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Our Canterbury office was established in 2023 and lies in the heart of the beautiful Cathedral City in Kent. We are able to provide daily supply for teaching and non-teaching support staff, as well as long term contracts and permanent opportunities for registered teachers and tutors, as well as a number of different roles for support staff. Academics has built strong relationships with schools across Canterbury, Swale, Thanet, Ashford, Folkestone and Dover, and have teaching and non-teaching jobs available for you. With over 10 years’ experience, we are confident of delivering an excellent service to schools and supply teachers every single day in Secondary, Primary, SEN and Early Years. Get in touch with us today or register now, and let us help you find your next teaching job.

How to find us

Driving: After turning into Castle Street from the ring road, you have the entrance to Castle Street Multi Storey Car Park (CT1 2PY) on your left or Castle Row Car Park (CT1 2PT) on your right – these are 2 suitable places to park N.B. fee’s do apply via the ANPR charging system in place.  27 Castle Street is the first building on the right if you were walking in the direction of centre of town when exiting these car parks.

Rail: Nearest rail station is Canterbury East train station (5 minute walk)

Canterbury Bus Station: If walking from Canterbury Station, walk west on St George's Lane towards Gravel Walk, turn right onto Watling Street, turn left onto Dane John, turn right towards St Mary's Street, turn left onto St Mary's Street, turn left onto Castle Street.  Our office (27 Castle Street) will be on your left.

Thomas McQuade Thomas McQuade Branch Manager

Tom joined Academics in November 2022 to oversee the opening of our Canterbury office and to develop our service to Secondary schools across East Kent sourcing local teachers, cover supervisors, teaching assistants and tutors. Having completed his PGCE, Tom initially started out as an ICT/Computing Teacher before stepping into the world of recruitment. Tom has since spent over 8 years in Education Recruitment, successfully running a branch for another education recruitment agency. Tom is someone who loves building relationships with schools and teaching staff by providing an excellent service when called upon. Tom attended Blackfen Primary School, Eastcote Primary School and Welling School in Welling, Kent.

Why Academics?

“I love being part of an organisation who place professionalism and integrity at the top of their agenda!  As a company, we pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service to both our clients and candidates.  We understand that one size doesn’t fit all, so will take the time to listen to both parties requirements to ensure we can get the best match available.  We have found with this approach, an open and honest relationship is built which will then cement Academics in being the agency of choice for both parties.”

Drew Kirkham Drew Kirkham

Drew studied Accounting and Finance BSc(Hons) at Canterbury Christ Church University and helped to further develop the course for current and future students during his time there. He followed this working in Accounting and Finance in areas such as Accounts, Audit, and Tax, before joining Academics in January 2024 to pursue a career in education recruitment. Drew attended Broadwater Down Primary School and The Skinners’ Kent Academy, Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Why Academics?

“Academics has a fantastic team that work together to find the best solutions for their schools. It’s clear that everyone has a real passion to help, guide, and support candidates to find the best opportunity for them”.

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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