Reading Head Office: 0118 984 2413
Oxford Branch: 0186 523 8045
Surrey Branch: 0148 332 3041

Bringing wellbeing to education recruitment

Meet The team

Management Team

 

James Nyssen

Operations Director

Vicky Snee

Commercial Director

Andrew Cooper

Recruitment Director

Jo Syckelmoore

Development Manager

 

Education Recruitment Consultants

 

Laura Arnott

Secondary Specialist/Senior Consultant

Sophie Appleton Wyeth

Independent Specialist Consultant

Jamie Pilling

Primary Specialist/ Senior Consultant

 

Becky Porstmouth

Nursery Recruitment Specialist

Annie Davis

SEND Specialist And Primary Consultant

 

Support Team

 

Zuzana Berry

Finance and Office Manager

Candice Nicholl

Compliance Manager

James Miller

Digital Marketing Executive

 

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Rachel Brown

Learning and Development Manager

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James Nyssen

Operations Director

I am a recruitment entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience working across a number of sectors. most recently having been CEO and Founder of Clinical Professionals Ltd a specialist Pharmaceutical recruitment business that was sold to CPL Resources PLC in 2015. A founding member of the Always Flourishing team, I look after our Finance and Marketing departments with an interest in supporting school improvement.

james@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

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Vicky Snee

Commercial Director

Hello! I’m Vicky and I’m the Commercial Director or Always Flourishing.

I have spent over 15 years working in recruitment in both the Commercial and Education sectors, the last 10 of these has been spent in Senior Leadership roles. During my time as a Senior Leader in Recruitment I have managed hugely diverse teams of people and built business units from scratch across a wide spectrum of Sectors. The one value that has underpinned my career is my firm belief that it is our responsibility to bring professionalism and integrity to this increasingly imperative cog in the wheel of the working life.

As one of the Directors of Always Flourishing, we set up the business with the aim of ‘Bringing Wellbeing to Education Recruitment’ For me this reflects our understanding of the massively important role of the teaching profession are something that I am incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about. As I am a mother of 5 children, with vastly different Educational Needs, I have seen first-hand the impact of poor retention but also of quality, confident teaching to educational outcomes. It is my overriding belief that we can support such positive outcomes with our high quality and consultative approach.

vicky@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

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Andrew Cooper

Recruitment Director

Hi I’m Andy and I oversee the daily running of Always Flourishing. Having supported schools and teaching staff across Thames Valley for over a decade I have had the opportunity to work with some of the best people in education while offering my guidance and advice for various staffing requirements.

I have been part of the Always Flourishing team since the start and have been instrumental in the setup and continual growth of the company. I consider myself extremely lucky to be part of such a forward thinking organisation where I can share my passion for education recruitment with likeminded colleagues.

andrew@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

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Joanne Syckelmoore

Development Manager

I have spent 12 years working within Education Recruitment including being Recruitment Director at Eteach. I have worked with teachers and Schools across much of the South of England, largely focussed on the Surrey area whilst looking after a team covering a geographic spread from Devon to West Sussex. Having spent these years learning about the many challenges that face schools and their staff on a daily basis, I have a solid understanding of what an ‘excellent’ teacher looks like for many differing types of School.

In addition, I have also helped schools find their next leaders by headhunting suitable relevant potential applicants and mentoring both the Head Teachers and Governors through what can be a very daunting process. My role at Always Flourishing is centred on developing the Surrey and East Berkshire area for the business, putting in place an excellent team to continue this focus.

In tandem I am establishing a leadership recruitment offering for candidates and schools that breaks the mould of current available services.

joanne@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

Surrey: 01483 323041

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Laura Arnott

Secondary Specialist / Senior Consultant

Hi I’m Laura and I work as the Secondary Recruitment Specialist for Always Flourishing. I have had the privilege or being with the Company since it was first established.

Since starting at Always Flourishing, I have single handily built up the entire secondary branch for the company and have retained the relationship with both clients and candidates throughout the progression, development and substantial growth of the organisation.

In addition to this, I have created a highly successful and unique networking event exclusively for selective members of local secondary schools involved in the employment of educators. This event has proved to be so successful within the company’s core area, it is now being replicated across West Berkshire and Oxfordshire.

laura@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

Oxford: 01865 238045

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Sophie Appleton Wyeth

Independent Specialist

My name is Sophie Appleton Wyeth and I am the Independent Schools Specialist. Before joining Always Flourishing, I worked as a teacher in the Independent Sector in the UK and abroad, over a period of six years. My teaching experience covers Preparatory and Independent Secondary Schools, where I was passionate about facilitating the Independent Sector whole-child approach to education.

