Secondary Schools

M2 Education is the North West’s leading education recruitment agency, we provide a bespoke recruitment service to SEND Schools in and around Lancashire, Cumbria and the North East of England.

We work with mainstream schools, special schools, and pupil referral units to provide supply teachers, teaching assistants, early years practitioners and other support staff in classrooms and educational settings

Contact us to see how we can help your school

For over 15 years‘ M2 Education has been supplying secondary schools with subject specialist teachers, teaching assistants and support staff for daily, short and long-term staffing solutions as well as permanent recruitment. This gives us a great understanding of the needs and priorities of secondary school leaders. Our experience in recruitment also gives us a vast amount of tools to ensure that when we place a candidate within the school, we are certain to get it right the first time.

Your dedicated consultant will focus on delivering a customer service that is second to none as well as full transparency whilst recruiting for you and your school whilst ensuring that we are one of the best-paying supply teaching agencies in the North West and North East of England.


We provide support for your SEND Schools

Staffing solutions for Secondary Schools

Keeping your school fully staffed with quality practitioners, we place candidates based on:

  • The needs of the pupil
  • The requirements from the school
  • Any specialist training requirements for the role

Specialist Supply staff

Anything can happen within a school. We provide a dedicated consultant and 24-hour service for your school, ensuring that no matter what day or time M2 Education are able to support your requirements for emergency, short-term and daily supply needs making sure that you are covered for:

  • SEN teaching and support staff
  • SEND / 1 to 1 support

If you are sourcing any other members of staff that are not listed here we will be happy to help and actively recruit on your behalf, get in touch today to see how we can help.

Finding the right experience in candidates

Intervention support

  • One-to-one support
  • Phonics
  • Catch-up tuition
  • Literacy & numeracy
  • Group work
  • Booster sessions

Long-term supply staff

  • Long-term absence cover
  • Maternity cover
  • SEND support staff
  • Classroom support
  • Unfilled vacancies

Short-term supply staff

  • Daily supply cover
  • Staff PPA cover
  • Paternity cover
  • Jury service cover
  • Staff training cover
  • Sickness cover

Permanent recruitment

  • Fixed-term contracts
  • Permanent contracts
  • Part-time contracts
  • Temp-to-perm contracts

SEND support

  • Behavioural and SEMH teaching assistants
  • EAL support staff
  • EHCP & SEND teaching assistants
  • Speech/ Communication support
  • Mobility/ Physical disability support

Safeguarding in SEND Schools

M2 Educations’ priority with every candidate we send out to an educational setting is making sure they are vetted to the very highest standards.

As members of APSCo, and holders of the Compliance+ Accreditation, our Safeguarding policy is fully compliant with their guidelines and consists of the following checks:

  • A face-to-face interview
  • NCTL & Prohibition checks
  • 10 years of employment history with no gaps
  • Professional references covering a minimum of the last 2 years
  • ID checks including eligibility to work in the UK
  • Proofs of address
  • Enhanced DBS certificate registered to the online update service
  • ISA Barred check
  • Qualification verification
  • Signed criminal declaration form
  • Medical history declaration
  • Overseas police check or letter of good conduct (if applicable)
  • Child protection code of conduct
  • Safeguarding Level 1

Whenever we place a candidate in your school, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a passport photo attached. The email confirmation outlines the candidates’ details and a list of all the checks we have carried out including their DBS number.

This is with reference to the Dfe guidelines from the publication “Safeguarding Children and Safer Children Recruitment in Education” which came into force on the 1st of January 2008.

We provide a range of support Special Educational Needs and Disability services

M2 Education has a vast database of qualified educational professionals that are available to work in your school at any given moment. That’s why when we recruit for children with additional needs we make sure that they have the correct experience, ensuring the child get the best support within the classroom, that’s why we provide support staff with specialisms across the spectrum, including:

  • Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disability (PD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Multi-sensory Impairment (MSI)
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties)
  • SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health)
  • Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD)

Lancashire & Cumbria

2 Tustin Court, Portway, Preston PR2 2YQ
Phone 01772 722 223
[email protected]

North East

Cobalt Business Exchange, Wallsend NE28 9NZ
Phone 0191 280 5660
[email protected]

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