About Us

Teaching Personnel is the market leading education recruiter.  Our sole focus on staffing for schools has seen us develop deep sector specialisation that supports the unique needs of individual schools and larger institutions.  In 2006 we developed a partnership approach to supporting Catholic Schools and their leadership teams.  Since then our Catholic Schools Recruitment Partnerships have satisfied the full range of staffing requirements for hundreds of Catholic Schools across England & Wales. 

Through close collaboration, an understanding of each school’s ethos, educational goals, quality standards and financial objectives, we are able to  build bespoke packages and tailored services. We do this at the same time as maintaining the high-quality standards for which Teaching Personnel is renowned.

The UK’s Largest Education Recruitment Business

Here are just a few of our credentials which help us provide qualify staff and a quality service to Catholic Schools across England & Wales:

  • Established in 1996 with 80+ sector specialist branches across England & Wales
  • Specialising solely in the education sector
  • Holder of REC Audited Education; Investors in People; ISO 9001
  • 280+ highly trained Recruitment Consultants and Branch Managers
  • Over 12,000 quality teachers and support staff registered, vetted and available for work
  • Passion for Education, Team Spirit, Championing Quality and Always Improving are our Core Values
  • Over 5,000 regular using client schools across England and Wales
  • A reputation for being the quality, leading experts in our sector 
  • A track record supporting schools in delivering higher levels of pupil attainment 

Quality Staff

We understand the importance of identifying the right candidates for Catholic Schools.  We are skilled at attracting, selecting, recruiting and developing individuals with the skills you need in your school.  Our existing database includes hundreds of teachers and teaching assistants who are experienced at working in Catholic Schools, many who hold the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies.

Quality Standards

Our services combine to promote continuity in schools and the promotion of the best candidates for your needs.  We take and monitor feedback on all candidates after each booking and use our bespoke matching software to help us maintain the highest possible quality standards when supporting your school.

Quality Service

We believe working with us should be easy.  We are here to support you, your school and its pupils and we are passionate about the role we play.  Whether dealing with us as individuals or using our online tools, we aim to provide a high quality, efficient service with the highest standards in vetting and recruitment.

Our Catholic Schools Leadership Team

Our team is made up of hundreds of Recruitment Consultants providing staff to Catholic Schools.  These consultants are under the passionate direction of our Catholic leadership team who have been building partnerships across England & Wales since 2006.

Steve Lyons

A Qualified Teacher, Steve ensures our internal recruiters are providing the best possible service to our partnership schools and Diocese.

Steve spends a lot of his time meeting school group leaders, discussing new partnership arrangements.  You will no doubt meet Steve, especially if you are North of the Watford Gap.

Clare Humphrey

Clare has helped build many of our large partnerships with some of the countries biggest Diocese.  She is passionate about the need to tailor our service to meet the workforce priorities of schools and deliver an exceptional service.

Clare is also responsible for creating a number of successful training partnerships that see our candidate well prepared for work in Catholic School. 

John McManus

A retired super head of a large Catholic School, John now acts as a valued adviser for Teaching Personnel’s Catholic School Recruitment Partnerships.

His experience and knowledge have helped us shape a number of our offerings and ensure our approach to recruitment has the best possible alignment to the priorities of Catholic Headteachers. 

Our mission is to be the first choice recruitment partner to Catholic Schools and Diocese across England & Wales

Teaching Personnel ensure they steer their recruitment to candidates that truly support the Catholic ethos of our schools, helping our students to progress morally and spiritually, as well as academically. 

Tim Warren

Diocesan Director of Schools & Colleges – Liverpool Archdiocese

Catholic Schools Recruitment Partnership

07824 145078


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