Written by Ellen O'Shea

Its finally the end of the month!

Congratulations on surviving what must be the longest month ever! It can't just be us that feels like January is approximately 800 hundred days long!

Here's what we have been up to this month!

Clarus Highlights

Despite freezing temperatures and the general gloom that comes with the seemingly unending start of the year, its actually been a pretty good month for us here at Clarus.

We saw many candidates take up their new roles at the start of term and have continued to search for the highest calibre of candidates to place into support roles in our client schools. Our forward thinking team have even started recruiting for April and September roles; we like a good head start!

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Many congratulations were also in order this month. We saw Compliance Officer, Gemma Parkinson pass her probation after a highly successful first six months. More milestones were achieved by Georgina Stark and Ellen O'Shea, who celebrated anniversaries as part of the Clarus family, serving one and seven years respectively! Ellen even found time to complete a marathon hike, raising more than £800 for #cancerresearchuk

The end of the month saw the team attend the Recruitment Entrepreneur Excellence Awards. Whilst the evening is always a nice chance to put on the glad rags and catch up with the rest of the portfolio, this time we were also celebrating Chloe Johnson's nomination as Best Newcomer. Chloe is a genuine team player, hungry to learn, succeed and go that extra mile for her colleagues, candidates and clients. While she didn't win this time around, we think she is amazing!

Meet the Team

This month we get to know our newest member of the team, Krystina C.

Desk: I'll be recruiting for SEN schools across 15 London Boroughs

Why education recruitment? Having been a Primary school teacher for the last 12 years I know how important it is to create a positive environment for the children to thrive in.

Being a parent of children with Autism, ADHD, Speech and Language difficulties and other learning difficulties, I am very passionate about SEND education and I have seen first-hand the difference it makes when it is done well. Growing up, my family were a foster family, so as a teenager I lived with other children who had a range of needs due to the severe harm and trauma they had experienced. These experiences have shaped who I am today and have led me to have a strong desire to help others.

Describe yourself in three words: Passionate, nurturing and kind.

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Now for the really important stuff! This or that?

Chocolate or cheese? Chocolate (that's hard!)

Beer or bubbles? Beer

Cats or dogs? Cats

Films or books? Films

Hero or villain? Hero

Early bird or Night Owl? Early Bird

Clarus Focus

Our main focus remains the provision of the best candidates for our client schools. The team are busy recruiting for live support staff vacancies and liaising with client schools on permanent teaching roles for April and September 2023. If you are looking for a new role, please check out our live vacancies.

With so much in the news about upcoming strikes within the Education sector, we will also be chatting with some of our team to discuss different perspectives on the industrial action. Look out for the interviews over the next few weeks.

We will also soon be launching our new charity pledge. We are pleased to be sponsoring the Swim for Cake Team. They are 4 amazing women who will be taking on an epic challenge and swimming the channel this July.

We’ll not only be cheering them on during their relentless training and final swim, but we will be doing our best to spread the word, helping raise money and awareness for 3 fantastic charities.

Their fundraising page is now live. Watch this space for updates!

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