Meet the team

Premier Education is a specialist education recruitment company. We recruit supply teachers for: Primary, Secondary and Special Needs Teachers, Cover Supervisors, Learning Support Assistants, Teaching Assistants, Special Needs Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants, Nursery Nurses and Nursery Assistants for short term and long term supply contracts in chools and nurseries within the following local education authorities: Bolton, Bury, Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, St Helens, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wigan, Bradford, Halifax, Dewsbury and Huddersfield.

Premier Education was set up in 2001 by Alistair McCrone and Clare Bent.

Co-founder of Premier Education

Alistair McCrone

Alistair’s business background was initially in farming where he helped to develop, organise and run a large farming enterprise in the Scottish Borders. Alistair came from a very progressive farming family; his Grandfather was one of the biggest sheep buyers in the UK and his father built up two successful farms on the Scottish borders. Some of his earliest farming memories are visiting Grantown on Spey twice a year to go to the sheep auctions. Alistair first went here when he was thirteen years old with his grandfather who had a great eye for quality and they finished up buying all the best lambs in the sale. With his Grandfather’s wisdom and his mum and dad’s guidance, they inspired and shaped Alistair’s future for business with a hard work and honest ethos which has helped him in his approach here at Premier. Unfortunately though farming went through a very challenging time and he looked to a career change in 2000. He became interested in supply teaching recruitment through working with his sister who runs a successful agency in Newcastle and eventually came to Manchester to start his own recruitment company.
Alistair can be contacted at alistair@premier-education.co.uk
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Co-founder of Premier Education

Clare Bent

Having obtained a degree in English and her PGCE, Clare started her teaching career in the North East of England. Following a move to the North West she continued her career as a Secondary English teacher teaching firstly in Northwich and then in Stockport and enjoyed the challenges both positions held. Clare became interested in education recruitment and worked for a national company in Manchester first before being recruited by Alistair to set up a new recruitment business. In 2001 Premier Education was formed. With a bit of charm, lots of patience and hard work we have built Premier up into a well-respected company that it is today. Our aim has always been to offer a service to be proud of, to have a passion for our work and to build long lasting relationships with schools. We are committed to offering an excellent service and always trying to live up to the name of Premier. Running a rapidly developing agency and a home with two young children is certainly a challenge and keeps me fully occupied!
Clare can be contacted at clare@premier-education.co.uk
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