Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

We offer flat rates for all users of OSKA, and unlike most agencies, we are happy to be completely transparent on what we charge and what we pay. Head over to our Pricing page to see how much we charge schools and how much we pay our teachers and assistants.

Are there any registration fees payable by schools?

None. Schools only pay for the days they book a teacher or assistant.

Have all Teachers and Assistants on OSKA been vetted?

Yes. Teachers and assistants will only be made active on OSKA once they have been through OSKA's Safer Recruitment compliant vetting process. This includes ID checks, Right to work checks, an Enhanced DBS Check, International Police Checks (where appropriate), employment checks, two written references, a Self-Disclosure declaration, and an interview.

What are the cancellation fees if I need to cancel a booking?

There are many variables to this such as how long before the placement was due to start did you cancel the booking, and whether or not we can find the teacher or assistant new work for the day. In short, if you cancel the booking with more than 24 hours notice or we find the teacher other work there are no charges.

What charges are there from OSKA to permanently take on a candidate?

Also none! We don't want to get in the way of schools and teachers and assistants achieving a better outcome for themselves.

What is Quick Book?

Quick Book is a method of booking a teacher or assistant where they do not need to accept or decline the school's invitation - the booking is made instantly. The teacher or assistant will have setup their profile to accept these bookings and there is nothing further a school needs to do once this type of booking is made.

How much does OSKA pay?

We offer flat rates for all users of OSKA, and unlike most agencies, we are happy to be completely transparent on what we charge and what we pay. Head over to our Pricing page to see how much we charge schools and how much we pay our teachers and assistants.

Are there any registration fees payable by teachers or assistants?

There are no registration fees payable to OSKA, however any new checks required are paid for by the applicant.

How much control do I have over what work is offered to me?

Teachers and assistants are able to set which days they want work, grades they are prepared to work with, how far they are prepared to travel (either miles or time), and their subject preferences (teachers only). If you want to retain full control, set your profile to 'Confirmation Required' which means you will need to accept or decline any invitations.

I have completed my registration as a teacher. What now?

A member of staff from OSKA will be in touch with you to arrange an interview time and to ensure there is no further information outstanding. If you have not heard from an OSKA staff member within one working day of submitting your registration, please use the 'Get in touch' link below.

How often will I get paid?

Teacher who work for OSKA under a PAYE contract are paid fortnightly (on a Thursday). Teachers working through companies are paid according to invoice terms, but no more frequently or sooner than PAYE staff.

How does OSKA Education pay so much and charge so little?

By being fully online, we don't need large, fancy offices or lots of staff. These savings are passed straight back into our prices and level of pay to teachers and assistants.

How can I contact you?

To get in touch with someone from OSKA, please email us at info@oskaeducation.com. You can ask us your questions or request a callback at a time that is convenient to you.

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