Monika was born and grew up in London and read Law at the University of Birmingham. She has worked in search and recruitment within the education sector since 2007, leading the international and independent schools consultancy division at The Times Educational Supplement (now TES Global) and subsequently for independent search firms and directly with schools. This has included working with individual schools, Boards and ‘not for profit’ organisations as well as large multinational school groups, investors, education providers and school brand international expansion & start up projects; creating whole school HR and recruitment plans and appointing to executive & senior support function roles. As such, her network covers both the educationalist and commercial & operational side of school leadership.

Alongside her work in search, Monika specialises in delivering training on best practice recruitment, recruitment strategy & retention and process management.


Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit – A practical guide for building inclusion into your recruitment practice (Session will be repeated)

In December 2021, Society launched an Inclusive Recruitment Toolkit – a succinct compendium of practical actions that organisations can consider and challenge themselves with in order to refine and improve their recruitment approach. Society drew the content from its own executive search practice and conversations with others committed to inclusive recruitment.

During this session, members of Society’s Schools and Colleges Practice will speak about how they developed the toolkit and discuss and debate its recommendations.

The session will be broken into three parts:
Defining key terms including Equity, Diversity and inclusion
The Business case for diversity in the workplace
Practical steps and considerations during each stage of the recruitment process including; Campaign Development, Candidate Attraction and Assessment and Selection.