8 Questions with Managing Director of Education, Partnership, Innovation (EPI)
- What is your name, location and professional background?
Hello, my name is Nathan Jeremiah and I am based in Melton Mowbray.
I have 13 years of experience in education in a variety of roles, including IT and Operations.
2. What are you current roles? My current roles include, Managing Director at EPI and Operations Director at Archway Learning Trust.
3. How long have you worked in business management?
I have worked in the industry for 13 years!
4. What is the most rewarding part of being an SRMA?
I find the most rewarding aspect of my roles being the positive impact my work has on young people. Having struggled in my latter years of education at school and to now have the opportunity to influence the life chances of so many people is quite the tonic to get me out of bed in the morning!
5. What is the most rewarding part of being a School Business Consultant? What do you find most challenging?
Most Challenging? I think the perception and reality of the sector are quite different and I am keen that all education professionals work together to continue to drive school improvement together!
6. Why did you decide to set up Education Partnership Innovation (EPI)?
This is easy! To help more people. I thrive on helping others and the values of EPI are closely aligned to my values and the commitment I have for everyone in the education system.
7. What skills have you gained whilst being the Managing Director of EPI?
Many! I think the biggest one has been leadership. I see EPI as a group of partners, whether it is schools and academies we work with, our local and central government agencies or our associates that support each of our schools – leading in a partnership is very different to most ‘hierarchical’ organisations and that took time for me to develop; and is something I’m still doing today!
8. What advice would you offer a current School Business professional?
In my experience SBP’s are very resilient in the face of challenge; my advice whilst tackling whatever challenge you face in school; make time for yourself so that you remain strong and resilient!