Working with schools

A consultative approach

Our approach

Clarus Education has been born and developed from necessity. Education and schools are striving to achieve a highly educated society that is no longer restricted by background or family circumstances. The recruitment of staff needs to be consistent and of the highest standard without being a drain on resources and budgets.

Working with Clarus Education is very different from the traditional experiences of staff recruitment and the use of ‘supply agencies’. We are a specialist education recruitment consultancy, focused on high calibre permanent and long-term staff; providing a much improved and in-depth service to all schools.

Our consultative approach means we partner with our client schools. We stand out in our unwavering dedication to source the ‘right’ candidates, whether an office administrator, class teacher or key member of your SLT.

What our clients say

Our in-depth processes ensure the very highest standards are maintained, underpinned by transparency, efficiency, and professionalism.

  • Dedicated and professional consultants with one point of contact
  • Transparent and honest approach
  • Highest standards and strict focus on the quality of candidates
  • In-depth and structured face-to-face candidate interviews
  • Stringent vetting procedures in line with DfE guidelines
  • Focused on permanent and long-term staffing – no daily supply

We first used Clarus as a result of failing to find high-quality candidates using TES and other publications. Although the fee was much higher than an advert, it was competitive to other agencies and we were sent exceptional candidates.

They are still with us after three years and represent good value for money. Danny has been involved in teacher and leadership recruitment for many years, listens to what we need as a school and doesn’t recommend anyone unless they accurately meet our requirements.

Brian Welsh
Head Teacher - St Johns Upper Holloway Primary School - Islington

As a large four form entry primary school in Newham we've worked with Alison Watkis, from Clarus for seven years. Alison has consistently provided a personal service, getting to know our needs and sourcing high-quality teachers who have generally stayed with us and progressed in their careers.

Clarus’s rates are competitive in comparison to other agencies. They've given us an excellent, efficient service and as such, I've frequently recommended them to other schools.

Shahed Ahmed
Head Teacher - Elmhurst Primary School

Durants have worked with Ali for one term. We have found his dealings with us to be professional, courteous and very responsive. He took the time to visit us and familiarise himself with the needs of our pupils to direct the right candidates our way.

He also spent a morning working in a class to experience what his candidates would. Most importantly the candidates he's placed with us have been excellent. They've been mature, hard-working and eager to learn and have fitted easily into our team. We're glad Clarus was recommended to us and will definitely continue to use their services.

Peter Derosa
Head Teacher Durants School - Enfield

From day one Natalie has proved to be extremely efficient and very professional. She listens to our requirements and ensures the candidates put forward are right for the post and our schools.

I feel very well supported and confident when working with Clarus on our recruitment needs.

Mrs Evans
Recruitment Manager - Academy Federation

As a federation of three schools, we've used Clarus for a number of years due to the fantastic service they provide. George always listens to the role we are looking for and sends us only the best.

The selection of applicants that have come are of the highest quality and it's clear George is able to find the right people as he understands our schools and the values that are important to us.

The service that Clarus provides us with is consistent, reliable and second to none. One phone call or email to George and we can guarantee that if there is someone suited to our school, George will find them.

Executive Head Teacher
South London Federation

Winton Primary School

"Finding the right candidate for the right role can be challenging at times and going through the normal ‘recruitment campaign’ route, can sometimes not bring about the results we want. Clarus has consistently helped us to match talented candidates to roles at Winton, which has resulted in excellent outcomes for our pupils.

We have successfully recruited teachers and support staff alike to many posts and some of them permanently. This says something positive about how much we can trust Danny and his team at Clarus to listen to our needs, which in turn has led to excellent outcomes for both our pupils and the school community.

It’s wonderful that some of our staff who have been introduced by Clarus, have gone on to achieve great success in our school and beyond, with some of them joining the School’s Direct programme in order to become teachers and developing their interests in different disciplines to support school improvement.”

Sue Roberts
Assistant Head Teacher

ESSA Academy Manchester

“I have found Clarus Education to have a strategic and refreshing approach to the recruitment process. Both Andy and Phil have understood the context of the provision needed and then provided candidates who are prepped and ready for the challenges and expectations of our school.

The support and efficiency of the Clarus Education team have bolstered our own recruitment policies and raised the bar in service expectations – references, vetting, and an honest appraisal support each teacher and TA – honest and frank assessment that is appreciated by the whole team.

Clarus Education has managed to offer a future plan for developing teacher talent and I'm very happy to recommend the service. More than just a recruitment agency, Clarus has proven themselves to be invested in the future success of our school.“

Jennie Sidebottom
Vice Principal

We recruit for all positions

  • Management
  • Teachers
  • NQTs
  • Graduates
  • Special Educational Needs – Specialists & Support
  • Back Office & Administrative

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