Since 2016 Dosbarth has been quietly paving the way of supply teaching across South-West Wales with our unique, bilingual, dedicated, and experienced (education and recruitment) team.
We are an agency established by a teacher, and managed by teachers and education specialists for teachers, support staff and schools. Our experience, reliability and quality of our supply staff is the reason that over 80 schools across South west Wales, choose Dosbarth for their day to day, short term or long- term supply staff.
We are based in the heart of the Teifi Valley (Llandysul) and work with over 80 schools across South- West Wales. Being a local agency run by local staff, we understand the area and the importance of the Welsh heritage, culture and language and how this is a necessity to schools.
We offer a high quality, bilingual, bespoke service and can help to find the perfect supply teacher for your school.
We understand that it's sometimes easier for you to contact us in the evening or at weekends to solve your staffing problems! That’s why we are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most of our primary staff are fluent Welsh speakers. If we are only able to supply you with a second language or non-Welsh speaker we will always be honest and check with you first! As we understand the importance of the Welsh language within our schools.
You will have a dedicated 1:1 consultant they will get to know you, your school and understand your schools needs and requirements.
We are REC accredited! All our policies, terms, management and day to day running of our business are compliant with REC.
We understand how valuable your time is, this is why we have an online portal where all of our timesheets, invoices can be accessed, signed and processed at a click of a button, no more searching through your inbox, junk mail or waiting for paper copies to arrive through the post!
We believe that great supply teachers can do more than just cover a class, our teachers understand that they are replacing a member of staff and they will do everything they can to fill that role.
We expect all of our teachers to abide by the policies and the ethos of your school, we also require primary teachers to prepare lessons as required, mark work as necessary, and to keep-up to date with National Curriculum and teach, not just child-mind, their classes.
"Friendly and efficient"
"I just want to say a massive thank you for not only being one of the best companies to work for but also for being able to provide me with the best experience I’ve had especially in something I love to do! When I first started on your books I was so nervous but it's made me a better person and I’ve learnt so much from working for you guys"
"Excellent, friendly agency who have found me all the work I need and also supported me during lockdown with furlough. A huge thank you and keep up the good work"
"Always approachable and professional"
"I'm currently employed via Dosbarth, and have worked every day. The staff answer my questions or concerns promptly and efficiently. They are also very amiable with a feel of a close community, simple actions such as Advent calendars at xmas and a thoughtful word of thanks at the end of term, go along way to make you feel valued (especially as you are not a permanent member of staff in your place of work)"
"Very friendly and caring"
"I have found Dosbarth personal, responsive & helpful"
"Friendly, communicative, responsive, pofessional, helpful. Karen is exemplary in her approach, she has consistently been supportive, insightful in terms of my needs. Bethan also has been extremely helpful and responsive in terms of her role"
"A special company"
"I'm really happy to be working for this company. Karen and the team are fab"
"Dosbarth has given me the confidence to meet new people. It's also been a big help with my Primary Education course. It's a special feeling to be working for them"
"A very special company:) I've personally had amazing care and they are always at the other end of the phone if I need any help. Finding Dosbarth has been the best thing to happen to me. A*. Extremely happy"
"You're amazing. Thank you for your constant support"
"A friendly and very organised company who are easy to contact and are willing to help anytime. They're great"
"I enjoy working for Dosbarth. Thank you for all your hard work and for all the experiences I've received"
"Karen and the team make you feel like you're part of one big family. There's never a question that's too big or small and there's always someone available on the other side of the phone if needed. Dosbarth are professional and I love being a part of their team. I would highly recommend any teacher, LSA and schools to work with Dosbarth"
"Dosbarth have been amazing to me. I enjoy working for Dosbarth"
"Dosbarth have been amazing throughout the whole process, from the initial joining up to finding me suitable work within a matter of weeks"
"Lovely to work for"
"Its a pleasure to work for this company. You understand your staff's requirements extremely well. Thank you"
"I have found the staff at Dosbarth friendly and efficient"
"Dosbarth gave me the confidence to return to teaching, found me an excellent school for long term cover and provided me with the support I needed to secure a longer term contract. Should I return to supply I would not hesitate to contact Dosbarth and become a member of their valued team again"
" Very good company to work for"
" Lovely agency to work for, really flexible with hours and are always at the other end of the phone. I've had such great care from dosbarth, so glad to have found such a great agency to work for :)"
"Dosbarth has supported me both as a professional and as single working parent, going out of their way to find work that fits in with also running a family. This has allowed me to not only be the best employee I can possibly be but also the best mother to my own children. I cannot praise Karen and her team enough for their professional yet personal service that they provide to the local community and beyond. Thank you so much!"
"Dosbarth have been great throughout the whole process, from the initial joining up to getting regular work. Administration and the wage department are helpful and support and the service is prompt and efficient."
"I really appreciate your friendly approach. You are all really helpful, organised and efficient. I love working for you. Thank you!"
"Really friendly and supportive staff, the flexibility is great :) I've grown so much in confidence since working with Dosbarth. Would definitely recommend"
"I’ve been working for Dosbarth for a few months now. They have been friendly and efficient the whole time. My personal ‘manager’ that arranges work for me is lovely and very understanding of my busy schedule. I can pick up work when it’s convenient for me. The schools they have arranged for me have been welcoming. It fits into my life well and I am very pleased with the arrangement."
"Dosbarth really are a wonderful company to work for. Karen and the team are always on hand to answer any questions or concerns that I have and are always friendly. I love that they allow me to be flexible and choose when I want to work. I'm very happy to have found Dosbarth - Diolch yn fawr i chi."
" Dosbarth staff have always been efficient and friendly to work alongside. They are understanding of the needs of schools and their supply staff. I feel confident to approach them if I needed help, support or guidance and would recommend Dosbarth as a great company to work with."
"A very organised company, very easy to contact and willing to help anytime. I’ve learnt so much through Dosbarth! Thank you for everything"
"A fabulous company - with friendly staff who are easy to communicate with."
"Dosbarth has supported me fully by providing work for me within local schools which in turns builds my experiences as a student teacher. The team are extremely friendly, and always offer to help when needed. Top quality company"
"As a young teacher straight out of University, Dosbarth has offered me an absolutely fantastic service. Karen and the team are supportive, organised, professional and available to discuss anything at any time. I have been placed in wonderful schools within my local area and the working days are very flexible around my availability. Working for Dosbarth feels like working for a small family"
"Dosbarth have been an amazing and the best agency to work for, every member is caring, kind, friendly and very thoughtful. They put their staff in the heart of their business which is very rare to see! When I was unwell with COVID they made sure to check up on me and do as much as possible to ensure I was financially supported! It has been a a pleasure to work for Dosbarth over the past few years