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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

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
The Rt Rev Keith Sinclair - Anglican Bishop of Birkenhead

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
Dave Cobb - School Business & Development Manager, Saint Cecilia's CE School, London
Annie Sutton - Executive Principal, St Joseph's RC Specialist School and College

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
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

I have no hesitation in commending Emmaus to any school that is seeking to appoint a Christian Headteacher. In particular, Emmaus’ ability to promote the school, assess the ethos of the school and communicate this within the networks of those who might be considered as possible candidates was invaluable.

Clive Purser, Chair of Governors, St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing