The Story of Academicis

The Story of Academicis - Secondary School

The Story of Academicis started in 2013. Following a school leadership recruitment career at both TES Prime and Eteach, Richard Lucas founded Academicis in 2013, with the vision to exclusively support Schools, Trusts and Diocese in appointing the very best senior leaders.  After working with many different types of School nationally he maintains the fundamental belief that appointing the right Headteacher is critical to the long-term sustainability and success of every school/trust.

With a career spanning over a decade,  successfully appointing more than 600 Headteachers he rapidly identified that traditional recruitment methods such as advertising simply no longer worked and in many cases were arguably no longer fit for purpose. This became more and more apparent as the senior leadership candidate market evolved.

As a growing national operation with clients from Plymouth to Preston.  Academicis provides a professional, cost effective proactive search service from our offices in Cambridge. This enables our clients to identify the very best highly skilled, sort-after passive leadership candidates that advertising simply could not reach.

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Our Clients

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