Putting you in control of supply and recruitment

We've saved schools over £6,000,000 by cutting 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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Zen Educate are proud to be recognised by Social Enterprise UK as a company that has the interests of our schools and teachers at heart — the leading global authority and largest network of social enterprises in the UK.

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Here to make your life easier

Online booking, 24/7

Browse teachers' 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.

Ahead of the pack 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'.

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Why use Zen Educate?

Approved Tuition Partner of the NTP

Zen Educate is proud to be an Approved Tuition Partner of the National Tutoring Programme. We have delivered 65,000 hours of 1-1 support last year and can provide your school with qualified teachers and high quality TAs to deliver subsidised tutoring. Use the link below to find out more.

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Approved Tuition Partner of the NTP

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.

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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 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'.

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.

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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.


We work with all types of schools to help them find Qualified Teachers, Teaching Assistants, and Cover Supervisors for short-term and long-term cover. We also help to fill permanent vacancies across these roles.

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 £650 for TAs and £950 for teachers.

Zen Educate is a technology platform that connects teachers with schools directly. Zen Educate uses technology to create an online booking experience that delights schools and teachers at a fraction of the cost. Our industry leading software enables us to move ahead of the traditional agency model, saving our clients both time and money.

Our platform uses technology to match teachers with schools based on their availability, distance and specialist skills required to get the most qualified candidate for the school’s requirement. Schools are then able to contact and book those teachers directly on the platform. Our support team are on hand to ensure your profile is attracting the best possible matches for you.

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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