Meet the Teaching Agency in Rochester

Academics in Kent is a well-established local education supply agency for teachers and support staff, based in Rochester. Established in 2005, 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, as well as a number of different roles for support staff. Academics has built strong relationships with schools in Bromley, Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Maidstone as well as multiple schools across South East London, East Kent and West Kent, and have teaching and non-teaching jobs available for you. The Kent office has combined extensive recruitment experience and delivers an excellent service to schools and supply teachers every single day. Through our Rochester based consultants, we are able to provide our teachers contracts in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and SEN settings. Get in touch with us today or register now, and let us help you find your next teaching job. All our consultants work hard to be viewed as not just recruitment consultants, but recruitment partners with our clients and candidates. As a result of this hard work, we are now seen by many as the best choice teacher supply agency across the county.

So, if you are now looking for a change of direction with your teaching or support job, or even looking to secure your NQT year, the team in Kent are ready and waiting to hear from you. Give us a call and we’ll get things arranged so you can come in and meet us and get registered. We look forward to meeting you.

How to find us

Driving; After turning into Culpeper Close, continue to follow the road round to the right into Laser Quay business estate. Epsilon House is in the right hand corner of Laser Quay and the main entrance is directly opposite Stonecroft Intabuild Ltd. Free parking is available behind the building near the river and we would advise that you park in the spaces labelled ‘E Visitor’. Academics are situated on the first floor of Epsilon House.

Rail: Nearest rail station is Strood (15 minute walk).

Bus: 197 Bus also stops on Thomas Longley Road which is a short walk to the office.

Daniel Hasset Daniel Hassett
Branch Manager

Daniel joined Academics in March 2018 to oversee the day to day management of the business and running the Primary desk across Dartford and Gravesham. Daniel has spent nearly 20 years in recruitment across IT and Healthcare and has a wealth of experience in both contract and permanent recruitment. Daniel attended Crofton Primary School in Orpington and Coopers Technology College in Chislehurst.

Why Academics?

“Academics has an excellent team of people who care and are passionate about what they do. We have an established reputation in Kent for being an agency that is synonymous to providing quality teaching professionals efficiently and effectively to our schools. A fantastic organisation and a great place to work.”

Reshma Koria Reshma Koria
Secondary Manager

Reshma joined the business in August 2017 to head up the Secondary team. Reshma has over 12 years of recruitment experience, the last 10 years in Education and has established fantastic relationships with Secondary Schools and Secondary Teachers and Support Staff across Kent. Reshma attended Morden Mount Primary School, Greenwich and Eltham Hill Technology College for Girls, Eltham.

Why Academics?

“I get a real satisfaction from fulfilling recruitment needs, helping schools and candidates alike. Academics provides the best platform for me to do this as we work to such high standards. We have a brilliant team ethos at Classic which results in success!”

Anita Holman Anita Holman
Senior Consultant

Anita joined Academics in October 2017 to grow and establish the Primary desk across Medway and Maidstone. Anita began her career in recruitment in 2006 as a resourcer progressing on to Account Manager and then Senior Consultant within Industrial and Commercial Recruitment. Anita attended All Saints C of E Primary School, Chatham and Fort Pitt Grammar School, Chatham.

Why Academics?

“Academics offers a really good working environment and has a strong reputation within the local market. I get immense satisfaction from achieving goals and a great sense of achievement matching the great teachers with great schools.”

Amy Kenward Amy Kenward
Senior Consultant

Amy joined the business in September 2019 to oversee all non-classroom support including; receptionists, administrators, premises staff and finance. Amy has enjoyed a successful career within Education recruitment over the past 10 years and is someone who builds excellent working relationships with her honest and open approach. Amy attended Horn Park Primary School, Greenwich and then Eltham Hill Technology College for Girls, Eltham.

Why Academics?

“The team at Classic have an excellent worth ethic and are as passionate at providing excellence to their schools as I am”

Laura Power Laura Power

Laura joined the Classic team initially as a Resourcer in September 2019 and following promotion is now consultant for Primary schools across Swale, Canterbury and Thanet. Passionate about teaching and primary education in particular, Laura spent four years as a Primary Teacher working in schools across South West London before relocating to Kent. Laura attended St. Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, Twickenham and Gumley House Convent School, Isleworth.

Why Academics?

“Academics is a fantastic company and team to be a part of, as they truly care about their relationships with schools and teachers and want to make perfect matches and partnerships.”

Lydia Heffernan Lydia Heffernan

Lydia joined Academics in February 2019 to oversee SEN and is responsible for placing a range of SEN Teacher and Support Staff across Kent and South East London. With previous Education Recruitment experience behind her, Lydia has established excellent relationships with some amazing Specialist Schools and Provisions throughout the region and is incredibly passionate about her work within SEN and keen to make a difference to all her school’s students. Lydia attended Hoo St Werbrugh Primary School and Hoo Secondary School, Rochester.

Why Academics?

“I enjoy working at Academics as it is clear the team really care about the schools and staff they work with. Everyone at Academics is willing to go the extra mile to help out teachers, schools and colleagues.”

Bryan Woods Bryan Woods
Senior Consultant

Bryan joined Academics with a wealth of experience in August 2019 as Senior Consultant supporting Primary schools across South East and East London. Bryan started life as a financial advisor before embarking on education recruitment career which now spans more than 21 years. Bryan attended Marus Bridge Primary & Middle School and Whitley High School, Wigan.

Why Academics?

“Working at Classic is like being part of a family. Everyone has the best interest of schools and candidates at heart. Everyone cares about the job they do.”

Alfie Carey Alfie Carey

Alfie joined Academics in January 2023 following a successful time at Portsmouth University and work within the retail/hospitality sector. Alfie initially joined as a resourcer to support our primary consultants and quickly demonstrated his ability to find and register the best candidates before his promotion to consultant. Alfie attended Swingate Primary School before attending Holcombe Grammar School.

Why Academics?

“This is a great industry to work in and I love being able to provide the highest level of educators I can to support children within their schools”

Liam Wheeler Liam Wheeler

Liam began his recruitment journey in June 2023 as a Resourcer for the Primary Team. Previously a dedicated and enthusiastic primary school teacher for 4 years, teaching at schools within Medway and Maidstone. Liam attended Twydall Primary School and The Howard School, Rainham.

Why Academics?

“It’s clear that the Academics Team are caring and supportive - everyone is willing to help anyone out! Relationships with candidates and clients are strong and established which is something I really enjoy being part of.”

Aura Lukos Aura Lukos

Aura joined the Academics team as a resourcer for our Secondary team in June 2023 after a spell in the retail sector and successfully graduating from University where she studied Criminal Justice and Criminology. Aura attended Deansfield Primary, Eltham and Gallions Mount, Plumstead.

Why Academics?

“I’m constantly learning and love helping people. It’s clear that Academics and the Rochester team are welcoming, supportive and a great company to work for”

Ellie Nightingale Ellie Nightingale

Prior to joining Academics in January 2024, Ellie worked in a care home supporting dementia patients whilst studying part time for Law degree at University of Westminster. Ellie attended St Helen’s Primary School, Cliffe and Hundred of Hoo Academy, Rochester.

Why Academics?

“Love the work atmosphere and my colleagues, everyone is so supportive. It’s great meeting new people, supporting them in their search for employment and so rewarding when I manage to secure them the right position”.

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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