Last week we were thrilled to hit a milestone of £500k savings in agency fees — these savings go straight to schools and back into teacher’s pay.

A huge part of our mission here at Zen has always been to cut out the excess agency fees for supply cover and recruitment which continues to cost schools and limit teachers’ pay. In a time when schools are already facing staff shortages, and with ever-tighter budgets, saving money to spend on staff and vital improvements to provisions for pupils has rarely been more important.

Our transparent, online and efficient approach — at half or less of the cost of a traditional agency — has now saved over £500k for the education system. What’s more, we’re able to do that while increasing choice, control, and providing a better experience for both schools and teachers. Schools can use our platform for free, save money on high-quality, fully vetted, staff, and arrange supply cover 24/7 — be it from their phone in bed or on the bus.

Since launching in 2017, hundreds of schools have signed up to Zen Educate to hire and manage their staff with savings now adding up to over half a million pounds.

We want as many schools as possible to start saving money so we can put even more money back into the education system to give the next generation the best possible start. If you’re interested in finding out how your school can start saving money on high-quality staff please get in touch or book a demo.