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The Academics’ Chelmsford branch in Essex specialise in Permanent, Short Term, Daily Supply & Long Term recruitment for Nurseries, Primary, Secondary & SEN Schools - supplying Teachers, Teaching Assistants and other Support Staff across the whole of Essex.

The branch covers the 3 LEAs in Essex – Thurrock, Southend & Essex. Within Essex LEA we cover schools across the 12 districts of Brentwood, Epping, Harlow, Chelmsford, Uttlesford, Thurrock, Basildon, Southend, Rochford, Tendering, Colchester, Braintree and Maldon.

Academics has been helping local schools throughout the UK for the last 20 years, and we are confident that we can help you find your perfect teaching job or support staff role, whether that’s a permanent post, a long-term contract, or flexible, regular temporary work and daily supply jobs.

We always welcome applications from enthusiastic people who enjoy improving the lives of children and young people through good teaching, good subject knowledge, confident classroom management and a flexible approach to the needs of the school.

Whether you’re an experienced Teacher or Teaching Assistant, or starting your career in education and would like to work as a teaching assistant or cover supervisor, or you’re a semi-retired teacher and want flexible supply work (and all teachers and support staff in between) we want to hear from you.

We offer professional and friendly support, competitive pay rates, fantastic knowledge of the local area, careers advice and updates on the education sector. Please get in touch with one of our team today by calling 01245 921 888 or emailing

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yasmin Boffa Yasmin Boffa

Yasmin is the Branch Manager for the Chelmsford office, and works with primary schools in Essex and East London. Yasmin joined Academics in April 2016 as a Resourcer and Compliance Administrator, which gave her an excellent rounded knowledge of what to look for in suitable teachers, senior leaders and support staff. Yasmin progressed to a consultant in October 2017 and has since looked after schools in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering & Essex. In 2022, Yasmin was promoted to Chelmsford Branch manager and along with the rest of her team, covers Primary, Secondary, SEN and Nursery schools across Essex, as well as her original East London patch.

Being originally from East London, and ‘Awesomestow’ as she likes to refer to it as, Yasmin thoroughly enjoys finding suitable staff for local schools so that she can give back to the community in which she grew up in and now her local area of Essex. Prior to joining Academics, Yasmin worked for the London Borough of Waltham Forest as a qualified Careers Adviser, working with Secondary Schools, Colleges and Job Centres. Yasmin is a huge family girl at heart and enjoys walking her dogs Woody, Buzz and Dolly in the Essex countryside.

Sarah O’Leary Sarah O’Leary

Sarah joined Academics in 2022 and is has excellent knowledge of what to look for in suitable teachers, senior leaders and support staff. Before joining Academics, Sarah was a HLTA for a year in a primary school. This experience has given her excellent knowledge of what it means to work in a school and what it takes to be a successful educator.

Prior to becoming a HLTA, Sarah spent 4 years working as a teacher in Vietnam. This allowed Sarah to gain teaching experience while immersing herself in different cultures.

Being originally from Ireland, Sarah enjoys spending time outside in the fresh air. After a few years in Vietnam and now living in England, Sarah really enjoys coming back to Ireland to spend time with her friends and family.

Paris Boffa Paris Boffa

Paris joined Academics Chelmsford in February 2023 as a Consultant for North Essex looking after both Mainstream Primary Schools and SEN Provisions across North Essex. Prior to joining Academics, Paris worked in Blue Collar recruitment, which involved recruiting for Industrial and Driving staff. She also has a background in Accounting where she gained excellent transferrable skills and a wide understanding of Management Accounts.

Living in North Essex, she is dedicated in speaking with excellent support staff and teachers to place in the right schools in their local area. She thoroughly enjoys helping the future generation of Essex.

Outside of work she enjoys bodybuilding, however is impartial to a chilled day binge watching a series on TV. Paris has a lively Cocker Spaniel who she loves spending time with and certainly keeps her on her toes!

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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