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Darryl Mydat

Managing Director

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Darryl Mydat

Managing Director

Darryl is a true entrepreneur having started London Teaching Pool Ltd in 2006 and is still the owner and Managing Director today. He has a passion for Education and a desire to help make a difference in the industry. Prior to TLTP, Darryl worked for Amstrad Plc for 10 years, holding various Management positions and under the guidance of a commercially savvy figure as Lord Sugar, it gave him the confidence to begin his own ventures.

He is proud of his business and team which continues to flourish and, in a recent DfE audit, TLTP achieved 100% to retain its coveted REC Audited Award, the gold standard in safeguarding.

Darryl is probably the biggest West Ham United fan, he never misses a match and has a room full of memorabilia. Equally, family and friends are very important to him, he always makes time for everyone and is known for spoiling them.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a policeman or play football for West Ham United.

My worst ever job was...
...working in my father's business in the middle of Winter filling fuel in cars. It was a very, very cold Winter!

In my spare time you can find me...
...watching my favourite football team West Ham United play or thinking about the next gadget to buy. Family and friends are very important to me, I enjoy spending time with them and spoiling them.
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Scott Simmons

Director

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Scott Simmons

Director

Scott has over 10 years experience in Education Recruitment and is one of the Director's at London Teaching Pool. He has built his team up from the ground, employing only the best and talented Recruitment Consultants and training them to reach their full potential. His passion and dedication gives him a unique edge in building long term relationships and a strong network of clients.

Scott has an interest in fashion and run's his own online business buying and selling clothes. Most of his family live in Florida so he spends most of his holidays out there.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...footballer, tennis player and golfer but all these dreams crashed and burned as I got into my teens and reality kicked in that I couldn't manage being all 3!

My worst ever job was...
...a leaflet dropper in the Winter, it was a very cold and wet Winter!

In my spare time you can find me...
...in the gym, watching footy and formula 1 racing. I also enjoy travelling and fine dining.
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Lisa Camp

Director

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Lisa Camp

Director

Lisa is the one of the Director's at London Teaching Pool and has a wealth of recruitment knowledge and experience having worked in the industry for over 20 years. Her passion and dedication for the drove her to develop the team from the ground up.

Having started her career at the Bank of England and then working for Insurance companies, Lisa has always thrived in a fast paced and busy environment. Her direction and vision has enabled the company to grow and double in size.

Outside of the office Lisa enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and has also been known to be a shopaholic!


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a Princess. I think I have achieved that!

My worst ever job was...
...a sales assistant in a shoe store during the summer, for obvious reasons it was not a good experience.

In my spare time you can find me...
...shopping until I drop! I'm known as a shopaholic that loves a bargain.
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Rick Swords

Sales Manager

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Rick Swords

Sales Manager

Rick joined TLTP in 2017 as Sales Manager to lead, drive and motivate the teams. He brings with him over 20 years of Sales experience having been founder and CEO of 2 of the largest Solar companies in the UK. He successfully led a team of 400 sales staff achieving an annual turn over of £90m. Prior to running his own business, Rick spent 5 years in the Army.


Rick has excellent communication and people skills and always gets the best out of those he works with. He loves a challenge and is passionate in making a difference.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...in the Army which I achieved.

My worst ever job was...
…have yet to come across one.

In my spare you can find me...
...playing golf, spending time with my wife and four wonderful children and granddaughter.
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Paul Skilton

Finance Director

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Paul Skilton

Finance Director

Paul has a wealth of experience in the accountancy field. As the Finance Director of London Teaching Pool he is responsible for the day to day running of the Finance team and to assist fellow Directors with all aspects of running the business.

He was previously an Office Manager of an accountancy firm which he helped to build from scratch.

In his spare time Paul enjoys gardening, playing pool and spending time with family and friends.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...too long ago to remember.

My worst ever job was...
...only ever had one other job which I helped build so can't say I've ever had a worst job.

In my spare time you can find me...
...relaxing at home and enjoying my garden in the Summer months.

Annette Mydat

Senior Credit Controller

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Annette Mydat

Senior Credit Controller

Annette has been with London Teaching Pool since the company fist started in 2006, all thanks to being the wife of the boss. However she is boss when it comes to making sure TLTP are paid on time and chasing outstanding debts.

Annette's also a qualified beauty therapist and a mum to 3 children who all love to be pampered be her.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...an Archaeologist, however soon disliked digging in dirt and instead became a beauty therapist.

My worst ever job was...
...having to model clothes at a fashion store called Ibiza in Bond Street station. Only problem was the clothes were leather & suede and didn't leave much to the imagination!

In my spare time you can find me...
...shopping, cooking and spending time with my family.
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Karl Davey

Compliance Manager

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Karl Davey

Compliance Manager

For the last 4 years Karl has managed the Compliance department. He plays an instrumental part in ensuring London Teaching Pool are compliant and up to date in all activities.

Prior to joining TLTP, Karl served in the army and then as a security guard. He has an obsession with the Hulk and has a collection of them proudly displayed across his desk.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...the Incredible Hulk but unfortunately I was not the correct colour, so I opted for the army.

