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 13 years’ experience as a Staffing Specialist Adrianne is now a Senior Consultant 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.

Emily Mabbutt

Emily joined us this year in May as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and now works alongside Sarah and Laura on the secondary desk. Emily studied Fashion but has always been inspired by her mother’s passion for education, working as a Teacher which led her to a career change this year. Since joining Coba, Emily has enjoyed school visits meeting clients and helping organise the Summer Party to thank our hard-working teaching staff for their loyalty and support.

Fact: Emily loves fashion and enjoys going to the fashion capital, London in her free time to shop and socialise with friends, exploring new restaurants and bars!

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 81 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.

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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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