Meet Our Senior Team
Helping students grow and shine
We’re proud to present the amazing Educ8 team. Our teachers and staff serve not only as educators, but also as mentors and as advocates for our students. Each member of our team is amazing in their own right, but together they are what makes Educ8 such an enjoyable and rewarding place to work.
The Educ8 team is a tight-knit, talented group of indivuduals with a shared vision of delivering consistently great results for children and yopung people, as well as ensuring our organisation is an inclusive and challenging place to work and develop a rewarding career. Read their stories below.
Head of Education
Liliana is the Head of Education and oversees the education department for Educa8. With over 11 years of experience working in both mainstream and independent schools, Liliana has experience working with EBD, CSE, HSB, PMLD, SEMH and EEL students. Her research in Music Therapy, has enable her to develop and implement the three phase ‘Music Therapy for Sexually Traumatized Children’ program.
Committed and passionate about supporting young students to achieve their potential and the best outcomes in education and life, Liliana has successfully improved OFSTED / ESTYN rating for all the education services that she has been involved with.
Regional Head Teacher
Cerasela has 20 years’ experience in leadership and teaching in a mainstream and independent schools across all ages (11-18 years) and abilities. Before joining Care4Children in 2018, she was a Lead Teacher of Science and Technology, Head of Science Faculty, Key Stage 3 and 4 Science Coordinator and Teacher of Chemistry and Physics. Her vision has always been to establish a productive, nurturing and highly professional environment to promote a secure foundation from which to achieve high standards.
Virginia has in-depth experience gained within private and public sector care organisations and has operational expertise across numerous fast-paced, values-driven environments. Virginia oversees the day-to-day running of our Ofsted registered schools as well as heading up workforce recruitment and engagement division, aligning HR strategy to support a high performing culture.
Ian brings a wealth of financial strategic expertise to the Educ8 team. In addition to his experience in residential care, education and fostering, Ian’s career has spanned a diverse range of industries and sectors, manufacturers and services and his skill set traverses every aspect of finance, from corporate finance, planning, control and analysis to system integrations and finance process innovation and optimisation.
Head of Commissioning
With over 15 year's experience working with children in care primarily gained working in residential care provisions, Luqman's areas of responsibility include business development, management of referrals, frameworks and tenders, and marketing, as well as developing relationships with local authority and community partners.