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

Bringing wellbeing to education recruitment

Education Services

We specialise in working with exam boards, educational publishers, professional associations, education service organisations and Ministries of Education with bespoke talent search and selection assignments.

Through our established network and talent pool, we are able to source and supply interim, fixed term and permanent placements in the following areas:

  • Assessment design & development
  • Qualification development
  • Publisher & Editor roles
  • Membership services
  • Business development & sales
  • Marketing & communications
  • HR and Learning & Development
  • Research & product development
  • Quality & compliance
  • Student recruitment

Register a Vacancy / Enquiry

Registering a teaching vacancy with Always Flourishing couldn't be easier. We can provide your school with an array of highly suitable and desireable Teachers, Cover Supervisors and Teaching Assistants.

Upon contacting us with the details of your vacancy, one of our specialist consultants will be in touch to discuss any other essential details and information in regards to what you require. Once we know exactly what type of teacher you are looking for, our consultants will actively search for an education professional that is the ideal fit for your school.

If you are looking for a member of staff, get in touch with us today! 

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Our Approach

Our 5 step approach to supporting schools with their recruitment needs.

Ideal-Candidate

How does Emotional Intelligence (EI) help you flourish?

Always Flourishing evaluates the skills and competencies of our candidates as well as their emotional intelligence. Our research shows that the higher the EI of the candidate the better the cultural fit to the school in which they are placed.

Emotional-Intelligence

What qualities make a candidate flourish?

As part of candidate recruitment process, we look for teachers and support staff who are able to demonstrate the following qualities:

Qulities

Quality & excellence

Always Flourishing undertakes safeguarding checks on all our job seekers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (2014), including the supplementary advice relating to checks for people working with children under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009. We take a zero-risk approach to candidate vetting and safeguarding.

Always Flourishing is committed to fully complying with the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR). We aim to provide schools and supply staff with clear and unambiguous information to help them work within the law.

If you have any questions regarding AWR please contact us on +44 1189842413 or email us at enquiries@alwaysflourishing.com

Added value

We are also able to provide the following complementary and added value services as part of our commitment to supporting schools and other education establishments with their placement needs:

Milkround

With Milkround, we are able to bring world-class talent to your ‘inbox’. At a click of a button, we can showcase a carefully selected pool of high calibre candidates via video conferencing as part of the initial screening process.

Talentbox

With Talentbox we actively track and source potential talent for you as part of our search and selection offering. This service is particularly useful for permanent appointments where there’s a longer lead in time. 

SchoolPro

Our independent advisory service exists to support school leadership & governors with professional people development and performance management matters.

Looking to Recruit

We offer an unrivalled service.

We have the experience and expertise to attract the best candidates on the market and meet your resourcing needs with maximum ease and minimum fuss.

Benefits

Our Services

Our Sectors

We have developed a range of services to best assist your hiring requirements whether you are looking to find a head teacher or a NQT, our experienced recruitment team will be able to help you fill those vacancies. We are committed to quality, service and value for money.

Sector leadership & expertise

We are first and foremost educationalists and people development experts.

Our team includes some of the leading names within the education sector including a former Director of Pearson, the world’s largest education company, City & Guilds and Oxford University Press, the Founders of Clinical Professionals, Europe’s largest independent pharmaceutical recruitment company and a former winner of the Times top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK.

Our consultants include teaching professionals, education consultants, wellbeing specialists and school improvement experts who have worked for some of the more well-known education services in the UK and internationally.

This unique blend of educational leadership and recruitment expertise enables Always Flourishing to provide a distinctively refreshing approach to talent selection, acquisition and placement.

Part of a wider education service business

Always Flourishing is part of the Flourish & Nourish education family which supports schools and teachers with their ‘wellbeing in education’ objectives both in the UK and internationally. Our proposition is built on deeper service values, exceptional customer-care and a uniquely wider service surround for clients.

Taking an evidence based approach

Research underpins everything that we do. We are constantly measuring and evaluating everything that we do in order to ensure that the candidates that we source and supply are simply outstanding.

Leading edge

Through innovation, technology and a culture built around continuous improvement, we are able to provide our school based clients with a seamless talent search and selection service that’s immediate, accessible and affordable.

International reach

Through our associate offices in Australia, Canada, the Middle East and South Africa and strategic relationships with Ministries of Education in most established and emerging markets, we are able to source teaching talent offshore to fill any gaps within school provision in the UK.

Looking to Recruit EDIT

We offer an unrivalled service.

