Working in partnership with our schools and MATs


Our specialist recruitment team are ready and primed to help you find the best teaching staff for your school. Every partnership and solution is bespoke we take pride in offering a consistent approach to delivering our promise.


CER Education, part of Affinity Workforce, is a Crown Commercial Services (CCS) accredited supplier holding a place on the Lot 1 and Lot 2 Frameworks.  This means we operate full transparency – paying workers more and charging schools and academies less. By using this model we can attract you the best talent in the market.

Our partners


Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust

Northern Education Trust

Advance Learning Partnership

Extol Academy Trust

Tudhoe Learning Trust

The Education Village Academy Trust

Benefits of working with a MAT…

CRS – CER Reward Scheme


The Reward Scheme is our pedigree package – providing schools and academies with an unparalleled service, in regards to both educational and commercial performance!


We recognise the pressures that schools and academy chains are facing today, and the growing challenge of finding and retaining outstanding teaching and support staff.  We want to work in partnership with education providers to face these challenges together and our reward scheme is an extremely effective way to do this.


Schools up and down the country have procured the benefits of our reward scheme for 10 years and are happy to provide testimonials!


Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy trust in the North East – engaged all 26 sites for the 2019/20 academic year and received a cash rebate of a staggering £32450!


Given the opportunity to show you what we can do with our rewards scheme, we won’t let you down!

Check out some of our latest blogs


Temporary School Staffing

Temporary School Staffing: How CER Can Solve These Challenges

The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful for schools dealing with temporary staffing issues. At CER, we specialise in helping schools overcome these challenges and ensuring a smooth transition.

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CER partners with Aston Community Education Trust

Affinity Workforce Solutions (AWS) are delighted to be working in partnership with Aston Community Education Trust as its managed service provider of temporary staff.

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Supporting your school’s work experience initiative

“We all have to start somewhere. The more exposure you have to the workplace, the more you can make informed decisions, the more you can look at your strengths and skillsets.”

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Team Liverpool’s New Partnership

CER is delighted to announce it is an approved supplier of the Lancashire Association of School Business Managers (LASBM). 

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CER launches 6th Managed Provision in the North East

CER has launched its latest Managed Provision Service with Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust (BCCET) in the North East of England.

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What our clients have to say…


“Northern Education Trust first started working with Affinity Workforce Solutions and CER in September 2019. We were keen to work with AWS and CER, given the competitiveness of the pricing structure and the national presence of AWS against smaller local firms, that couldn’t provide supply and temporary staffing in some of the Trust’s academies that are geographically located further afield.


“We are very pleased with the performance of AWS and CER and the ease of contract and procurement arrangements. We found AWS very friendly and easy to work with, with a collaborative and supportive approach to making sure that the relationship is built on a solid foundation.”


Gary Lee

Acting Chief Financial Officer, Northern Education Trust

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