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Peter Giorgio, Director of Education, Nottingham Diocese

Could we afford it? My belief, as Chair was that we couldn’t afford not to. Our pupils deserved and needed strong school leaders to be found and drawn to apply. Our success was down to using Emmaus and definitely money well spent.

Carry Lynott - Chair of Governors, Our Lady and St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, Bradford

Having previously struggled to recruit two Headteachers - for both a Primary and a Secondary school - Emmaus came to the rescue. Their expert advice and deep understanding of recruiting Headship positions in Catholic schools is invaluable, and I have no hesitation in recommending their knowhow and their values.

<em>Fr David Gibbons, Chair of Governors & Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Southwark</em>

Fr David Gibbons, Chair of Governors & Parish Priest, Archdiocese of Southwark

I have personal experience of the quality of service Emmaus provides, when I successfully applied for a Headship position through them. I always felt I could call up, get the ‘inside take’ on the school and ask any questions in complete confidence. The support and expert advice I received made the application process far less daunting and I would thoroughly recommend Emmaus to any Church School looking to appoint a key Leadership position.

<em>Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford</em>

Dan Pickard, Headteacher, The Bishop’s CE Primary School - Thetford

I approached Emmaus following our own unsuccessful attempts to recruit Deputy DDEs for both the Dioceses of Leicester and Derby. It was soon apparent that Emmaus understood the intricacies of a Diocesan Board of Education and the distinctive nature of Church Schools. Although we had clear ideas of the sort of applicants we were looking for, it was beneficial to work with Emmaus as they went well beyond our own established networks, approaching and having conversations with individuals who perhaps might not initially think they ‘fit the mould’. Broadening their search parameters to reach out to candidates and have discreet conversations with them, meant we were fortunate to be able to consider a far greater number of candidates of high calibre, leading to first time appointments in both cases. I highly recommend Emmaus Leadership! 

Canon Carolyn Lewis, Director of Education - Diocese of Leicester and Diocese of Derby

We have been working with Emmaus Leadership on a number of hard to fill leadership vacancies across the Diocese. All of our dealings have been extremely professional and the feedback from schools has been very positive. It has been somewhat refreshing to deal with a recruitment company that have a good understanding of the Catholic sector, the workings of a Diocese and the requirements of Foundation Governors in appointing senior leaders to our schools. Our experience of Emmaus Leadership has been very positive and I fully recommend their services.

Bridget Prentice, Chair of Governors - Trinity School, Lewisham

We considered TES Prime, but the critical factor for us was that Emmaus are not only specialists in recruiting Headteachers, they are Christians focused exclusively on recruiting for Church Schools.

<em>Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford</em>

Canon Bob Baker, Chair of Governors,The Bishop’s CE School - Thetford

We came across Emmaus by accident after our own attempts to recruit a Headteacher failed.

From the beginning we were impressed by their enthusiastic approach. Liam and his team designed an excellent advertisement, and exploited our own material to produce an attractive applicant pack. This produced several qualified applicants. We asked them to supervise the whole recruitment process. We could not have carried this out to a similar standard by ourselves. We found an outstanding candidate. We would not hesitate to engage them again to find a suitable candidate for a leadership position. The terms of engagement represented excellent value.

Michael Tennant - Chairman of the Board, St Edward's School

Thank you for all your support, advice and professionalism through out the long and complex process of our Head’s appointment. Having helped us appoint first time round it was unfortunate, due to personal circumstances, that our new Head had to subsequently withdraw post appointment. We were truly grateful for your service guarantee, which meant we incurred no further costs in appointing her replacement. Your unfailing support and advice at all times was greatly appreciated.

 

Nicholas van As, Chair of Personnel Committee - Coulsdon CE Primary School

We are delighted with the appointment we made and I have reported to the whole community that we could not have been more thorough in the search or more rigorous in the selection process. Thank you Emmaus Leadership.

Jacqui Feely, Chair at All Hallows Catholic College, Macclesfield