We have the experience and expertise to attract the best candidates on the market and meet your resourcing needs with maximum ease and minimum fuss.

Benefits

Our Services

Our Sectors

We have developed a range of services to best assist your hiring requirements whether you are looking to find a head teacher or a NQT, our experienced recruitment team will be able to help you fill those vacancies. We are committed to quality, service and value for money.

Sector leadership & expertise

We are first and foremost educationalists and people development experts.

Our team includes some of the leading names within the education sector including a former Director of Pearson, the world’s largest education company, City & Guilds and Oxford University Press, the Founders of Clinical Professionals, Europe’s largest independent pharmaceutical recruitment company and a former winner of the Times top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK.

Our consultants include teaching professionals, education consultants, wellbeing specialists and school improvement experts who have worked for some of the more well-known education services in the UK and internationally.

This unique blend of educational leadership and recruitment expertise enables Always Flourishing to provide a distinctively refreshing approach to talent selection, acquisition and placement.

Part of a wider education service business

Always Flourishing is part of the Flourish & Nourish education family which supports schools and teachers with their ‘wellbeing in education’ objectives both in the UK and internationally. Our proposition is built on deeper service values, exceptional customer-care and a uniquely wider service surround for clients.

Taking an evidence based approach

Research underpins everything that we do. We are constantly measuring and evaluating everything that we do in order to ensure that the candidates that we source and supply are simply outstanding.

Leading edge

Through innovation, technology and a culture built around continuous improvement, we are able to provide our school based clients with a seamless talent search and selection service that’s immediate, accessible and affordable.

International reach

Through our associate offices in Australia, Canada, the Middle East and South Africa and strategic relationships with Ministries of Education in most established and emerging markets, we are able to source teaching talent offshore to fill any gaps within school provision in the UK.

Leadership - old

Our leadership search division recruits high calibre Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Senior Management, Governors and Trustees. We manage the entire recruitment cycle from candidate nurturing, targeted search, interview management and placement. We are committed to a high level of client and candidate care at every step of the search and selection process providing timely updates and constructive feedback.

Taking time to understand both client and candidate requirements is at the core of the Always Flourishing approach thus enabling us to create a real point of differentiation in a competitive market. We familiarise ourselves with the education establishment’s strategy, challenges, culture and people and the characteristics and skills the successful candidates should possess.

Whether it's a permanent leader to add leadership capacity to a current management team or on an interim basis, or educational experts to help deliver school improvement solutions, we can help.

Leadership

Our leadership search division recruits high calibre Head Teachers, Deputy Heads, Senior Management, Governors and Trustees. We manage the entire recruitment cycle from candidate nurturing, targeted search, interview management and placement. We are committed to a high level of client and candidate care at every step of the search and selection process providing timely updates and constructive feedback.

Taking time to understand both client and candidate requirements is at the core of the Always Flourishing approach, thus enabling us to create a real point of differentiation in a competitive market. We familiarise ourselves with the education establishment’s strategy, challenges, culture and people and the characteristics and skills the successful candidates should possess.

How We Source Our Candidates

How We Source Head Teachers

Whether it's a permanent leader to add leadership capacity to a current management team or on an interim basis, or educational experts to help deliver school improvement solutions, we can help.

Joanne Syckelmoore - Experienced Leadership Recruitment Specialist

Joanne Syckelmoore Leadership Recruitment Consultant for Always FlourishingI 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 focused on the Surrey area whilst looking after a team covering a geographic spread from Devon to West Sussex.

In addition, I have also helped Schools find their next leaders by headhunting suitable, relevant potential applicants and mentoring both the Headteachers and Governors through what can be a very daunting process.

Email: Joanne@alwaysflourishing.com 

"I was introduced to Jo Syckelmoore through recommendation and she helped the Loddon School recruit an interim Head Teacher. The interim candidate is now our Principal and the School is thriving and we are extremely grateful for Jo's assistance. From the outset Jo's service was attentive, her understanding of the market was first class and very quickly she sent through some quality CVs for review. Jo has a great energy and passion for her work, she is always professional and I enjoy dealing with her." – Sarah Jeffrey, Vice Principal, The Loddon School

Permanent

Always Flourishing, as part of a wider education services organisation leading on wellbeing, is able to access some of the brightest and best teaching talent both in the UK and internationally. We take a holistic approach to talent search and selection ensuring that the candidates that we source not only match the skills and competencies of the particular vacancy you are seeking to fill but also have the aptitude, emotional intelligence and ‘cultural fit’ to be a successful appointment.

