Meet our Consultants: Louise (Axcis Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Essex)

This week, “Meet our Consultants” introduces you to Louise Grady, who is based in our London office. She covers the Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Essex areas for Axcis. Here is a bit more about her, what sort of staff she is currently looking for and how she can help you to find your next SEND teaching or support position.


Louise Grady, Executive Consultant in the London office

Louise Grady, Executive Consultant in the London office

Louise has been working in recruitment for the past 11 years and is a qualified recruitment practitioner with the REC. For eight years, she specialised in health and social care recruitment before deciding that education recruitment was what she wanted to do – and Louise says that she is so glad that she did!


For the past three years, Louise has been working as an SEN consultant working closely with several SEN schools and non mainstream provisions across London. She has spent days working in schools as a TA to get to know them personally and understand their specific needs. Louise also has a brother with a statement of MLD and ASD and feels that she can completely relate to the specific needs of each pupil and will always endeavour to find the right person to support them.


Louise has completed the first year of the SEND diploma and is also Team Teach trained which she feels benefits her hugely when looking for suitable staff for your school. Louise has a friendly, honest and approachable personality which allows her to form excellent relationships with both her schools and candidates alike.


What sort of schools does Louise work with?

Louise covers the following areas: Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Essex – here she works with primary, secondary and special schools, with various needs: ASD, ADHD, SEMH, Cerebral Palsy, Complex Needs, PMLD and many more.


Louise works with a large special school with several sites across East London and Essex who are always looking for staff – whether it’s just for the day, or for the rest of the year (and one can often turn into the other!) The main school specializes in SMEH but they also have specialist units for profoundly autistic students. They can offer opportunities for both teachers and TAs right across the age groups from early years right up to sixth form, and frequently take staff on permanently. They also occasionally offer the opportunity to complete teacher training at the school to interested TAs!

What sort of candidates does Louise currently have jobs for?

Louise is currently looking for experienced SEND secondary teachers in Dagenham and Chelmsford to start work asap! She has a huge number of vacancies at the moment just waiting for the right people!

What vacancies does Louise currently have available?

Axcis London currently has plenty of positions for you to apply for – for a full list why not take a look at our jobs page? In the meantime, here are a few of Louise’s current vacancies:


  1. LSAs to work in a lovely SEND school in Chelmsford. The school works with students between the ages of 5 and 16 with a range of complex needs. They are looking for TAs across the school and college site who have experience of working with pupils with SLD/PMLD.
  2. LSAs to work within a school in Harlow . The school caters for pupils with SMEH and ASD KS2-4. The school are looking for staff for short and long term supply!
  3. Strong primary SEND teacher to work at an  SEND school in Havering. The school largely cater for children with moderate to severe autism, though they also cover complex needs.

How to get in touch with Louise

If you’d like to discuss any of these vacancies, or work in general in the areas Louise covers, you can contact her by email, or by calling the  office free on 0800 107 9900.

Refer a friend to Louise

If you have any friends or family seeking work, and feel that they might be suitable to work with Louise, why don’t you refer them to Axcis? If you refer them through our refer-a-friend scheme, and they find work with us, you could earn yourself up to £100 in shopping vouchers*- so what do you have to lose?


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