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The Academics’ Chelmsford branch in Essex specialise in Permanent, Short Term, Daily Supply & Long Term recruitment for Nurseries, Primary, Secondary & SEN Schools - supplying Teachers, Teaching Assistants and other Support Staff across the whole of Essex.

The branch covers the 3 LEAs in Essex – Thurrock, Southend & Essex. Within Essex LEA we cover schools across the 12 districts of Brentwood, Epping, Harlow, Chelmsford, Uttlesford, Thurrock, Basildon, Southend, Rochford, Tendering, Colchester, Braintree and Maldon.

Academics has been helping local schools throughout the UK for the last 20 years, and we are confident that we can help you find your perfect teaching job or support staff role, whether that’s a permanent post, a long-term contract, or flexible, regular temporary work and daily supply jobs.

We always welcome applications from enthusiastic people who enjoy improving the lives of children and young people through good teaching, good subject knowledge, confident classroom management and a flexible approach to the needs of the school.

Whether you’re an experienced Teacher or Teaching Assistant, or starting your career in education and would like to work as a teaching assistant or cover supervisor, or you’re a semi-retired teacher and want flexible supply work (and all teachers and support staff in between) we want to hear from you.

We offer professional and friendly support, competitive pay rates, fantastic knowledge of the local area, careers advice and updates on the education sector. Please get in touch with one of our team today by calling 01245 921 888 or emailing

We look forward to hearing from you!

Yasmin Boffa Yasmin Boffa

Yasmin is the Branch Manager for the Chelmsford office, and works with primary schools in Essex and East London. Yasmin joined Academics in April 2016 as a Resourcer and Compliance Administrator, which gave her an excellent rounded knowledge of what to look for in suitable teachers, senior leaders and support staff. Yasmin progressed to a consultant in October 2017 and has since looked after schools in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering & Essex. In 2022, Yasmin was promoted to Chelmsford Branch manager and along with the rest of her team, covers Primary, Secondary, SEN and Nursery schools across Essex, as well as her original East London patch.

Being originally from East London, and ‘Awesomestow’ as she likes to refer to it as, Yasmin thoroughly enjoys finding suitable staff for local schools so that she can give back to the community in which she grew up in and now her local area of Essex. Prior to joining Academics, Yasmin worked for the London Borough of Waltham Forest as a qualified Careers Adviser, working with Secondary Schools, Colleges and Job Centres. Yasmin is a huge family girl at heart and enjoys walking her dogs Woody, Buzz and Dolly in the Essex countryside.

Sarah O’Leary Sarah O’Leary

Sarah joined Academics in 2022 and is has excellent knowledge of what to look for in suitable teachers, senior leaders and support staff. Before joining Academics, Sarah was a HLTA for a year in a primary school. This experience has given her excellent knowledge of what it means to work in a school and what it takes to be a successful educator.

Prior to becoming a HLTA, Sarah spent 4 years working as a teacher in Vietnam. This allowed Sarah to gain teaching experience while immersing herself in different cultures.

Being originally from Ireland, Sarah enjoys spending time outside in the fresh air. After a few years in Vietnam and now living in England, Sarah really enjoys coming back to Ireland to spend time with her friends and family.

Thomas James Thomas James

Thomas is a specialist SEN Consultant for Essex and Suffolk. He aims to provide high quality Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Cover Supervisors and 1:1’s to best support the students you work with.

Prior to starting in SEN Recruitment Thomas spent 8 years working in SEN Schools and PRU provisions across Suffolk. Having lived in Essex his whole life he has good understanding of the local area and is able to use this with his professional experience to match the perfect candidate to your school.

Being from Essex, he is passionate about finding the right teacher and support staff for local schools so that the staff he places are the best fit to provide our SEN students the best possible future.

Outside of work Thomas is a keen golfer and enjoys cooking. He also enjoys paddle boarding and taking his dog Max on long walks along the river.

Benjamin Fox Benjamin Fox

Ben is currently working at Academics as a Senior Primary Consultant for Essex mainstream Schools and has worked within Education recruitment since 2015, Ben has always had a passion for helping teaching staff find their perfect role. Having grown up in Essex his whole life, he has great knowledge of the local schools, surrounding areas and local transport links.

Outside of work, Ben likes to attend the gym (every so often!) and has also played Tennis his whole life. He is also a dog lover, with both a Red and Golden Labrador… they keep him on his toes!!

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