We have been very impressed with the quality and responsiveness of Ease Training in the recruitment of our first Executive Head. From the beginning, they knew how to tease out our requirements and in using their extensive networks, were able to secure a strong field of applicants.
Ease Training was very adaptable, so when we needed some changes as the process developed, they were very responsive and quick and we valued this greatly.
The selection process was thorough – involving the Lewis Charlton Group community throughout, from senior staff and heads to pupils and associate and support staff – and tested the candidates professionally and thoroughly. Each candidate was enabled to understand the unique ethos of the Lewis Charlton community, and our community valued their own involvement with the process, helping us to find an outstanding person for our role.
We are extremely pleased with our appointment and would recommend Ease Training to any school or school group who are looking to make such a critical appointment. Their in-depth knowledge of schools, leadership and recruitment processes was invaluable to our Board in making such an important decision.
Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn
A school review led by Hilary and Linde proved to be an excellent way of testing the Dragon School's readiness for its recent successful ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspection. Hilary and Linde's expert knowledge, astute assessment and valuable advice, together with their personable approach, prepared us most effectively for the inspection itself.
Senior Deputy Head
I have been very impressed with Linde’s work for us; she quickly got under the skin of the school and got a firm handle on what is a complex organisation. We found the whole process both re-assuring and enlightening and I am grateful for Linde’s hard work.
Hilary Moriarty and Linde Melhuish gave us a phenomenally useful ‘mock’ compliance inspection. Our attitude was that, although we had prepared assiduously for it, it would be very unlikely that each and every one of the 149 ISSR regulations would be spot on and true enough they discovered a few areas that were in need of improvement. Far better, we thought, that they discover these areas at an early stage than we delude ourselves that all is absolutely perfect! They also used their expertise to explain areas to us where we could qualitatively improve even though these areas were compliant. All of us found it a very useful ‘dress rehearsal’ for the real thing!
A friendly, welcoming experience treating the topic thoroughly and making it highly accessible. Thank you.
Rear Admiral Roger Lane-Knott
Chair of Governors
A very worthwhile day preparing for the 'bad day at school' you will inevitably suffer.
I was very impressed with Linde and Richard of EASE Training, who gave a very entertaining and informative presentation on cultural differences around the world. They also made it interactive and fun, involving the whole audience – it was the highlight of the day!