Recruitment experts launch new agency for teaching and special education professionals

Ryan Hudson (left) and Luke Cooper (right)

HAS A new and innovative staffing agency with Elite Teaching Solutions has launched in the North of England, opening up opportunities and thriving for budding teachers, assistants and Special Educational Needs (SEN) professionals in Yorkshire and the Humber.

Founder Ryan Hudson said of the new platform: “Our aim is to provide transparency, resources and accessibility for those looking to work in the education sector. With high demand for day-to-day cover staff as well as long-term contracts at an all-time high, we know more needs to be done to nurture and secure candidates on their career path.”

At the forefront of the business are their existing relationships within schools and trusts, having previously successfully launched sister brands Elite Kids Coaching and PE Pro App. On average, the two branches provide 50,000 students across the UK each week with excellent PE curriculum and provision, with over 160 schools using their platforms daily to inspire successors aged 4-18.

Hudson began his career as a professional Rugby League player and spent two decades at the highest level in Great Britain. Having been a professional athlete himself, Ryan was quick to understand and appreciate the importance of inspiring the younger generation – whether it was supporting younger players breaking through the academy ranks during the later years of their careers or experiencing the highs and lows of professional sport. it can also have on a personal level. It’s the same mentality that drove Hudson to education and his desire to “motivate the next generation into careers and futures that really matter to them.”

Ryan continued; “Launching Elite Teaching Solutions was a natural process for me and the team. Since I retired from rugby I have spent the last ten years or so working with and within schools to provide PE services and support staff and through my time in the sector I quickly identified a gap and a need for more specialist recruitment providers. and trusted school staff.”

It goes without saying that the education sector, specifically those who work as teaching assistants, have been strained since the pandemic. Unison – the public service union – recently reported that headteachers are concerned about teaching assistants being cut as the cost of living crisis draws more candidates out of the classroom.

Ryan and his team, some of whom are ex-teachers, SEN specialists and support workers, have a unique approach to recruitment and by prioritizing the needs of both clients and candidates, they really understand and consider what it takes to work in modern education.

Luke Cooper, Recruitment Manager who will support the team in delivering Elite Teaching Solutions, said; “We are all excited to be launching Elite Teaching Solutions today, especially as we offer our personalized recruitment services and access to clients and candidates in a sector we are all so passionate about. Staying true to our northern roots allows us to forge healthy relationships with both stores and also ensures that everyone is treated equally.”

Elite Teaching Solutions already works with some of the region’s most respected primary, junior and secondary schools and has seen huge interest from potential candidates looking for roles since launching at the start of the month.

Elite Teaching Solutions is headquartered on the outskirts of Castleford, West Yorkshire, but the agency provides recruitment services throughout Yorkshire, the Humber and beyond.

Ryan said: “It’s not about forcing people into positions, it’s more about working with schools to ensure they get the right talent, with the right skills and experience, to follow their ethos and pupils.”

“We understand the challenges we face, but we truly believe that the teams’ perspective and commitment to making every candidate and company feel seen and heard will set us apart from existing larger competitors who only want to attract people and push them out of the hiring funnel. I can’t wait to see where it takes us and help others as well.”

Elite Teaching Solutions now welcomes the opportunity to speak to anyone looking for employment in a position or to take their career to the next step.

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