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The Matters Team

About EMG

We are an exclusive agency established within the last 5 years working with schools across London, Kent 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.

Mary Ann Anyadiegwu

Kent Consultant | 07854 110 416 | maryann@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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Mary Ann, otherwise known as MA or MAZ to her team has 20 years in Recruitment, there’s not many sectors she’s not worked in, but for the last 4 years loving education and all that it brings.

When Mary Ann is not at work (or on a train) then you will find her at one of Kent’s many beautiful beaches with her family, quite possibly with a glass of something Gin like!

Headline of her life to date…. coming first at a beauty pageant (when she was 3!), being on top of the pops (when it was cool), being held at gun point (mistaken identity), graduating with a Psychology degree, having her first business at 26 and becoming a mother at 33.  Life is about to begin for Mary Ann (so she’s been told!) so can’t wait to see what she does next…

Ashley Bartlett

South London Primary and SEN specialist | 0203 031 3555 | ashley@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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Ashley is the South London Primary and SEN specialist at Education Matters Group.

He has a BA Hons in English with Cultural studies which has helped him to develop the ability to take in and analyse data and information effectively.

He is an outgoing, hardworking individual who is eager to be challenged; Ashley is extremely determined and self-motivated. As a result of this, Ashley is keen to go above and beyond so that he can fully understand the needs of our Schools and Candidates alike so that when my service is needed, he will have a unique insight and be well prepared.

Ashley currently works with schools in the South of London within Wandsworth, Lambeth and Southwark however my branch covers the whole of London, Kent and Herts.

In his spare time, Ashley splits his time between being a dad (his actual fulltime job!) and his interests which include: Graphic design, Music and Fashion Design

Michael Dunn

Sales, Accounts and Business Development Manager & Compliance | 0203 031 3554 | michael@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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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.

Dominique Erickson

HR Consultant | 0203 031 3550 | dominique@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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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.

Megan Knowles

London and Hertfordshire Consultant | 0203 031 3552 | megan@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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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.

Angela Nuamah

Kent Education Recruitment Consultant | Direct Dial: 07739 982 038 | angela@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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Angela is a mother of 2 children and works as a volunteer youth counsellor in her church since 2008. She has inspired both teenagers and adults in her community.

Angela understands the need of a child ‘It’s better to build a strong child, than to fix an adult’. Angela loves being impactful in her environment.

Jeylan Silaydin

Herts Education Consultant | 07784 230 897 | jeylan@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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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.

Uloma

NW London Consultant | 0203 031 3555 | uloma@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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Uloma has worked in the Education sector for almost 10 years; after graduating from her Bachelors’ (Hons) degree in Anthropology and Sociology she worked across numerous inner city Secondary schools working with students with behavioural difficulties as well as students with Special Educational Needs, in that capacity she was a Learning Support Assistant and Behaviour Mentor. Uloma then went on to study for her Masters at the University of Oxford in Psychodynamic Studies.

With a passion for education and experience working with a number of education agencies, Uloma is delighted to have joined the Education Matters team.

Uloma is an active member of her local church and has recently become a youth worker for the young people in her parish. She has also been a mentor for a number of years- her longest mentee has just turned 19 and she has mentored him since he was 12.

Craig Varney

Finance Director | 0203 031 3550 | accounts@educationmattersgroup.co.uk

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