Software, support & consultancy for education

Empower your school or trust to become more efficient and successful with the help of our education services. We will support your daily operations and critical decision-making, while minimising risk through improved decision-making and compliance.

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HR consultancy

EPM provides outstanding HR consultancy support, right when you need it. Our highly experienced experts are on hand to support you with one-off assignments or large and/or ongoing HR projects.

HR Consultancy

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Readiness to grow

Thinking about conversion, joining up with another trust or merging with a MAT? Readiness to Grow is our strategic review tool – designed to help you grow and thrive, wherever you may be on your journey.

Readiness to grow

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Training & events

Take on new challenges with confidence with our training, workshops and webinars. Covering a diverse range of subjects, our experts will pack the maximum learning into your valuable time.

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Careers

At EPM, people matter, personally and professionally. Whether you’re just starting out in your career or looking for a new challenge, we’ll provide unwavering support, training and mentoring to help you succeed.

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Software, support & consultancy for education

Empower your school or trust to become more efficient and successful with the help of our education services. We will support your daily operations and critical decision-making, while minimising risk through improved decision-making and compliance.

Why EPM?

HR consultancy

EPM provides outstanding HR consultancy support, right when you need it. Our highly experienced experts are on hand to support you with one-off assignments or large and/or ongoing HR projects.

HR consultancy

Readiness to grow

Thinking about conversion, joining up with another trust or merging with a MAT? Readiness to Grow is our strategic review tool – designed to help you grow and thrive, wherever you may be on your journey.

Readiness to grow

Training & events

Take on new challenges with confidence with our training, workshops and webinars. Covering a diverse range of subjects, our experts will pack the maximum learning into your valuable time.

Training & events

How can we help you

Speak to our team

Scalable support services
for education

From village schools to national MATs, we help our clients to operate more productively and safely across a range of routine and strategic activities. Choose the services you need, on a pay-as-you-go basis or an all-in annual fee.

Award-winning HR services designed exclusively for schools and trusts.

  • Human resources

Award-winning HR services designed exclusively for schools and trusts.

  • Payroll & pensions

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.

  • Finance

Future-proof your setting with help and assurance from our chartered accountants, technicians and SRMAs.

  • Leadership & MAT development

Skilled consultants can guide your academy conversion or MAT growth, and we provide interim leadership.

  • Safer recruitment

Policies, training and audits to help you stay safe and reduce your risk of a negative Ofsted outcome.

  • eLearning

Over 100 CPD-accredited and RoSPA-certified online training modules to help you stay compliant.

  • Health & safety

Greater clarity and compliance with expert health & safety services, helping you deal with the risks you face.

What school leaders say about EPM

The level of expert advice and guidance afforded to NPCAT over the last 18 months as we progressed our Trust expansion from 27 to 38 schools by yourself was truly remarkable. Your commitment, knowledge, patience and informed insight was invaluable. NPCAT as an organisation and our central team as officers have gained significantly from your highly detailed planning. I have no hesitation in advocating your work and celebrating the success which you have achieved in your role in support of NPCAT.

Hugh Hegarty, CEO, Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust

This service was an absolute Godsend at a very challenging time. EPM have been fantastic to work with throughout the contract. They have helped and supported me, they have amended the contract to suit the needs of the school and they have been incredibly easy to deal with. The team has been an absolute pleasure to work with, has always been on the end of an email, responded really quickly and supported our new SBM which has been invaluable. I cannot recommended this service enough.

Tammy Allen, Head Teacher, Ryhope Infant School Academy

I can honestly say EPM has been one of the most exemplary companies I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Since day one, their communication, correspondence and HR advisory help has been second to none. We have dedicated HR Advisers that I can call upon when I need some advice or just that little bit of reassurance. They have never made me feel like I am bothering them or like anything is too much trouble. I would recommend EPM to any Schools and Academies who require a HR service!

Rosa Heslop, HR Officer, Elveden Schools Trust

With EPM's support, we are confident that we are consistent across the Trust and providing the same support across each school every month, for example, in rolling out pay scales. This saves us time in the long run as our Central Team can get involved less and save us money. Having been with EPM for a number of years, across two Trusts, EPM is definitely the best it's ever been...the service and support from EPM now is unbelievable, great value for money and cost-effective.

Nuala Cashell, CSEL , Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy Trust

The initial setting up was amazing! The onboarding team were brilliant – it’s really daunting changing providers and they provided so much support - no question was too much trouble. EPM was recommended to us by another school, and we are very happy we chose EPM. We receive much more information and have a much better handle on things, including far better reporting than we received with our previous provider. I would give EPM top marks.

Alison Allee, Bursar, Syresham St James CE Primary School & Nursery

Our Payroll service is now phenomenal. Our Payroll Advisor has been amazing and informative, people paid correctly, and we always feel there is someone available to help and answer queries. Nothing ever feels like too much trouble. We changed the way we worked when we moved to EPM. We now manage things centrally and this has really supported us. EPM have brought us a really high level, communicative Payroll system and access to relevant guidance and information whenever needed.

Liz Hall, Payroll & Wellbeing Officer, Aspire Academy Trust

 Our decision to move to EPM was great, from the negotiation of the package, onboarding and finally, our first payroll month. Everyone we spoke to during the process was helpful, knowledgeable and, most of all, patient! The process went very smoothly with very few anomalies. The portal is a joy, easy to use and navigate.

Lisa Jones, School Business Manager, Shaw Primary Academy

I want to thank you for supporting us with such a difficult and complex situation which you helped us to clarify, in order to move forward. I particularly appreciate your warmth and sense of humour, it has made all the difference.

Our Lady of Victory

Thank you so much for your help, you have made everything very clear. You are always really helpful and I’m really impressed with the service we get.

Amery Hill

The EPM DBS/Safer Recruitment team are outstanding. The team have gone above and beyond in helping us! Please pass on our thanks. 10/10

Debbie Hayden, Safer Recruitment Officer, Harris Federation

A fabulous professional discussion around the current situation of our provision within academisation and gave some excellent points for reflection.

Iain Thomas, Headteacher, Foundry College

I am so grateful that you are there and the reassurance that I will get the support and advice I need to run the three schools is immeasurable.

Inclusive Learning Federation

The team at EPM provide valued HR support and guidance to Vanguard Learning Trust in a timely and detailed manner. No query is too small and their expertise on the full range of employee-related matters helps ensure our People function runs effectively.

Stephen Burns, Director of People, Vanguard Learning Trust

What I really like at EPM is the fact we get to see the draft payslips prior to the pay run. This was something we didn’t have with the providers I worked with in previous schools, and being able to see this in front of you makes it so much easier. The system is really easy to navigate as well. EPM understands our way of working, and we’ve had great support from an Account Management perspective.

Vimala Hillier, Head of Finance & HR, Westminster Academy

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