On a mission to deliver progressive and quality leadership in 21st century education recruitment


Sally Lawson-Ritchie
Business Manager | Education Practice

e. sally@peridotpartners.co.uk
m. 07904 158737

Delivering education recruitment that improves the quality of education to transform the life-chances of young people.

I grew up and was educated in Scotland before swapping the Aberdeen climate for sunny summers in London. As a specialist in Multi-Academy Trusts and education partnerships, I bring fifteen years’ experience in this ever-changing market to our education recruitment provision.

I worked for seven years as Academies Director at The Aldridge Foundation, establishing schools with a strong focus on developing enterprise skills and improving the quality of education to transform the life-chances of young people.

Prior to joining our team, I was an adviser at the Department for Education and subsequently at Academy Ambassadors giving me experience at the highest level of recruiting and matching quality candidates across education, operations and executive functions.

Knowledgeable on all things governance, I have served as a Member, Vice Chair, Trustee and Committee Chair working closely with the Board Chairs and CEOs on growth strategies and executive recruitment. My combined public and private sector background provides me with a deep understanding of how to recruit the right skill sets and ethos to build high-performing boards and leadership teams.

Through my own consultancy, I have supported innovative educational start-ups including Votes for Schools and am currently an advisory board member for a global Artificial Intelligence provider.

I am always on the lookout for new experiences and am a qualified project manager, fitness instructor and occasional TV and film extra.

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