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Zen Educate

CAPH is working with Zen Educate as our preferred partner for supply provision and permanent recruitment support.
Zen Educate's mission is to change the world of education recruitment. Schools spend over £2bn a year on agency staff, with over £600m per year of that spent on fees that go straight to the recruitment agencies. So far, we've saved UK schools over £10m in supply teaching recruitment costs, and that number grows every day, meaning the funding can be put back into education within the schools. Using our online platform, schools have access to hundreds of profiles of fully vetted teachers and support staff, who they can book at a click of a button. Think Uber for teachers.
Zen are safeguarding specialists - all candidates are strictly vetted. All consultants are Safer Recruitment trained and all candidates complete level 2 safeguarding training. Schools can access candidate information and a full vetting pack at any time.

To find out more about Zen Educate, please contact: natasha.baines@zeneducate.com

Key features

Recruit and arrange cover

Our recruit and arrange cover tools match you with great Teachers, TAs and Cover Supervisors looking for short and long term work, as well as permanent roles.

Instant book

We predict the times when teachers are needed and prebook some of our best. This means you can instantly book them without waiting for a response or wondering whether they're available. It turns 'I need cover' into 'Problem solved'.

1 click timesheets

We've taken the headache out of timesheets and invoicing. All you have to do is click a button and we'll take care of everything else, giving you more time to focus on the important stuff.

 Social Enterprise — Business for Good

Zen Educate are proud to be recognised by Social Enterprise UK as a company that has the interests of our schools and teachers at heart — the leading global authority and largest network of social enterprises in the UK.


Ahead of the pack on Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our highest priority. As such, our approach is designed to exceed the DfE guidance as set out in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'

Zen Educate has created an innovative online tool for managing Single Central Records, designed specifically to meet the rigorous standards of Keeping Children Safe in Education. It not only saves valuable time but also ensures full compliance through automation.

Schools can swiftly identify any gaps in the SCR, streamline the staff vetting process, and generate comprehensive one-click audit trails. This provides unparalleled peace of mind for school administrators, knowing that safeguarding practices are both organised and up to date.

Interested in transforming your school's safeguarding procedures? Reach out to oliver.mann@zeneducate.com or visit https://www.zeneducate.com/vetting for more information.



Accredited Crown Commercial Service Framework Supplier:

Zen Educate is a fully accredited supplier on the Crown Commercial Service Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff Framework, sponsored by the Department for Education. We are the only technology-enabled solution awarded a position on the framework agreement for supply teachers

Here are the links to the Zen Educate resources pages where you will find information on their:
  • Teaching HubSupply guides and tips and news from the Zen community
  • Resources for Schools: to help school leaders support their staff and students and
  • 10 with Zen10 minute conversations with passionate school leaders about challenges and best practice.