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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.

Cerasela Raducanescu

Education Director

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Virginia Perkins

School Proprietor

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.

Luqman Shah

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.

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Ian Oatley

Finance Director

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.

Natalie Moore

Regional Head Teacher

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