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The Classroom Partnership achieves Gold Status, REC Audited Education

The Classroom Partnership has achieved Gold Status, REC Audited status at the first attempt.


The audit measures several components within a recruitment business including safeguarding compliance, customer service, staff development, diversity and client management. Only the companies that follow the most stringent compliance procedures and meet the highest ethical standards in recruitment practice are able to achieve the Gold Status award, according to the company.


Roger Bassam, director at The Classroom Partnership, said, “This is really fantastic news for us as a business. We work in a sector of recruitment that has to retain high standards of safeguarding and compliance and achieving gold status justifies our commitment to delivering excellence in every single interaction with our candidates, clients and colleagues.”


The Classroom Partnership, backed by the Bluestones Investment Group, started in February this year and already has regional offices in the North West. Yorkshire, Midlands and South Coast. It supplies teachers, teaching assistants, special educational needs and cover supervisors to schools and academies across the UK.


Paul Broderick, group director of Bluestones Investment Group, commented, “We are absolutely delighted that Roger and the exec team of The Classroom Partnership has been awarded the REC Audited Education status at the first attempt. The team saw it as a key milestone in the development of their brand as they continue to expand our regional capability.”


Group CEO, Steven Pendergast, added, “I see education as a key investment market for the group. Launching, developing and creating value in niche market specialist recruitment businesses is what we do best and The Classroom Partnership is one of 9 new Joint Ventures staffing business that we’ve launched this year taking our multi-sector portfolio to 29 companies in its fourth full year of trading.”

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