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HR GO launches joint venture, Teachright

HR GO has launched a joint venture with Teachright.   

Directors, Sarah Mitchell, Luke Patsalou and Paul Cater, have more than 20 years’ experience in educational recruitment. Cater is a qualified teacher and has taught in secondary schools for over 11 years and Patsalou is a qualified football coach.

Mitchell, a director with RHL, the technical and engineering division of HR GO plc, was previously managing director for one of the UK’s largest education recruitment agencies. She said, “My absolute priority is delivering exceptional customer service to our schools, teachers and support staff. Their combined expertise and experience enables Teachright to do things differently from other educational recruiters.”

Cater added, “We feel there is sometimes a disconnection between a school and a recruiter at the end of a telephone line. We’re trying to be more authentic by visiting all our schools to really understand their challenges and culture and to work in partnership with them. We want to give something back, for example, free sports coaching for pupils and behaviour management training for their staff.

“We won’t send candidates to schools on the strength of a CV. We’ve found that isn’t the best way. We want to meet people, find out what they’re about, what they can give to education, and find the right fit for them. This usually leads to them being more successful and better for the young people.

“We want to build long-term partnerships with schools, demonstrating that we are the best agency for them to work with. We’re bringing something different to the educational recruitment market.”

Jack Parkinson, HR GO plc executive chairman, commented, “We believe there is strong demand for high-quality service in education recruitment. These are challenging times for schools and Teachright’s experience in both teaching and recruitment gives them an edge when it comes to understanding the needs of schools and candidates. That they can bring other practical skills to their recruitment expertise should prove a bonus for candidates and clients.”

Pictured: Jack Parkinson, seated, with, from left, Roddy Barrow (HR GO Group Managing Director), Luke Patsalou, Paul Cater, Sarah Mitchell (Teachright directors), and John Parkinson (HR GO Group chief information officer)

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