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Rugby stars celebrate teaching agency

A pair of rugby stars have helped a South Wales teaching agency celebrate 10 years of making sure classrooms don't go without teachers.

Wales and Ospreys stars Dan Biggar and Ryan Jones presented Education Staffing Solutions (ESS) with a signed number 10 Wales jersey to mark a decade in business

Education Staffing Solutions (ESS) was founded in 2003 and has 1,500 active teachers on its records and offices in Swansea, Carmarthen, Cardiff Bay and a recently-opened base at Glan Afan Comprehensive School in Neath Port Talbot.

ESS co-founder Kevin Moyes said, "When we first started, there were only eight agencies in South Wales, now this has increased to over 45.

"We started an agency with the fundamental belief that we were here as a support mechanism for the schools. We were here to offer a 'One call, One contact, One solution' agency that prides itself on building relationships, training its full time and its supply staff.

"Over the last 10 years, we have encountered competitor growth, the closing of schools and various changes in legislation, working practice and a double dip recession — yet we have emerged stronger and more stable."



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