Professional and friendly agency
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – North West London – 8 July 2016
I have started working for SMART this year in January as a TA on a casual basis. I was sent to about 6 different schools so far and worked mainly with stage 2 pupils.
The consultants were always polite and understanding of my needs and circumstances eg the distance to school by car was my main obstical which did not allow to take all the booking available at that day. I was never pressured however to take the job if it was too far. I was always asked how did it go after I was sent to a new place, which was very helpful and made it easier at the beggining. I felt that people at Smart do care about me as individual and the relationship I built with my consultant is honest and respectful.
I had never missed the pay and therefore grateful. In some occasions I had to chase my payslips which were done internally/ electronically from school, but my pay arrived next week and there was not an issue at all.
I have attended a course organised by the agency and found it very useful and will be attending some more in the future. Girls who overseen it were very helpful and organised, it was a pleasure to say the least.
I have also met some wonderful teachers and fellow TAs from Smart at my work places and could honestly say that they were lovely to work with, they were supportive and professional.
With no hesitation I would recommend Smart teachers to anyone who is looking for a good agency.
not always work available on the day I am free