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We have identified the need to have a varied and diverse selection of educators within the UK education system to meet the constantly transforming needs of our learning environments and have taken the action to have presence across the globe to meet this need. Furthermore, working in partnership with learning environments to ensure that this diverse talent pool is inducted into the UK means that the responsibility for assimilation is shared, community focussed and successful to the point that a positive impact will be made on teaching and learning.

Meet the team

Anthony has worked at Teach Now since 2012 and is a solid member of the Teach Now family – Anthony has had a really successful few years with the business working extensively with Islington, Hackney and Enfield.  Anthony really loves the matching part of his job, working with teachers and schools to identify the perfect match.  Anthony has really enjoyed cultivating working relationships into friendships over the years.

The part of the Teach Now ethos that really calls out to Anthony is the fact that we don’t just put bums on seats, he believes that only the right teacher should be put in any classroom!

Anthony always strives for the best!  It really bothers Anthony when he has trouble locating the right teacher for all of the client schools that ask for his help – the teacher shortage and individual school requirements mean that he isn’t able to get it 100% all of the time and although he always has a back-up plan for his clients – it still bothers him!

Anthony values feedback and that’s what gives him his job satisfaction.  It always makes him feel good to know that he has done his job properly and that has been recognised – this is why Anthony remains in close contact with all of the teachers that he has ever placed and actually has ongoing relationships with them, even when they are no longer part of the Teach Now family because he has placed them successfully.

If Anthony was a Superhero he would want the ability to fly so that he could make sure teachers get to school and he wouldn’t have to deal with lateness calls!

Anthony Finnegan

Primary Recruitment Consultant

Rob has been with the Teach Now family since Early 2015 and has really made the transition from Teaching to Recruiting smoothly and effortlessly.  Having been a teacher in Mainstream Secondary Schools he is well placed to have empathetic and in depth conversations with teachers and schools alike regarding all areas of education and recruitment.

Rob really values that Teach Now is a cohesive agency, in an industry that is not well known for this trait!  He really likes that the team work together for maximum benefit to both Teachers and Client Schools.

As a teacher Rob really believes in good practice and awareness, if he could have the time and access he would like to be able to see his teachers in action within the live learning environment so that he can be better placed to develop and work with them.

Rob remembers his first ever successful placement with Teach Now and felt particularly proud because it was a very specific and unusual subject requirement with very particular recruitment requirements.  Rob worked tirelessly with the client to ensure that he understood all of the parameters and in the end submitted only one candidate that was so perfect for the role that no other candidates were required!

Rob doesn’t like to waste time or to be bored so if he were a superhero he would like the power to teleport!

Rob Sibbet

Secondary Recruitment Consultant

Having worked at Teach Now since 2011 Steph is one of our veteran consultants.  Steph has built amazing relationships with both her client schools and the teachers that work for her as a result of her adaptable and approachable communication style.  Steph loves to be out of the office visiting her client schools and meeting the teachers on site to ensure that everyone is comfortable and happy!  

The Teach Now ethos is incredibly important to Stephanie and she always goes the extra mile to ensure that everyone she is in contact with feels that the service is personal and tailored to them.

Steph hates to let people down, she takes it very personally when she cannot offer an NQT a role quickly or has to tell a school that she cannot provide them with a supply teacher on the same day because everybody is booked out – Steph will leave no opportunity unexplored for her clients or candidates.

One of Stephanie’s greatest times with Teach Now was when she was asked to tour Canadian Universities with the international department in order to attract the best talent possible to teach in the UK – Steph takes great pleasure in knowing that she has supported these candidates right from their home town to now being in the UK and teaching in her client schools within Barnet and Hertfordshire.

If Stephanie was a Superhero she would want all the same powers as Iron Man – because she would like to be indestructible!

Stephanie Robertson

Primary Recruitment Consultant

Having been with the business since 2013 leading the recruitment of all Teaching Assistants, Tabish is a well-respected and valued member of the Teach Now family.  Tabish has a real passion for working with support workers and has a genuine interest in Special Educational Needs within both mainstream and specialist environments.

