I have known Douglas Campbell, in his capacity as Senior Consultant at Academics Limited, since 2009.
Douglas has taken the time to get to know the College requirements when seeking a candidate on our behalf. He listens and takes on board what we are looking for and will keep me up updated on the progress of his search. We have a strong rapport and Douglas knows how strict I can be when requesting information and references from him.
Personnel Assistant, Collingwood College
In my role as Director of Inclusion I worked with Academics for 4 years. During this time we always received excellent service from the agency. They always took the time to listen to requirements from the school and ensure that the candidates he put forward were of a high standard. Communication was always clear and efficient.
Former Director of Inclusion Dunraven School
I have worked with Academics during this academic year 2010-11. Initially I urgently needed a Year 5 class teacher following a medical emergency of one of our staff, two days before the term started. On telephoning Academics, I spoke to Rob who listed carefully to the needs of our school and reassured me that he would be able to help. True to his word, Rob sent two candidates round to the school the following day for me to interview. By 5.00pm that day we had a new class teacher in post! The teacher was so committed that he came in over the weekend to get the classroom ready and to put up displays.
Recruiting for this school year, in addition to the TES I contacted around twenty recruitment agencies. By September I had four teachers in post, including a senior teacher, thanks to Rob at Academics. The other agencies found me only one teacher between them.
As discussed, Kathleen and I are pleased to confirm that Academics isour preferred supplier of teaching assistants as they take time to understand our school ethos and expectations which inform their placement of staff.
Recruiting teachers at any point during the year can be a challenge but Rob at Academics understands how a school works and then applies this knowledge to finding you the right candidate.
I write to confirm that Queen Elizabeth’s School is a long-standing customer of Academics. For approximately ten years, we have been very pleased with the level of service provided by Academics and, in particular, we have enjoyed very positive working relationships with Mr. Daniel Wheeler and Mr. Ed Jenkins.
Roger Ascham Primary School has a long established working relationship with Academics Education Recruitment Agency and in particular with Lee Vincent who has been the primary contact between the school and Academics Ltd for some time.
I am writing to say how impressed I am with Canan Yusuf from Academics. I have worked with Canan for two years, and during this time have always found Canan to be helpful, efficient, honest and highly professional.
Recently our school had the opportunity to restructure its Leadership Team. I asked Rob at Academics if he could help find the right person. We needed specific skills and knowledge for our own unique situation and I was very pleased with the quality of applicants that Rob sent in our direction.
What I appreciate most about Academics is their selectivity. Not only are they selective about who they take onto their books, but they understand the individual needs of this school and only send us candidates they think are suitable. They are always my first port of call.
The Ellen Wilkinson School for Girls
Because of Academics’ focussed and targeted support we were able to recruit colleagues suitably prepared for the diverse and difficult challenges of our children and parents/carers. Without question or reservation, Mr Phillips at Academics proved diligent and extremely hard working to ensure that he provided the support and referrals that we needed.
Principal, Wolsey Junior School
Once Academics have been given the job specification, they can swiftly provide a number of good quality CVs and if interviews need to be arranged, this is organised by Academics with ease.
Because of the longstanding relationship between Academics and Raine’s Foundation School, they have a very good understanding of the school ethos and only supply candidates that are a good match. This is, of course, beneficial to all concerned.
Assistant Headteacher, Raine’s Foundation School
Academics obviously invest in their own recruitment process, ensuring that all candidates are thoroughly interviewed, briefed prior to school interview and possess all the necessary qualities to succeed in UK schools. All placements currently at Bromfords are of an exceptionally high standard. This approach to securing success of the placement is ongoing and they provide excellent CPD and support for their staff.
Deputy Headteacher, The Bromfords School