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 & Secondary Specialist

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 our candidates.

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

Fiona Moss
Director & SEND Home Tuition Specialist

Fiona has over 10 years’ experience providing Secondary Schools across the West Midlands with staff 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! Fiona also heads up the social Media for Smart Education

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

Clare Flanagan
Recruitment Resourcer

Clare had previously worked as a consultant providing qualified Teachers, NQT’s. TA’s and HLTA’S with work across Primary settings in the West midland’s for 5 years and has most recently been a nursery manager working back in the field to get more in touch with what clients and candidates are looking for. Clare offers a wealth and knowledge and hands on experience who better to trust than someone who has been the client and someone who has been the candidate before.

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

Deborah Mclean
Compliance Manager

Deborah is our Compliance Manager who manages all aspects of Compliance, Educare training and administration. Deborah provides invaluable support to the SMART team ensuring stringent safeguarding and compliance checks are in place at all times. 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

Dan Sewell
SEN Consultant

Dan joins SMART Education with a wealth of knowledge in both Education and Recruitment, Dan brings with him 3 ½ years’ experience within education recruitment. Prior to this Dan worked in a school for 6 years as a Cover Manager himself so has the experience as both a consultant and has an in depth understanding and working knowledge of what is needed within a school. Dan offers an exclusive understanding of being a client previously so knows the pressures and expectations you will have, so who better to exceed these for you!

Dan offers a very genuine and passionate approach and welcomes your call, we are proud to be working with Dan and he is an excellent addition to our thriving team.

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

Emma Gardner
Compliance Officer

Emma joins us as compliance officer. Emma has a strong background in compliance and social media and brings with her a huge skillset to enhance our team. Emma is responsible for all aspects of compliance, payroll and Social Media. Emma also looks after our candidate CPD and safeguarding. A focussed and very thorough member of our team who isn’t afraid of a challenge! Welcome on board Emma!

Key Skills:
Safeguarding, Payroll, Administration, References, CPD, Social Media

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