The client and candidate experience is so important to Tabish which is why he really takes on board the Teach Now ethos and always goes the extra mile to ensure that his service is first class.

Working within support and SEN means that sometimes Tabish is aware of gaps in provision that are not closed due to funding or administration issues, this affects Tabish as he would like to be able to ensure that all learners can access support for learning regardless of statement or pupil premium etc.

Tabish recalls his outstanding moment from his Teach Now career as the time that he matched a Teaching Assistant with a None Verbal ASD learner, as a direct result of this match the learner made progress and became verbal within a term – prompting an official Thank You to Tabish from SLT and the child parents for his passion and drive in facilitating the match.

If Tabish could have any power, it would be the power of Omnilinguism – which is the power to understand and speak all languages – removing all barriers to communication.

Tabish Ashraf

Teaching Assistant Recruitment Consultant

Sheyma Abanur

Teaching Assistant Recruitment Consultant

Jason has worked for Teach Now in various different roles over the years and has recently moved into the Talent Acquisition Team where he can really put to use his communication skills – Jason loves to hear people’s life stories and establish motivations and help people to move forward to the next stage of their career and life.

Jason values the Teach Now ethos of being absolutely down to earth and understanding of the need for a work/life balance.  Jason loves that everybody is respected and never treated like a number.

Jason is a natural talker but also an excellent listener, he seeks to understand exactly what each of his candidates wants and will then work tirelessly with the recruitment team to ensure that client schools are proactively approached to obtain appropriate opportunities for the candidate. 

One of his special moments at Teach Now was when he spoke to candidate that was so disillusioned with agencies and really didn’t want to have her time wasted again.  Jason listened to her story and was curious about her life and history, as a result of this Jason was so impressed that he offered her a Secure Guaranteed Pay Contract and the candidate accepted.

As Jason is so nosy if he could have a superpower he would choose invisibility so he could be extra nosy!

Jason Hood

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Working with Teach Now since mid-2015 Andrea has really grasped the ethos of Teach Now and is working tirelessly on perfecting the Talent Acquisition side of the business in both the UK and Internationally, Andrea even loves getting in at 7am to call teachers and Universities in New Zealand and Australia and even loves staying late to do the same thing in Canada!

Andrea really likes the respect that Teach Now has for education, which as a result means that the recruitment practices are ethical, refreshing and innovative!

As somebody that has joined Teach Now from the corporate world of business, Andrea has a strong belief in each candidate getting a personal and tailored experience for them to ensure that their journey with Teach Now is seamless and of maximum benefit.  

Andrea loves working for Teach Now because she can tangibly make a difference to an educator’s career and life. It has been of great joy to her that she no longer works in a corporate environment where everyone is expected to be a clone of the next person!  Working for a company that genuinely cares about the education of our future generations gives her immense satisfaction.

If Andrea had a superpower she would like the power of Alchemy, mostly so that she can give gold to schools so that they can spend more money on teachers!

Andrea Papaconstantinou

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Gui is the first ever full time Talent Acquisition Consultant to join Teach Now and he has been instrumental in developing and implementing the candidate experience for both UK and Overseas Trained Teachers and Support Workers, although he can be a little grumpy when he starts at 7am to call New Zealand and Australian Teachers – mornings are not his favourite!

The Teach Now ethos to be inclusive to all equally really appeals to Gui as he is originally from Brazil and believes that everyone should have the same access to our services – as long as it is legal of course!

As the first Full Time Talent Acquisition Consultant Gui puts a lot of pressure on himself to ensure that every single candidate receives the best possible service, this sometimes make him a little vulnerable and he can get emotionally affected when he can’t give candidates exactly what they are asking him for.

Gui really loves to get feedback that the candidates are happy with what he is doing for them, he remembers one particular case where he proactively called a candidate about an interview that she had told him she was due to have and she was so pleased that he had remembered or even cared – as a direct result of this level of care the candidate committed to Teach Now and is now in an assignment.