Our service is completely free up to the point of placement and is a much more effective method than press advertising or other more conventional approaches to recruitment.

Supply

Our supply teaching jobs range from a few days to many months across all disciplines and levels. We take a full brief to ensure that we have a clear understanding of the teaching role. We then work with you to fill the supply vacancy quickly and efficiently. Our offices are open from 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday with an out-of-hours service also to ensure that you can speak to someone as soon as you require any cover.

 

International

Always Flourishing offers a comprehensive search and selection service for schools seeking world class teaching talent for education vacancies in the UK. Through our Associate Offices in Canada, Australia, South Africa and Ireland, we are able to source quality teaching staff to fill any gaps in your staffing requirements. 

With our ‘Milk Round’ service we can bring the talent pool directly to you in an instant. Through our state of the art video conferencing facilities, schools can source quality teachers from their desk top. Milk Round is entirely complementary and a highly effective search & selection tool offering accessibility to a much wider talent pool across multiple time-zones than traditional recruitment methods.

Contact the International Schools team for more information.

Benefits for you

  • The leading education specialist
  • Highly respected team of consultants
  • Unrivalled knowledge
  • Specialist verticals with expert consultants in each
  • In-house experienced researchers

SEND

We provide a complete staffing assistance service to special needs schools and support staff for mainstream environments.

We work with candidates and clients in every area of special education needs including teachers, TAs (teaching assistants), support staff and those in SEN leadership positions.

We work closely with SENCOs in the mainstream and with clients at special schools to ensure a high level of support for pupils with all kinds of SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) - ASD including Aspergers, SLD (severe learning difficulties), PMLD (Profound and multiple learning difficulties), MLD (moderate learning difficulties), complex needs and related SEBD (social-emotional and behavioural difficulties).

Further

We specialise in post-16 education jobs, recruiting into FE colleges, 6th form and specialist colleges and academies. We are specialists in the provision of high quality staff in the areas of lecturing, training, learning support and work-based learning. We recruit for all academic and vocational curriculum areas and support functions. Our dedicated Further Education team possesses in-depth industry knowledge and work on a consultative basis with both clients and candidates.

Independent

Our experienced independent schools' division works with all types of preparatory and senior schools in the UK as well as countries in Australasia, Asia, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. We provide long-term and temporary cover for full and part-time teaching vacancies in any discipline as well as providing highly trained classroom assistants. We are experts in finding the very best candidates for senior management posts, headships and everything in between.

We provide candidates at all levels of the profession including head teachers, deputy heads, heads of departments, qualified teachers and classroom assistants. Our consultants will find excellent reliable candidates from every academic discipline as well as senior managers, deputy and assistant head teachers all of whom will be capable of maintaining and inspiring the confidence of colleagues, pupils and parents alike.

Nursery

Always Flourishing has a very successful early years and childcare resourcing service. We are able to source and supply highly skilled and motivated Nursery Nurses, Nursery Assistants, Nursery Managers and other early childcare professionals from short-term supply to permanent positions. Please contact the Nursery Placements Team for more information.

Secondary

Always Flourishing has an extensive pool of talented secondary school teachers across all the curriculum subjects. We are committed to helping schools find high quality secondary school teachers both in the UK and internationally.

Our Secondary Education team is very experienced at supporting schools with their search and selection needs.

Primary School Recruitment Agency

Primary school recruitment agencies are not all the same

Always Flourishing put teacher wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. As a teaching recruitment agency, we understand that it's the committed, hardworking teachers and fellow educationalists that make all the difference. We know that learners flourish within environments that foster a love of learning and creativity are actively encouraged. It takes outstanding people to make outstanding schools. We are here to support you find the outstanding teachers for the future of your school. We have a dedicated team of primary school specialists who recruit only for primary school jobs. Our primary school teachers often work with us exclusively and are of a high standard. We offer day-to-day Supply Teachers often with specific key stage teaching experience. We also support schools with recruiting for their long-term teaching posts.

Our areas of recruitment specialisation in primary schools: • Nursery Teaching jobs
• Primary Foundation Teaching Jobs
• Reception Teaching Jobs
• KS1 Primary Teaching Roles
• KS2 Primary Teaching positions

Additionally, we support the primary schools with staff for flexible pupil interventions and one-to-one support. These often involve recruiting teaching assistants to support children with numeracy and literacy.

Our mission is to make a full contribution towards improving educational attainment by sourcing world-class education leadership and teaching talent to enable children to have the best start in life.