Based in Essex, delivering Teaching and Support staff to the Education sector across East Anglia and the South East, we aim to provide the highest quality service in a friendly and flexible way.

Our focus is always on longer-term and permanent recruitment which, from experience, ensures that we attract the highest calibre candidates and teaching staff.

With nearly a decade of Education and public sector recruiting experience in the team, Grass Roots is able to provide a dedicated service with genuine professionalism and real expertise.

If you are a School, College, PRU or indeed any institution that requires staff for teaching roles, then Grass Roots can source a number of suitable candidates to successfully fill a longer-term or permanent vacancy.


Longer-term cover

Experience shows that such vacancies arise from either a fixed duration absence (e.g. maternity cover/long-term sickness cover) or as an immediate solution to an unsuccessful permanent appointment.

In either situation, we can source a number of suitable and specialist candidates for the cover. If we don't already have the right person available, your consultant can instantly advertise the vacancy – free of charge – and vet, sift and stream any suitable response for you. ONLY when or if, you decide to appoint one of our candidates does a charge become applicable (there is no obligation to appoint even if we advertise for you!!).

Should any appointment of a temporary cover be appropriate for a Permanent post with you (if one exists), then on completion of 2 full school terms or 100 days (whichever is the longer), the permanent post may be awarded to the candidate with NO additional 'temp-to-perm' fee.

Other deals and negotiations can be applied to different scenarios, but you can rest assured that Grass Roots Academic Support understands the financial restraints involved with managing large budgets and therefore provides some of the most competitive rates & fees in the market!

Permanent Jobs

With the recruitment of high calibre staff from traditional advertising becoming more and more expensive and increasingly less effective, our wealth of experience in the Education and Human Resourcing industries can provide you with a cost effective, quick and comprehensive recruitment solution.

As above, we already offer exceptional value with NO compromise on quality, but can also adapt payment and charge structures to suit individual situations.

Daily Supply Cover

In addition to the above services, Grass Roots is able to provide you with teaching staff to cover immediate day-to-day absence. We are available from 7am until 5:30pm, Mon-Fri although can be reached outside of these times if urgent, by calling our mobile number.


All our staff are fully vetted in accordance with DfE, GTC and recruitment industry guidelines.

As a minimum, all recruited staff are subject to:

  • Face-to-Face interview
  • ID checks
  • Proof of their Right to Work (unrestricted) in the UK
  • CV History check
  • List 99 and CRB check clearance
  • Overseas Police checks (if applicable)
  • Qualification checks including GTC registration checks and NARIC (if applicable)
  • Medical questionnaire
  • 2 professional references

We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding personal service and an assurance that you'll be dealing with specialist education-recruitment professionals every time. Should you have any questions regarding our service or would simply like to start booking staff with us, please call on: 01206 585 002 or email

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