Meet the Team
Davina ThorpManaging 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 supply teacher she felt that she could use her knowledge along with motivation and energy to provide a very good service to schools and teachers.
Jo MarsonRecruitment Consultant
Development of the company led to the appointment of Jo in December 2003. Jo had 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 fund of knowledge in the last four years.
Our Values Knowledge and Expertise
‘A good teacher makes a difference’
We know the local schools and their requirements.
We get to know our teachers well and advise them from previous experiences.
We listen and provide an understanding ear to problems. We try to help when we can.
We communicate that we enjoy helping schools and teachers.
We try to accommodate the specific requirements of a teacher in terms of subject, key stage, days and hours, location and schools. Conversely we aim to find the best teacher for a school.
Schools and teachers can depend on us doing what we say we will. We communicate openly and honestly at all times.
We stay focused on our clients’ requirements at all times.