Dan Whitfield (left) and Adam Scott (right)

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New appointments signal expansion for PK education

Leading Newcastle supply teacher agency, PK education, has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new consultants at its Collingwood Street-based office.

Adam Scott (22) from Bedlington and Daniel Whitfield (29) from Shotley Bridge join the company in newly created roles to support its ambitious expansion plans in the North East during 2016.

Established in 2005, the company has gone from strength to strength, increasing turnover by nearly 1500% with the business now on track to turnover £10 million in 2016.

Adam and Daniel’s appointments are central to the company’s expansion plans in the North East and both come from an educational recruitment background and have extensive knowledge of schools in the region.

Education consultant Adam joins PK education in the newly created role of secondary specialist, in which he will be managing the specialist staffing needs of secondary schools throughout new areas in the North East including Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Stockton.

Keen Sunderland fan Adam explained: “Secondary recruitment requires high levels of customer service, using a friendly approach and building good rapport with clients. Every day is different and I love the new challenge and customer service aspect of the role.”

Keen Newcastle fan Daniel Whitfield will be managing the staffing needs of primary schools in Gateshead, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Darlington. Daniel’s new role is an area of expansion for the comp¬¬¬any. It is developing specialist primary desks across its five offices as demand from the primary sector for supply teachers increases.

Commenting on his appointment Daniel said: “I have joined a welcoming, friendly and experienced team at PK which enable me to take a hands-on and personal approach to both candidates and schools. It’s an exciting time to be in the industry. There are great opportunities for teachers currently in permanent positions who are struggling with the current workload and want to move into supply teaching for the better work- life balance it offers.

Outside work, both Daniel and Adam are keen football supporters, following rival teams Newcastle and Sunderland. Adam and Daniels’ appointments are two of eight made across the company’s five regional offices based in Newcastle, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, and Manchester, which place hundreds of teachers, cover supervisors and teaching assistants in schools every day.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ben Leach .

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