Ryan Hudson (left) and Luke Cooper (right)

A new and innovative recruitment agency has launched in the North of England, with Elite Teaching Solutions set to open up opportunity and prosper for aspiring teaching professionals, assistants and special education needs (SEN) experts within Yorkshire and the Humber.

Founder Ryan Hudson said about the new platform, “Our goal is to have transparency, resources and availability in place for those looking to work within the education sector. With the high-demand of daily cover staff, as well as long-term contracts at an all-time high, we know that more has to be done in nurturing and securing candidates on their career pathway.”

At the forefront of the business is their existing relationships within schools and trusts, having successfully launched sister brands Elite Kids Coaching and PE Pro App previously. On average, both outlets provide 50,000 students across the UK every week with curriculum and delivery of outstanding physical education, with over 160 schools using their platforms daily to inspire successors of ages 4-18 years old.

Hudson started his career as a professional Rugby League player, spending two decades at the highest grade of play within the UK. It’s from being a professional athlete that Ryan quickly understood and valued the importance of inspiring the younger generation – whether that was supporting younger players breaking through the academy ranks during the later years of his career, or experiencing the strain of both highs and lows professional sport can have on a personal level too. It’s this same mentality that’s led Hudson to education, and his hunger to “motivate the upcoming generation in to careers and futures they genuinely care about”.

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Ryan continued; “Launching Elite Teaching Solutions has been a natural process for me and the team. Since retiring from rugby, I’ve spent the last ten years or so working with and within schools to deliver physical education services and support staff, and it’s from the time spent within the sector I quickly identified the gap and need for more specialised recruitment providers and trusted staff workers for schools.”

It goes without saying that the education sector, specifically those working as teaching assistants, have been strained since the pandemic. Unison – the public service union – recently reported that headteachers are fearing a halt in teaching assistants with the cost of living crisis turning more candidates away from the classroom.

Ryan and his team, some of whom are ex teachers, SEN specialists and support workers, have a unique approach to recruitment, and by prioritising the needs of both clients and candidates they have a genuine understanding and consideration of what it takes to work in modern education.

Luke Cooper, Recruitment Manager, who’ll be supporting the team on delivering Elite Teaching Solutions said; “We are all excited to launch Elite Teaching Solutions today, especially when offering our personalised recruitment services and approach to clients and candidates in the sector we are all so passionate about. Staying true to our northern roots allows us to formulate healthy relationships with both outlets, plus ensures everyone is being seen to the same way.”

Elite Teaching Solutions are already working with some of the region’s most recognised primary, junior and secondary schools, and have received huge interest from prospective candidates looking for roles since their soft-launch at the start of the month.

The head office of Elite Teaching Solutions is located on the outskirts of Castleford, West Yorkshire, but the agency provides recruitment services across whole of Yorkshire, Humber and beyond.

Ryan said: “It’s less about forcing people in to positions and more about us collaborating with schools to ensure they’re getting the right talent, with the right skills and experience to suit their ethos and pupils.”

“We understand the challenges faced, but genuinely believe that the teams outlook and dedication in making every candidate and corporation feel seen and heard will set us apart from existing larger competitors who only want to churn people in and out of the recruitment funnel. I for one can’t wait to see where this takes us and help others along the way too.”

Elite Teaching Solutions are now welcoming the opportunity to speak with anyone who is looking to hire for a position or take their career to the next step.

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