About the Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP)

The Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP) was launched in November 2016 in response to a changing and complex educational landscape and the need to significantly improve educational outcomes for children and young people in the city.

The PEP seeks to build on a strong platform of collaborative working in the city. The aim is to maximise the collective resource that is available both within and outside of Portsmouth.

The PEP is fully supported by the local authority and the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) as well as a range of other key partners:

  • Local authority maintained schools
  • Academies and MATs
  • Early years settings
  • Voice of children and young people and parents and carers
  • Regional Schools Commissioner
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Business reps
  • Shaping Portsmouth
  • Catholic and Anglican Dioceses
  • Post-16 and higher education

There are currently 14 multi-academy trusts operating in Portsmouth schools – ARK Schools, Bohunt Education Trust, Delta Education Trust, Edith Stein Catholic Academy Trust, Hamwic Education Trust, Kings Group Academies, Solent Academies Trust, The De Curci Trust, The Kemnal Academies Trust, The Salterns Academy Trust, Thinking Schools Academy Trust, United Learning Trust, University of Chichester Academy Trust, University of Portsmouth Academy Trust. There is one stand alone trust, UTC Portsmouth.

The schools in each trust can be seen here.

For more detail see the Portsmouth Education Strategy 2020-23.

This case study, produced by ISOS, illustrates the context and the work of the partnership.

PEP governance

The PEP structure consists of:

  • PEP Strategic Board
  • Children’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Group
  • Digital Learning and Pioneers Group
  • School Leadership and Effectiveness Board
  • Infection Control and Health and Safety
  • Early Language and Literacy Development Group
  • School Sufficiency Board
  • Post-16 Forum
  • ITT and Teacher Recruitment and Retention Group
  • Safeguarding/Vulnerable Children and Young People
  • Early Years and Childcare Reference Group
  • Behaviour and Attendance Group

The Strategic Board oversees and monitors the work of the other boards.

More information about the structure of the PEP and the work of the Strategic Board and its sub-groups is available here.

To access copies of the minutes of meetings please contact the PEP manager at [email protected].

Just for fun…
Take a look at this short video from Stamshaw Infant School which is a lovely watch for parents and teachers alike.