I was appointed as Chair of Governors in January 2023 and you can imagine how I felt when our amazing headteacher announced she was leaving the school the same month. We wanted to go nationally to get the best possible field of candidates and after contacting 3 agencies selected Academicis. This search firm provided excellent value for money and were very quick to respond to any queries we had about the process. We needed to with some urgency in order to appoint ready for the 2023/24 academic year. Ross was our account manager. He understood our values and what we were looking for in a new headteacher. He responded to all queries by return (even during the weekends). We had an excellent response and after shortlisting decided upon 5 possible candidates. Ross attended all interviews and ensured that the 2-day process went smoothly. The feedback we received from unsuccessful candidates was extremely good in that they felt valued and that the process was challenging but fair. I have no hesitation in recommending Academicis to other schools. JUNE 2023