What we stand for
We believe in the value of expert service, provided by a team that lives and breathes its sector
As marketing communications specialists working exclusively in the education sector both in the UK and internationally we invest time and resource in keeping our knowledge and skills up to date. We’re proud of our results and our customer service ethos. We believe in being open and adaptable, taking the time to understand how our clients work, being creative and practical in the solutions we recommend, being honest when things aren’t going as planned and focusing on solutions to get back on track. The majority of our clients come to us via word of mouth recommendation.
Ken is the former MD of Communitas and handed this roll over to Hannah Jefferies back in 2019. Ken remains an employee of Communitas and brings a wealth of public and private sector experience to the design and production side of our business. He has designed and led on a number of whole-school launches, leading on the creation of new brand identities and a full range of marketing and communications deliverables. Ken has also recently led on the design and build of a number of new websites for Alternative Provider Mayesbrook Park School, as well as South Bank Engineering UTC and Barking and Dagenham School Improvement Service (BDSIP) and is supporting the Lion Academy Trust with the opening of a new secondary school in Waltham Forest, London in 2020.
Ken brings a meticulous eye for detail and expertise in innovative design that reaches the right audience. Clients praise his ability to understand their priorities and work flexibly with a wide range of stakeholders.
Ken is a Trustee at a multi academy trust in West Sussex where he sits on the Financial Committee and is chair of the Appeals Panel.
Hannah is Managing Director of Communitas and is a highly experienced and committed marketing and communications professional whose expertise covers the full marketing mix and ranges from strategic advice right through to practical hands-on delivery. She has directed and led on a wide variety of high-profile accounts including West London Free School, Teach First, Harlow College and Park View Educational Trust.
She has designed and managed strategic communications campaigns for Learn Music London, Wicked the Musical and The American School in England. An experienced trainer, Hannah has led communications and marketing workshops for senior staff at clients as varied as Living Streets and Wandsworth Council.
Hannah brings excellent organisational skills, creative thinking and a conviction that every client deserves the best the team can deliver. She is co-chair of governors at a local primary school and volunteer with a Brighton-based charity for children with special needs.
Helen is an experienced marketing and communications professional with extensive experience of working in profit and not for profit sectors.
She brings specific expertise in education marketing and has sat on the steering group of the Further Education College Marketing Network and led the marketing team at an Ofsted Outstanding FE college. She has designed comprehensive outreach programmes for FE, creating engaging resources and contact programmes aimed at secondary school teachers and students.
Passionate about prose and creative with content, she is a proactive, positive and enthusiastic communicator and is experienced in writing for a wide range of media from press releases, all types of marketing literature through to internal communications and corporate documents. Helen is a CIM Associate Member and lecturer in CIM marketing qualifications including Digital Marketing.
Helen is also a member of the CIPR and a qualified City & Guilds Assessor and Verifier with experience of working on the Digital Marketer, Digital and Social Media, Event Management and Leadership and Management apprenticeships and professional qualifications. Additionally, Helen has a Level 5 ILM Project Management qualification.
Working alongside the core Communitas team is a select group of associates with specific skills and knowledge. As and when projects require it we collaborate with these individuals while remaining responsible for the overall delivery and the client relationship.
Pascal is a highly creative commercial magazine and graphic designer. Having managed design working in-house for financial publishing house Incisive Media and then for The Spectator, Pascal now runs his own successful design agency. With a wide range of clients across education, professional services, politics and tourism Pascal is well-versed in making sure that sometimes complex information is presented compellingly and with creative flair. Pascal has worked with Communitas across a wide range of education branding and communications projects.
John has more than 15 years’ experience of designing and building websites. He has successfully combined excellent creative skills with a clear focus on ease of user journey on a wide range of websites for the education and many other sectors. With a great eye for detail and a tight coding style John ensures that our clients’ back-ends are just as tidy as the front! Working mainly in CMS Made Simple all John’s sites are designed to be handed over to clients to update and manage if they choose to.
Danielle is a qualified primary school teacher and worked in schools for 7 years, later holding the position of eLearning teacher for Sandwell LA, working mostly with LA primary schools to enhance their ICT provision. Danielle then worked for an educational software company in a curriculum support consultant role, designing and delivering training to teachers.
Danielle retrained with Digital Mums and graduated from their Strategic Social Media Management course in June 2016. Since then she has worked with various education clients including ParentHub, Picture News, eyLog, the Early Years Nutrition Partnership and Wicked. Danielle has also created social media training videos for Communitas and has consulted on a wide range of projects covering Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.