Meet the Teaching Agency in Portsmouth

The Portsmouth teaching agency office is one of the longest established in the whole of Academics and covers Portsmouth, Southampton, Hampshire and West Sussex, as well as other surrounding areas. The team work closely with Schools, Nurseries, Colleges and Referral units across the regions. The whole office take great pride and satisfaction in the relationships they have developed with teaching establishments, teachers and other support staff. Our teaching agency in Portsmouth is included on the Preferred Supplier List for Schools in both Hampshire and Portsmouth. Their reputation for teacher recruitment in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas continues to go from strength to strength because of the dedication that they all put into the work that they do.

Amy Thiselton Amy Thiselton

Amy joined Academics in September 2015 and developed the business throughout Southampton and Hampshire. Now the Branch Manager, Amy manages the team and specialises in recruiting on behalf of SEN schools and alternative provisions. Through her career, Amy has become a specialist in sourcing quality candidates for specialist schools and has long standing relationships with some of Hampshire’s largest SEN schools. Amy loves wine, good restaurants and spending time with her family.

Billie Johnson Billie Johnson

Billie joined Academics in 2011 and has successfully grown and managed the Primary desk, working with the majority of Portsmouth City schools. Billie works part-time and is supported by Jasmine Jervis on her days off where she is a busy mum to two young boys. Billie loves going on holiday, eating chocolate and spending money on expensive bags.

Jasmine Jervis Jasmine Jervis

Jas joined Academics in October 2019. She supports Billie recruiting for Portsmouth Primary Schools and resources for the branch, finding us top class candidates to place into our schools. She is also our Compliance Queen, making sure all of our Teachers and TAs are fully vetted before going out to work. Previously Jasmine has worked for a large international education travel company for 4 years, working with students and sourcing suitable accommodation for them. Jasmine also has a background in musical theatre and enjoys performing arts, music and attending all the festivals.

Annie Thiselton Annie Thiselton

Annie joined the team in March 2021 from a background in car finance. She heads up our Southampton/North Hampshire desk, working with both primary and secondary schools. She is also lucky enough to be Amy’s younger sister. Annie is always on hand with a funny story. She’s great at accents and making tea and coffee for everyone (even though she doesn’t drink them herself).

Shannon Preston Shannon Preston

Shannon joined in May 2022 from a background in education and commercial recruitment. She looks after the recruitment needs of primary and secondary schools in East Hampshire and Portsmouth. Shannon has a horse called Harper and they regularly compete at dressage competitions. If she is not at work, she is at the stables. Since joining, Shannon’s knowledge of The Kardashians and Love Island has come on leaps and bounds.

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