Meet the SEN Agency Team in London and the Home Counties

The Academics SEN team in London supports all SEN specialist schools, units and additional resource bases. We also support specialist SEMH settings, Alternative provisions, Pupil referral units, medical tuition services and the Virtual schools for children looked after throughout London and the Home Counties with their ongoing requirements for long term and short term specialist teaching and Support Staff and their permanent recruitment needs.

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.

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!

Martin Donnelly Martin Donnelly

Martin is a Specialist SEN Education recruiter with 7 years’ experience in SEN recruitment.

Martin joined in 2018 with the remit of setting up and running the SEN team at Academics sister company Servoca Education.  In the 2021 the Academics and Servoca Education merged both now operate under the Academics brand, Martin is now the SEN Manager of the combined team. 

Prior to his life in recruitment  Martin gained 12 years’ experience working in SEN across a wide range of school settings including mainstream, PRU’s, alternative provisions and virtual schools for children looked after. He has also been a governor at an ASD/ Complex needs school in south west London. The knowledge and experience gained in these previous roles means he will be able to help you save money, time and reduce hassle of hiring.

He recruits for schools all across London to if you have previous experience working with children and young adults with disabilities or would be keen to work in an SEN setting get in touch

In addition Martin is always interested in hearing from Education recruiters or those who want to join the SEN recruitment field

James McVicar James McVicar

James joined Academics sister company, Servoca Education, as an SEN Resourcer in 2019 before becoming SEN consultant after 6 months. In the time since he has strived to provide the best possible service to candidates and schools, ensuring a smooth process throughout the recruitment process. The son of a Department for Education Policy Advisor and a specialist SEN teacher, James is committed to working with SEN schools in an honest and transparent way.

Outside of work, James enjoys football, Rugby, Cricket and socialising with friends whenever possible.

Applicant Testimonials

Katie - Primary Teacher - Leeds
After speaking with lots of other local supply agencies about beginning work with them, Alison has the kindness and support that actually makes you feel like you can do it! She is very sensitive to ...
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 ...
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