Educational partners work together, through the Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP), to create a city with ambition. There is an aspirational education agenda which ensures that Portsmouth is a great place for teachers and pupils alike.
The benefits include cheaper housing, good transport links, discounted parking permits, other financial incentives and discounts, lifestyle choices and opportunities (including social sports, shopping and high profile events and festivals).
Equally importantly, Portsmouth is focussed on addressing teacher workload/work life balance, offering continuing professional development and ensuring that there are opportunities for flexible working and career progression. Portsmouth is a progressive and interesting place to teach and attracts teachers from a variety of backgrounds following a range of pathways. Whether you are at the start of a teaching career, an experienced teacher, returning to teaching or seeking a career change.
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Our Shared Vision ensures that educational attainment and progress improves year on year so that children and young people are prepared for the widest possible career opportunities, and that all children, whatever their background and circumstances, should be confident, resilient, enthusiastic, happy, healthy and well prepared for adulthood and involvement in their communities.
Collaboration through the Portsmouth Education Partnership means that all schools receive regular constructive challenge and support from highly skilled education professionals, have rapid and easy access to appropriate local expertise and moral support, and are able to shape city-wide policies and services designed to provide targeted support for individual children, including those with special educational needs.
All partners of the Portsmouth Education Partnership are committed to shared accountability for improving standards and the educational outcomes and life chances of all children and young people and operate in a culture of openness, trust and collaboration which puts the interests of children and young people first.
The Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP) determines the vision, values & priorities of the partnership. The PEP is linked to the overarching Children’s Trust arrangements which bring together all agencies whose work affects the lives of children, young people & families, including: social care, health, the Police, Jobcentre Plus & the voluntary sector. This summary explains the PEP's 10 priorities.
Portsmouth is the place of choice for the very best senior leaders, teachers and other education staff. It is a place where professional development is fostered, career ambitions met and workloads kept manageable. We would encourage you to explore the many lifestyle advantages and benefits in our great waterfront city.
Portsmouth is unique, with education partners working together to provide the best possible education for all pupils across the city. The Portsmouth Education Partnership has a wide membership and has decided on the education priorities for the city. The shared vision and sharp focus is on improving attainment and opportunities for Portsmouth children and young people.
People remember their teachers because they are so dedicated and so committed to make sure every single, individual child has their own best education.
My teachers make learning fun and they always make sure we are safe and well protected.
If you are interested in becoming a teaching assistant in Portsmouth, a new initiative to inspire people to 'support their classroom' has launched with a special information event at Portsmouth Central Library on Tuesday 5 July from 10am - 12pm.