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Protocol Education has a long and successful history of working in partnership with special schools to help them find the teaching and support staff they need to succeed.

Range of Staff

We provide teachers and support workers with the experience to work effectively in special schools. Additionally we recruit individuals with transferrable skills drawn from youth work, care work or beyond enabling us to provide you with a wider range of staff than any other agency.

We provide Teachers and Support Workers equipped with the skills and experience to cover roles in SLD, PMLD, SEMH, ASD schools, Pupil Referral Units and alternative provision.

Additionally we are able to provide effective staffing for any role within your school including:

  • Teachers & Support Workers
  • Subject co-ordinators & heads of units
  • Teacher of the Deaf & VI specialists
  • Peripatetic, Outreach and Advisory Teachers
  • Education caseworkers & Behaviour specialists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Community based / Outreach Learning Support & 1-to-1 tutors

Continuity of staffing

We understand that special schools need continuity of staffing. That’s why we work to create a pool of teachers and support workers who have the skills you need (and where appropriate, extra training or school induction) and make sure that they are available when you need them.

Through pre-booking and ring-fencing of staff Protocol Education has successfully managed to provide staff for schools which demand continuity as a pre-requisite of using an agency.

Training & Partnerships


We have developed a range of SEND focussed workshops for our teachers and support workers which are delivered across our branch network and online.

We have developed training in partnership with nationally recognised organisations such as NAS and the TA College (providing CACHE endorsed programmes) and increased the number of people interested in working with special schools through our SEND Open Days featuring a range of guest speakers with first-hand experience of special schools (as both pupil and teacher).

Most importantly we have worked in partnership with special schools to train staff to meet their particular requirements.

Knowledge & Experience


Our dedicated SEND consultants are the people who make all of this happen. We expect all of our SEND consultants to volunteer within a special school at least once a term to gain first-hand experience of the environment and be able to understand the kind or candidate required to work effectively for you.

Safeguarding & Quality


Protocol Education are fully committed to the DfE statutory guidance for schools ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (July 2015 All of our workers undergo a comprehensive checking and vetting service to ensure safeguarding standards are met and to minimise risk to your pupils. Full documentary evidence of these checks is provided to schools.

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