Putting you in control of your supply and recruitment

We cut out the agencies, allowing you to choose the teachers and teaching assistants that are right for you and book them directly online.

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Here to make your life easier

Online booking, 24/7

Browse teacher's profiles and book the teacher you want in under 2 minutes, day or night.

High-quality cover

We rigorously interview and vet our teachers to ensure they meet our high standards.

Save money

We take half the cut of a traditional agency helping you save £1,000s on supply and recruitment.


Accredited Crown Commercial Service Framework Supplier

Zen Educate is a fully accredited supplier on the Crown Commercial Service Supply Teachers and Temporary Staff Framework, sponsored by the Department for Education. We are the only technology-enabled solution awarded a position on the framework agreement for supply teachers.

Framework Supplier
Framework Supplier
Framework Supplier

We've got fully vetted teachers and teaching assistants in London and Manchester

Introducing Instant Book

We predict the times when teachers are needed and prebook 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'.

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The Old way

The New way

No paperwork —
 One-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.

What schools are saying

"I now book my supply cover without picking up the phone! It's quicker, cheaper and more reliable than using an agency. I love it!"
— Ann, Headteacher, South London Primary

"The platform is easy to navigate, and their phone app means that last minute bookings are easy. They’ve saved us money without sacrificing the quality of staff we expect."
— Yvonne, Headteacher, North London PRU

"The fact that I can do it on my phone without having to talk to anyone means that I can arrange my cover for that day, and beyond, on the bus to work."
— Dulcie, Deputy Head, North London Primary

Our support team

We have former teachers and platform experts giving you the best support, every step of the way. Although our platform puts you back in control, we're happy to help when you need us.

High-quality teachers

As Zen Educate charges a flat fee half that of a traditional agency, we're able to pay more to attract better teachers. All of the teachers and TAs on our platform have gone through a thorough interview process to ensure you get the best quality possible.

Ahead of the game on Safeguarding

Keeping children safe is our highest priority. As such, our approach is designed to exceed the DfE guidance as set out in 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'.

Read more about our rigorous safeguarding process


We work with all types of schools and help them find Qualified Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Cover Supervisors to cover short-term, long-term or permanent positions.

We strongly believe that when there is a good fit, there should be no barriers to hiring a great educator. Instead of the hefty “temp-to-perm” commissions agencies charge that could amount to thousands of pounds, we have a small, transparent flat fee of £600.

Zen Educate is a technology platform to connect teachers with schools. Agencies are an expensive middleman between schools and teachers. They have to charge high commissions because their booking procedures are largely manual and run on outdated systems. Zen Educate uses technology to create an online booking experience that delights schools and teachers at a fraction of the cost.

Schools are able to select specific teachers to invite for work or are able to automatically invite teachers based on availability, distance, and specialist skills required.

Simply email support@zeneducate.com and someone will respond to you in 24 hours, or call us on 020 3870 4413.

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