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ClassCover Acquires Relief Ruler

ClassCover are excited to announce the acquisition of South Australian based relief teacher booking platform, Relief Ruler.

Bringing together the best of two platforms

ClassCover are excited to announce the acquisition of relief teacher booking platform, Relief Ruler. Effective 1st June 2022, this exciting step stands to benefit users of both Relief Ruler and ClassCover by bringing together the two industry-leading platforms.  

With the largest database of casual education staff and schools across Australia and New Zealand, ClassCover has a best-in-class booking and deep jobs platform that makes daily casual bookings as well as recruitment for ongoing roles easier for educators and school administrators.  

Relief Ruler is the leading relief teacher management solution for the South Australian market, with over 300 schools and 3,500 teachers on the platform. Speaking about the acquisition, ClassCover CEO, Ben Grozier spoke of the natural affinity between the two businesses and the benefits the union will bring to Relief Ruler users.  

“From the moment we started talking with the team at Relief Ruler we felt comfortable and among like-minded people. It is such a privilege to be given the opportunity to maintain and grow the Relief Ruler community by bringing them into the ClassCover family.” 

Similarly, Relief Ruler Founder and CEO, Adam Trengrove, explained that through the acquisition, many aspects of the Relief Ruler business that are popular with users will remain unchanged.  

“There is so much to like about the product, the team and the Class Cover community. This is a really exciting development for all users of Relief Ruler.” 

The acquisition comes during an exciting period of growth for ClassCover. The last 12 months have seen the introduction of a host of new features, including the launch of a dedicated ClassCover Jobs platform, designed specifically for full-time and part-time roles, and the addition of new job roles to expand the platform to all education staff, including SSOs, teacher aides, and university students with interim approval to teach. With this latest update to the platform, ClassCover is well positioned to be an all-in-one solution for schools to find, hire, and manage staff of all kinds.  

This added functionality is already proving popular with both existing and new users of the platform, with a number of new enterprise clients joining ClassCover, including an additional three Catholic education Diocese school networks this year alone, bringing the total number of Diocese clients to six across the country.  

Elsewhere in the business, our tutoring arm continues to go from strength to strength, including our partnership with The Smith Family’s Catch-Up Learning Program entering its second year, expanding to over 500 children in need.  

With more details of the acquisition on the way, ClassCover CEO, Ben Grozier, speaks of the excitement among the ClassCover and Relief Ruler teams at the potential of the new union.  

“We look forward to the coming months and years ahead of providing schools and teachers with our well-known support.” 

FAQs for Relief Ruler Schools

As of June 2023, Relief Ruler will cease to operate. All Relief Ruler schools will be required to migrate over to ClassCover if you wish to continue your subscription. All TRTs will be migrated over by then if they haven’t signed up themselves already.

ClassCover is actively working on bringing across popular Relief Ruler features with improvements to each, based off feedback from Relief Ruler schools.

For Relief Ruler schools, there are no additional fees for joining ClassCover.

All existing Relief Ruler customers will have access to the ClassCover platform under a special Legacy Pricing Plan. Your annual fee remains the same in 2023 and beyond, unless you decide to cancel at any point and decide to return.

Those continuing a subscription will be upgraded to the new and improved ClassCover platform, which offers features equal to Relief Ruler and much more. 

The Legacy Pricing Plan is available to those Relief Ruler schools that renew their subscription for 2023. If your school decides to reconsider subscribing at a later date, the Legacy Pricing Plan is not applicable. All new and reactivated subscriptions will be invoiced at the regular ClassCover rate which is found here.

It’s easy for teachers to get started on ClassCover and many TRTs on Relief Ruler already have a ClassCover account.

When you sign your school up, your list of teachers are brought across and included in your account. Teachers who have not yet signed up will be given an invite with instructions to do so.

You can still book a teacher on your list who hasn’t completed their profile, ensuring that there is no interruptions to your bookings. The request will be sent as a SMS.

ClassCover will be integrating popular Relief Ruler features onto the platform which will be included in a product re-vamp due out in the next 6-12 months.  

Schools wanting to transition early can do so and benefit from features that aren’t on Relief Ruler, which includes more booking options, access to a thriving Find New Teachers directory, the ability to message teachers on the platform, access payroll reports, post job ads and access a mobile app to manage TRT lists, connect with new TRTs and post jobs on the go. 

Yes, schools can sign up to ClassCover to access our Jobs feature and keep your Relief Ruler account to book TRTs.  

ClassCover Jobs is an education jobs board that is integrated with the ClassCover platform. Schools can post jobs for full-time, part-time and contract positions. Schools can also post ‘Casual Relief Teacher Call Outs’ to get new teachers to ‘apply’ to join your regular booking list.  

Educators local to your school are notified when a new opportunity is posted. They can then apply with a cover letter and CV and share their ClassCover profile with is their online CV with accompanying documentation.  

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FAQs for Relief Ruler TRTs

Relief Ruler customers can continue to use the Relief Ruler platform unchanged with no interruptions. 

However, due to the acquisition, it is worth setting up a free teacher profile on ClassCover so you can apply for jobs and get booked by schools on ClassCover. 

We are also offering a free PD course to all SA TRTs who sign up onto the platform through our ClassCover Learn PD portal (previously named The Relief Teacher Association).

ClassCover offers teachers 82 hours of professional development with our online courses that you can do at your own pace. Our courses are aligned to the AISTL standards and are recognised Australia wide. 

We are offering teachers in South Australia who sign up to ClassCover free access to one of our popular courses. You can see what courses are on offer here.

Yes, all SA teachers get access to a free course on ClassCover Learn. For existing ClassCover profile holders, you can fill out this request form to claim your access to your free course.

If you haven’t logged in to ClassCover for over 90 days, you will be shown as inactive to schools. If you want to get booked by schools on ClassCover, its worth logging in and updating your availability to show schools you are job ready.

At this stage you will have to manage two calendars for the time being, however we do have a feature we launched recently where teachers can log external bookings via your availability calendar which will show schools that you are ‘Booked Elsewhere’. 

We are working with our development team to see how we can sync both Relief Ruler and ClassCover calendars and will have an update on this soon.

ClassCover Jobs is an education jobs board that is integrated with the ClassCover platform. Schools can post jobs for full-time, part-time and contract positions. Schools can also post ‘Casual Relief Teacher Call Outs’ to get new teachers to ‘apply’ to join your regular booking list.  

You can then apply with your ClassCover profile for schools to see. 

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"We have been using ClassCover since 2018 and it has streamlined the way that we hire casual relief teaching staff. The program is fast and is user friendly for both employers and employees. Getting a quick response from available teachers saves time when filling positions and being able to select from local teachers known to the school has benefitted the students as these teachers are known by our students and they know how our school operates."
Montmorency Primary School
"ClassCover is a quick and efficient app to see which relief staff in your list are available or not – no guessing required! Use tags to identify relief staff of particular subjects and notes for information on a particular individual. Request relief staff either individually or as a group, it’s quick and easy and lets you carry on while it does the booking for you."
Duncraig Senior High School
Western Australia
"I find ClassCover to be very helpful. The site is easy to use and it only takes a moment to keep my availability updated for schools to see. It is such a great idea and a good way to let schools know when I can teach. Since using ClassCover I have had more work and less phone calls on days I am not able to work – brilliant!"
Michelle Wyatt
Relief Teacher
"Since using ClassCover, I have been added to 7 new schools near me. Being a new teacher, it can be hard to get a foot in the door. Having the ability to have my CV and training certificates in one place has made it easy for schools to get to know me and add me for work"
Jack Mason
Relief Teacher
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