The Matters Team

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We are an exclusive agency established within the last 5 years working with schools across London and Hertfordshire. We specialise in Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Special Needs Education recruitment on behalf of our clients. Our talented and committed staff seek school leaders (curriculum, pastoral and SEN), teachers, teaching assistants, support and administration staff.

Michael Dunn

Compliance Manager & Office Manager  | 0203 031 3550 |


Michael joined Education Matters Group in August 2017 after spending nine years in Primary teaching, both in Australia and the UK. He has worked with a range of age groups from Reception to Year 6, also working as a Physical Education and Computing specialist, and previous Lead Practitioner in Information Technology and Integration across the range of Primary subjects.

Michael has a passion to lead teachers and create community partnerships with schools. As an overseas trained teacher, he is aware of the contributions and challenges faced by both schools and teaching staff. Michael is inspired to see change in students through quality education and creative approaches to teaching and learning and is committed to seeing quality applicants’ impact schools in positive ways. He has a desire to see new teachers settle quickly into schools and the UK and believes in nurturing the fantastic opportunities the UK offers to teachers, both personally and professionally.

Michael originates from Perth Western Australia and has a keen interest in sports, music and events, especially around London. He likes to travel and is a keen photographer and musician as well. Michael values community, especially in places like London, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the great opportunities the city has to offer.

Megan Knowles

London and Hertfordshire Consultant | 07858 517994 |


Since graduating with a Degree in Marketing Management, Megan has worked in sales and marketing around the world and within the education sector.

She has now settled into the EMG team as our Education and Marketing Consultant. Megan looks for organisation and logic within her working day but believes all tasks should still be completed with a bit of creativity, flair as well as a smile!

Her favourite things include travelling (she even spent a year in Thailand teaching English!) as well as healthy eating.

Jeylan Silaydin

Herts Education Consultant | 07854 110416 |

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Jeylan has always worked in an environment which involved working closely with people.

Her experiences in life have been a bit of a mixture of working for the Metropolitan police service for over two years as a special constable to working as a store manager for a health food company.

Jeylan is loving every bit of working in Education recruitment! She strongly believes that teachers play one of the biggest roles in children’s life.

Being a mum of two has even more so now highlighted how important it is that we look after teachers and support staff that work with children in schools, this is why she chooses Education Matters.

They care about the relationship between schools and teachers and making sure the right candidates are placed in their schools.

Georgie O'Neill

Compliance & Administration | 0203 031 3550 |


Georgie is an original EMGer and part of the founding family. Her extensive knowledge of internal compliance and payroll and her sense of humour that is terribly good make her a fantastic part of the EMG furniture.

Craig Varney

Finance Director | 0203 031 3550 |


Craig Likes - wine - golf – travel, Cape Town the Med and African Bush – concise just like Craig!

Dominique Erickson

HR Consultant | 0203 031 3550 |


Dom was born and raised in Sunny South Africa and has lived in the UK for the past 10 years. She loves travelling abroad, visiting South Africa and spending time with friends and family.

Dom is a sociable person and loves to have fun. Laughter is the best medicine and there is never a need to take life too seriously.