If Gui had a superpower it would be the power of Telepath so that he could truly understand the desires, motivations and objections of his candidates – he is also a bit nosy!

Gui Andrade

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Carly Dearman

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Paulette joined the Teach Now family in Mid-2015 from a school and since then has really adapted to the recruitment life cycle and really enjoys looking at the same types of information but from a very different perspective, previously Paulette was a school Business Manager so she finds it really interesting to looking at things from this side.

The fact that customer service is so high on the Teach Now agenda was surprising to Paulette as she had the impression that agencies were all about the money, thankfully, we proved her wrong!

Paulette is still adjusting to working within recruitment but as the Teach Now office is based inside a primary school it’s difficult to get out of the school mind-set, which brings its own challenges but she is finding it really exciting to be able to bring all this school experience to this new role.

If Paulette could choose her superpower, she would choose invisibility so that she could creep into school offices and see why they are not paying bills!

Paulette Edwards

Payroll Manager

Becki joined the Teach Now family in 2015 and has been instrumental in applying the changes to the process for UK teachers and Support Workers.  Becki does not like to waste time, her own or anyone else’s and always strives to ensure that the Teach Now service is compliant, quick and completely painless for all. 

The Teach Now ethos is important to Becki, the most important part of which is that life is kept as simple as possible for our clients and candidates alike.

Becki hails from the North of England and takes a no nonsense approach to compliance and legislation, with excellent customer service and attention to detail.  Becki works very closely with the Talent Acquisition Team to ensure that candidates move through the process quickly.

Becki’s biggest achievement has been working closely with the Board of Directors to pilot a new, interactive method of requesting and receiving references.  This involved lots of candidate analysis, technical and legislative skill, the impact of this was that over the summer holiday period a record number of references were received.

For her superpower, Becki would choose the power of mind control so that she could force referees to return references quickly!

Becki Northam

Administrator Manager

Kelly is a veteran of the Teach Now family and has been instrumental in the administration set up of the company, as a result of which Kelly is very much a solid leader within the team and lives and breathes the company ethos!

Kelly and Becki share the same work and the same passion for delivering a high quality of work with maximum efficiency to ensure that candidates are happy and secure.

Having worked in this same capacity for a lot of years, Kelly’s knowledge of Teacher Compliance and Administration runs very deep and she is able guide teachers clearly through the process, this is incredibly important to Kelly because she doesn’t like anyone feeling lost or abandoned.

Kelly has done lots of work with the International Director to facilitate a process that was never in place previously, this has included extensive research in the overseas education area as well and learning and developing a new communication style that is appropriate for each country in question; Australia, Canada, New Zealand and of course the UK.

For her superpower, Kelly would choose invulnerability so that she wouldn’t be affected by the stresses, strains and emotions of the people that she speaks to during their plans to move overseas!

Kelly Bishop

Administration Manager

Joseph is one of the founding fathers of the Teach Now enterprise and has been with the business throughout all of the changes, fluctuations and ultimate growth.  Joseph has been involved at every level of the business and now ensures that the business is futureproof by cultivating high level business relationships globally and bolstering Teach Now with the other Now Group companies.

Over the last 15 years Joseph has built, cultivated and maintained robust relationships at all levels of the recruitment life cycle and the human connection is something Joseph very much presses to be part of the Teach Now culture and ethos.

Joseph would like to leave a standing legacy within the UK education system whereby he can demonstrate impact on education through global investments and creating a global educator network that will facilitate cross country learning & development at educator level. 
The fact that Teach Now has grown continually since inception is of great pride to Joseph and it is his passion that emotions remain at the heart of Teach Now, very much with the commercial underpinnings that the Board of Directors bring.

If Joseph had the option of a superpower, he would choose super healing, so that he would never have to deal with pain and suffering.

Joseph McCann


Vinesh is one of the founding fathers of the Teach Now enterprise and has been with the business throughout all of the changes, fluctuations and ultimate growth.  Vinesh has been involved at every level of the business and now ensures that the business is futureproof and in a position to grow exponentially to accommodate our incoming overseas talent!

