Recruitment for Schools
We recruit talented and passionate teachers for schools over the world
Our dedicated recruitment ream will hand select the perfect candidates for teaching positions at your school. We have successfully placed over 90 teachers in more than 40 different schools in Russia and CIS countries since 2018.
Our promise to you
thoroughly vetted candidates (education, CRB and references)
candidates who exceed your expectations professionally and personally
passionate teachers who are here to stay
teachers who believe in the ethos and values of your school
How we can help you recruit top staff for your school
Consultation with the Recruitment Director
Every school is different and each role is completely unique to that school. We believe that the key to great recruitment is to understand which type of teachers would thrive in your school
Our recruitment director will visit your school and get to know exactly which teachers would add value to your school and help the school grow so that you can focus on what is important
The average time frame to fill a vacancy in the education sphere is 52 days, our average is 31 days. During this period we recruit on behalf of your school using Executive Search methods to find not only highly-qualified teachers, but teachers who love what they do
Consideration of Candidates
Within the first 14 days we will send you suitable candidates to consider, during this period we will arrange further interviews between yourselves and worthy candidates
Hire the Perfect Teacher
After you have interviewed your prospective candidates and shortlisted the best ones, we will assist you to make the perfect selection for your school
Once you have made your choice we will communicate between yourselves and the candidate/s for salary negotiations and potential logistical questions
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Teachers of 2021
International School in Moscow
"I was so excited when I secured my job to teach in Moscow. It had always been on my bucket list to teach abroad and I have found the best job at my school. All of the students are great and the school are very supportive, I couldn't be happier."
Amelia was looking for a new challenge since teaching at well-known London day school and came to us in search of the ideal job. In just 2 weeks we had her interview with 5 of our clients in Moscow & St.Petersburg. Amelia decided upon a well respected International School in Moscow and has loved every second.
International School in Moscow
"I have been teaching abroad practically my whole career, albeit mainly further east - but the move to Moscow was the best decision I ever made. I love teaching my classes here and I can't thank SPE enough for helping me manage everything."
Tom is a true Russophile with a passion for teaching in Russia. Tom has over 8 years teaching experience in international schools (British system) and found his new home at an A level school in Moscow where he loves teaching English literature to students.
International School in Almaty
"I began my career at the University level and hadn't really considered teaching in a school until a headhunter from SPE got in touch. It was such an incredible opportunity, I couldn't turn it down. SPE were so helpful in helping me move, make friends and prepare for the move."
Lucinda is an extremely talented historian with 2 published works under her belt. Lucinda spent the beginning of her career working in higher education before transitioning into teaching in IB schools. Lucinda found her dream job in Almaty, where she is able to balance her passion for writing with teaching the very thing she adores.
When should I go to a UK school?The main entry points for UK schools are 13+ (just before GCSEs) and 16+ for A-levels. However, most schools also have some flexibility for 14+ entry if you miss 13+ but competition here is extremely fierce - usually just 4 or 5 places available. Prep schools also take boys from aged 7 and schools that have a large intake of day students, like Sevenoaks also take children at 11+ ( a very popular entry point for non-boarders in the UK)
How long does it take to prepare to enter a school in the UK?The answer to this depends on a number of factors. You could argue that UK students spend 6 or 7 years in top prep schools preparing to enter the very best boarding schools. The truth is that it takes on average 2 years to prepare to enter a UK school. The main focus is on profile building, English and entrance examinations. But one should be mindful of the process. Some schools such as Eton college require registration of the pupil at aged 9, this is 4 years before the desired entry point. You really need to be on top of the process from quite a young age to put in place the necessary steps to ensure success.
What is your success rate?We have a very strong success rate, in fact it's 100%. We are extremely fortunate to work with clients who really understand the process and appreciate how much work they need to put in. Due to this, our clients listen to our advice religiously and invest everything they can into achieving success. As well as this, we only take a certain number of clients each year allowing us to focus entirely on them. As of 2021, every single one of our students has been placed at their top choice school.
How can Spencer Perceval help me with this process?Every year we work with a small number of clients helping them enter UK schools. We work extremely hard to understand the relative strengths and weaknesses of your child’s application and then build out a strategy to maximise your chances of success. Profile building is at the centre of this strategy. Our consultants work out how to make your child stand out from the crowd, building up an outstanding application that schools won’t be able to turn away. Our consultants are typically ex-head masters and mistresses of leading prep schools and help give you the advice you need to get into your dream school.
What is profile building and why is it important?Profile building is a key stone of any successful application to a top school or university. Profile building is the continued process of moulding the skills of students to make them the most attractive to schools. This includes developing musical talents, sporting prowess, charity work, academic excellence and much more. We look at pupils and perform a full assessment of their skills and abilities and from this we develop a long term plan to grow in key areas that are most sought after by the most prestigious schools.
How are you different from other consultancy firms?We centre our approach on learning as much as we can about your child and your family to find the most specialised and effective solution to your needs. Integrity and honesty remain key pillars of our company, we will give you real and pragmatic advice, and strategy to help get the best results for your family. We employ a number of tech solutions to increase transparency so that you may track our work at any time of the day online. Finally, we believe in the British education system and want as many children to have the advantages that it gives, including your family.
What are your fees?Fees can be found here. Fees for consultancy services start range from £1000 - £13,500 depending on the level of support required.