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Helping you to find your next senior leader for your school

If you need to fill a Head teacher or Executive role, you can use smartSearch - our dedicated Leadership recruitment team can offer you a bespoke approach and manage the entire recruitment process. We’ll use our curated base of more than 9,500 Head teachers and Executives to only recommend a candidate that’ll make a difference to your school.

A service tailored to your needs, resource and budget

We can help you to find the right leader or teacher by:

  • Providing advice on the best recruitment strategy for your specific role
  • Reaching out to suitable candidates in our professional networks and through fresh research
  • Managing enquiries and applications
  • Reviewing and recommending candidates
  • Shortlisting and interviewing candidates
  • Getting references

Dr Michael Watson - Recruitment Director

Michael is a highly successful executive search and selection professional with more than 18 years' experience of education recruitment at headship level.

Jo Grabowska - Recruitment Manager

Jo has over 7 years' experience in public sector and education recruitment. She delivers and advises on senior appointments for schools, academy groups and independent schools.

Emma Formby - Recruitment Manager

Emma holds a BA honours degree in International Business and a CIPD in Employment Law. She comes from an HR background and has over 12 years’ recruitment experience.

Xen Yiasoumi - Recruitment Manager

Xen is a recruitment manager who has gained a wealth of experience in providing first class recruitment solutions to a range of schools in and around London and the South of England.