Sesame Education achieves SiR’s teacher agency standard accreditation
Standards in Recruitment (SiR), the UK’s first and only independent compliance programme for recruitment businesses is pleased to announce that Sesame Education Limited has become the latest agency to be awarded SiR accreditation.
“Congratulations to Sesame Education” said John Randall, engagement director for SiR, “the company passed SiR’s general and teacher agency standards and is now an accredited education sector business”.
SIR’s standards and independent process for accreditation are recognised by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) in England and National Procurement Service (NPS) in Wales in their respective commercial framework agreements for the provision of supply teachers to the public sector.
Randall continues, “The SiR accreditation programme, and its distinctive ‘mark of excellence’, recognises companies like Sesame Education that have met the highest standards in terms of their operational and legal processes. The company put in a lot of work and should be proud of their achievement and that they can reassure schools and teaching candidates of their compliance credentials, in what is a highly competitive market.”
Commenting on being awarded SiR accreditation, Michael Woolmore, co-director at Sesame Education said, “‘We are extremely proud to announce that we have been awarded the Standards In Recruitment accreditation. This validates the work ethic and principals that we were founded on, providing confidence to clients and candidates alike that we adhere to the highest standards expected from our industry. “
Fellow co-director, David Dent continues, “SiR accreditation enables us to accept our position on the CCS framework and as a growing company we can now stand shoulder to shoulder with our larger competitors. The SIR team were fantastic and delved deep into the unique aspects of our business whilst the SIR gap analysis and the audit process itself provided an invaluable roadmap, guiding us through the process. The implementation of a new management process and structure has given us a fantastic platform from which to continue the growth and development of our business.’
Randall concludes “More and more recruitment businesses are seeing Standards in Recruitment as way of demonstrating their compliance credentials in a range of sectors. Our teacher agency standards and accreditation is also recognised by the National Association of Headteachers, TEAM, the UK’s largest network of independently owned recruitment and employment agents and by the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC), as a standard verification suitable for businesses operating in all kinds of placement, introduction or supply capacities.”