EPI partners with the DfE, Local Authorities and Multi Academy Trusts to deliver school improvement and resource management support.
EPI was founded in 2015 by our Founder, Nathan Jeremiah to support the education sector in the UK with strong school resource management support. Since then we have built strong relationships with the Department for Education as a School Resource Management Advisers (SRMA) Supplier and latterly as the sole Accreditor for all new SRMA’s until 2023. EPI is also an approved supplier to the ESFA for financial support for schools where we are supported numerous Trusts and Academies.
We are proud to work with schools, academies and trust in the UK and Internationally through a range of Resource Management projects, providing Interim support as well as supporting specific projects.
Our team of advisors have a wealth of experience drawn from working within the Primary, Academies and Multi-Academy Trust’s, LA and Maintained sectors. In addition to this, our team have worked internationally broadening our holistic approach to school improvement and therefore bring a range of skills to help deliver support in schools.
Meet The Team
Nathan has extensive experience in the education sector, having worked in a variety of management and executive leadership roles. Sharing both his responsibility as COO within a Multi-Academy Trust Nathan is also MD of EPI which was established EPI in 2015 to support schools with their resource management and developing schools.
Nathan’s broad experience drives continual school improvement with a laser focus on delivering effective services nationally that benefit young people. In his most recent role in the sector Nathan’s portfolio of responsibility includes curriculum & financial planning, major capital projects, new schools’ programmes including Free Schools, technology, and all estates resource functions.
Nathan leads EPI and where for the last three years EPI has supported over 150 schools through the DFE School Resources Manager Programme to identify over £35m of efficiencies. Since September 2021, Nathan with his team has developed and implemented a revised and improved process to train and accredit School Resource Management Advisors for the Department for Education, which we are contracted to deliver until 2024.
Nathan has also been a Governor his local primary school and championed good governance across the sector. Nathan is a PRINCE 2 Master as well as being a Certified School Business Manager and a member of the Institute of Directors. Nathan has been a member of the Scout Movement from the age of six and is now the Group Scout Leader and Trustee of his local group.
Head of School Support
Stefanie Shaw is a School Business Manager with 20 years’ experience of working in Primary, Secondary and Special educational needs settings, with extensive experience of HR Management, Financial Management, ICT Strategy, Governance, Health & Safety and Compliance. She has developed and implemented effective GDPR policies and procedures ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.
Stefanie holds a level 6 Diploma in School Business Management, SRMA accreditation and is a certified coach for the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship and School Business Professional Apprenticeship Coach. She has a range of Health and Safety building compliance certification including a Level 3 Accreditation in Risk Assessment and Building Responsible Officer accreditation.
Stefanie has experience in change management across all areas of school management from developing, implementation and effective monitoring of policies and procedures. She has been an effective and integral part of the schools Senior Management Team for over 15 years, providing a valued contribution to aid the raising of achievement and standards within school and driving change and sustainability.
Kirsty Brown has spent the last ten years in schools working both in the classroom and in administrative roles. As a qualified Primary Teacher, Kirsty has delivered teaching and learning at class level, mentored other members of staff and been responsible for designing and implementing whole school curriculums.
Kirsty holds a BSc Psychology Degree (2:1) and is a member of the British Psychological Society. She has also completed several courses focusing on mental health and development. From working in schools, she has experience in effective time and resource management to achieve KPIs, using different ICT systems including SIMS and has a high level of written English. Kirsty also has experience in being a key contact for a range of stakeholders both virtually and in person as well as working with a range of external agencies.
She has experience in change management across different areas of school from developing, implementation and effective monitoring of procedures and curriculums. Kirsty has experience in leading teams of support staff within classrooms to develop tailored outcomes and processes to meet KPIs and individualised targets and as well as providing mentoring and support to NQTs and RQTs. She has also been part of developing and implementing systems and training for EPI’s SRMA contract as well as project managing the associates, supporting their understanding of the process, use of ICT and app platforms as well as managing their availability and logistic requirements