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Oxford Branch: 0186 523 8045
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Bringing wellbeing to education recruitment


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.


"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