NSW Department of Education and ClassCover have partnered to provide NSW public schools access to the ClassCover booking platform, taking the headache out of booking and managing their casual teachers.
This year, the innovative ClassCover platform will replace the call centre approach known as Casual.Direct.
This is a progressive step for the department, who are choosing an automated technology driven solution to save schools hours every day when booking casual teachers, whilst also putting quality control back into the hands of schools.
ClassCover is proud to be recognised and trusted by the NSW Department of Education as a fitting choice for NSW schools. ClassCover already services over 750 NSW public schools and looks forward to the opportunity to now assist the state as a whole with their recruitment and staffing needs.
The ClassCover journey
ClassCover started in 2012 on the Northern Beaches of Sydney and was the brainchild of two Macquarie University graduates; ex-teacher Ben Grozier and good friend Peter Carpenter who holds a Bachelor of Business, Marketing and Business Law. The idea originated from a friend who worked at a school complaining of spending their Sunday calling around 22 casual teachers to find cover for Monday. It clearly was not the ideal way to spend their weekend.
ClassCover was developed to solve that exact problem and originally started as a way for schools to view teacher availability before phoning around. The ClassCover app has since evolved into an ‘all in one’ answer for schools, enabling them to book teachers in seconds from anywhere, connect with new teachers in the local area, access fast and efficient payroll reports and even book non-teaching staff to fill any gaps on a day to day basis.
ClassCover has also extended support for tens of thousands of casual teachers, offering annual conferences and access to online professional development via The Relief Teacher Association (RTA). The RTA not only helps teachers save money on accredited PD courses, but also connects them to a thriving community in what can feel like quite an isolating career.
The partnership with the NSW DoE is a huge step forward for ClassCover and a compliment to the hard work that has been put in by the team since the humble beginnings 6 years ago.
ClassCover would like to thank our loyal schools and teachers nationwide who have given us continuous support and valuable feedback over the years which has shaped ClassCover into what it is today – the leading resource in casual teacher placements.
What does this mean for NSW public schools?
While it’s not mandatory for NSW public schools to use ClassCover, access will be funded by the department. ClassCover will be replacing Casual.Direct as a more comprehensive solution and is the department’s recommended platform.
Schools small and large can benefit from ClassCover and we have a growing number of over 25,000 casual teachers to connect with directly in all parts of NSW – including rural areas.
To find out more about how ClassCover can help your school, go here.
What’s next for ClassCover schools and teachers?
ClassCover is continuously evolving and improving to ensure a seamless experience for both schools and teachers, and so based upon your feedback, we’re excited to announce the release of a new user experience due out this year.