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Academics in Leeds is your local education supply agency for teachers and support staff, located in the heart of our thriving city, we are situated around the corner from Leeds train station. There are over 30 Education Recruitment Agencies in Leeds, however only 8 have been approved by Leeds City Council as their preferred agencies – Academics have been part of this exclusive club of preferred agencies for the last 3 years, quite the accolade!

Whether its flexible daily supply work you want, or if it’s a long term or permanent post you’re looking for - as a teacher or support staff, then Academics is the one stop shop for you. Academics have built strong working relationships with schools all over the UK, and Leeds is our latest branch and boasts a collective 18 years experience recruiting for Leeds schools – so the name may be new, but the knowledge is broad. We already have a wealth of teaching and support jobs in and around Leeds and Wakefield. Through our Leeds office we are able to offer our teachers and specialist support staff regular supply work and contracts in Primary, Secondary and SEND settings.

So if you are an education professional, and are looking for professional assistance with recruitment then either register online or please get in touch directly.

Mudassar Khan Mudassar Khan

Mudassar has over 8 years experience in the education recruitment industry! He has been recruiting primary teachers and support staff for schools around the Leeds and Wakefield area and has successfully grown his primary desk and built very strong relationships both with candidates and clients.

Mudassar now manages the Leeds branch, working with primary schools in Leeds and Wakefield, helping them fill long term and permanent contracts as well as covering any daily supply needs for teachers as well as support staff. He prides himself with honest personable approach which shows from his enthusiasm and passion for the education recruitment sector.

Outside of work Mudassar is kept busy with his family and 3 children. He likes to stay fit and healthy and is slightly addicted to the gym! When not with family or in the gym Mudassar likes to socialise with friends and can often be seen around Leeds, don’t forget to say “hi” if you see him!

Alison Leaworthy Alison Leaworthy

Alison has 20 years experience in Education Recruitment. She began work in the Wetherby area in 2000 and has worked across most of West and North Yorkshire.

Being Wakefield born and bred, Alison knows the area very well so when the opportunity to work with local schools arose she jumped at it.

Alison has managed the Catholic Diocesan Supply Service for the last 10 years and has therefore had a local presence with Catholic schools for a long time but is keen to provide the same service to all other Wakefield Schools.

Alison has 2 children who attend Wakefield schools, 1 Primary and 1 Secondary, as a parent it is important to know that Supply teachers are teaching the children and not just ’babysitting’, their learning shouldn't be interrupted just because the class-teacher isn’t available for a short period.

In her spare time, Alison is either driving the children to parties and dance classes or at the side of the Rugby pitch watching her son play in his Rugby League team.

Mariyah Yaseen Mariyah Yaseen

Mariyah joined the Academics Leeds team in 2020 and now works with Secondary Schools in the Leeds and Wakefield area. She specialises in secondary subject teachers as well as cover supervisors and support staff in both short term and long-term work.

Mariyah studied Psychology at the University of Huddersfield, before qualifying as a teacher in Primary Education. After working as a Year 1 teacher, Mariyah went on to manage a tuition centre in the heart of Wakefield and worked with a variety of families and schools to support children with Maths and English.

Away from work, Mariyah loves to spend time with friends and family!

Applicant Testimonials

07/10/2021
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 ...
10/11/2020
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 ...
05/04/2019
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 ...
24/09/2018
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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