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.
Director of Education
Eve is the Director of Education and oversees all education for the group. She has 30 years’ experience working in both mainstream and Special Educational Needs settings, across primary and secondary education. She has worked in school leadership for the past 15 years and holds a master’s degree in educational Coaching and Mentoring. Her experience as a Special Needs and Leadership Consultant as well as a School Improvement Partner has enabled her to support schools and staff across the country in raising outcomes for pupils and staff. She has worked closely with a number of Local Authorities with regard to safeguarding and professional standards and educational compliance.
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.
Head of Commissioning
Luqman has over 15 year’s experience working with children in residential care, foster care and educational services. Luqman leads the strategic programme of commissioning for young people, driving innovation to deliver better outcomes. He has a wealth of experience in developing bespoke models of service delivery to meet the holistic needs of the children and carers. His areas of responsibility include marketing, management of referrals and contracts, maintaining frameworks and submitting tenders as well as developing relationships with local authority partners. Luqman is a university graduate with a BSc (Hons), and a Level 5 in Leadership & Management for Residential Care.
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.