This page is about booking supply staff

If you would like to be employed in a supply role, go to Kirklees Supply Service for supply staff.

Kirklees Supply Service (KSS) recruits supply teachers, nursery officers, business support staff and educational teaching assistants and provides a one-stop service for schools and nurseries needing supply cover.

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How to book supply staff

Our booking system connects schools directly to supply staff to fill short or long-term cover.

Paperclip For existing schools please use your email address and password. For new schools please contact us for your account to be activated.

Book supply staff

After you have booked supply staff

You will have access to timesheets, requests, CVs, text and email communications, and more.

About Kirklees Supply Service

Being part of Kirklees Council means we hold ourselves to a particularly high standard, and over our long history we have built up strong working relationships with schools throughout the borough. All our staff are Safer Recruitment trained and our rigorous recruitment process ensures the highest safeguarding standards.

A small administration fee guarantees all pre-employment checks and safer recruitment processes have been carried out to the highest level. We comply with Agency Worker Regulations.

For maintained schools, we offer internal charging, reducing your admin burden.

We are linked in with other Kirklees Council services that are available for you - like booksplus, Human Resources, Learning Services, Early Years, Payroll and more.

We don't cut costs

We're not run for profit, so our ethos is focused on quality and good outcomes for children and schools, not making money. We don't cut costs to help our bottom line. We pay our staff at a rate that values their skills and experience, and thus can promise you quality and commitment every time. All our staff have access to training to keep their knowledge up to date.

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We put schools first

In response to customer feedback, we have diversified the services we offer by introducing new supply roles. In the past few years, we have gone from a teachers' only service to providing Educational Teaching Assistants (ETAs), Business Support Officers (BSOs), nursery officers, 1-1 tutors working with Special Educational Needs (SEN) children, childcare assistants, and lunchtime supervisors.

During the pandemic we relieved the financial burden on schools by providing free hours for the use of our supply staff, allowing schools to open for key worker children and the vulnerable. Throughout we waivered the administration fee on pandemic-related cover.

Contact us

In addition to requesting cover 24/7 through our online booking system, an answer phone is available for you to leave a message or request supply staff outside of our normal office hours: