Welcome to Coba Education

Coba Education is a specialist staffing company for schools with offices in Northamptonshire and Bradford.

Coba Education works with Primary, Secondary and SEN schools. Coba can provide teaching staff, cover supervisors and support staff.

If you are a school or you work in schools, contact Coba Education to discover how we can help.

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Thank you for taking the time to register with Coba Education. Please complete this registration process in one session as we only save your submission once you have completed the process. You will need some or all of the following information, please have these documents to hand before you start:

  • CV
  • Photo ID – Passport or driving licence
  • Address ID – Utility bill, bank statement (dated within the last 3 months) or driving licence (if you are not using for photo ID)
  • National insurance number – NI card, P60 or P45
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK – Birth certificate, passport, VISA, biometric permit
  • Qualification/training certificates
  • Enhanced DBS certificate on the update service (if you do not have one we can arrange this for you)

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About Us Meet the Team


Adrianne joined us straight from school in 2007 and has been an asset to the company since she started. With over 16 years’ experience as a Staffing Specialist Adrianne is now a Team Leader for the Northampton primary desk.

Fact: Adrianne is a mum of two, who loves spending time with her children and has more recently become a bit of a DIY enthusiast having transformed her family home!


Laura first worked for Coba in 2008 until 2012 when she moved out to Dubai with her family. After 7 years in Dubai Laura is now back in the UK and excited to be back working with Coba on the secondary desk alongside Sarah. Laura enjoys a client based role and building relationships with both teachers and schools.

Fact: When Laura isn’t immersed in marvel madness with her boys at home, she enjoys finding her Zen, practicing daily yoga and walking with Bodie, her Romanian Rescue pooch.


Sarah joined us in May 2018 and works alongside Laura on the secondary desk. Sarah studied Sociology and Psychology at university, then found her feet in healthcare recruitment after she graduated. Sarah loves working in a busy environment building relationships with staff and clients which is why she wants to further her recruitment career.

Fact: Sarah enjoys being active in her spare time, she grew up playing county golf being coached by her Grandad. She is also obsessed with her Cockapoo Hugo.

Zoë Farran

Zoë joined as Compliance Administrator in April 2023, working alongside the Primary & Secondary team vetting our teaching staff. Zoë has a degree in Primary Education and has a Masters in Psychology.

Fact: Zoë and her family love the NfL and can be found celebrating game days in their respective teams shirts! Her ideal weekend is a day at the cricket with her husband, then a game day feast with her family.

Karen Thomas

Karen has been with Coba Education since it began, running the back office and compliance team. Karen is extremely family orientated, married to Colin since 1999 and has two beautiful daughters Jessica and Amelia. Karen loves nothing more than spending time visiting local food festivals and walks as often as she can with her 82 year old Dad, Lawrie.

Fact: Karen loves gin and currently has over 40 different bottles in her collection.

Lewis Ward

Lewis joined us in March 2018 as our Finance Apprentice. He has now completed his AAT level’s 2 & 3 and the CIMA certificate level qualification. Now he is our Finance Officer and is working towards completing the rest of his CIMA qualifications.

Fact: In his spare time Lewis is a big Liverpool FC fan and is also an avid collector and reseller of limited edition trainers.

Martin Chamberlain

Martin is a graduate in Economics and has been running businesses since 1998. He is a closet eco-warrior and sustainability enthusiast. In his free time, he likes to cook (especially curries) and spend time with his three children.

Fact: Martin is a keen diver and swimmer.

Fiona Lennard

A dedicated member of the Coba team, Fiona has been working at Coba since 2013. As Head of Finance she has achieved her CIMA (specialised management accounting qualification) qualification. When she is not wrestling her dog, Rupert, out of muddy puddles in her spare time, you will find her hosting Mexican-themed nights with friends or perfecting the art of sourdough with her husband, Anthony.

Fact: Fiona loves badminton and is known for her “mean smash”

Mel Almond

Mel has recently joined Coba in December 2023 as part of the specialist secondary staffing team, alongside Sarah and Laura. Mel has 16 yeas of teaching experience across Further Education, SEND and Alternative education settings. Mel’s favourite pastime is simply spending as much quality time with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs as possible. This quite often tends to be standing in a muddy field watching all 3 of them compete in Cross country running events.

Fact: If Mel was a contestant on Mastermind, she believes her specialist subject area would be Boybands from the 1990’s

Poppy Bedden-Jackson

Poppy joined the team in October 2022 as a Finance Apprentice. She currently manages the teacher payroll.

Fact: Poppy has her own horse and loves to go horse riding.

Calum Whitehead

Calum recently joined Coba in February 2024 coming from a health and leisure background. He has always enjoyed a client based role having previously had many clients of his own through being a personal trainer. When he is not working, Calum enjoys spending time with friends, watching sport and exercising.

Fact: Calum is a big rugby fan and has been playing since he was 6 years old! He now regularly still plays for his local side Kettering.

Amy Pepper

Amy has recently joined the Primary Team at Coba, working closely with Adrianne. Amy has previously worked as an estate agent across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire and really enjoy working in a client facing role helping people.

Fact: In Amy's spare time she loves traveling to different countries and going on country walks with her cocker spaniel Nala.

Destiny Hill

Destiny joined the Secondary Team Coba in April 2024, coming from a customer-based role in the manufacturing industry. Destiny thoroughly enjoys building professional relationships and is excited to work with clients and candidates. When not at work Destiny is likely to be spending time with her toy poodle Dolly.

Fact: Destiny is the second youngest of nine siblings and has 5 nieces and 2 nephews. Christmas is always very busy!

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​Coba Education believes in working closely with schools and teachers to provide the best supply teaching agency service possible.

  • We want to deliver a fair, ethical and quality driven service
  • We want to understand your individual needs
  • We want to make sure you get the most out of our supply teaching service
  • We want to be your first choice for supply and long term teaching jobs.

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