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Expert interim capacity; sector-leading leadership recruitment; strategic advice and consulting. Whatever your need or situation, we’re an informed partner you can trust.


High quality and inclusive education provision

Learn about how we're supporting the development of effective behaviour, inclusion and curriculum strategies


Accelerating School Improvement

How we're helping schools and trusts to mobilise hard-to-find expertise and implement improvement priorities


Cultivating talent - leadership recruitment and workforce development

Connecting the sector’s biggest talent with the organisations where they can have the greatest impact


Challenging thinking and improving strategic governance

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Driving impact through effective organisational management

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"I was recruited as DCEO via Propelo and found their level of service exceptional. Now that I am in post, I have continued to use their services for appointments and once again, their attention to detail, professional communication and sector knowledge has been excellent."

Tamara Allen
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, LAAT

"Everything from initial conversation to interviews and final discussion have been both highly professional and thoroughly enjoyable, which is a pretty difficult balance to strike - so please accept our sincere thanks. It’s also the accompanying efficiency, rapid response to emails, deadlines met (well ahead of deadlines actually), great communication, toleration of endless questions and a real understanding of what we’re trying to achieve that we’ve appreciated."

Louise Blackburn
Board of Trustees, Endeavour MAT

"Their work on our behalf was highly professional and their communication was excellent throughout the process. They showed a keen understanding of our needs and a candid evaluation of prospective candidates’ suitability for the role. We were delighted to make a strong appointment and would recommend Propelo without hesitation."

Christine Raeside
Regional Director, United Learning

"Corrina is undoubtedly my go-to person when we need to widen our search to find great talent to join the Ark network. Corrina is not only able to uncover exceptionally talented leaders in a timely manner, she also cultivates meaningful relationships with both her candidates and clients, ensuring that her recommendations are not just based on technical skill, but also on the alignment of vision and values - which is so critical to all our leadership appointments. I am absolutely thrilled with the perfect matches Propelo has brought to us."

Venessa Willms OBE
Director of Education, Ark

"The entire Propelo team has been incredibly attentive and helpful. Their work behind the scenes before and during an assignment means that all I had to do was show up and do the job! "

Jane Fairbourn
Interim School Leadership Consultant

"I cannot thank you enough for your full support, for believing in me and for helping me start a new chapter of my professional career, you are amazing at what you do."

Lisa Peterkin
Principal, St Mark's Church of England Academy

"Over many years now Oasis Community Learning has been able to reach out and work with Propelo to recruit senior high quality effective leaders in our organisation. It is well understood in the education sector how challenging it can be to recruit, select and induct the right leader when there are highly competitive fields. Propelo have consistently provided a wonderful service that has catered for all our needs. They provide a great end to end service, listening carefully to the ensure the right fit, searching and sifting with care to source leaders with the appropriate experience and then assisting the organisation with the recruitment processes to ensure candidates are tested robustly both in their personal and professional characteristics. They are a great team providing exactly the right service."

John Murphy
CEO, Oasis Community Learning