Meet Our Team
Chief Executive and Co Founder of 4myschools
Elected Board Director of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation in 2021
Simone was voted onto the The Board as a representative of Corporate Members of the REC. Key to this Non -Exec function is support and guidance to ensure the business plan and strategy is delivered by the CEO and the Senior Management Team at the REC
Elected Vice Chair Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Education Sector 2013
Simone works with the Chair of the education sector to ensure the sector is kept up to date with important issues effecting businesses and candidates working in the education sector.
Member of the REC Industry Comms Forum 2020
A forum for comms and PR staff in the recruitment industry to talk regularly, discuss emerging issues, and work together to demonstrate the positive impact the recruitment industry is having for people’s lives and the economy.
Simone co-founded 4myschools in 2008 quickly making a difference to recruitment into schools across Essex, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. Simone is passionate about quality of service and making a social impact to people’s lives across the UK and those less fortunate around the world. Simone enjoys climbing mountains and has conquered Base Camp Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro, each time raising money for causes which impact education in the UK and overseas.
On her last trip to Tanzania Simone was able to experience the impact 4myschools makes to children there and one day hopes to visit the Well we built in Ethiopia.
Simone has four children, four grandchildren and a Weimaraner dog called Monty who takes her on long walks across Hertfordshire where she lives.
Helen joined 4myschools in March 2020. She joined 4myschools to work for an Education specialist and has over 20 years’ experience recruiting for the education sector. Helen has a real passion for SEND and believes in finding the right person to work with each individual pupil or student ensuring the needs of the child are met.
Helen covers teacher recruitment to Suffolk and Essex, finding teachers jobs in Chelmsford, Basildon, Brentwood, Ipswich and Wickford to name but a few.
Helen has 3 children of her own who keep her busy, and a two-year-old Red Fox Labrador who loves swimming in the sea and yukky ditches.
Roger has been involved in the education sector since 2009 where he has supported effective governance within schools. He looked to build on this by starting a career in education recruitment in 2015 where he was able to bring together his knowledge of schools and people with a focus on quality school improvement.
Currently Roger is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board for the Chelmsford Learning Partnership. He ensures the effective functioning of the board and has a vital role in setting the highest expectations for professional standards of governance and accountability.
Delighted to have joined 4myschools, Roger aims to provide clear leadership and direction keeping the organisation focussed on its core functions working to promote their vision and values.
Senior Recruitment Consultant Suffolk, Cambridge & Safeguarding Lead
Syvonne joined 4myschools in November 2013 having come from a retail management background. Syvonne was able to develop her career within 4myschools by completing a level 3 REC Certificate in Recruitment Practise and is currently working towards a Level 4 REC Diploma in Recruitment Management. In her spare time Syvonne is a CrossFit athlete and is very creative when it comes to baking cakes. Syvonne lives on the Essex/ Suffolk/Cambridge borders so is well placed to work with candidates and schools in Ipswich, Stowmarket, Saffron Walden and Cambridge to name but a few.
Senior Recruitment Consultant Norfolk
Paul has been with the 4myschools team since 2012 following a long-term role working in HR and recruiting within the private healthcare sector. He likes the fast-paced environment and enjoys helping clients with their permanent recruitment needs and candidates in their career pathways. In his spare time Paul is a keen fitness enthusiast and frequents the gym on a regular basis!
Senior SEN Recruitment Consultant Norfolk
Katie first joined 4myschools in 2009 within the compliance team and progressed quickly to recruitment consultant for Hertfordshire. After a change of career and a relocation to Norfolk, Katie re-joined 4myschools in 2018 as a support consultant within our Norfolk Branch quickly becoming an expert in SEND recruitment. Katie enjoys nothing more than personally visiting our schools and building relationships across the county paticulary in the area of SEND. Katie is a busy mum to 3 so spends her time supporting their activities such as football where she helps with tea, coffee and cakes. She is also the chairperson for the PTA at an Infants school.
Specialist Recruitment Consultant Essex
Alan first started working in Education recruitment in 2013 and joined 4myschools in February 2015. He enjoys building relationships with both candidates and clients and loves finding candidates their perfect role. Alan works with Secondary schools in Suffolk and Essex working in Chelmsford, Ipswich, Harlow and Braintree and many of the other towns across the region. Previously he worked in the Health and Fitness industry for 10 years as a Personal Trainer and Sales Manager. Alan still enjoys spending time at the gym and out walking his dog Maisie, who is a lovable little Schnoodle!
