Case Studies

Mrs. Balestra explains how Aspire People have her best interests at heart after a tough time through being made redundant

Mrs. Balestra explains how Aspire People have her best interests at heart after a tough time through being made redundant

Mrs. Balestra explains how Aspire People have her best interests at heart after a tough time through being made redundant

“Aspire People was recommended to me by my work adviser at INGEUS, when I was looking for work after having been made redundant. I had never done supply work before so I was rather nervous, especially as I had spent nearly two years recovering from depression. I believe that being able to trust your contact person’ is absolutely essential so that you can build a good relationship with him/her. Adam Cox  is exceptionally friendly, helpful, reliable and supportive, and has been from day one. When I started my first supply work at an Academy that Adam set up for me, he  liaised with the cover supervisor and dealt with all the admin. That really helped a lot as I had enough to cope with facing teaching in a secondary school after a two-year gap.

Equally, when I went to another school for one day’s cover, I was even more nervous as it was to cover English lessons, not my specialty subject ( which is Languages). However Adam was very encouraging and reassuring. He also gave me lots of useful information, for example: what other supply teachers had said about the school, car parking facilities etc…He reminded me what documents I needed to take and also rang me to check I wasn’t lost and had found the place ok. So it all boosted my confidence.  I also appreciate Adam’s pleasant and calm telephone manner and the fact he is supportive and not pushy/bossy. After I had joined Aspire People I registered with another agency, as my job adviser said it would increase my chances of finding work. However, my contact at that particular agency arranged for me to go to a school and teach a lesson whilst being observed, before checking the date was ok with me! When I  declined, my contact sounded quite put out and almost cross with me, trying to get me to change my mind. When I have any questions or concerns I know I can text Adam at any time of the day or evening  and will receive a prompt reply. Adam is also very good at keeping in regular contact.

Finally I don’t feel I am just one ‘number’ on a long list of supply teachers. I feel that Adam has my best interests at heart and I am so glad he is my contact at Aspire People.”

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