Are you looking for assistance to find a new SEND job in the Manchester area? Or perhaps you need to recruit SEND staff for your school or provision? If so, then our recent addition to the Axcis Manchester team can help! Find out more about Thomas Faithwaite as well as how you can register to work with him and his lovely team here.
We asked Thomas to tell us about himself
In 2013, I qualified as a primary teacher and began teaching in an ‘outstanding’ inner city primary school in Manchester, and later a ‘good’ school in Leeds. I taught for 3 fantastic years and in this time, I had the pleasure of teaching students from a variety of backgrounds with a range of SEND including: ASD, MLD, Visual & Hearing Impairment and Cerebral Palsy. My class teacher role gave me experience of liaising with outside agencies, support staff and the school SENCo, as well as working with EHC Plans. I also had responsibility for organising enrichment activities for looked after children.
As I obtained my first permanent teaching role through an agency, the mechanics of recruitment had always been of interest to me and in 2016, I progressed into education consultancy. To date, I have worked across the primary, secondary and SEND sectors, recruiting staff on both a temporary and permanent basis.
My passion for supporting children with special educational needs was founded during my time in the classroom. Having gained first hand experience of working with students with SEND, I saw the importance of having a specialist provision in place and the positive outcomes this could achieve. I was lucky enough to work with a number of inspirational SEND teaching assistants who worked with pupils in my class. Their specialist knowledge and passion for SEND not only facilitated learning for our students with additional needs, but created a tailored environment they could thrive in both socially and emotionally.
I have a young family, so I enjoy lots of quality time going on ‘bear hunts’ and play day adventures with them when I am not at work. I also enjoy all things football and am a huge Leeds United fan (for my sins). I also like to play the guitar (or attempt to) and I stay active through running. Brake – the Road Safety Charity is a cause close to my heart and I have been a fundraiser for them since 2011.
Would you like to work with Thomas?
If you are seeking work (or staff) in the Manchester area, then get in touch with Thomas today to see how he can help. Or if you’re seeking work in any other area, register online and we will put you in touch with your personal consultant in your local office.