This experience has given me an excellent insight into private education and I fully understand what is needed to be a successful and outstanding independent school teacher. I am extremely excited to build lasting relationships between myself, candidates and schools.

Prior to embarking on my teaching career I was employed in the City of London, working for Franklin Templeton Investment Management. I worked closely with Fund Managers and the New Business Strategy teams, forging relationships and supporting the different investment portfolios.

All my experience uses the same fundamental skill: that of building and maintaining positive, meaningful relationships with people. I look forward to utilising this expertise at Always Flourishing.

sophie@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

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Jamie Pilling

Primary Specialist / Senior Consultant

I am the Specialist Primary consultant for West Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.

I have worked in education recruitment for over 4 years, starting my career in Central London, specifically in the Borough of Westminster.

I am extremely proud to say I have built some lasting relationships with many different schools and candidates alike, having sourced roles for teachers, teaching assistants, nursery nurses, intervention teachers, tutors, EAL teaching assistants, learning support assistants, learning mentors and specific SEN teaching assistants.

I have always had an immense passion for education and am so pleased my job allows me to make a difference by directly supporting schools and students.

jamie@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

Oxford: 01865 238045

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Becky Porstmouth

Nursery Recruitment Specialist

My name is Becky and I am the Nursery Specialist for Always Flourishing.

It is my role to recruit fantastic staff members for nurseries throughout the Thames Valley to ensure that children are getting the best start with their education and wellbeing from an early age. My previous experience of working with childhood has fuelled a desire to ensure that they get a high level of support from an enthusiastic and committed individual.

Prior to working at Always Flourishing, I was the Centre Director of a busy tuition centre working with children from the age of 4-15. Through managing this centre, I had to prioritise building long-lasting relationships with both staff, children and parents which led the centre to being incredibly successful.

Before this, I worked in a local Secondary school within the English and Sixth Form departments where I gained valuable experience working alongside children and staff. Through working alongside families, I am passionate about providing children with the best education and support possible.

becky@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

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Annie Davis

SEND Specialist and Primary Consultant

Hello, I’m Annie and I am the SEND and Primary Specialist consultant for the Always Flourishing. Before joining Always Flourishing, I was a Primary teacher myself working both with Key Stage one and Key Stage two pupils. My experience teaching has both enabled me to understand exactly what teachers are looking for in their ideal teaching position and also what schools are expecting in an excellent Primary practitioner.

I enjoy building positive relationships with both the teachers and the schools I work with and believe this is key to providing the best service possible.

annie@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 984 2413

Surrey: 01483323041

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Zuzana Berry

Finance and Office Manager

Hello there, I’m Zuzana and I am the Finance and Office manager here at Always Flourishing. I take responsibility for overseeing and undertaking all financial aspects of the business such as accounts payable and accounts receivable in addition to credit control, processing payroll and timesheets..

Before my start at Always Flourishing, I was previously employed as a Finance and Project manager where I managed a team of finance administrators and worked alongside the operations and project director. Outside of work I am a dedicated mum to a nursery aged son as well as taking an interest in animals and exploring the countryside of the local area.

zuzana@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

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Candice Nicholl

Compliance Manager

My name is Candice and I am the Compliance Manager for the business. My role in the company involves ensuring all candidates out working are compliant with the regulations set by the Department of Education as well as The Recruitment & Employment Confederation. I take great pride in guaranteeing that our candidates are appropriately vetted so we can showcase them to our schools with the highest degree of confidence.

Previously, I started off as a legal secretary and over time advanced to becoming a department manager overseeing a team focused on efficiency and accuracy. After this role, I was department head for one of the largest Bridging Finance houses in Johannesburg, South Africa where I managed multi-million Rand accounts and ensured both commercial and personal applications were correctly vetted and approved. In addition to this, I then headed the division of compliance management, risk management and fraud prevention.

I devote my time out of the office to raising my two children and fundraising for the charity Ependy Angels which aims to spread awareness of Ependymoma (a childhood cancer).

candice@alwaysflourishing.com

Head Office: 0118 9842413

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James Miller

Digital Marketing Executive

Hi I’m James and I work as the Digital Marketing Executive for Always Flourishing. My position holds many responsibilities such as curating and creating content for you to enjoy on our website and Social Media. I have recently finished my Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing with 3AAA and I am working to complete my Level 4. In addition to this I am also working to become a Google Certified Digital Marketer.

I am always looking for passionate and experienced teachers who wish to share thoughts, viewpoints and elements from their time in the classroom in order to inspire our candidates through a series of guest blogs posts and other opportunities. If you are keen to share your expertise on education, please get in touch with me!

jamesmiller@alwaysflourishing.com

0118 984 2413

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