We know the strains of sourcing daily cover for schools, SickCover provides an alternative to high fee recruitment agencies when you need emergency or daily cover staff to fulfil a post.
It's our belief that more money should go to the supply staff and less to the agency. From the experience of working in a school, our founders want these essential institutions and their staff to be better off. Currently there are some schools that have no other option than using an agency when staff call in sick, we are changing that by providing schools a cost-effective way to connect with and book qualified supply teachers.
All of our supply staff have passed a scheme of background checks to prove who they are, their DBS/CRB status, and they have a qualified teaching qualification.
As a school you will be provided with a login to the booking portal where you can book Supply Staff in a number of clicks, and they will arrive within 60 minutes. As a Supply Teacher you can download the app to your smart phone and be instantly notified about new work. SickCover is currently in BETA and we are looking for new Schools and supply teachers to be involved.
We have a mission: to ensure supply staff always receive a fair daily rate of pay, and to reduce the reliance of schools on high fee staffing agencies.
We believe the supply staff should set their own daily rate of pay based on their experience and training.
Your supply staff can be on site and ready for work within 60 minutes.
Schools save money compared to using Recruitment Agencies, we keep our fees low.
All our members have their DBS / CRB, qualifications and references checked to verify their identity.
Our system is designed to provide you with people local to you so they can arrive faster.
All our supply staff have to upload a passport quality photo so you know who you're hiring.
The simple process of booking a supply teacher with the SickCover system can be explained in 4 steps.
It was during my 7 years in education that I became aware of the astonishingly high fees recruitment agencies charge schools for short term staff cover. I had a vision to create a system that would save money for schools and pay the supply teacher a fairer daily rate, a vision that would change the market. As SickCover has developed we have built the system for the benefit of the school's and supply teachers who use it. We have created a platform that gives schools an alternative option to agencies, in a way that changes the way supply teachers and schools are able to work together in covering absence: faster, cheaper and fairer.
Let's make recruitment agencies, with their high fees that drain school resources, a thing of the past.
Schools and supply teachers have had a bad deal for too long. Excessive finders fees should not be charged to schools.
Who can use SickCover?
We are available to all primary, secondary, and academies in the UK who are listed on the Government Edubase database. We accept applications from supply teachers who hold a UK teaching qualification, have a QTS number, and a valid DBS certificate.
How long does it take to create an account?
Schools and Acadamies can register in 10 mins using the online form, it may take upto 48 hours for us to verify your application and make your account live on the platform. Supply Teachers can download the SickCover app (for iPhone or Android) and register in 10 minutes, it may also take upto 48 hours to verify your identity, DBS certificate and teaching qualifications. You will receive an email to the address your registered with once we have make your account active.
How much does it cost a School / Academy to use the system?
FREE - there is no charge for Schools and Academies to join to Sickcover system. You only pay on a per-job basis once supply teachers get placed with you.
How much does it cost a Supply Teacher to join SickCover?
FREE - there is no charge for Supply Teachers to join the SickCover system.
Are my payment details secure?
Yes - we use Stripe, a 3rd party payments provider to hold all payment details on a secure server which is protected using the highest encryption. Read more on Stripe.com