My worst ever job was...
...being a Security Guard.

In my spare time you can find me...
...in the gym building my Hulk body.
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Heena Patel

Marketing Manager

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Heena Patel

Marketing Manager

Heena has a real passion for Marketing and loves all things from website strategy and development, advertising, NPD, product marketing to producing publications. After spending over 10 years in the Retail industry working in commercial environments she decided on a change, this is when she discovered the world of Recruitment Marketing. Having joined London Teaching Pool Ltd in January 2016, Heena has already under taken several high profile big projects including the overhaul of the TLTP website and social media platforms with lots more exciting activities lined up.   When I was little I wanted to be... ...a Journalist. However, the thought was short lived when a friend asked 'If there was a breaking new story at 4am and it's cold, raining and windy - would I get out of bed for it? My answer was 'No' and that was the end of that. I loved my sleep too much! My worst ever job was... ...working as a Telemarketer in a call centre for a supplier of collectable coins and stamps...yawn! In my spare time you can find me... Leading a busy life I don't normally have much spare time, but when I do I enjoy cooking, shopping, spending as much time as I can with my daughter and catching up with friends and family.
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Lara Grant

SEN Recruitment Team Leader

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Lara Grant

SEN Recruitment Team Leader

Lara joined London Teaching Pool as the SEN Team Leader in September 2014 and works with specialist SEN schools recruiting SEN Teaching Assistants and support staff. She is an expert in her field, over 6 years of experience in SEN recruitment including becoming a qualified TEFL teacher and working in schools in Thailand; she has first-hand industry experience and knowledge.

Lara is multi-talented and enjoys trying out different things. Prior to recruitment she's worked as a lifeguard, performed in the West End and has even appeared on TV shows.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a Princess and a vet. However after watching animal hospital as a child I soon distanced myself from the vet idea. I think I will stay a Princess!

My worst ever job was...
...working in a jewellery shop in Greece where I had to clean every single item every day. I did get a nice necklace as a leaving present.

In my spare time you can find me...
...experimenting in the kitchen, watching films and shopping until I drop!
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Helene Sotherton

Primary Education Manager

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Helene Sotherton

Primary Education Manager

Helene started her career in the Recruitment industry as a Secretary, she soon discovered her natural people skills and empathetic style could really help make a difference so she gave consulting a go. Needless to say, she's never changed back!

She joined London Teaching Pool in May 2009 to start up the Primary division and now manages a team of 10 Recruitment Consultants. Her open and honest approach has allowed her to find and place some of the best teachers into Primary schools. She has built a strong network of loyal clients and candidates around her growing team.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...many different things, none of them were in recruitment where I ended up.

My worst ever job was...
...working as a Waitress when I was in sixth form, I lasted 2 days!

In my spare time you can find me...
...spending time with my lovely family and friends.
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Stephen Asante

Senior Primary Education Recruitment Consultant

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Stephen Asante

Senior Primary Education Recruitment Consultant

Stephen joined TLTP at the start of 2017 as our Senior Recruitment Consultant for the Primary Education team. He brings with him 3 years of recruitment experience and knowledge, a valuable asset which has allowed him to build healthy relationships with schools and teachers.

Stephen has a degree in Biological Science but always had a passion for resourcing and employment. After a successful stint within a B2C direct marketing company he was quickly offered a role in recruitment and has never looked back since.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a Scientist. Watching too much of the Discovery Channel and Blue Planet.

My worst ever job was...
...working in a toyshop as part of work experience. All I can say is never again!

In my spare time you can find me...
…dining out at fancy restaurants trying out new and exciting cuisines. Then I will work it all off at the gym. I also enjoy learning new languages.

Phoebe Bone

Primary Education Recruitment Consultant

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Phoebe Bone

Primary Education Recruitment Consultant

Phoebe previously worked in fashion at a high end store in Chelsea before giving Recruitment a go, since then she's never looked back. She joined London Teaching Pool in September 2014 to source staff for Primary schools and gets a real buzz in doing so. She's hardworking, dedicated and always goes that extra mile ensuring both client and candidate needs are met.

She still loves fashion and is known to go some very large shopping sprees!


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a professional show-jumper. Since I was little I've owned horses and competed weekly until the end of secondary school.

My worst ever job was...
...I haven't had one!

In my spare time you can find me...
...shopping a lot! I also love food and going to nice restaurants.
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Shian Bowling

Primary Education Resourcer

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Shian Bowling

Primary Education Resourcer

Shian is a great asset to the Education team as the Primary Resourcer. She joined London Teaching Pool in August 2016 and very quickly settled into her role.

She has great people skills and having previously worked at Queens Hospital as a Cancer Co-Coordinator and a Beauty Advisor for Benefit cosmetics she is a natural with the public.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a grown up, but soon realised being a kid was much more fun!

My worst ever job was...
...working as an administration assistant for an estate agency.

In my spare you can find me...
...shopping and eating my body weight In food.

