Liam oversees Equal Education Partners’ teams working across Recruitment, Tutoring, HE & STEM Partnerships, Digital Solutions and eLearning.
Liam works closely with institutions including the Welsh Government, the Education Workforce Council (EWC) and the Department for Education (DfE) to address challenges facing the education sector – bolstering talent attraction & retention, tackling educational disparities, widening higher education access, and improving STEM education.
Liam has also worked in Investment Management at BW Group and Goldman Sachs, in Singapore & Norway. Liam is an Executive Committee member for the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), a member of Yale’s Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) and an external reader for the US-UK Fulbright Commission. In 2019, Liam was awarded a St Davids Award for expanding access to world class education.
As an undergrad, Liam studied Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE) at Yale-NUS College and Yale University, graduating with a distinction. From September 2022, Liam will be pursuing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and an MA in Education at Stanford University.
Liam is an avid tennis fan and a father to Telyn Melyn (see below!).
Director, Education Recruitment & Professional Learning
Carolyn has overseen the growth of our Education Recruitment and Training teams since Equal’s establishment in 2011. Carolyn focuses on enabling schools to attract, develop and retain excellent education professionals with a strong commitment to ethical employment and ensuring that all educators feel valued and supported, by being well paid and having access to high quality training, coaching and mentoring. Carolyn coordinates Professional Learning for our team members, including working with school improvement bodies, the Welsh Government and the EWC to do so.
Carolyn is an experienced Spanish & French teacher, having completed her BA in European Languages & Institutions at Leeds University and her PGCE at Swansea University. In 2018, Carolyn completed the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Business Programme delivered by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford in collaboration with the Goldman Sachs Foundation.
Carolyn loves nothing more than her three dogs Duon (a Black Lab), Indie and Rocco (both Chihuahuas)! Oh – and her three sons!
As Project Manager for our International Partnerships team, Rebecca supports the delivery of the MISTI Global Teaching Labs initiative and Seren’s summer programmes at Yale, Oxford and other institutions. This includes maintaining all safer recruitment procedures and coordinating with all schools & colleges, instructors and university partners. Rebecca is also involved in developing promotional and marketing content. Rebecca is passionate about bilingualism and embedding Welsh cultural experiences in our programmes. For our recruitment team, Rebecca manages compliance & vetting of teachers and support staff.
Rebecca studied French and Spanish (through the medium of Welsh) as an undergraduate at Swansea University, where she earned a First Class degree, and went on to gain a Distinction in her MA in Translation and Interpreting.
Rebecca is an expert on a Stand Up Paddle-board (SUP), and isn’t so bad at ‘Dobble’ either!
Lois is a Project Manager at Equal Education Partners working on international partnerships including the Seren International Online Summer School and the MIT Global Teaching Labs programmes.
Lois is originally from North Wales, but since studying her BA in Modern Languages at Jesus College, she has been based in Oxford. She has also completed her MSt in Modern Languages at Trinity College, Oxford with Distinction, having focused on Early Modern French theatre. During her time at university Lois made access into Higher Education initiatives central to her experience and became the Wales Coordinator for mentoring charity Slipstream Education (formerly Project Access UK).
Lois spent a year teaching English in schools in Brittany as part of her undergraduate course, which ignited her passion for education and cultural exchange.
Sian is a Senior Recruitment Manager at Equal Education Partners, working with schools & colleges across Wales to recruit high quality teaching, learning support and administrative staff for long term contract, permanent and daily supply positions. Sian works with primary, secondary & Additional Learning Needs (ALN) schools and Further Education (FE) colleges, and leads on Equal’s highly successful Welsh-medium recruitment service.
Prior to joining Equal, Sian was a Recruitment Manager at a regional recruitment company based in Cardiff. Prior to entering the world of recruitment, Sian held management positions within the Marketing, Media & Public Relations sectors for over a decade, working with high profile public and private sector clients including Welsh Government, National Museum of Wales, Enterprise Ireland, Visit Wales, Ferrier Pierce, Santia, Meat Promotion Wales, NISCHR, NHS, Cardiff University Business School, Alcohol Concern and various multinational pharmaceutical companies.
Sian holds a BA in Business Management and French from the University of Glamorgan.
Sian is a lover of Yoga and Swimming, always inspiring the rest of us to achieve greater balance!
Kelly is a Senior Recruitment Manager at Equal Education Partners ,working with schools & colleges across South West Wales to recruit high quality teaching, learning support and administrative staff for long term contract, permanent and daily supply positions. Kelly works with primary, secondary & Additional Learning Needs (ALN) schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and Further Education (FE) colleges.
