Meet the SEN Agency Team in London and the Home Counties

The SEN agency in London and the Home Counties team supports EBD, PRU’s and SEN schools throughout London and the Home Counties with their ongoing requirements for long term and short term specialist teaching and Support Staff. The team has recently expanded which has been a priority for Academics, which allows them to continue to provide an exemplary teaching agency service to schools.

Mike Gillette Mike Gillette

Mike entered the Education recruitment industry in February 2009 as a Film and Humanities Graduate (he’s not sure why everyone asks him if it’s a real degree) with aspirations that recruitment would merely be a side hustle until his acting career hit stratospheric heights. By early April 2009, with his acting career firmly consigned to the graveyard, he committed to Secondary and SEN Education and is driven by providing the best care for vulnerable SEND students. This is combined with ensuring we are providing our candidates with frank, honest advice when they apply to us. Within SEN, it is vital everyone is sincere and clear about their objectives and motives.

Jane Crowley Jane Crowley

Jane is a former PE Teacher turned SEN Recruitment Specialist, having spent 10 years in the industry! Jane loves her sports and is intrigued by the therapeutic uses sport can have for students with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Issues, or students with Physical Disabilities. Jane is a keen cyclist.

Emine Hassan Emine Hassan

Emine is an SEN Resourcer at Academics, having joined the company in the beginning of 2020. She has been sourcing and placing potential teaching assistants and support staff into schools where they can make a positive impact. Prior to joining Academics, Emine started her career in SEN education, teaching deaf students for two years and developing her knowledge of autism. Alongside her work at Academics, Emine runs her own tutoring business where she and two teachers help support mainstream and SEN children after school.

Emma Perl Emma Perl

Emma is a Senior SEN Resourcer at Academics, having joined the company in September 2017. Emma’s main role is supporting consultants with advertising, interviewing and skill matching graduates and experienced support staff. Before joining Academics, Emma worked within the beauty industry where she was an assistant spa manager. Emma enjoys meeting new people and building new relationships; in her spare time, she enjoys Pilates, keeping fit, and shopping!

Jade George Jade George

Jade is an SEN Recruitment Consultant on the team with a background in Social Work and Disability Support. Jade moved to London from New Zealand in 2017. When she first arrived, she started working in schools as a Teaching Assistant, before happily falling into the world of education recruitment. Working as a SEN Recruitment Consultant is the perfect way to blend her hands on experience in the disability sector with her social work knowledge. She is always eager to coach and mentor people seeking work in this rewarding and challenging profession.

Applicant Testimonials

Amy - NQT - Leeds
“I decided to begin working with an agency after being unable to secure a job within the Covid-19 climate. Alison contacted me in early September and was keen to meet with me and find about my ...
Ryan - Science Technician - London
Academics is an agency that cares about its employees. I interacted with different members of their team, and was treated with nothing but respect from the onset. They are professional, approachable ...
Amy - Quantum Scholars Teacher - Buckinghamshire
I decided to move to England to help gain some experience teaching abroad. Quantum Scholars was one of the first programs to get in contact with me, and having their help along the way helped make ...
Sam - Primary NQT - Warrington
I feel like I finally found agents who were kind, considerate, looked out for my best interests and cared about my welfare more than just booking someone and for that I have to say thank you to you ...
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