The Autumn term in review

Catherine McNally, Marketing

Autumn Term In Review

And, just like that, it’s a new year and the beginning of the Spring term. Next month we’ll be bringing you all the exciting product updates to expect over the coming months. For now, and just in case you missed them, here’s a round-up of our top seven product updates from the Autumn term. 

We launched Supply Manager

Supply Manager helps you to find the best short and long-term supply teachers from your local agencies whenever you need them with easy-to-use booking and Safeguarding tools. It enables you to seamlessly manage all of your supply recruitment in one place, Tes Portal.

find out more about Supply Manager

Tes Portal app now available 

You can now review and approve supply timesheets on the go. The Tes Portal app builds on the website feature that already exists for schools working with our supply agencies. It’s the ultimate convenience tool for your school and it has the added benefit of supply teachers getting paid quicker.

download now for iOS  / download now for Andriod 

MAT dashboard 

We've added a jobs tab to the dashboard page for MATs in Tes Portal. If you’re responsible for recruitment in a MAT, you will be able to see all the jobs that are live for schools within your group. In addition to showing these jobs, you will also be able to see which school the job is linked to and how the job advert is performing.

Login to Tes Portal to view the MAT dashboard

Interview scorecard is now available in our ATS  

Each interviewer can make notes and score candidates against each category. When this information is added to the scorecard, an average overall score for the category is calculated and presented for that candidate. The Interview scorecard helps with GDPR compliance as it allows all the reviewers of a particular candidate to record their individual assessments in one centrally located place. 

Login to Tes Portal to view the Interview scorecard in our ATS  

Tes vacancies on your school’s website

You can now show all your job vacancies that are live on on your own school’s website including the search functionality making it easier for candidates to find jobs which, in turn, can increase the number of applications to your role. Once candidates click on the job on your website they will apply through Tes and all applications will go into your school’s Applicant Tracking System. 

Login to Tes Portal and go to your school career site 

We launched smartReach* 

smartReach promotes your job advert across so you can reach teachers browsing the website who match your job description. A personalised message will be sent to all suitable teachers - which will not only allow you to reach a wider audience but also help you to reach teachers who may not have been browsing anywhere on These teachers will then have the option to send you questions to find out more about the role before applying in full.

Find out more about smartReach

*Only available for Priority and Excel Recruitment Subscription customers