Local teaching recruitment agency trains Covid testers for schools
Friday 19th February, 2021
Newham-based Opus Education has turned its resources to providing Covid-19 testers for local schools and colleges at cost price.
The agency has been hard at work offering Covid-19 testing training to its bank of support and teaching staff, who can now be deployed to schools across Cornwall who need Covid testing.
Russell Main, owner of Opus Education, said: “We have a bank of support and teaching staff that work with us, who are already vetted and DBS-checked, and as schools aren’t working at full capacity at the moment, we wanted to offer a non-profit solution to not only help local schools but to support our own staff as well.”
Opus Education is offering the training to interested staff on their books, for free. Schools can then use the testers at cost price, meaning they cover the staff’s wages while Opus Education meets the rest of the costs.
Russell added: “We want to do our part to help the fight against the pandemic and if we can support our staff at the same time by finding them work, then all the better.
“We have had schools take us up the offer, particularly smaller ones that don’t have the infrastructure to cope with testing. Right now we have no idea what conditions the Government may need to impose to help children back into schools, but are we here to provide testing at cost price to any facility that needs it.”
Opus Education is an education recruitment specialist that prides itself on finding the best candidate for each school and job role. It has been operating for six years and provides whole school recruitment to schools in Cornwall and Devon.To learning more about Covid testers for schools call Opus on 01872 279 810 or email