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We are only as good as our Candidates


At Academicis we recognise the ever morphing role of Executive Heads, Headteachers and Principals.

As a result, traditional methods of Headteacher recruitment are no longer sufficient to attract the best candidates. Recruitment campaigns that follow the traditional advertising approach often yield poor response levels and low numbers of high calibre candidates. In some cases, a second, third or even fourth round of recruitment is needed, soaking up valuable time and budget that could be better used elsewhere.

The Academicis Solution


Academicis offers the solution to these School leadership recruitment challenges. Our proactive composite search and selection service is a reliable and highly successful alternative to the conventional advertising-led approach.

One of the key benefits of our solution is the all-inclusive fixed appointment fee for all types of Schools, Colleges and Academies across the UK. It means that we will continue to work with you until you appoint the right leader for your School – FOR ONE FIXED COST.

Academicis Governor Services – AGS is an additional service offering designed to recommend and make real improvements to School Governance, helping Schools on the path to achieve 'Good' or 'Outstanding' OFSTED inspections by supporting the governing body in a self-review that will encourage development. Our team of highly experienced AGS Consultants help you to develop a plan to strengthen your governing body to meet the increasing demands of governors.

Our Consultants


The Academicis search and selection team is headed up by CEO Richard Lucas, a highly experienced educational search consultant. Our continued success comes from our deep understanding of all the dynamics of education recruitment and, in particular, of the issues faced by Schools when recruiting new leadership.

Our Clients


Unlike many of our competitors, we work exclusively in the education sector, specialising only in senior leadership recruitment. Our clients include maintained and independent schools, academies, MAT’s/MAC’s and colleges of all sizes, across the whole of the United Kingdom.

Next steps


If you like the sound of Academicis and the benefits we can bring to your School leadership recruitment, contact our team to discuss your needs.