Proud to support careers and services that matter

Athona Education has recruited for schools throughout Essex, East London and Suffolk since 2007. We work with primary schools, secondary schools and nurseries, helping them to find teachers, cover supervisors, SEND specialists and support staff.

Collectively, our team has over 100 years’ experience in the recruitment industry. We actively listen to the ambitions of our clients and the career goals of our candidates, helping them to secure the right permanent, long-term or supply role.

Many of the settings we work with have been with us since we were established in 2007, which is testament to the quality of our work, and the relationships we build.

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Compliance that counts

  • REC Audited Education (the gold standard in recruitment compliance) since 2015 – and we have achieved quality mark status since our inception. In the 2021 diagnostic test, we achieved 100% against an industry average of just 87%
  • Fully complying to the REC’s Code of Professional Practice. You can view the code in full detail here
  • Being independently audited and certified to conform with the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
  • Membership of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) schools’ contract for recruitment. This is a government framework, which is supported by the Department for Education for schools and academies in the UK

We also hold many other contracts with academy trusts as master vendor agreements.

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Our Values

Our values aren’t something we display on a screensaver and disregard. They’re part of our DNA, and underpin every decision and action we take, every day.


Honourable in principles, intentions, and actions


Possessing the conduct, behaviour, attitude and skill of an expert in their craft


Relentlessly compelled by the need to accomplish a goal through hard work and ambition


Providing encouragement and emotional help

Does this sound like a company you want to work for?

If so, we’d love to meet you.