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
  • EBP South
  • Shaping Portsmouth
  • Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance
  • Catholic and Anglican Dioceses
  • Post-16 and higher education

There are currently 11 multi-academy trusts operating in Portsmouth schools – ARK Schools, Bohunt Education Trust, Kings Group Academies, The De Curci Trust, The Kemnal Academy Trust, The Ridings Trust (Hamwic), The Salterns Academy Trust, The Solent Academies Trust, Thinking Schools Academy Trust, United Learning Trust, University of Chichester Academy Trust.

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 the Strategic Board, the School Improvement Board, the ITT, Recruitment and Retention Group, the Inclusion Group, the Post 16 Forum and the Behaviour and Attendance Group. The Strategic Board oversees and monitors the work of the other boards.

For more information about the work of the PEP Strategic Board and its sub-groups or to access copies of the minutes of meetings please contact the PEP manager, [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.