VeriSelect is a specialist recruitment and consultancy service for teachers, heads and parents in the independent education sector. By bringing together a group of experts from the interconnected disciplines of recruitment, career management, and communication training we offer a unique range of resourcing and advisory services to help achieve personal and organisational goals.

A personalised, empathetic approach is the hallmark of all consultants involved with VeriSelect and has enabled us to develop long-term client relationships based on trust and mutual respect. Testament to our success is that much of our recruitment and consultancy arises from referrals and recommendations.

The combination of professional expertise and client focused service delivery means that VeriSelect consultants are uniquely placed to connect teachers, heads and parents in the independent sector.

Angela Forsyth

Angela Forsyth

Head Recruiter

VeriSelect was founded by Angela Forsyth to provide a unique range of personalised educational support services for teachers, heads and parents.

Previously, a Director of a leading educational recruitment company, Angela Forsyth has over 20 years' experience advising UK and international independent schools and teachers on recruitment and selection issues. She has also assisted many families making decisions about school choices on returning to the UK from overseas.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Teacher recruitment - permanent and interim roles
  • Leadership appointments
  • CV preparation,interview technique and career planning
  • School search and selection

Ian Chandler

Recruitment Consultant

Ian Chandler has spent the last 15 years, since leaving teaching, leading search and selection assignments for a diverse range of Headteacher, Principal and other senior appointments across the education sector, including UK independent schools and British curriculum international schools.

These include preparatory, senior, and independent special schools. In addition, he brings a wealth of recruitment experience gained as a search consultant for academies, free schools, UTCs and care and education providers.

Ian Chandler
Sherridan Hughes

Sherridan Hughes

Chartered Psychologist

Sherridan has 20 years' experience providing one-to-one career guidance and in-depth counselling. She has advised heads, teachers and sixth formers and has been co-opted by governing bodies to design assessment tools for senior appointments. A recognised expert, AXA/PPP and BUPA approved, often quoted in media and one of the very few UK career consultants recommended in "What Color is Your Parachute?" 2008 edition.

Areas of expertise:

  • Bespoke in depth individual counselling of school leaders for positive and pro-active career management
  • Running assessment programmes for key leadership appointments
  • Training in interview techniques for Heads and Governors
  • Redundancy counselling
  • Individual Career Development Consultations
  • Interview practice training sessions

Victoria Pritchard

Voice Skills Coach

Victoria Pritchard is a trained actress and an experienced voice coach who has worked extensively in communication and presentation training.

She has coached a wide range of professionals from teachers and heads to bankers and doctors. She also regularly presents and hosts events for the RSC and is in frequent demand as a presenter for television, corporate films and training events in America.

Areas of expertise:

  • Developing skills to engage an audience
  • Structuring presentations to give maximum impact
  • Handling difficult interviews/meetings
  • Confidence building through voice and communication training

All coaching sessions and workshops programmes are devised for the individual client, looking at the overall objective of the training as well as the needs of each individual taking part. The result is a simple set of tools that can be quickly and easily applied.

Victoria Pritchard
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