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Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust News - 01-08-2023 - - 0 comments
New Partnership to Boost Job Opportunities in Education in the West Midlands

Those looking for short or long-term supply teaching and support roles in and around the West Midlands will benefit from a new partnership between Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust and Smile Education, an education recruitment agency based in Birmingham. 

As part of the Trust’s continued growth and investment in its staff, facilities and students, the partnership will drive more awareness of job opportunities for teachers, teaching assistants and support staff within the local community.  

As well as providing support by sourcing talent for the Trust, Smile Education will also be adding value to the Trust through attendance at events, including open days, mock interviews and recruitment marketing. 

Katy Rees, Managing Director at Smile Education, said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. Our vision is to provide high quality staff backed up by safe recruitment standards, accredited by APSCo’s Compliance Plus standards. 

“We’re immensely proud of our team, who prioritise consistency, transparency and fairness at every stage of the process, and can’t wait to continue the Trust’s mission to improve pupils’ education.” 

The partnership between the two organisations will commence September 2023, in time for the new school year.  

Sir Mark Grundy, CEO at Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Smile Education. We believe in providing an exceptional quality of education that prepares students for a bright, successful future, and recognise that achieving this begins with high quality staff. 

“Smile Education aligns with our commitment to quality and fair, safe recruitment practices and will have a positive impact to the wider local community.” 

Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust with a strong presence across the Black Country area of the West Midlands. 

The Trust is committed to providing a “whole education” that allows students to thrive both personally and academically and ensure that they are well-placed for a happy and successful future. The Trust fosters a learning environment with a strong focus on safety, happiness and an overall culture of respect for others. 

Smile Education are an education recruitment agency based in the Midlands. Having recently expanded to Greater Manchester, the agency supports primary, secondary and SEN schools with temporary, contract and permanent staffing.  

Those looking for teaching, teaching assistant and support roles at the Trust can visit Smile Education’s website at 

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