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Plymouth Learning Partnership - a lasting legacy!

Richard Price, Head of Finance at Bright Solicitors, stepped down as Chairman of the Plymouth Learning Partnership after 5 years at the helm. David Maddison, CEO of PLP commented, “Richard’s contribution since 2011 cannot be underestimated and he was instrumental in shaping PLP into the organisation it is today. In the short time I have worked with Richard what has always been evident has been his desire and determination to meet the needs of schools and children of Plymouth. On behalf of all at PLP I would like to thank Richard for his contribution and wish him well for the future”.

A celebration of achievements during Richard’s tenure as Chair :-

Supply Plus
Helps schools find the right teacher and UOP and Marjon to fulfill their ITE employment statistics

Supply bookings
28,910! The cost of a day’s supply has been lowered (by circa £40/day) since September 2012 and kept lower by the continued presence of Supply+

Savings for schools per day
Extra cost savings every time services used compared to commercial firms plus no expensive transfer costs for taking on a teacher. PLP activity has helped ensure school money stays in school budgets.

Schools Direct trainee teachers
Circa 100 teachers have been nurtured, trained and retained by PTSA and our Plymouth schools – freely available for our schools to recruit.

Membership not only gives access to the services at a preferential rate but also aims to help realise the PLP collaborative values and vision

SLA services
Traded services requested by the schools provide quality provision at best value prices. In two words :-

Property and compliance: Knowledge and prevention
HR: Experience and trust

Finance: Expertise and support

Schools Post
The best value option for schools’ to recruit their staff; 30 adverts in a typical weekly issue, effective and fantastic value.

Spirit of Discovery
An annual opportunity for children in Plymouth to test their physical, mental and creative limits that did not previously exist.

Schools based early help and Multi Agency Support Team supporting hundreds of children and their families every day.

School to school support, CPD & Leadership, Lead Educators, School Direct ITE and Educational Research.

Strategic partnerships share expertise to ensure Plymouth is providing the citywide support services schools need to benefit every child in Plymouth.

PLP’s total contribution is unquantifiable in purely monetary terms, but the educational landscape and school budgets would be significantly poorer had PLP not been set-up 4 years ago.