The BrightSpark team has a range of skills and backgrounds and all bring something unique to the company.

We have four main areas – business development, consulting, management and administration. Below are brief profiles of the key personnel within BrightSpark.

To contact our team you can email them directly through the links below, or call +44 333 358 3305.

Terri Hounsom

Business Development Director

Terri has 6 years of experience in the field of education, both at home in the UK and overseas. She moved into recruiting teachers to South East Asia in 2012, and has recruited teachers and education professionals for Thailand, Malaysia, China and Taiwan, before becoming involved in BrightSpark Teachers. She spends much of her time in SE Asia and overseas consulting and business development.

John Burns


John is the owner and managing director of Diamond Group, consisting of Diamond IT, Diamond Business Systems, Diamond Asset Finance, Diamond Communications and BrightSpark Teachers. His successful career spans over 22 years. He credits his success to his high standards and top class service provided to customers.

Pam Sutton

Office Manager and Director

Pam has worked in the field of education recruitment for many years. She is UK based and oversees all of the office operations and the administration department, including the screening and verification of all candidates. She works closely with the consultants to ensure the company’s high standards in relation to compliance are adhered to at all times.

Donna Watts


Donna is an experienced LSA, who has had extensive experience working with students with special educational needs and behavioural issues at a secondary school rated as ‘outstanding’ by OfSted. She is a qualified teacher and holds a PGCE in further education, teaching and training.  Donna works in our administration department and processes all applications from candidates. She works closely with consultants and supports them with the initial stages of recruitment.