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.