Having secured a significant foothold in the education industry over the last 18 months, Change Education is becoming recognised across the country as ‘an education consultancy with a difference’.
Led by founder and CEO Richard Scott, the ‘Most Influential CEO’ in 2022 – Cotswolds – the company has been built upon his mantra to to ‘learn, grow, and change to provide a catalyst for positive change in the education recruitment industry in the UK.
Change Education takes pride in being a ‘new breed of education consultancy’. Initially, it was set up to foster positive change in the education services industry, by providing recruitment services from a base in South Lincolnshire to allow for the betterment of the teaching industry in that region. With a firm belief in community, morality, integrity, and tenacity, it believes that its communities and schools should be able to demand a more specialised, student centred and local approaches to education. This approach has become the bedrock of its rapidly developing reputation. Its friendly local attitude, knowledgeable and empathic team, and sector-leading processes have secured it a place at the top of the leader board amongst educational agencies.
With Richard Scott at the helm, Change Education makes a difference on a ‘one person at a time’ basis, focusing its efforts on being bespoke and highly tailored. This allows it to form in-depth connections with clients and, thanks to Richard building its outreach from the ground up, this has earned it a variety of lifelong friends across a myriad of different regions and educational settings. His leadership of the company promises to continue taking it to even greater heights.
Moving outwards from its original office in South Lincolnshire, it now maintains a network of offices across the East Midlands, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, and London using locally sourced staff. Critically, each of these people are incredibly community minded and dedicated to positive change for the children and educators of the local communities each branch serves, resulting in a team of people who walk the walk instead of just talking the talk, actioning the best ideas for the improvement of local schools. In a real sense, each of these staff members accepts and recognizes the importance of understanding the context of the community a school finds itself in before Change Education can dive in to help, and so its team delivers a bespoke service to both candidates and schools.
This is all part of its dedication to ensuring the right people take up the right roles. Its pool of highly educated, charismatic, and leading teachers and support staff creates a crucible of talent from which a school can fill any teaching or support role. Crucially, Richard Scott’s 16 years of experience have been spent building up this contact network of outstanding people across a variety of different specialties and education capabilities, able to work with a variety of different age groups within mainstream schooling.
Should someone who comes across its website know a great teacher or support staff, Change Education invites them to refer them so that it can invite fresh talent into its ranks. Its best candidates are often referred by its current candidates, and so it has established a healthy ecosystem within itself where talent begets talent, with an incentive of £150 for both the referred party and the referee.
But what makes Change Education such a refreshing breath of fresh air in the education recruitment sector? Well, firstly, its dedication to its community in terms of the children, the professionals, and everyone it encounters is second to none – which has resulted in it making itself a true cornerstone of the communities and schools they support. It is part of the community it works within and does not attempt to distance itself. Instead, it, its staff, and its talent are all heavily integrated, allowing it to become the only specialist education recruitment business promoting positive change and offering a range of workforce solutions and educational services. Since opening their doors the schools, and educational centres, it has worked with have described it at nothing short of flawless, as well as lauding its staff as a true delight to collaborate with when trying to fill specific roles.
Thus, through its local candidate ‘supply bubbles’ for its schools, it ensures that there is always someone on standby should this be needed which has supported schools with the further pressures Covid-19 brought to staff absences. Change Education is aware that situations in education require a fair number of problem-solving skills, but it wishes to take the stress in handling such problem solving off of the client in order to take it onto itself, putting together talent pools of candidates that can be called upon to fill in should it be needed. Furthermore, it has made itself a pioneer of flexibility in its industry, with candidates recruited across three main areas to support its schools with everything from pupil progress to pupil refocus.
Being education recruitment experts, Change Education can offer advice, guidance, and solutions for a school’s recruitment challenges. And, with its focus on these sorts of hurdles and how it may help its clients to tackle them, its suggestions consider every relevant detail, and its experience ensures that nothing is overlooked during this process. This, in essence, gives its candidates and schools alike peace of mind that they’re putting their faith in the right company and that their collaboration will be rewarded with the best results for pupils and their wider staff.
After all, as well as recruiting good teachers, Change Education’s candidates are also great people. Between these people and its core staff, Change Education fosters an environment wherein participation is the key to success for all parties, and it is this that has enabled it to cultivate such a change-driven and highly effective Agency from the ground up. Able to deliver its expert efforts in primary, secondary, and SEN schools, it now plies its trade far outside of Lincolnshire too, having expanded to Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, and London, hoping to bring its work to many more areas of the UK in the near future.
For business enquiries, contact Emily Corner from Change Education on their website – https://www.changeeducation.co.uk/