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About Sugarman Education


Sugarman Education is a leading provider of education professionals to mainstream and SEN schools within Central and Greater London. For over 25 years, we have been matching individuals to a range of positions, from short-term to permanent roles.


We support over 200 schools with their recruitment needs, supplying candidates across all roles. Our expert knowledge of London and surrounding areas allows us to offer a local knowledge mixed with an in-depth understanding of schools and the curriculum.


We are proud to have developed an excellent reputation for SEN recruitment within London and pride ourselves on becoming London’s leading supplier of professions into SEN schools and provisions.


Sugarman Education is so much more than an education recruitment agency. We are always striving to improve our working practices and focus on collaborating with the communities we work within.

Part of the Affinity group


Sugarman Education is part of Affinity Workforce Solutions (AWS). Affinity Workforce has been providing recruitment services within education for more than 20 years, through our market-leading brands.


We recognise the pressures that schools, academies and Multi-Academy Trusts are facing today and the growing challenge of finding and retaining high-quality teaching and support staff. At Affinity Workforce, we’re bringing fresh thinking and innovative solutions to transform the way that schools and Trusts build their workforce and drive performance.


We offer a range of services that deliver flexible, strategic support to academies and MATs. Our expert consultants help to reduce pressure on internal resources, allowing headteachers and senior staff to keep their focus on the classroom.


We are proud to have developed a strong reputation as the provider of choice in our sectors. Our team is dedicated, hardworking and motivated and we always have the needs of our clients and candidates at the heart of what we do.

Our mission and values


Sugarman Education specialises in recruiting education professionals for mainstream and SEN schools across one of the most vibrant cities in the world – London.


Our mission is to fill every role with a passionate education professional who wants to contribute to the lives of children and young people.


As part of the Affinity Workforce family, our values are:


  • Collaborative: We encourage our workforce to work together to achieve our goal
  • Committed: We are passionate about our people and the service we provide
  • Mindful: We promote a supportive, positive, open workplace culture
  • Mentors: We guide, coach and motivate our employees to achieve their goals
  • Sustainable: We are committed to delivering an efficient, effective service to provide a sustainable future for all
  • Spirited: We encourage our workforce to strive to do the right thing, the right way, for the right reasons

Affinity Zero – our commitment to sustainability


Sugarman Education and our group, Affinity Workforce, are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and to become a more sustainable business.


We have partnered with Greener Energy Futures and TEMWA Carbon Balance, to reduce and offset our carbon emissions to protect communities across the world, who are severely impacted by climate change.


Since the launch of our Affinity Zero campaign in 2022, we have made small, yet significant changes to how we operate as a business. We have used greener modes of transport, reduced our waste and continued to use eco-friendly products. Since 2022, we have raised a grand total of £7705 for TEMWA – click here to read more.


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Meet Luke, Business Director at Sugarman Education


Luke has worked at Sugarman Education for over 16 years and brings a wealth of experience in the education field. Luke and his team recruit education professionals for schools across the UK including SEN teachers, SENCOs, mentors, teaching assistants and learning support assistants.


“We are loyal, honest, personal, organised and hardworking and thrive upon helping schools find the right and most suited people for roles. We offer an extensive and fresh outlook to all of your recruitment needs.


In essence, we are big enough to cope with all aspects of recruitment and procurement for schools, local education authorities and tuition services and small enough to offer a personal approach to both the client and candidate.


If you would like to speak to me about the current job opportunities or require a special needs teacher, LSA, SEN TA, PMLD support worker, speech therapist, or other SEN staff, get in touch.”


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Our commitment to your school


Sugarman Education has built long-lasting relationships with schools and education staff across London and has become a trusted, go to agency whether you are looking for new staff for your school or a new job.


We believe in supporting education staff throughout their career with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; ensuring the staff we are providing are trained to deliver the best results. We work closely with both schools and the staff we recruit.


As a REC Audited Education holder, we ensure recruitment standards are always at the highest levels possible for both clients and candidates. Maintaining and improving industry standards is a pivotal part of the work REC do, which means that all members sign up to the REC Code of Practice and complaints and disciplinary process.


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Work at Sugarman Education


At Sugarman Education we are always looking for driven individuals to join our team. Whether you have experience in education recruitment or not, we offer a training and development programme for a successful and rewarding career.


There are several reasons to work for us including a competitive base salary, clear career progression and growth opportunities, annual company-wide conference, free training and CPD, as well as access to our exclusive discounts and cashback platform. We are also on the Sunday Times Best Places to Work List 2024, showcasing our dedication to employee satisfaction and well-being.


If you are a talented and passionate education recruitment consultant seeking new opportunities, we invite you to explore our career possibilities by clicking below.


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A little look into Sugarman Education


The Career Journey of a Recruitment Consultant  

When Bianca joined Sugarman Education 8 years ago, as a Compliance Officer, she was new to the world of recruitment.

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From Teacher to Senior Recruitment Consultant 

James Cooney is part of the furniture here at Sugarman Education. James is one of the long-standing members of the team.

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From Supply Teacher to Recruitment Consultant – Lieneke’s Story

Phones ringing, animated chatter and cheers when making a placement, Sugarman Education’s HQ is vibrant and energetic.

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Career Progression Within Recruitment – Sophy’s Story

Little did Sophy know that working in a factory whilst studying at university, was the start of a very successful career in recruitment.

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Get in touch


Are you a school looking for staff or a candidate looking for your next job in education? Get in touch with our team today to see how we can help you.