The Supply Register is dedicated to
making your recruitment smarter and
more cost effective

Our mission: to save schools money on supply staff

Every year expenditure on supply staffing to cover staff absence in schools across the UK continues to rise, with figures of £1.24 billion in 2015 indicated by the DfE. A key reason for this is that availability via the Local Authority Supply Pool route has fallen to less than 4% – meaning up to a whopping 70% of this expenditure was for supply cover provided through agencies, some of which can charge up to 40% margin for their service.


Helping schools grow their own banks

The Supply Register is helping to better manage supply cover by enabling schools to grow their own banks of staff. There is no up-front cost when using The Supply Register’s solution – just a £12 charge for every day booked through the system.

To read about the memorandum of understanding between the NASUWT and The Supply Register click the icon below…


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Click on the icon to download The Supply Register brochure and see how we can help make your recruitment smarter and more cost effective.

Cost effective staff cover
in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Bank

We’ll help you populate your own bank of candidates and when a job is released, any suitable members will be automatically offered the role.

Step 2: Wider Bank

Any jobs not filled by your ‘bank’ will be released out to a ‘cluster’, ‘regional’ or ‘multi-academy trust’ bank.

Step 3: Agency Panel

If the job cannot be filled by the banks, the system automatically cascades the job out to select panel agencies who agree to best value margins and pay rates.

A solution supported by first class technology for your school

At The Supply Register we realise how life as recruiter of supply staff can be stressful and with our 25 years of industry knowledge we love taking the complex issues and processes within supply cover recruitment, mixing them with clever technology and coming up with innovative solutions.

We eliminate your day to day challenges through our innovative solution that has been specifically built with your process in mind.

Quicker, easier and more transparent

Every aspect of The Supply Register is designed to streamline your school’s HR processes so that it’s not only more cost effective to hire supply staff; but also quicker, easier and more transparent. New jobs are no longer restricted to 9 to 5 and candidates update their own calendars to provide ‘real-time availability’. By streamlining communications we remove the need for ringing round your ‘black book’ or a number of agencies every morning.

  • You quickly and easily add your job to the system
  • It instantly gets released to candidates in the tiered bank system
  • Candidates have access to a mobile web app which alerts them immediately
  • Your school has full visibility of candidates’ work history, vetting information and costs
  • Candidates notify you of if and when they are available
  • Your school makes the booking and receives instant confirmation
  • Once the staff have checked out, the rest is handled by us
  • You receive 1 invoice per week based on jobs booked through the system

Grow your network of reliable, quality staff

Make savings

Reduce costs from up to £80 per booking with agencies to a fee of just £12 per booking.

Information at your fingertips

Review applications, get access to fully-vetted profiles and store all the necessary  compliance documentation safely online


Achieve full vetting and assessment of candidates, payroll and payment administration, and agency management options.

Grow your black book of happy, motivated staff

Manage your existing network, meet new ones and prioritise those you love to work with most. Everyone goes through rigorous, DfE  approved, governance checks. TSR candidates are ethically paid and have access to CPD pathways and support.

What others are
saying about The
Supply Register

We have 20 years’ experience in education recruitment and our software already has over 1,000 users, over 10,000 candidates, and more than 4 million hours logged so far. Here’s a sample of the feedback we’ve received so far…

By using The Supply Register, the number of calls, emails etc. in order to source supply cover has been substantially reduced. The software is user friendly, flexible and adaptable to the needs of the school, can be configured to our own specification and we have been able to demonstrate cost savings and better monitor our agency performance.

James Thorpe, Deputy Head, Magna Carta School