Accountability for achieving the key performance indicators that drive the place-based improvement plan rests with all of those collectively involved in educating Plymouth’s children but also with those who hold key roles in leading and implementing the plan.

Two key governance structures help maintain the plan’s strategic focus and its coherence, as well as monitoring and evaluating the impact of implementation activities ‘on the ground’ in schools in improving pupil outcomes: the Strategic Education Group (SEG) and the Place Based Strategy Board.

The new structures outlined below are also complemented by the existing school improvement infrastructure in the city in which a number of stakeholders and leaders play important roles, these include: the Plymouth Education Board (PEB), SEND and Inclusion Strategy Boards, the Plymouth Leadership Team (PLT) and others.

Plymouth Place-based governance structures:

SEG Membership 2022-2023

Place Based Strategy Board (PBSB) Membership 2022-23

Current Chair – Rob Haring (CEO)

DfE South West Regions Group – Sophie Turner (Team Leader, Plymouth, Regions Group South West)

Director of Childrens’ Services Plymouth City Council – Sharon Muldoon

(Interim) Director of Education Plymouth City Council – Annie Gammon

Place Based Co-ordinator – Anna Mills

Greenshaw Learning Trust – Will Smith (CEO)

Thinking Schools Academy Trust – Stuart Gardner (CEO)

Plymouth CAST – Zoe Batten (CEO)

Westcountry Schools Trust – Rob Haring (CEO)

Ted Wragg Trust – Moira Marder (CEO)

Reach South – Dean Ashton (CEO)

Transforming Futures Trust – Matthew Barnes (CEO)

Chair of the Early Years Board- Heidi Price

Chair of Primary and Special Schools Improvement Partnership – Stuart Tulloch-Thomas

Vice Chair of Primary and Special Schools Improvement Partnership – Simon Spry

Representative from the Special Heads Across Plymouth (SHAP) - Andrea Hemmens

Plymouth Learning Trust (Secondary Heads Network) - Lee Sargeant

Plymouth City College (Post 16 provider) – Jackie Grubb (CEO)

EEF – Lorwyn Randall (Regional Delivery Lead – South West and South Coast)

Teaching School Hub – Martin Smith (Director of South West Institute for Teaching)

Kingsbridge Research School – Jon Eaton (Director)

Chair - Hannah Woodhouse (Regional Director, DfE South West Regions Group) 

CEO Plymouth City Council – Tracey Lee

Chair SEG – Rob Haring

Place Based Co-ordinator – Anna Mills

Chair of Primary and Special Schools Improvement Partnership – Stuart Tulloch-Thomas