Meet the London crew

Managing Director

Like most graduates, Danny paid a small fortune to complete a degree and venture into the real world with no clue on what he wanted to do as a first job, never mind a career. He fell into recruitment, having always been a people person.

12 years on, and Clarus Education was born, with the help of his partner in crime, Alison. Together they built Clarus into a leading education recruitment consultancy, which genuinely adds value to UK schools’ recruitment process and provides an exceptional service.

They constantly strive to break the mould and do what they do best!

Managing Partner

Alison is the Managing Partner at Clarus Education.

With almost 20 years of education recruitment under her belt, she, together with her amazing work husband, Danny, advises the team; and gives them the support and guidance they need to provide the best possible experience for clients and candidates alike.

Alison is incredibly proud of Clarus and the people within it, due to the impeccable level of service they give to all.

Team Leader

As a former graduate, Ryan prides himself on the advice and sense of direction that he gives to all of his candidates. With a relentless work ethic, you can rest assured that Ryan will try his hardest to secure you a role right for you.

If you’re a graduate or teacher looking for a new opportunity in East London, Ryan’s ready to help.

Team Leader

George is responsible for looking after the areas of South East London and Kent. He prides himself on being a great matchmaker.

He takes time to meet with candidates and clients, and finds genuine job satisfaction in helping individuals get on the right career path to achieve their aspirations.

Education Consultant

Kelvin is a conscientious and personable consultant who always strives to achieve the very best for his candidates and clients. With a background in media sales and Ccnsultancy, he’s even spent time as a wine merchant, which makes him pretty handy when ordering a bottle in a restaurant.

In addition to knowing his Merlot from his Pinotage, Kelvin is also a huge football and music fan and has played in several bands.

Education Consultant

Shevonnae previously worked as a 1-to-1 teaching assistant at an outstanding school through Clarus Education. It was here she gained first-hand experience of what’s required to be a valuable member of a school’s support.

Now working as an Education Consultant, Shevonnae can apply her knowledge and experience to benefit her clients and candidates. She prides herself on providing the best service, by ensuring the needs and expectations of all parties are exceeded.

Cleveland Bailey

Education Consultant

Cleveland worked in the hospitality industry for several years. With a background in sales and excellent customer service skills, going above and beyond is something Cleveland doesn’t shy away from.

His enthusiasm to understand his candidates and exceed client expectations means he always does his absolute best to deliver optimal results.

Education Consultant

With a three year primary teaching career behind her, Scarlett is fully immersed in the world of education recruitment. She understands what schools need and what good quality teaching looks like.

When it comes to candidates, Scarlett knows where to place Teachers and TAs. She is passionate about ensuring each candidate finds their ideal school!

Chloe Fallon

Education Consultant

Having worked for four years as a 1-1 Teaching Assistant allowed Chloe to gain inside knowledge of the everyday workings of a school, so she appreciates what it takes.

Chloe enjoys meeting with candidates and placing them into their dream role within education. Full of energy, Chloe is bubbly and smiley and can frequently be found snacking.

Megan Oxley

Education Consultant

Megan realised her passion for education after working as a tutor. Her friendly and approachable nature suits her role as a recruitment consultant. She has a natural passion for helping people and is driven to find the best role to suit each candidate.

Aside from her dedication to recruiting, Megan can be found eating out at her favourite restaurants and fuelling her food addiction!

Senior Compliance Officer

Ellen is a former Secondary Head of Department who’s been with Clarus Education from the beginning. She’s the crazy aunt of the Clarus family and manages the compliance processes, amongst lots of other things.

She is most likely to be caught singing a show tune at her desk!

Compliance Officer & Social Secretary

Frederica commonly known as ‘Freddy’ is a psychology graduate with nursery classroom experience in an East London primary school. As a compliance officer she is the first point of contact for candidates to ensure they’re compliant and ready to start work.

