Empowering Learning

Graphite set up a new business and hired an experienced management team, with the aim of building a diversified education services provider

The new company acquired Empowering Learning on inception in 2017 and TimePlan later that year; they are both among the most established and well-respected agencies in the supply teaching market. In 2018, the company acquired Team Teach, the UK’s leading provider of behavioural management training to teachers.

Empowering Learning is led by a highly talented CEO with an extensive and successful track record in the sector. Graphite has significant experience in this market, having previously generated a high return from its investment in Education Personnel. In recruitment, organic growth is driven by attracting talented recruitment consultants and opening a substantial network of offices across the UK. The training division is expanding its course offering in the UK and internationally.

Supply teaching involves the provision of temporary staff to cover planned and unplanned vacancies in classrooms. The market is relatively stable as absences are not heavily influenced by the economic cycle. Short-term vacancies typically result from sickness and training days. Longer-term placements are driven by maternity leave cover and unfilled full-time vacancies.

Behavioural management training for teachers is underpinned by strong demand drivers, including rising levels of inappropriate behaviour by children and the continuing upward pressure on class sizes.