Harvey Buisson

Secondary Education Recruitment Consultant

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Harvey Buisson

Secondary Education Recruitment Consultant

Before joining the world of recruitment, Harvey worked for his family business helping with all aspects of it. After deciding to work in a target driven environment, he joined TLTP Education in 2017 as a trainee consultant and within his first 3 months he has already won our ‘Team Player of the Month’ award.

Harvey continues to make an impact, he is extremely hardworking and dedicated to supporting his schools and teachers. He is a great asset to TLTP and we are glad he made the choice to work in recruitment.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a rugby player. But then I realised I don’t like getting dirty.

My worst ever job was...
...my very first jobs where I was having to commute two hours each way through the horrendous London traffic.

In my spare time you can find me...
...out with friends especially on a Friday and Saturday night. I’m a big Arsenal fan and enjoy watching them play.
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Abdel Hamchaoui

Secondary Education Recruitment Consultant

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Abdel Hamchaoui

Secondary Education Recruitment Consultant

Abdel joined London Teaching Pool in January 2017 and has been one of our superstars. He loves wearing a good suit and is the most well-dressed member of staff. Before he joined TLTP he was working within Healthcare recruitment. He has great passion in everything he does and believes anything is possible if you put your mind to it.   When I was little I wanted to be... ...an astronaut. My worst ever job was... ...being a door to door salesman. Never been hated so much by so many people. In my spare you can find me... ...…watching and play football. I am a big Arsenal fan and also play for my local team every Saturday.

Deborah Robb

Secondary Education Recruitment Consultant

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Deborah Robb

Secondary Education Recruitment Consultant

Debbie began working at London Teaching Pool as a Resourcer supporting all the Recruitment Consultants. She carried out telephone and face to face interviews, manages the database, arranges client visits, and registers candidates plus lots more.

She became so successful in her role she is now a Trainee Recruitment Consultant focusing on Secondary schools.

She has a 1 year old daughter and is also a professional hairdresser and continues this outside of her time at TLTP.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a Pop Star. My dreams were shattered when my Music teacher told me I could not sing!

My worst ever job was...
...a Bar Maid in a pub. It was never fun getting beer in your hair.

In my spare time you can find me...
...spending as much time as I can with my daughter.
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Rob How

Compliance Officer

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Rob How

Compliance Officer

Rob started off as an apprentice at London Teaching Pool before successfully moving into a Compliance Officer role. He has been a great asset to the team bringing invaluable knowledge from his time as a Learning Mentor. He has full understanding of the importance of ensuring all candidates who work with TLTP are fully compliant.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...working in the film or animation industry as I was always quite creative.

My worst ever job was...
...working night shifts in a retail store, especially the few 14 hour shifts I had to do now and again. My body clock was a mess!

In my spare time you can find me...
...being completely lazy watching films and playing video games.
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Karan Steadman

Compliance Officer

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Karan Steadman

Compliance Officer

Karan is one of the Compliance Officers at London Teaching Pool who ensures all candidates are fully compliant and able to work. Outside of work she enjoys sports and travelling, she was lucky enough to have worked at the 2012 London Olympics.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...either working in the sports or travel industry.

My worst ever job was...
...an Administration Assistant filing and photocopying paper. I was not pleased with the amount of paper cuts I kept getting!

In my spare time you can find me...
...at the cinema, I love films.
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Phillip Newberry

Compliance Officer

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Phillip Newberry

Compliance Officer

Phillip is our newest member in the Compliance team. He has always been keen to get into Recruitment as he enjoys the buzz of a busy sales floor.

At University he studied Animation and his creativity led him to win two national enterprise competitions - Pants to Poverty and the Edge Challenge. These proved to be mentally challenging like no other.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a penguin, however I realised they cannot play video games so I decided to try life as a human being instead, it works for me!

My worst ever job was...
…door to door sales, 100% commission based. And, I quote: "No, thank you."

In my spare time you can find me...
…learning new skills and being creative. Be that artsy or writing, I love to get a little world crafty.

Gabrielle White

Payroll Clerk

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Gabrielle White

Payroll Clerk

Gabrielle works behind the scenes at London Teaching Pool and does the most important job - paying all our candidates. She is also a great support to the Finance Director ensuring the business is all in order, up to date and organised.

Prior to TLTP, Gabi was in the British Army where she completed her full Basic training.


When I was little I wanted to be...
...a Pony. Not own one but actually wake up as one!

My worst ever job was...
...enduring 4am start starts at Sainsbury's 6 days a week.

In my spare time you can find me...
...in the kitchen baking and then burning it all off at the gym.
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Shani Allen

Payroll Assistant

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Shani Allen

Payroll Assistant

As London Teaching Pool continued to grow, our Finance department needed an extra pair of hands to cope with the demand. Shani joined the team in Summer 2016 and is our youngest employee.

She is a great asset to the team, always keen to help, learn and support everyone around her.

When I was little I wanted to be...
...…a policewoman, but the uniform put me off.

My worst ever job was...
...…a leaflet dropper, it was both mentally and physically draining.

In my spare you can find me...
...catching up with friends and I enjoy eating out, I have been told 'my eyes are bigger than my stomach!
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