Kelly is keen to speak with both experienced and newly qualified teachers, as well as experienced and aspiring teaching assistants, about career opportunities with Equal Education Partners. Kelly prides herself on delivering high levels of service to both educators and partner schools.
Kelly has 10 years of experience in the education recruitment sector, prior to which she worked in the Property Management and Finance sectors. Kelly completed completed the Level 5 Institute in Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification with Cardiff University.
Kelly is a fun-loving, outgoing and (some would say) chatty person, who loves exercising, walking and spending time with family and friends, ohhh and food and wine 😊.
“My favourite season is winter as I love cold nights cwtching in front of the TV and most of all Christmas. If I had my way my tree would be up in September.”
Dom is a Senior Recruitment Manager at Equal Education Partners ,working with schools & colleges across South East Wales, from our Cardiff hub, to recruit high quality teaching, learning support and administrative staff for long term contract, permanent and daily supply positions. Dom works with primary, secondary & Additional Learning Needs (ALN) schools, pupil referral units (PRUs) and Further Education (FE) colleges.
Dom has worked in the Welsh education sector for almost a decade supporting schools, colleges and universities with their recruitment needs. Dom prides himself on his commitment to exceeding client’s expectations by actively looking to ‘give back’ whenever he can. From delivering workshops aimed at getting students into work, to delivering ‘Team Teach’ training to staff, to volunteering to work as an LSA for the day in one of his schools, Dom takes great pride in going the extra mile.
Dom is excited about speaking with teachers and learning support assistants about opportunities at Equal Education Partners.
Dom is a qualified Team Teach Tutor and has also completed a Level 5 Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) qualification at the University of South Wales.
Fun fact: inspired by his fiancée who is a Nurse, Dom dedicated time during the pandemic to train and then volunteer as a Police Officer. Dom worked with the response team in Cardiff Bay, attending calls from the trivial, to the life-threatening, resulting in an extremely rewarding experience.
As Head of Tutoring, Charlotte leads all aspects of our National Tutoring Programme (NTP) offering at Equal Education Partners, including overseeing the design & development of our programme, building and strengthening relationships with schools, recruiting excellent qualified teachers and tutors, and ensuring high quality support is available to schools and tutors at all times.
Equal Education Partners’ National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provision enables primary and secondary schools to access high quality subsidised tutoring in English, Mathematics and Science, to support the attainment of all pupils, particularly those who are most disadvantaged, addressing inequalities in educational outcomes.
Charlotte has 16 years’ experience working in the Primary Education sector, both in England in Wales. Charlotte gained a First-Class Honours degree in English and Media Studies from Falmouth College of Arts. Following a year working as a specialist teaching assistant with children with social and emotional difficulties, she undertook School Centered Initial Teacher Training and gained QTS with an Early Years specialism.
Charlotte gained her MA in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and has a particular passion for improving outcomes for disadvantaged learners to ensure equality of opportunity. Charlotte is a designated Specialist Leader of Learning and has worked as a senior mentor for teaching students. Charlotte has worked as both a Deputy Head and Headteacher and holds her National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH).
Amy is Equal Education Partners’ dedicated Project Coordinator for our National Tutoring Programme (NTP) tutoring provision. Amy is a secondary-qualified teacher of Religious Education with eight years of experience as a teacher and Head of Department at an all boys school in Luton, England and several years of experience teaching in Wales. Amy has also completed project management qualifications.
At Equal, Amy is responsible for recruiting qualified teachers and specialist tutors for our NTP offering, coordinating tutoring activities for schools, and ensuring impact data is gathered and feedback obtained effectively.
Amy gained her BA in Religious Studies at Bangor University and her PGCE at UWTSD.
Thomas works closely with our Managing Director and Project Managers to develop and manage a series of international higher education and STEM partnerships at Equal Education Partners.
Thomas also oversees our compliance processes, ensuring full adherence to the standards set by our REC Audited Education accreditation, the NPS framework for supply staffing, our National Tutoring Programme and all legislative requirements.
Thomas is a qualified IQA and is currently pursuing an MSc in Management at the University of York and an MBA at Hult International Business School. Prior to joining Equal, Thomas was a Lead Auditor with one of the UK’s largest approved inspectors. Before that, Thomas worked in the Planning and Public Protection department within a local authority.
Louise is Equal Education Partners’ Payroll Manager, with over 10 years’ experience in the Finance sector, working both at a large public institution and then within a firm of Chartered Accountants servicing over 400 clients prior to joining Equal Education Partners.