Meet the Classic Education Team in Kent

Classic Education in Kent is a well-established local education supply agency for teachers and support staff, based in Rochester. Established in 2005, we are able to provide daily supply for teaching and non-teaching support staff, as well as long-term contracts and permanent opportunities for registered teachers, as well as a number of different roles for support staff. Classic Education has built strong relationships with schools in Bromley, Bexley, Dartford, Gravesham, Medway and Maidstone as well as multiple schools across South East London, East Kent and West Kent, and have teaching and non-teaching jobs available for you. The Kent office has combined extensive recruitment experience and delivers an excellent service to schools and supply teachers every single day. Through our Rochester based consultants, we are able to provide our teachers contracts in Early Years, Primary, Secondary and SEN settings. Get in touch with us today or register now, and let us help you find your next teaching job. All our consultants work hard to be viewed as not just recruitment consultants, but recruitment partners with our clients and candidates. As a result of this hard work, we are now seen by many as the best choice teacher supply agency across the county.

So, if you are now looking for a change of direction with your teaching or support job, or even looking to secure your NQT year, the team in Kent are ready and waiting to hear from you. Give us a call and we’ll get things arranged so you can come in and meet us and get registered. We look forward to meeting you.

How to find us

Driving; After turning into Culpeper Close, continue to follow the road round to the right into Laser Quay business estate. Epsilon House is in the right hand corner of Laser Quay and the main entrance is directly opposite Stonecroft Intabuild Ltd. Free parking is available behind the building near the river and we would advise that you park in the spaces labelled ‘E Visitor’. Classic Education are situated on the first floor of Epsilon House.

Rail: Nearest rail station is Strood (15 minute walk).

Bus: 197 Bus also stops on Thomas Longley Road which is a short walk to the office.

Daniel Hasset Daniel Hassett
Branch Manager

Daniel joined Classic Education in March 2018 to oversee the day to day management of the business and running the Primary desk across Dartford and Gravesham. Daniel has spent nearly 20 years in recruitment across IT and Healthcare and has a wealth of experience in both contract and permanent recruitment. Daniel attended Crofton Primary School in Orpington and Cooper Technology College in Chislehurst.

Why Classic Education?

“Classic Education has an excellent team of people who care and are passionate about what they do. We have an established reputation in Kent for being an agency that is synonymous to providing quality teaching professionals efficiently and effectively to our schools. A fantastic organisation and a great place to work.”

Reshma Koria Reshma Koria
Deputy Branch Manager

Reshma joined the business in August 2017 to head up the Secondary team. Reshma has over 12 years of recruitment experience, the last 10 years in Education and has established fantastic relationships with Secondary Schools and Secondary Teachers and Support Staff across Kent. Reshma attended Morden Mount Primary School, Greenwich and Eltham Hill Technology College for Girls, Eltham.

Why Classic Education?

“I get a real satisfaction from fulfilling recruitment needs, helping schools and candidates alike. Classic Education provides the best platform for me to do this as we work to such high standards. We have a brilliant team ethos at Classic which results in success!”

Anita Holman Anita Holman
Senior Education Recruitment Consultant

Anita joined Classic Education in October 2017 to grow and establish the Primary desk across Medway and Maidstone. Anita began her career in recruitment in 2006 as a resourcer progressing on to Account Manager and then Senior Consultant within Industrial and Commercial Recruitment. Anita attended All Saints C of E Primary School, Chatham and Fort Pitt Grammar School, Chatham.

Why Classic Education?

“Classic Education offers a really good working environment and has a strong reputation within the local market. I get immense satisfaction from achieving goals and a great sense of achievement matching the great teachers with great schools.”

Leonie Verbeke-Cain Leonie Verbeke-Cain
Education Recruitment Consultant

After initially starting her career as a Recruitment Consultant placing office staff, Leonie then embarked on a successful career within education working in several schools as class and office based support. Leonie joined the Classic team in December 2017 and is responsible for placing Teachers and Support staff to our schools across Bromley and Bexley. Leonie attended Virgo Fidelis Convent School (Primary), London and Beckenham Convent School (Secondary), Beckenham.

Why Classic Education?

“I love working at Classic Education as we have an excellent team spirit and great camaraderie. No two days are the same and there is a real sense of achievement when getting our teachers and support staff out to work”.

Luke Holsman Luke Holsman

Luke joined Classic Education as a Resourcer at the beginning of October 2018. He joined from the retail sector where he had been a supervisor. Prior to this, Luke gained some sales experience working in a call centre making outbound calls with a large network of energy customers. Luke is also an Accounting graduate from Canterbury University. Luke attended Riverside Primary School, Rainham and The Howard School for Boys, Rainham.

Why Classic Education?

“The team at Classic are incredibly friendly, helpful and supportive and great to learn from. I really enjoy working in the Education sector and look forward to a long and successful career with a fantastic organisation.”

Toni Butcher Toni Butcher
Payroll & Accounts Administrator

Toni joined the business in 2005 when Classic Education was first established and has been a long serving and loyal employee ever since! Toni originally started out as an invoice clerk before training as a secondary recruitment consultant and eventually moving into finance. Toni attended Holy Family RC Primary School, Maidstone and St Simon Stock RC Secondary School, Maidstone.

Why Classic Education?

“I enjoy working in the challenging, fast paced environment of Education recruitment where I can put my problem solving skills to full use. We have a great team who are supportive, encouraging and work well together with great humour.”

Lydia Heffernan Lydia Heffernan
SEN Education Recruitment Consultant

Lydia joined Classic Education in February 2019 to oversee our SEN and is responsible for placing a range of SEN Teachers and Support Staff across Kent and South East London. With previous Education Recruitment experience behind her, Lydia has established excellent relationships with some amazing Specialist Schools and Provisions throughout the region and is incredibly passionate about her work within SEN and keen to make a difference to all her school’s students. Lydia attended Hoo St Werbrugh Primary School and Hoo Secondary School, Rochester.

Why Classic Education?

“I enjoy working at Classic Education as it is clear the team really care about the schools and staff they work with. Everyone at Classic is willing to go the extra mile to help out teachers, schools and colleagues.”

Client Testimonials

Testimonial from our schools 8
Classic Education always provide an efficient and effective service with a quick response to our phone call, thorough safeguarding procedures and quality assurance through regular requests for ...
Testimonial from our schools 7
After changing over to Classic Education I have found that every teacher we have been provided with has turned out to be professional, efficient and extremely capable. I have found the process of ...
Testimonial from our schools 6
We were one of the first schools to use the agency when it was started in April 2005 and have been completely satisfied with the service provided.  Staff are friendly and will do their utmost to ...
Testimonial from our schools 5
Classic Education is the only supply agency we use as they are 100% reliable...
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