Apart from completing compliance checks, Freddy can be found organising charity activities and team socials, making sure everyone has fun.

Meet the Manchester & Midlands crew

Phil Holden

Lead Consultant

After spending years in London, Phil returned to the north to get married and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first born. He is in his 9th year of education recruitment and is lead consultant for both Greater Manchester and the West Midlands regions.

Understanding the education market has helped Phil build and maintain a strong network of client schools. He’s passionate about placing top level graduates and teachers into environments that match their expectations and ethos.

Shannon Duffy

Education Consultant

Shannon studied English Literature and has a passion for reading. She spends most weekends travelling up and down the country. You might catch her on a train, book in hand, although at 5’2 probably not!

Now that her journey has begun with Clarus, she looks forward to helping graduates and teachers with their career aspirations.

Managing Partner

Alison is the Managing Partner at Clarus Education.

With almost 20 years of education recruitment under her belt, she, together with her amazing work husband, Danny, advises the team and gives them the support and guidance they need to provide the best possible experience for clients and candidates alike.

Email Alison

Team Leader

Get in touch with George (george@clarus-education.co.uk) if you’re searching for a position in Kent. George leads the Kent office and has great connections with local schools. As a Kent local himself, George is always available to meet with teachers close to home outside of office hours, understanding the teaching day never ends when the bell rings. Whether you’re a Graduate looking to get into Education or a qualified class teacher looking for a promotion, a fresh start or your first venture into teaching, George can help.

Email George

Lead Consultant

After spending years in London, Phil returned to the north to get married and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of his first born. He is in his 9th year of education recruitment and is lead consultant for both Greater Manchester and the West Midlands regions.

Email Phil

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  • positive review  An amazing company, Ryan has been very helpful and supportive in finding me a placement that’s suit need and requirements, before using Clarus I tried a few teaching agencies. But I can honestly Clarus Education has been the best, would definitely recommend this company if you are looking for a way into teaching

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    2/22/2019
  • 5 star review  I was contacted by Clarus Education on Tuesday after applying for several teaching assistant roles online. The company were professional and efficient in making sure that they found the most suitable role for me. Because of my aspirations to train to become an educational psychologist next year, Clarus Education made sure that they found me a role where I could gain the most relevant experience for my career path. Two days later and I have now secured a position in a school! I would highly recommend Clarus Education!

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    11/16/2017
  • positive review  My partner recommended I contact George at Clarus Education - I'm so pleased that I did! Having graduated from University with a finance based degree - George was extremely confident I would find a role and would really suit working within education. His advice and guidance encouraged me to pursue a career in education and I've enjoyed every moment since beginning this journey. As soon as my DBS cleared I secured a role which further developed and allowed me to take on a full time role! The experience from start to now as been superb, professional and friendly. I've already recommended Clarus (and George) to two people - and will continue to do so with anyone looking for a job within the education sector. Big thanks to both Clarus Education and George!

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    11/27/2018
  • 5 star review  The best agency. I have recently graduated from Cardiff University and became very keen to find a job ASAP as either teaching assistant or science tech. I finished biomed at university and had few teaching-based volunteering roles in the past, but my experience in the field was not massive. I registered myself with couple of agencies, but the wait was killing me, the whole process of references and processing of my documentations was super long. I found Clarus Education on CV library, and from that point, the whole process ranging from the initial face-to-face meeting to securing me an amazing role as science tech took less than 3 day! Ryan was my main contact, and I am still impressed with how professional, understanding and friendly he was from the very first phone call. He took time to actually get to know what I’m looking for and prepped me for the trial day, which took place the day after my first meeting with him! I definitely recommend Clarus Education, not only for the very efficient and smooth process of finding a dream role, but also for their kind and friendly approach to their candidates!

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    11/16/2017
  • 5 star review  Danny and his team are fantastic. They really go above and beyond to help you find the perfect place. I've never met with recruiters who are so thorough and professional.

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    2/10/2016