Senior Primary and SEND Recruitment Consultant Essex
Bryony was always destined to work in the education sector in some capacity. Initially she thought it was as a teacher but then, in 2006, she started a position as a trainee Education Recruitment Consultant and has loved it ever since. Bryony takes her responsibility of finding quality, specialist staff for SEND and vulnerable students seriously and is passionate about finding the right person for the right job. Her job satisfaction comes from hearing that a young person with identified needs feels encouraged and supported enough to meet their individual goal(s). Also, when she speaks to her candidates and they say that she has helped find them their perfect job Bryony feels hugely satisfied and content she has made a difference to someone’s life.
Bryony covers teacher recruitment in Essex, finding teachers jobs in primary schools in Colchester, Harlow and Great Dunmow to name but a few.
Senior Recruitment Consultant Herts
Donna re-joined 4myschools in May 2022 and has over 13 years recruitment experience. She first worked with 4myschools in 2009 supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and Hertfordshire and was quickly promoted to Branch Manager. Donna recently spent time at home bringing up her three children and is now ready for her next chapter with 4myschools.
Education is important to Donna, and she enjoys building relationships with schools and candidates and is passionate about ensuring the right person is placed into the right role. The thrill of finding the perfect job for a candidate and the right fit for a school drives Donna to being an expert in education recruitment.
Aside from juggling children’s clubs, Donna enjoys running, going to the gym, and baking.
SEN Executive Recruitment Consultant Suffolk & Essex
Lauren joined 4myschools in January 2023. She was a personal trainer and had experience working in a SEN school and hospital setting.
Lauren really loves helping people to achieve their goals and ambitions.
Lauren has two young children and a lively cavapoo called Rosie.
In her spare time Lauren enjoys playing netball, going to the gym and planning her next diy project!
Senior Recruitment Coordinator Suffolk and Hertfordshire
Jasmine joined 4myschools in 2016 as a school leaver at an apprenticeship level, and then went on to complete this and gained the title of compliance team member.
Jasmine was promoted in 2020 to become a specialist recruitment coordinator within the Essex and Hertfordshire team. She enjoys being able to help candidates and loves supporting the rest of the team. She has always had a keen interest in making a difference to people’s lives, so being able to help candidates gain work and enjoy what they do is a huge success for her. Outside of work Jasmine has an interest in fashion and make up and the latest trends.
Senior Recruitment Coordinator Norfolk & West Midlands
Olivia joined 4myschools in May 2023 and has been working in educational recruitment since 2005.
Olivia has a real passion for SEND. She has 3 children and her eldest son has a rare genetic condition and has had support in school since he was two years old. Olivia understands the variation of support children with complex needs require and how the positive impact teachers and support staff have on the students and their families. Olivia loves helping and motivating people and is also a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor, promoting fitness and well-being.
Olivia enjoys outdoor activities and regular camping trips with her family and their Belgian Malinois, Molly
Recruitment Coordinator Essex
Faria became a part of the 4myschools team in September 2023, bringing with her a wealth of experience in educational recruitment dating back to 2015. Before her tenure in education, she had a background in healthcare recruitment. Faria is dedicated to her role in sourcing outstanding specialised staff and is deeply committed to matching the ideal individuals with the perfect positions.
During her free time, she finds pleasure in engaging in outdoor pursuits, offering coaching in boxing, and providing personal training services.
Recruitment Compliance Officer
Jemilla joined 4myschools in October 2021 as a Recruitment Resourcer. She has previously worked in the insurance market, with over 10 years’ experience in customer service. Jemilla enjoys listening to people and helping them to achieve their expectations along with going that extra mile to give a fantastic customer service experience. In her spare time, Jemilla is kept busy by her two young daughters and her dog a 60kg Rottweiler Newfoundland cross called Bailey. She enjoys cooking, live music, meeting up with family and friends and going on long walks.
Within her role as a compliance officer, Keyilah enjoys learning, thriving and building relationships, gaining knowledge and supporting candidates through the compliance process. Keyilah has an attentive eye to detail and amazing time management to process candidates efficiently and effectively through safeguarding requirements.
In Keyilah’s spare time she enjoys her family, travelling,music, singing, dancing and entertaining guests.
Lorraine joined 4myschools in June 2023 with a background in Human Resources and Recruiting within the private healthcare sector. Having worked in a range of customer facing roles over the years, she enjoys building positive relationships with new candidates and supporting them through the compliance processes. Lorraine has extensive knowledge of safeguarding and employment legislation which she uses to support stakeholders
Lorraine enjoys going on long walks, her weekly zumba class and spending lots of time with family and friends.