Delivering an aspirational & inspirational provision

Schools Deserve Better

We started from one belief: That teachers and schools deserved better. Teachers pouring their hearts and souls into their vocation deserved to be supported and paid properly. Schools need a hassle-free value for money affordable service to deliver an aspirational and inspirational music and drama provision.

We do not just send you a teacher, we work in collaboration providing ongoing support services to secure the best match for your vacancies.

That why 91% of our teachers interviewed are hired and 92% say longer than 2 years.

What we offer our schools

The Eureka Moment

Looking at the recruitment industry we quickly realised large agencies don’t value their teachers and and capitalize from their clients. We are proud to be game-changers.

We have continued to thrive and develop due to reputation and recommendation, working with the same schools and teachers since day one.

We constantly talk to our teachers building up a network of over 1000 music and drama specialists so we can quickly find the right teacher for you.

We are committed to providing a quality teacher and service to engage pupils, enhancing motivation and confidence to promote learning and life skills that can transfer across the entire curriculum enhancing attainment.

Why are we different?

Our clients feedback told us that they loath percentage fees.  They don’t allow for accurate budgeting and encourage recruitment companies to push up salaries. A textbook charge from a supply agency of 20% commission could easily cost over £8000 for just one placement

We not only listened, we made the change and that’s why we offer flat-fee recruitment which is based on the number of days per week the role requires.

This is great news for our clients, as part-time roles can cost less than an add with TES “Saving thousands of pounds” and we take away the time and hassle of direct recruitment.


Solely focus on performing arts in education

Our team: Headteacher, QTS Music Specialist & Recruitment Specialist

Over 40 years teaching and recruitment experience

Independent agency


Supporting any aspect of provision required

Experties to support all our schools and teachers needs.

Successful established track record

Bespoke service to fit requirements.

Permanent Recruitment Features

Capped rate permanent recruitment

91% success rate interview to hire

92% recruitment retention over 2 years

Fantastic savings for you HR budget

Proof we get it right

Higher staff retention rates

Supply Teacher Features

Short or long term specialist teachers

1000 plus network of specialist professionals

Experienced and qualified classroom teachers

Staff for a few hours a week or full time

Rate to fit your budget

Quickly achieve the best results

Delivering to National Curriculum Standards

Flexibility to meet your needs

Workshops & Extra-curricular

Bespoke workshops

Teach to the highest standards

Enrichment programs

Instrumental tuition

Bringing live, high quality music to your school

Hitting curriculum targets

Promoting social and emotional development

Building confidence & transferable learning skills

Pricing dependent number of days required as little as 

£1,250.00 without the time and hassle you have with direct recruitment  

Supply teachers and tutors for day to day supply short & long, term placements

We supply teachers and tutors for day to day supply, short and long term placements as well as permanent positions. Our qualified and experienced specialist teachers deliver  lessons to National Curriculum standards  fulfilling the complete music & Drama teaching requirements, whether that is the whole class teaching or an enrichment program.

Whether you want a teacher for a few hours a week or full time we have the flexibility to meet your needs.

Make the most of your budget with Multi Skilled staff supporting music & Drama provision and individual learning and development.

Comprehensive Review of your Music & Drama Provision & Resources​

Not sure what you need? As performing arts specialists we are in a unique position to undertake a comprehensive review of your current  provision providing an all inclusive report and recommendations on how to make the most of your budget.

Our workshops can be themed to fit your individual requirements, enhancing your provision and linked to the National Curriculum. Popular themes include, Indian, African, Australian and South American instruments.

Get in touch to find out more.

All of our teachers are provided with a set of comprehensive up to date National Curriculum lesson plans prepared by our specialist teaching staff, allowing the teachers to actively engage with the children and put their own personality and passion into every lesson.

Our professional musicians and teachers take time to submerge themselves in your school community and work with the children to compose your own school song for the children to perform. We also offer an opportunity to record their work and press to CD.

Our professional musicians and teachers will lead your choir. We aim to enable singers with all levels of musical experience to achieve their best and really find the pleasure of singing, building a wider school community promoting wellbeing and happiness.

We offer a variety of after school clubs – focused on the performing arts from choirs, singing & performance, music, and bands. All interesting, fun, and enjoyable for student.

Children are motivated to increase their self-confidence, concentration, imagination and control.We can provide a comprehensive range of instrumental tutors ready to help your children for 1-1 or group tuition whatever the age or ability.

Safeguarding & Vetting Process


Safeguarding is at the core of our business, we undertake checks on all workers ensuring all are kept up to date with safeguarding training. 1st Note Education hold a single central record and make all appropriate candidate checks.



We have over 40 years’ collective experience in education, and recruitment. Our personal approach and process delivers a truly unique and intuitive service. We maintain successful relationships because we take the time to understand your needs, the ethos, and objectives of each individual school.

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