Backstop Education & SEN Recruitment
Welcome to the Backstop education recruitment page for schools looking to recruit temporary and permanent staff. We specialise specifically in the SEN and PRU sector.
Who are Backstop?
We are a well-respected specialist recruitment agency who have historically operated in the youth justice system. Over time we broadened our operating field to other areas where there are young people and adults at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. Established in 2001, we were founded on the principles of high standards of recruitment, at a fair and transparent price. Subsequently Dr Andrew Thorne helped found ASWEB an organisation dedicated to improving standards in social work recruitment. He devised the original annual audit which has since been adapted by The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCO) for use in the annual audit of education recruitment businesses. We are now keen to utilise this expertise to recruit effectively with the Education Sector.
Why use Backstop?
In the last few years we have discovered that many of our candidates working in the youth justice system had prior experience working in SEN and PRUs. Not wanting a great resource go to waste - a ready-made database of candidates experienced and qualified to work in SEN and PRUs - we expanded our area of operations into the SEN area. As a consequence, we now have a large database of professionals who have experience of working with young people and adults both inside and outside the criminal justice system.
How we operate?
Our business model is based around forming long term partnerships with our customers. This practice allows us to gain a good understanding of your requirements and your unique needs. When you contact us with a vacancy which needs to be urgently filled we will know what type of teacher will best fit into your vacancy. We will only send over candidates that are fully safeguarded and compliant and that will fit the role you have briefed us on. This ensures that we do not waste your time with inappropriate candidates.
If you have a SEN or PRU vacancy, any questions about recruitment, or about how Backstop could help you please give Andrew or the Team a call on 0208 7859912, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.