Welcome to Smart Education HQ!

Here you will find everything you need to know about the team and who will be looking after you!

Francesca Sandiford
Director & SEND

Francesca has over 11 years’ experience providing SEN Settings with experienced and suitability qualified staff. Francesca has extensive knowledge of SEN and provides a service that is second to none across the West Midlands. Francesca is also responsible for organising a full training programme for employees.

Key Skills:
Interview Preparation, SEN, Customer Service, NQT Year Finder, Supply, Permanent Vacancies, FE Settings, Safeguarding Contact, Training

Fiona Moss
Director & SEND Home Tuition

Fiona has over 10 years’ experience in education recruitment. Fiona heads up the SEND Home Tuition provision across the West Midlands and offers an unrivalled level of service and commitment to both Clients and Candidates. Fiona provides an honest, consistent and competent approach to every client and candidate, no request is too big or small!

Key Skills:
Key Skills- Secondary, Customer service, NQT Year finder, 1 Year contracts, Permanent Vacancies, Temporary Supply Opportunities, Social Media, Safeguarding contact

Graham Kelly
Secondary Consultant

Graham can provide assistance to Secondary Schools across the West Midlands for temporary and staffing recruitment.

Graham is an ex Assistant Head Teacher from primary education and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to support candidates and clients to find the best match possible. Graham is ultra-professional and understanding of candidates and client’s requirements.

Key Skills:
Secondary, Ex Assistant Head, Customer Service, Sector knowledge & experience, NQT Year Finder, Supply, Day-to-day Cover, Permanent Vacancies

Philippa Lee
SEN Consultant

Philippa is part of our SEN team providing bespoke staff to SEN Schools across the West Midlands. Philippa is a great listener and prides herself on excellent customer service. With a strong sales and customer service background, Philippa is a pleasure to work with always strives for the best for her clients and candidates.

If you have requirements for specialist SEN support Philippa will be able to help you.

Key Skills:
SEN, Customer Service, Sector knowledge, Supply, Day-to-day Cover, Permanent Vacancies

Alexandra Evans
Primary Consultant

Alex is an experienced Higher Level Teaching Assistant with hands on experience to help candidates and clients find their perfect match in Primary Schools. Alex is patient and understanding, If you are looking for a consultant who will understand your needs as a candidate and as a client then please contact Alex.

Key Skills:
ETC placements, Primary Education, TA’s , EYFS

Deborah Mclean
Compliance & Payroll

Deborah provides invaluable support to the SMART team managing all aspects of payroll from start to finish! An organised member of our team with vast experience. A very approachable member of the team who is happy to answer any calls/queries you have.

Key Skills:
Safeguarding, Administration, Customer Service, References, CPD, Social Media, AWR

Sarah Piercy
SEN Home Tuition Account Manager

Sarah joins SMART bringing a wealth of education experience after a successful career as a Primary School Teacher for 14 years.

An experienced education professional looking to support you transition into a home tutoring role.

A competent and understanding account manager who is recruiting for education professionals to deliver full and part time home tuition packages to Students aged 3-25 with Educational Healthcare Plans.

Key Skills:
Primary, Home Tuition, SEN, Safeguarding, Customer Service, Sector knowledge & experience, Specialist Home Tuition Packages

Joanne Prince
SEN Home Tuition Account Manager

Jo joins SMART bringing a wealth of education experience after a successful career as a Pastoral & Learning Mentor.

An experienced education professional looking to support you in sourcing your next role. Jo oversees the candidate journey from the initial call through to compliance.

A competent and understanding consultant, if you’re looking for a new job opportunity in education please contact Jo for an informal chat today!

Key Skills:
Primary, Pastoral, SEN, Safeguarding, Customer Service, Sector knowledge & experience, NQT Year Finder, Supply, Day-to-day Cover, Permanent Vacancies

Ellie Thompson
Compliance Manager

Ellie heads up compliance for Smart Education ensuring that all candidates are cleared to working in line with our APSCO Compliance Plus accreditation. Ellie has years of experience in compliance and is an Education compliance specialist. Ellie is also responsible for a lot of ,our back office support to the team such as DBS checks and Policy and Legislation changes.

Ellie has a lovely rapport with clients and candidates and is always available to help.

Key Skills:
Safeguarding, Compliance, Customer Service, APSCO Compliance Plus, DBS, Policies and Legislation

Sarah Satchwell
Senior Resourcer- Schools Division

Sarah is an experienced resourcer who has over 9 years experience supporting education staff find their perfect roles. Sarah is currently the resourcer for our schools division and is eager to hear from any school based staff looking for new opportunities including Teachers, Teaching Assistants, school administrators.

If you’re looking for a new job opportunity in Eduction contact Sarah for an informal chat today!

Key Skills:
SEN, EYFS, Primary Education, Secondary Education, MLD, Autism, PMLD, SLD

Work for us!!
Recruitment Consultant

Smart Education has a vibrant team with a range of experiences and backgrounds.

We have a range of opportunities in our rapidly expanding Birmingham Branch. We are currently recruiting for trainee and experienced consultants to join our wonderful team.

Key Skills:
Primary, Nursery, Customer Service, NQT Year Finder, Supply, Day-to-day Cover, Permanent Vacancies

To speak to a member of the team today call 0121 392 7114