Teach Now is like a baby to Vinesh and he is proud of everything that has been achieved and also challenges constantly for more success and growth.

Vinesh would like to be able to influence more schools to be prompt with payments, and to this end is working on innovative and imaginative IT solutions to deliver a timesheet and invoicing system that is revolutionary, environmentally aware and efficient for both candidate and client.

The fact that Teach Now has grown continually since inception is of great pride to Vinesh and he intends to work with the Board of Directors to ensure that this progressive vision is shared and implemented across the business for the benefit of all stakeholders.

If Vinesh could have a superpower, he would like the power to print money – just because he’s a Finance Director and he REALLY likes money.

Vinesh Varsani

Finance Director/

Having been part of the Teach Now family for two years and the co-founder of the international arm of Teach Now, Sanjay is well versed in the culture and ethos that forms Teach Now. Sanjay really enjoys travelling across the globe meeting teaching talent and impressing upon them the joys of teaching in the UK.  Sanjay really enjoys working with international Universities on a robust business level.

The Teach Now culture of excellence is one that resonates with Sanjay, he strives for excellence in all areas and this is something that he pushes for at board level to form the lifeblood of the company.

Sanjay takes a leading role in Learning & Development for International Teachers being naturalised into the UK education system and is incredibly excited to continue his work with international candidates and their link and access to UK learning environments.

Sanjay is incredibly humbled by the welcome and accolade that he now receives on an international platform from well-respected universities across the globe, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand.  It is his background as a UK Qualified Teacher that puts him in a perfect position to work on a professional level with education professors and educators alike.

If Sanjay could choose a superpower for himself he would choose Atmokinesis which is control of the weather because he can’t actually be in Australia all the time and hates the cold!

Sanjay Lathar

International Director

Karen is one of our long standing directors, having been with the business since 2010, Karen has lent her hand to every area of the business and has been faced with almost every problem, dilemma or ridiculous situation that you could imagine – making her the perfect organic choice for HR Director.

The Teach Now ethos for fairness, equality and excellence is vital to Karen and she ensures that this message is relayed across the business on a consistent basis.

Karen is extremely emotionally intelligent and very self-aware, it is sometimes a struggle to deal with others that are not quite so self-aware and Karen is tirelessly working on a programme of intervention to ensure that emotional intelligence becomes prevalent throughout the business.

Throughout the years Karen has been faced with so many challenges but her biggest passion is her leadership of Tutor Now which is a sister company to Teach Now and part of The Now Group.  Karen singlehandedly runs this provision to provide educational intervention to disaffected and disadvantaged learners – the current target audience is North London but this is about to spread across Greater London.

Karen’s superpower of choice would be precognition, the ability to predict the future, so she would always be in the best position to save the day!

Karen Griffiths

HR Director

James has been with the business since mid-2015 with a vision to revitalise, restructure and reinvigorate the UK Sales Department through Learning & Development.  James brings 15 years of multi-layer recruitment experience to the business and works at a strategic level to ensure that growth plans are implemented with a measurable, impact driven methodology.

The element of the Teach Now culture that resonate with James is the one that drives Impact and Outcomes.  James is of the belief that it is not enough to simply do, one must seek to understand why, how and what the onward progression should be. 

It is of paramount importance to James that each individual is aware of their value within the business, not only commercially but their emotional and personal value.  

Upon reflection of his early stages within the business James recalls implementing process changes cohesively interdepartmentally that demonstrated immediate impact for internal stakeholders, candidates and the clients.  James is also incredibly proud of the way the rebrand launch was managed and the company mission statement; “To take tangible action globally to ensure that no learner is left behind and no educator is left unrecognised” created, adopted and made to be the lifeblood of the business at all levels.

If James could choose a superpower, he would choose Physical Duplication so that he could be in more place than one and increase his impact!

James Murphy

Sales & Development Director

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Taking tangible action globally to ensure that no learner is left behind and no educator is left unrecognised.

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