs in Peterborough

Mana Education is the ONLY teaching agency we use...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?

2. Did you receive all the information you required? (if not, please provide comment). Yes

3. Would you recommend Mana Education to other schools? Yes

4. Will you use Mana Education again and why?

Yes - reliability, speed of service, quality of service

5. What else would you like Mana Education to offer?

Foundation Stage experienced Teachers

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

Very happy with service, Mana are now the only teaching agency that we will use.

Louise B, Head Teacher - Primary School in Corby with Primary teaching jobs

Kind, encouraging and professional throughout...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience? Nothing I can think of!

2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) I think so

3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? I think so

4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? Summer holiday work (e.g. working in prisons)

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

The Consultant was very welcoming at my interview and really put me at ease. After so many years away from the workplace I was very grateful to find somebody so sympathetic and understanding! Both staff I have dealt with have been kind, encouraging and professional throughout my time at Mana.

Elly S (SEN Specialist Teacher now with a job in Grantham)

I have recommended Mana to other teachers...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?

2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes.

3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? Yes.

4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? If you could stop using timesheets.

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

Generally it has been excellent for my career and I have recommended it to other Teachers. Also try to get more good schools in your list.

Bessay is a Teacher who has enjoyed teaching jobs through Mana Education across Peterborough, Spalding, Boston and surrounding areas.

I would recommend Mana Education to other teachers...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?

2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes.

3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? Yes.

4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer?

Difficult to assess in limited time and market conditions, but my main need is more daily supply than long term contracts.

Andrew C - Teacher jobs through Mana across Kettering, Corby and Northamptonshire

You are doing your best to be at the very top...

  1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?
  2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes.
  3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? Yes.
  4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? More schools, especially on doing day-to-day supply.

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

You are doing your best to be at the very top.  

John D (teaching jobs across Boston, Spalding, Deeping and Lincolnshire)

From a Primary school with jobs in Stamford, Lincolnshire...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?

2. Did you receive all the information you required? (if not, please provide comment) Yes. Thank you.

3. Would you recommend Mana Education to other schools? Yes

4. Will you use Mana Education again and why? Yes. Reliable and efficient.

5. What else would you like Mana Education to offer?

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

We have been very pleased since using Mana Education. The Consultant is always friendly, helpful and does the very best she can to accommodate the needs of our small school.

Denise M (Primary School with primary teaching jobs in Stamford)

I am very happy with the service that Mana has provided… a change following a couple of unsatisfactory experiences with other agencies...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?

2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes.

3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? Yes.

4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer?

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

I am very happy with the service that Mana has provided. They were very welcoming and approachable, which made a change following a couple of unsatisfactory experiences with other agencies. I have been in a posting since September which has worked out very well both for myself and the school.

Rob W (now teaching in posts around Northamptonshire - Northampton, Wellingborough, Daventry, Kettering, Corby)

We will use Mana again because they provide us with what we ask for...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience? Nothing really

2. Did you receive all the information you required? (if not, please provide comment) Yes

3. Would you recommend Mana Education to other schools? Definitely

4. Will you use Mana Education again and why? Yes. We will use Mana again because they provide us with what we ask for when they are able to.

5. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? Cannot think of anything at this point.

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

I have always found Mana to be very professional whenever I have dealt with them..

Val E (TDA in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire)

Very helpful and honest staff from secondary school in Peterborough...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience? Ensure that staff arrive with CRB etc.

2. Did you receive all the information you required? (if not, please provide comment) Yes

3. Would you recommend Mana Education to other schools? Yes

4. Will you use Mana Education again and why? Yes, our consultant is always very helpful and honest.

Marie C (Secondary school with teaching jobs in Peterborough)

Very happy with the service we have received...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?

2. Did you receive all the information you required? (if not, please provide comment) Yes

3. Would you recommend Mana Education to other schools? Yes

4. Will you use Mana Education again and why? Yes - very happy with the service we have received from Jemma and the Supply Teachers.

Diane C (primary school with primary jobs in Peterborough)

You have some very good supply staff...

1. What else could we have done to improve your experience? I am quite satisfied.

2. Did you receive all the information you required? (if not, please provide comment) Yes

3. Would you recommend Mana Education to other schools? Yes of course

4. Will you use Mana Education again and why? Yes, because you have some very good supply staff.

5. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? More staff as your good supply staff get snapped up very quickly!

Teresa B (Academy in Peterborough with Secondary Teaching Jobs)

Mana Education over deliver...

I would like to express my thanks, on behalf of the school to yourselves at Mana, especially both Consultants of whom gave up their time to help us prepare for an Ofsted inspection, this type of kindness is rare in education!

Our Consultant has been continually supportive and managed to keep me going with a quick supply of staff from a huge variety of backgrounds, and in her absence Kerry found me another five! I appreciate that is exactly what your business is meant to do however, previous experience with agencies was that staff took longer to get going and communication with agency has never been as strong (in my experience) as it is with both consultants. They are full of support, seem to understand the difficult situation I was placed in at the school and I'd have been lost without them on the end of the phone.

If it is any clue to how pleased we are - we no longer use any other agency for teacher or TA's.

Kind regards,

Adam W

Teacher now with a job in Lincoln...

  1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?
  2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes.
  3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? Yes.
  4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? A packed lunch!

Paul M (Teaching in Lincoln) 

Treated as an individual, listened to, honest and encouraging...

  1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?
    I am very pleased with the help I received with Mana. It is evident that Jemma really listened to me and tried to help me achieve my goal. I felt that she treated me as an individual and was always very encouraging and honest with me.
  2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment)
    I would definitely recommend Mana Education to other Teachers.
  3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future?
    Yes, without hesitation.
  4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer?

Not sure: first aid course, possibly other courses.

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

I am very pleased with the way I’ve been dealt with and the work I have received through Mana and feel that my Consultant has given me real personal attention… for which I am very grateful.

Barbara W - Secondary Teacher looking for teaching roles across Lincolnshire and Peterborough

I always hope to get a call from Mana before the others...

  1. What else could we have done to improve your experience? Nothing really
  2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes indeed I have
  3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? I always await a call from Mana before others
  4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer? Human resource posts – training and development in particular. 

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

I have my consultant – very kind and professional.

Liz M - Secondary Teacher in Cambridgeshire

Very friendly, caring and always understands my needs...

  1. What else could we have done to improve your experience?
  2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes
  3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future?
  4. What else would you like Mana Education to offer?

Additional Comments (please feel free to leave a testimonial if you have been satisfied with our service):

My Consultant was fantastic throughout my time with Mana, was very friendly, caring and always understood my needs and situation, always available with quick service if needed to offer any help.

Daniel W - Teaching Assistant roles in Peterborough and Lincolnshire

Very supportive...

  1. What else could we have done to improve your experience? Nothing, my Consultant has been very supportive.
  2. Would you recommend Mana Education to other teachers? (if not, please provide comment) Yes
  3. Would you use Mana Education again in the future? Yes

Ena W - Primary Teacher Jobs, Thurlby, Peterborough, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire