Education doesn't just elevate, it ignites, amplifies and adds value to the lives of millions of children each year. We believe that placing the perfect leader in schools, academy trusts and education charities ensures that that value continues to reach the next generation.
The education that our partners provide inspires and empowers children and young people to change the world around them, regardless of their starting point. Perfecting recruitment strategies for schools, academy trusts, and education charities is the first step.
In the post-pandemic world, schools, academy trusts and education charities need to be agile and responsive. Your leadership, including that provided by governing bodies, needs to match both the challenges and ambitions facing your organisation and the sector.
The types of organisations that work with us are looking for strategic and transformative people with conviction, who will drive sustainability, financial stability and educational attainment. We are expert recruiters in school leadership with a track record of placing principals, trustees and governors and are keen to support the development of school governance.
We understand your challenges and know how important it is to recruit experienced and skilled people to deliver complex change management.
We’re plain-talking and transparent, and the organisations that we work with are too. They understand the value of having an open and trusted relationship.
Attracting the right talent to any leadership team or board is paramount for any organisation to succeed.
In the education sector, this is even more important.
As educational organisations, schools motivate and inspire the next generation, whilst providing vital opportunities for our current and future workforce. They are the platform for children to go forth in the world and make the best of themselves, which in turn, benefits the wider society.
The right team and/or board needs to recognise the importance of education and the impact it makes on children and students each year. It needs to be more than a job; it must be a passion.
We share a duty to protect children and young people from harm and therefore our recruitment team has undertaken safer recruitment training.
We will ensure safer recruitment practices in every stage of the recruitment process, in line with the latest KCSIE guidance, and maintain open and transparent communication that will enable us to help our clients find the most valuable people for their schools, colleges, and charities.
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“The process from start to finish was exceptional. The professionalism and effectiveness of the whole team was faultless. The strength and quality of the field showed a depth of understanding of the brief and an extensive network of potential candidates. Eddie was timely and reliable in his communication and Drew gave a strong lead to the process on the day of the interviews. He was wise in his guidance and calm throughout. I would definitely use and recommend Peridot in the future.”
CEO of Middlesex Learning and Partnership.
National Institute of Teaching: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Middlesex Learning Partnership: Chief Executive Officer
Whitefield Academy Trust: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Star Academies: Director of People and Well-being
Bradford Academy: Executive Principal
Victoria Primary School: Headteacher
Nottingham Free School: Headteacher
Kirk Hallam Community School: Head of School
Birklands Primary School: Headteacher
Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology: Vice Principal
First Give: Director
Mathematics for Education and Industry: Chief Operating Officer
The Tutor Trust: Chief Executive Officer
Nacro: the social justice charity: Director of Education
1851 Trust: Director of Education Strategy
Harington Scheme: Chief Executive Officer
School Home Support: Chair and Trustee
Action Tutoring: Fundraising Trustee
Oasis Community Learning: Four Trustees
Stratford School Academy: Chair and Two Trustees
Abbey Multi-Academy Trust: Three Trustees
Orchard Hill College and Multi-Academy Trust: Eight Trustees
Gad’s Hill School: Chair and Three TrusteesDownload our schools, academy trusts and education charities brochure
Peridot and the team do a great job. From the initial scoping conversation, through to shortlisting and interviews, there was good communication, excellent advice and a highly professional approach. The range of candidates presented to us on both occasions was impressive and we recruited excellent people to our board. The Peridot team are lovely people to work with and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Chair of Members at Alpha Academies Trust