About us

Meet the Team

Davina Thorp
Managing Director

Davina founded Blackboard Recruitment in January 2001. She had worked as a secondary chemistry teacher and also previously in recruitment. Having been at a number of different schools as a supply teacher, she felt that she could use her knowledge along with motivation and energy to provide an excellent service for teaching positions and teacher employment.

Jo Marson
Recruitment Consultant

Jo has previously worked with children for a number of years and has a good understanding of the requirements of teachers and schools. She now deals with all aspects of the recruitment business and has built up a wealth of knowledge and experience in teacher hiring.

Vision Statement
‘A good teacher makes a difference’

Why choose Blackboard Recruitment

Our Values, Knowledge and Expertise

  • We work closely with the local schools and understand their requirements.
  • We get to know our teachers well and advise them from previous experiences.


  • As a smaller agency, we listen and provide an understanding ear to help solve your specific recruitment challenges


  • We are passionate about helping schools and teachers find the right personnel and have found teacher employment for over 1,200 teachers!


  • We are committed to matching the specific requirements of a teacher in terms of subject, key stage, days, hours, and school location for various teaching positions.


  • Schools and teachers can depend on us doing what we say we will – we communicate openly and honestly at all times