Engage Education launches new partnership with CPD providers Creative Education

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Engage Education and Creative Education, today, announced their formal partnership agreement, bringing together two national specialists in their respective fields of teacher recruitment and continuous professional development (CPD) training.

James Ockelford, Managing Director for Engage Partners, welcomed the formal partnership stating ‘This partnership demonstrates the vision both organisations share with regard to improving quality teaching and learning in schools throughout the UK’.

The direct connection between Engage Education’s specialist recruitment services and Creative Education’s training and development will streamline and enhance the offering both companies provide to qualified UK and overseas trained teachers (OTT’s).

Engage Education are widely known as the recruitment agency of choice for many overseas teachers seeking employment in the UK. With domestic offices in London, the East Midlands, East Anglia and Leeds as well as international bases in Ireland, Canada and Australia, Engage Education supports both home-grown and international teachers with their job search.

Creative Education has over 25 years’ experience delivering the training and consultancy services that raise teaching standards in schools and colleges across the UK and internationally. By carefully selecting experienced teaching professionals, including ex-senior and middle leaders, Ofsted inspectors and education consultants, Creative Education is able to provide unparalleled professional development training that inspires, energises and provides real impact.

Upon announcement of the agreement, Managing Director of Engage Education, James Ockelford, made the following statement:

‘The synergy between Engage Education and Creative Education goes beyond the inference in both company’s names. As market leaders and established specialists in their respective fields, it seems [to me] that a partnership provides each entity with the opportunity to significantly enhance and extend service levels and offerings to teachers and schools while providing a fresh perspective to the wider education context – watch this space!’

Tom Hesmondhalgh, Commercial Director of Creative Education said:

‘Creative Education is delighted to be partnering with Engage Education, to develop both of our offerings for schools. We strongly believe that by combining our strengths we will be able to continue to provide services that meet schools’ needs in a rapidly changing environment.’

The partnership between the two companies ensures that teachers take part in a significant linear programme of Induction ( pre-placement) over a 9 week period, culminating in a series of induction events across the country (4 times a year). In addition, it also includes a vibrant CPD calendar of events throughout the year for Engage’s teachers in collaboration with Creative Education. In addition, ALL Engage teachers will have access to an online forum where teachers can ask questions, participate in discussions and share best practice in their own online community, moderated by experts at Creative Education the entire year!  For schools, it means access to Creative’s extensive repertoire of bespoke and online CPD courses: This will include Creative Education’s latest SEN Portal which will be offered to ALL Engage Education schools free of charge.

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