We are excited to be returning to the Schools & Academies Show for 2024 - the expo stands as the education community’s largest one-stop shop, offering everything you need to further strengthen your strategic business and school improvement plans for a lasting impact.
New for 2024, the SAA show is introducing three co-located events, providing new opportunities to access high-quality content, hear from leading education experts, and connect and collaborate in a larger exhibition with leading suppliers and like-minded school leaders.
This must-attend event is designed to empower you with new processes, innovative technologies, and solutions from the best education suppliers. Visit Dedicate Recruitment on stand H42 within the workforce and recruitment zone on 1st May 2024 at London's ExCel.
Dedicate Recruitment have been shortlisted for the National MAT Awards 2024 as Education Consultant of the Year!
The Awards are hosted by the Multi Academy Trust Association (MATA), to recognize outstanding achievement, support and contribution to MATs. Representing a growing community of over 500 trust leaders, part of MATA’s mission is to celebrate the successes and achievements of the MAT system by rewarding outstanding work with the annual National MAT Awards.
The Awards will be held in London on 7th March – we look forward to meeting and celebrating with the members and award winners!
A look back at 2023…we’ve been busy!
Completing two important exhibitions for school leadership (The Schools & Academies Show and The Education People Show), supporting the 30:30 Skills careers networking event at Wye School, PSHE classes for year 11 at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Faversham, and sponsoring local community youth teams (Eclipse - F1 in Schools Team, Fatboy Finn and Faversham Strike Force Football Club)…phew!
Lots more planned for 2024 - we are dedicated to education.
The 2023 Christmas cards are here, Classic FM is playing Christmas music...mince pie anyone?
Wishing all our candidates and clients a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
Best wishes from the Dedicate Team.
To celebrate the season, our office will be closed from 21st December – 1st January.
We exhibited at The Education People Show on 8th November - the South East's leading educational expo and conference. The show featured a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition of leading suppliers of services to schools and academies.
This is a free-to-attend annual event at the Kent Event Centre in Detling for the county’s Head Teachers, Finance Directors, Bursars, Business Managers, Governors, Local Authority education leaders, PTA’s, IT Managers and school leadership teams from the state, academy and private sectors.
Huge congratulations to Finn Smart-Weeden - WINNER of the 2023 HEL Performance British Junior Supersport Championship. Finn was crowned at the weekend following the final race of the series at Donington Park. Love this photo, well done Finn and team!
We have been delighted to sponsor, support and follow Finn during the championship, with the Dedicate logo proudly displayed on his bike.
We celebrated with Team Eclipse from QE Grammar School as they prepared for the F1 in Schools Final in Singapore being held in early September. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet the team, families and sponsors while learning more about their F1 experience. Wishing the team great success!
Dedicate Recruitment Director Liz Nevitt pictured with Eclipse Team Principal Javier and their car design - featuring our sponsored logo on the front wing.
Join us at the Education People Show at The Kent Event Centre, Detling on 8th November - the South East's leading educational expo and conference.
The Education People Show is Kent’s premier event for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition of leading suppliers of services to schools and academies.
Keynote speaker this year is Rav Wilding, a former soldier and police officer and a very experienced and popular television presenter and voiceover artist fronting numerous entertainment shows.
This free-to-attend event is Kent’s largest exhibition and conference for the county’s Head Teachers, Finance Directors, Bursars, Business Managers, Governors, Local Authority education leaders, PTA’s, IT Managers and school leadership teams from the state, academy and private sectors.
Happy 4th birthday to us!
We are super grateful to all of our supportive clients and candidates for helping us to realise our dream in running a successful business. Here we are, four years down the line and still going strong!
We couldn't have achieved this without the help and support we received in the first days of setting up and we will always appreciate the help and guidance we had - and still have! We love what we do and we hope it shows in the recruitment experience we give our clients and candidates.
Here's to the next four years and more!
We are delighted to support Finn Smart-Weeden taking part in The HEL Performance Junior Supersport Championship. Finn will be racing at Brands Hatch (21-23 July) to maintain his lead following a win at Snetterton on 9th July.
EDIT: Finn finished #2 at Brands Hatch, next race in September!
Good luck Finn!
Photo credit: Tom Weeden
The recruitment sector is a very crowded place - what makes the Dedicate Difference?
Unlike most recruitment companies, we are education sector specialists. In fact, we are ‘double niche’ - dedicated to placing support staff within schools, colleges, universities and multi-academy trusts across the UK.
Our primary focus is to provide an outstanding level of service to our clients and candidates, achieved through consistent attention to detail and providing regular progress updates. We will invest time and resources to ensure we understand our client and candidate requirements.
This month (July 2023) we are celebrating four years in business, drawing on close to three decades of recruitment experience within a range of sectors, including fifteen years within education. To support our knowledge and experience of best recruitment practice, we are a Professional Member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), the professional body for recruitment companies.
We had the privilege of attending a Q&A session this month with Isaac Hempstead Wright aka Bran Stark of the huge HBO hit TV series Game Of Thrones. He is an ex-pupil at our sons' school and it was organised by their brilliant Film Studies teacher (who is a huge GOT fan which helps!).
Isaac was candid, gracious and uniquely grounded! He was a child star at 10 YO, he talked about studying for his GCSE's and A - Levels during filming, which he achieved successfully, and the happy memories he had of school. After GOT ended (not to everyone's satisfaction!) he undertook a degree in Neuroscience where he contributed to a pilot study of eye movement patterns which could be an early indicator of Parkinsons. Now he is embarking on training to become a Doctor! As the teacher said "is there anything you can't do?".
It was a super experience and Isaac made many references to his Mum - which I think is partly why he is such a down to earth young man, and who will be a great success in his new career.
Congratulations to Faversham Strike Force Football Club and the Under 17's Thunder team for an incredible season!
It has been an amazing experience to support this local youth football team over the past 3 seasons. We've witnessed the players gain skills and grow as a squad - developing teamwork and leadership qualities along the way - with some epic goals to boot!
We look forward to supporting you in 2023/24.
We had an excellent day (17th May) at The Schools & Academies Show meeting key Senior Leaders, Head Teachers and Managers from across a broad education spectrum.
The buzz in the Excel arena was electric and it was fantastic to be part of such a pioneering event with keynote speakers including Mo Farrah, a good mix of CEO's from a number of schools & Academy Trusts and Matt Hancock who presented an insightful talk on Getting Pupils with Dyslexia the Support They Need, drawing on his own personal experience.
We are also pleased to announce the winner of the chocolate bouquet competition is Kurt Ringmo, Operations Manager of University Schools Trust. We hope you enjoy it Kurt!
We were absolutely delighted to be involved with the 30:30 Skills careers networking event for sixth form students at Wye School in Kent this month, organised by Paul Andrews at Jobs in Kent.
During the event, businesses heard from local authority and relevant recruitment groups, while students took part in an employment-related workshop. Then both groups got together for facilitated speed-networking. We were pleased to hear of their plans to attend university or apprenticeships - amazing young people!