Gold stars for MAT Recruitment

At MAT Recruitment we aim to make a positive impact on the education and teaching industry, by filling roles in schools with the best candidates, helping both schools and candidates to reach their potential. The year is young and yet we are already hard at work ensuring all our clients are taken care of and placed in roles best for both them and the schools they are being placed in.


Exceeding expectation


In a market where attracting talent is at its toughest, MAT Recruitment is bucking the trend working above and beyond to help schools find the right candidates for their hard to fill vacancies. In January we exceeded all our targets by pushing ourselves to do more for our clients and candidates and so far we have been smashing it! In our first year of business we have grown each month, exceeding our own goals whilst fulfilling our mission to help schools improve outcomes for young people one placement at a time.


Clients and candidates first


We insist on providing the very best client and candidate experience we can, by ensuring the journey to securing the perfect new role or perfect candidate is a smooth one. That’s why we focus on increasing engagement with clients and candidates and continuing to provide a child centred approach to recruitment as underpinned by our core values of “Ethical Practices, Professionalism, Integrity and Pride”. It’s because of this we believe we have achieved outstanding five star reviews from both clients and candidates, which you can take a look at below:


Client testimonials


“Working in partnership with a recruitment organisation that shares our belief “that education can change lives and all children- whatever their background- deserve the best possible chance to fulfil their potential and achieve their ambition” has been instrumental in the hiring success Star Academies (Formerly Tauheedhul Education Trust -TET) have experienced with Marie Tormey. Her relentless approach to recruiting excellence in education has been testament to the high calibre of staff she has supported the Trust to recruit over time. Often working towards tight deadlines, Marie has been able to utilise her recruitment skills and network effectively to provide a field of candidates who align with the values and philosophy of the Trust. Her work is informed by strong professional and personal values, which ensure a strategic and child-centred approach underpinned by rigour, integrity and aspiration. I have no hesitation in recommending Marie to Multi Academy Trusts and am fully confident that she would be a valuable asset to any Trust.” - Hamid Patel, CBE Chief Executive - Star Academies


“A perfect recruitment solution to our strategic needs. Very well executed and listens to our requirements delivering exceptional quality staff.”  E Merva


“As an experienced Headteacher, former Assistant Director of School Improvement within a Local Authority and a Regional Director with the National Strategies I highly recommend Marie and her colleagues as leadership recruiters. I have seen Marie operate from both sides of the fence so to speak and have always been duly impressed with her approach to the placement of the right candidates to the right post rather than any candidate to any post, her follow through, organisation and general willingness to go that extra mile to make some both clients and candidates get what they need is beyond exceptional. I am clear that she has an extensive network within the education leadership community to draw on, that due diligence of candidates is undertaken with a swift turnaround of any required paperwork and that client confidentiality is a given. Highly professional in all matters, a delight to work with.” Graeme Harkness – Executive Headteacher


“The Dean Trust have selected MAT Recruitment as our chosen partner to support us in the appointment of an Executive Principal for our first international school in Morocco. We made the decision to partner with this agency following discussions around their ability to deliver on leadership and executive appointments, it became evident that they had the skills, knowledge and network to provide a managed service, whereby we have access to the very best candidates in the market. Marie and India are determined and professional recruiters, they act as great brand ambassadors for The Dean Trust and have a child- centred approach to recruitment which is refreshing.” - Andrew Shakos – Operations Director & Executive Headteacher


Candidate Testimonials


“Thank you so much for all of the support with finding a new job. Yourself and India guided me throughout the whole process and kept me motivated and reassured. You have found me the perfect school to be working in and consistently went above and beyond to ensure that the job met my needs and wishes. I will always recommend MAT Recruitment to anyone wishing to find their dream job in education as the service you provide is the best I've known!”

Jennifer - Head of Maths


"MAT Recruitment contacted me after seeing my details. At first, I thought 'Here we go. Another supply agency.' I'm so happy I was wrong! As a fully qualified English teacher on supply, I wanted nothing more than a permanent role that would fit around my PhD studies. MAT Recruitment found the perfect match for me with a school. My consultant, India, was lovely to talk to. She was very supportive throughout the whole process from first contact, to interview, until I was in the post. I would highly recommend MAT recruitment for any teacher who is still seeking their ideal situation." - Zoe



If you are looking for a new teaching opportunity or your school is looking for support with the appointment of teachers or leaders, you can receive more information about our recruitment process by getting in touch with us enquiries@matrecruitment.com.

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