Complaint / review text:
Having completed my PGCE in June 2014 I joined TeacherActive, paid £50 for a DBS check which I was told I would get the money back after 10 days of work.
Having been with the company since October 2014 I am still waiting for work (March 2015) I am with two other agencies that get me supply work every day and are very trustworthy.
Just the other day TeacherActive rang about a position they said started next week, I was already at a school at this point and didn't want to let them down. However, this company promised me the school had asked for me personally, that it was a position until the end of the year, they would pay me on the teacher scale so it would be more money & even brought my subject specialism into the equation stating I may be offered work in my subject if I accept this role.
I spoke my other agency about terminating my contract with the school I was working at and the process was in action, when I found out Teacher active had lied about the role. The job was for a specialist teacher and any other teacher would be rejected from the role.
This company nearly lost me a contact with a school I had been at for 6 weeks plus a weeks pay, they blatantly lied down the phone.
I have asked to be removed from their books and I urge people to stay away from the company. They advertise a lot of jobs on the internet, but these jobs aren't real they are a money making scam to take £50 off you!