The benefits of choosing EPM.

Specific Focus

EPM’s explicit interest is education. We only work with schools and academies and have skills and expertise in all aspects of human resource management in education, including conditions of service and local government and teachers’ superannuation schemes and teachers’ pay.


EPM has supported schools since 1993 and currently provides support to more than 1300 schools across 65 Local Authorities.

At EPM we are proactive and provide updates, briefings and training for schools on all aspects of education HR.

We see our role as supporting school leadership in ensuring the achievement of excellence in the school’s main purpose – teaching and learning.

We provide a practical problem solving approach to casework to support heads and governors.


Each school has a dedicated named HR Adviser who has specific responsibility for the school, college or academy to ensure trust and confidence. Every HR/Payroll Adviser is a member of a team with an HR or Payroll Manager.

The full HR service provides each school with a dedicated Payroll Adviser who has a close working relationship with the HR Adviser ensuring a comprehensive, efficient and accurate service.

On site attendance at the school, as necessary, at no extra cost.

Forward Thinking

Our staff are encouraged “to work smarter not harder”; a philosophy we look to share with our schools to adopt into working practices.

We invest in the latest technology to make the day to day running of the school just that bit easier.

With the creation of the HR, Payroll and DBS Portals we aim to save you time by reducing the amount of admin, minimising the scope for error and providing you with fast response times so that you can focus on the things that really matter.

We are constantly reviewing new ideas for future improvements.