TES Global acquires leading Midlands supply agency ABC Teachers

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  • Acquisition expands TES Global’s UK footprint in supply teaching, adding the key Midlands region
  • ABC Teachers provides schools with high-quality staff at a time of teacher shortages in many subjects

TES Global (“TES”), the digital education company, has acquired a majority stake in ABC Teachers (“ABC”) www.abc-teachers.co.uk, a leading supply teaching agency. The acquisition is in line with the company’s strategy to expand its footprint in the supply teaching market and adds valuable expertise across the Midlands region. ABC will join Smart Teachers, which serves the London school market, and Vision for Education, covering the North of England, in TES’s growing supply network. 

ABC was founded in 2005. Based in Lichfield, ABC recently expanded its operations, opening its second branch in Loughborough in 2014. ABC works with primary, secondary, and SEN educators as well as support staff to provide high-quality cover to hundreds of schools in the Staffordshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Coventry, Warwickshire and Shropshire areas.

Rob Grimshaw, CEO of TES Global said:

“ABC Teachers is a growing business and this acquisition will allow TES to extend its supply teaching footprint and offer schools across the Midlands a solution for finding high-quality talent for hard-to-fill teaching roles.

“Our recent survey of school leaders across the UK suggests that over 25% may increase their use of supply teachers. Our existing supply businesses have benefited from becoming part of the TES network, and with ABC providing additional geographic coverage there is great potential for continued growth.”

Luke Jackson, Founder of ABC, said:

“I am thrilled that ABC has joined TES’s growing network of supply teaching businesses. The potential synergies within the TES group and opportunities to enhance the services we can provide schools and teachers are very exciting.”