We listen to Special Schools to provide the staff they deserve

Our experienced staff support specialist provisions including PRUs, SEN Schools, Alternative Provisions and hospital schools.

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Personalised support for your unique needs

Dedicated support

A dedicated SEN Account Manager for your schools that can understand your specific requirements

An experienced team

Team members with years of experience in SEN teaching and social work

High-quality cover

We stringently vet supply teachers and TAs to help you find more suitable staff

Key features

Recruit and Arrange Cover

Our Recruit and Arrange Cover tools match you with great Teachers, TAs and Cover Supervisors looking for short and long-term work, as well as permanent roles.

Instant Book

We predict the times when teachers are needed and pre-book some of our best. This means you can instantly book them without waiting for a response or wondering whether they're available. It turns 'I need cover' into 'problem solved'.

1-click timesheets

We've taken the headache out of timesheets and invoicing. All you have to do is click a button and we'll take care of everything else, giving you more time to focus on the important stuff.

SEN FAQ


Yes, absolutely! We have multiple options when it comes to permanent recruitment, including considerably lower temp-to-perm fees after a 12-week placement.

Yes and many SEN schools use Zen Educate for mass recruitment at key points during the year, mostly for September start dates. Our easy-to-use platform connects you directly with your local teaching community, allows you to post jobs for free, and your dedicated Account Manager will support throughout the entire process.

Yes, many of our staff have additional qualifications and/or experience in the following; Team Teach, Makaton, Manual Handling, MAPA, BSL, PEG feeding, ABA

Our SEN support team


We have team members all across Zen Educate with backgrounds in Special Education, including former teachers, support workers and professionals who genuinely understand the unique needs and challenges of specialist provisions. Our aim is to find, vet and train the best staff for your pupils.

Olivia - Former SEN Support Worker, now SEN Lead


Thea - Social Work Graduate, now SEN Account Manager


Liz - SEN Recruiter


Charly - Former SEN Teacher, now Software Developer

We care more

Zen Educate is a registered Social Enterprise and accredited CCS framework provider that has the interests of our schools and teachers at heart. We’re proud to have saved over £2 million for UK schools.

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