Video – candidates talking about working with us

Client Video testimonial


This video touched us all at the Apex Office.  It was made without any Apex input or seeing the response before the final video editing and I believe it highlights the fantastic rapport we have with our schools.  This testimonial is truly amazing – something that would be very hard to replicate with actors – it is so spontaneous and heartfelt.   Thank you so much Mrs Morris it is wonderful to work with you and your staff team.

Karen Maynard – Director

Positive steps during the School Holidays

For many of us either working as key workers or at home;  work over the pandemic has become harder and harder to switch off from.

As a team from January 2021, we realised we could potentially burn out if we didn’t change; now our working day we have 2hr breaks in the day enabling outside walks and fresh air.  As we work in front of screens a lot of the day this has been extremely positive for us as a team.  We feel so much more refreshed each day, we are happier, our sleep patterns are better and productivity has increased.

For everyone work/life balance is individual but we can all make a positive change for ourselves.

Burnout can happen, you may feel irritable, tired, anxious, work production dip, physical symptoms like headaches and disruptive sleep etc…..

As we approach the school holidays, try to create at least one thing that you can change for the better to make yourself feel more positive each day.

Enjoy your break everyone, continue to stay safe and feel more positive.


We are working next week and can be contacted 9am – 4pm

Photos were taken on our walks


If however, if you feel you are not coping there is support, don’t be on your own.  or call 0300 123 3393



Thank you to Schools

THANK YOU for your Work in Schools

A huge and heartfelt thank you….

  • To all of the amazing Headteachers and staff who have worked tirelessly since March and through Term 1 of 2020
  • To all the teachers, teaching assistants and school support staff in all our Medway, Kent, Greenwich, Thurrock, Essex & Havering schools . Would love to name you all individually, you know who you are.


We want to thank you and show our full appreciation – especially so this year – for your hard work and dedication during what has been a difficult and challenging year.

Have a well deserved rest over the holiday



PAYE & IR35 Payroll

PAYE &  IR35 payroll

Apex Education Recruitment has and always will process payroll via the HMRC PAYE system.

IR35 Rules are changing from April 2021 for all businesses who outsource to umbrella payroll companies, contractors or have self employed workers.

Doing PAYE payroll inhouse we have always been subject to and therefore paid Employers National Insurance and Employers Pension contribution; we have bore the costs of these as a company.

The IR35 rules therefore will not affect us.

We want to reassure all our clients that we will continue to pay employers NI and pension via PAYE therefore IR35 rules are not applicable to our business.

More information about the changes to IR35 rules are found on the website



HAVERING Special Needs jobs

Are you passionate, experienced and looking for work with special needs?

RECRUITING NOW FOR HAVERING SCHOOLS – Special need jobs to start in Term 2 from 2nd November 2020

If you want to make a difference to a young life and you are looking for work we would be very interested to hear from you asap.

Contact us Now for an informal discussion about your current situation and see how we can potentially support you.

Check out our jobs page for our latest vacancies. There are also more in the pipeline, we are waiting on the SEND process completion.

Our interview and recruitment process is carried out following stringent COVID guidelines.




Apex Education Recruitment has a new website!


Take a look, lots of support, tips, jobs,  and more….for our clients and candidates

As you can imagine, it’s been a very busy period for Apex Education Recruitment, helping our clients deal with the issues and challenges surrounding Covid. We’d like to thank all our workers for their continued work in schools. Rest assured we are always on hand to offer support in any way we can.

During the lockdown period we have been busy working on our new website; designed with our new branding with the content based on client and candidate feedback over the past year – we are pleased to say it’s now live!

NEW WEBSITE – Apex Education Recruitment September 2020

Please let us know your thoughts

Kind regards

Karen Maynard and Christie Horton

SEND recruitment campaign increases exposure in Havering

Roundabout advertising

Havering is a key area for our SEND recruitment  – we want everyone in the area to know we are here! The four roundabout signs were installed last week and will be up for the next year and will be visible to thousands of passing motorists each week.

Schools and Candidates – let us know if you have seen it?   Where in Havering are they?  Please let us know when you have seen them?

We want to see all your selfies with our sign, or let us know you have seen it and share it on your Facebook page.

Don’t forget to tag us in – we want to see them all!

Debbie Wood – Feedback after completing ‘Understanding Autism’ free course

“I was offered free level 2 CPD special needs training courses from Apex. I met with Christie and the trainers, and together they went through what was involved. Shortly after, I received an email from the trainer with all my login details and details of my assessor.

I will be honest, I was very apprehensive about doing it, as I haven’t studied for some years, but the course reference material I received was very explanatory and it was a case of reading each section and then answering the questions.

I found the coursework very informative and structured in a way that enabled me to get a better understanding of Autism (the course I completed was “understanding Autism”). It only took a few hours a week sitting at my computer, in the comfort of my own home with as much coffee as I could drink! I would certainly recommend it to anyone wishing to expand their knowledge.

The Apex Team is always on hand should I need them, and as always they have been a pleasure to work with. I appreciate being given these extra training opportunities alongside my work.”

Are you paying too much tax? A simple guide

According to recent article in the Daily Express, 14.3 million people (44% of employees) across the UK have paid too much tax as a result of being on the wrong tax code, or through errors with deductions. Our website page gives you a simple guide to what tax you should be paying and what to do if you are paying too much. Click the link below to go straight to the page. Please check today!