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Education Network leads by example

The business, part of the Pertemps Network Group, became one of the first in the country to meet the requirements of a ground-breaking quality benchmark – before its official launch in the House of Commons yesterday (January 9th).

& lsquo;Compliance ’ is a set of best practice requirements for both temporary and permanent recruitment in the education sector which has been designed with Ofsted criteria in mind, and to go beyond the statutory requirements

The new quality benchmarking was launched on Thursday but The Education Network is already leading the way having successfully passed the rigorous Compliance audit.  The business, which has offices in the North West, North East, Yorkshire, South East and the Midlands, showed continual improvements in safeguarding children and in providing the highest quality staff and service.

Lorna Harvey, Operations Director of The Education Network, said, "As a business working in the education sector, we always put the safety of children first and all the time only provide our clients with the highest quality staff.  Becoming one of the first recruitment companies to achieve the Compliance standard is testament to all the hard work and commitment that is carried out daily to ensure this high level of service continues.”

Compliance was developed by APSCo in response to the Department for Education’s closure of the Quality Mark for Education in March 2012 and followed extensive consultation with Education Sector Group members and, crucially, external stakeholders from the National Association of Head Teachers, the Association of School & College Leaders, Voice, the National Association of School Business Managers, Academies Enterprise Trust, the School Governors One Stop Shop and the Independent Academies Association.

To meet Compliance requirements, recruitment companies will be audited yearly and must show continual improvements in a number of key areas.

The Education Network was established in 1993 and has developed an unrivalled reputation as a high quality, responsive education recruitment specialist, dedicated to providing a personalised service to both candidates and clients.

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