The Story of Academicis
Richard Lucas founded Academicis in 2013, following a school leadership recruitment career at both TES Prime and Eteach, with the vision to exclusively support Schools, Trusts and Diocese in appointing the very best senior leaders. After working with many different types of Schools nationally, Richard 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 and the successful appointment of more than 850 Headteachers/CEOs, Richard 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 their offices in Cambridge, enabling clients to identify the very best highly skilled, sort-after passive leadership candidates that advertising simply could not reach.
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.