Meet the team
I think it’s about time we introduced ourselves. Chalk is made up of a team of experienced, approachable, recruiters who are passionate about what they do. We aren’t just the middleman (or woman); we care about making a difference and getting it right. It’s in our DNA. Here you can get a feel for our staff by day and, perhaps more interestingly, by night…
Head of Compliance & Resourcing
7 years in SEND Education Recruitment
5 years as SEND Teaching Assistant
Consultant, compliance, resourcer & manager
Passionate about SEND
Supporting & training staff
Interviewing passionate candidates
Attention to detail
BA (Hons) in Sociology
Owns a Boston Terrier called Britney Spears
Likes a walk with family & pooch
Loves the beach, especially Talacre
Has many tattoos and wants more (inc. my dog, sunflower, unicorn, mermaid)
Loves all food (except baked beans!)
Enjoys a games night with friends
Favourite films include Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, & Amelie
Fan of a floral print
Loves colourful clothes
20 years’ Education Recruitment experience
10 years focusing on SEND Recruitment
Passionate about SEND
Ethical approach to business
Coaching & training
Developing long-term partnerships with schools
BA (Hons) Public Policy & Management
Kick boxer – black belt
Owns a English Bull Terrier called Obi
Loves red wine
Twitcher – birds
Virgo – non-typical
Music – Dance/Electronic
Favourite food – Thai
Business Development Manager for the Midlands
18 years’ experience working in the education sector
Passionate about making a difference to the life chance of children
Understands the challenges facing those working in schools
Gets the job done
Married with two children
Loyal, kind & principled
White wine & coffee drinker
Loves the coast & countryside
Business Development Manager for Berkshire
7 years' experience in education recruitment
Experience running a Primary, Secondary & SEND desk
Passionate about being a reliable, honest & trusted recruiter
Experience as a Consultant, Senior, Branch Manager and Compliance Officer
Excellent relationship builder
Loves cookies and cakes
Loves healthy shakes
All things eco-friendly
Trainers over heels, but sometimes glam
Nature lover, avid walker sometimes tree hugger
Advocate for mental health
Passionate about heart disease
Mum to an angel baby and Labrador/staff
Business Development Manager for the North West
15 years’ experience in Recruitment
Specialist in EY and Primary, and more recently SEN
Qualified Primary Teacher (PGCE)
Honesty and integrity key when working with clients
Relationship builder with both candidates and clients
Finds solutions, rather than excuses
Listens to schools’ needs and offers bespoke service to suit
Owner of two cats called Zorro and Socks
Loves eating out so I have to keep fit! Mainly running/gym
Passionate about travel
Family oriented – loves family days out
Officially the only person who still drinks WKD!
Enjoys music and loves a good dance, old school tunes all the way
Business Development Manager for North Wales
20 years recruitment experience
12 years in Education ALN recruitment
Passionate to provide an excellent service to both candidates and clients
Loves Modern Jive Dancing
Involved in yearly theatre productions, usually in Stage Management
Can sew theatrical costumes
Trained in British Sign Language to level 2
Loves to go out walking and camping, can be quite often found climbing Snowdon most summers
Has two teenage children
Enjoys History and Castles
Owner of 2 cats Tigger and Coco
Business Development Manager
10 years experience in education recruitmet
Specialist in supporting with SEND requirements
Managed large recruitment and sports events for clients across the North West
Experienced consultant, team leader and branch manager
Dedicated to providing the right match
Genuine interest and passion for supporting within the SEND field
Mother of two children
Owns an English bulldog called Winston
Loves family activity days out
Enjoys to travel, favourite place I have visited so far is Riviera Maya Mexico
Currently planning our dream wedding
Likes to spend my spare time socialising with friends and family
Distant relative of Anthony Hopkins-Honestly its true!
Business Development Manager West London
8 years of educational recruitment experience
Over 12 years of experience within education starting career in early years.
Managed small primary and SEND teams
Level 3 in early years
Passionate about everything education
Dedicated to all I do and always give 110%
Always put others first and thrive on helping others
Mother to 2 year old daughter called Ivy
Awesome Aunty to 3 nieces
Should have been born in the 60’s
Love all things music and dance
Enjoy adventure with friends and daughter
Business Development Manager South & West Wales
14 years’ experience in Education
Experienced in all aspects of Education Recruitment – Primary, Secondary & ALN
Having been a Cover Manager, has the unique advantage of understanding the complexities, (sometimes the politics!) and the importance of having suitable staff working in your school.
Especially passionate about Additional Learning Needs.
Offers a consultative approach with total honesty.
Keeps up to date with education changes and often can provide information and links for free resources, funding and training.
Adopts a friendly & easy working relationship with both schools and staff.
Will adapt to your way of working to save you time and is always contactable for last minute emergencies.
Mother of two lovely, sporty teenage children.
Proud owner of an exceptionally cute dog called Daisy.
Loves brunch, shopping, live music and cocktails. Leads an active lifestyle and spends time keeping fit.
Friends and family are very important.
Has accidentally become the most unlikely football fan ever.
The beach is her happy place!
Over 25 years experience in education, 14 of these as a Head teacher
Passionate about providing high quality teaching
Committed to improving standards and life chances for all
Experienced in School Improvement, leading challenging schools and developing a workforce
Proud Mum to 2 (now quite large) boys and Kiki the Cocker Spaniel
Loves reading and enjoys the gym
Is unashamedly left handed!
Has a more than eclectic Spotify playlist - Dance Music and Rod Stewart to Musical Theatre and Daniel O’Donnell!
Business Development Manager North West
Almost a decade Education Recruitment experience, eight of those in SEN.
Takes a personal approach to recruiting staff as she has witnessed the impact of the right and wrong support within education.
Tenacious, approachable and detail orientated style of recruitment.
Passionate about ethical recruitment and overcoming the sectors negative reputation.
Former emo kid
Loves to bake - especially blondie brownies
Literary fantasy nerd
BA Hons in Film & Media - my favourite film may surprise you!
Found in the woods most weekends chasing two small boys
Went grey as a teenager
Has a thing for skeletons
Collector of random facts
Business Development Manager North West
Nearly 8 years Recruitment experience
4 of those in SEND Education Recruitment
Passionate about delivering the right candidates to support children with SEND
Understand the importance of forging and developing lasting relationships
Experienced in working with both Primary and Secondary SEND needs
Father of 3 kids, James, Penny, and Alice - also Jack the Kelpie!
Love going to gigs and all things live music
Lived in South Africa for 10 years
Enjoy being outdoors with the kids, having a braai (or BBQ!) and relaxing