Educate Resourcing acquires Educate Teacher Training
Educate Resourcing is expanding its geographic reach and range of services with the acquisition of Lincolnshire-based Educate Teacher Training.
Founded in 2017 by experienced education professionals Mark Jones, Dave Norman and Nick Edwards, Educate Resourcing has enjoyed rapid organic growth in its core locations and is backed by high net worth individual Gary Dewhurst, who recently sold a 75% stake in gap personnel for £20m.
The acquisition of Grantham-based Educate will enable the business to enter the teacher training market and increase the opportunities to apply its specialist teaching packages. Educate Resourcing has developed a successful niche for devising engaging courses for learners that require extra intervention to access mainstream education.
In addition, its team offer tuition programmes to small groups or on a one-to-one basis to learners that are not able to be part of mainstream education. This provision is delivered by in an environment that suits the young people.
Educate Teacher Training was established 15 years ago offering training in primary education, a range of secondary education subjects and the National College for Teaching and Leadership’s (NCTL) Qualified Teaching Status standard. It also offers the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) academic qualification in partnership with Leeds Beckett University.
The businesses will come together under the banner of the Educate Resourcing Group of Companies. The acquisition is part of Educate Resourcing’s growth strategy with plans to expand into South East England, and to develop its existing provision along the North Wales coast. The company also aims to support overseas students with Teacher Training and employment opportunities as well as establishing relationships with a number of UK universities.
Mark Jones, director of Educate Resourcing, said, “The acquisition of Educate Teacher Training is a significant development for our business. Although we are a relatively young organisation, we have established a positive presence in the North Wales and North West markets through with our specialist services and the combined educational experience of our team.
“The addition of a teacher training provision will open new opportunities for the business in our existing locations, but importantly enable us to offer our alternative curriculum and tuition services to the Lincolnshire area and support the education of a growing number of young people.”
Julie Kitchen from Educate Teacher Training, added, “There are strong synergies between the two businesses, which we can build on, along with complementary services that can add value to our offerings to the education sector. This deal will provide an important springboard for our business and we look forward to being part of the Educate Resourcing Group of Companies.”
Pictured: Educate Resourcing director, Nick Edwards; Educate Resourcing director, David Norman; Julie Kitchen, head of ITT at Educate Teacher Training; Educate Resourcing director, Mark Jones; and Simon McConway, primary ITT programme manager at Educate Teacher Training.