Meet the Stoke Team

The Stoke office covers Stoke, Staffordshire and East Cheshire, and we have recently started working with schools in Derbyshire. After opening the office in September 2011, we have built strong relationships with local Primary and Secondary schools and provide them with a high quality local service! We offer a personal service to our Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors by listening to their needs and placing them in schools and positions that suit them.

Emily Faragher Emily Faragher

Emily is passionate about all things education having worked within the education sector for over 7 years, working for a national education charity for 4 years prior to starting here at Academics. Emily is a Staffordshire girl and a Keele University graduate, where she gained her degree in Education & Psychology and also met her husband. Outside of work she enjoys Zumba and Spinning, allowing her to indulge (guilt-free) in her other passion - baking!

Matthew Picariello Matthew Picariello

Matt has been involved in Recruitment for almost 10 years, working across different sectors such as Industrial, Banking, and Sales. However, more recently his girlfriend became a teacher herself, prompting Matt to look at opportunities to work within the education sector. Since joining Academics, Matt has built strong relationships with local primary schools across North Staffordshire and East Cheshire and strives to provide a personable service to both schools and to all our teachers as he knows from first hand experience how hard teachers work! Outside of work Matt loves sports, especially golf, football and snooker, and enjoys going on walks and taking in the views of the English Countryside. Who doesn’t?

David Arthur David Arthur

David recently joined our Stoke team, and will be working with Secondary schools and teachers across Stockport and Cheshire. His wife has been a Primary school teacher since 2002, and they have 3 children currently in school so his life now revolves around education. David was previously a retail manager for over 15 years, and it is there that he has built his skill set building relationships with a huge variety of people and he prides himself on his people and customer service skills!

At home, David has a Cockapoo, who along with the kids take up most of his spare time. Any time he does get to himself is spent playing and watching football, especially his team Liverpool! He is also a Crime Fiction fan, his favourite author being Lee Child and his character Jack Reacher.

Applicant Testimonials

08/12/2014
Denise - Primary School Teacher
Thank you Academics so very much for all your help - you have helped me so much, I really appreciate everything you have done....
08/12/2014
Kerri - Primary School Teacher
I arrived in London yesterday and it’s only been a day but so far I’m loving the area I’m in.  I’m really impressed with how efficient and fabulous Academics have been and I thank you both for ...
08/12/2014
Rebecca - Mathematics Teacher
I have just finished my two year contract at VISS and I wanted to thank you greatly for helping me obtain such a wonderful position.  You were instrumental in helping me navigate the employment ...
08/12/2014
Elise - Science Teacher
I have had the pleasure of working with both the Australian office and the UK office of Academics Ltd.  All staff members have been friendly, courteous, helpful and quick to respond. I have ...
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