Plymouth Learning Partnership Mentor in School Library

Working together for the good of schools, pupils and families in Plymouth and across the South West.

We provide effective support services for children and families, and solve your school’s recruitment challenges. And thanks to our community reinvestment model, we deliver exceptional value for money too.

About us
250+

Schools registered with us to find the right supply teachers to support their children

140+

Supply teachers currently in roles they enjoy being in across Devon & Cornwall

500+

Potential candidates who receive our job email alerts each week

200+

School members looking to make a change in their environment for pupils

200+

Schools across Devon and Cornwall for which we’ve attracted applicants

86%

3+ outcome areas where people are making progress

6

Diverse print and digital channels through which people see our job listings

80+

Active job listings that we publish online and send to potential staff

Strength in Support
Success in Education

Connected
"I enjoy working for PLP, connecting with different professions."

Our network of experts combine with schools all around the city, allowing us to deliver the service that children need, no matter who or where they are.

Responsive
"I have always found PLP to be incredibly responsive to our needs."

We’re ready to jump into action to respond to schools’ and pupils’ needs. Our dynamic, highly-trained team are ready for action – schools know they can rely on us.

Creative
"Everyone is committed to find a creative way to remove barriers and support families."

Resourceful, perceptive and well-informed, we know there’s not always a one-size-fits-all solution. We explore different approaches to find the best way to help.

Supportive
"They enable us to identify and support the needs for the children."

We’re here to take care of people. Ensuring school staff and parents are given the right help and resources ultimately means that children benefit.

Plymouth Learning Partnership Team
Plymouth Learning Partnership Mentor with Pupils Outside
Plymouth Learning Partnership Pupil

Looking for a new role?

If you’re considering finding a new job in a school in Plymouth, or elsewhere in Devon or Cornwall, take a look at the latest listings on our Schools’ Post. We have both full-time and part-time vacancies available across a variety of roles.

View our current job vacancies
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Urgently needed
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Supply Plus

Supply Teaching Assistants

at Supply Plus

Various
supplyplus@plpcic.co.uk
Be an early applicant
Urgently needed
Last chance!
Learning Academies Trust

School Finance Officer

at Learning Academies Trust

Full Time Fixed Term
Actual Annual Salary: £29,727 - £32,173

You’re in good company

Our ability to bring children, families and schools the support they need relies on the relationships and connections we make. Here’s a sample of the feedback we’ve had from people who have called on Plymouth Learning Partnership’s services.

"Our PLP SALT is invaluable to us. She is brilliant at supporting us in providing advice and strategies to support early SAL need, often eliminating the need for support later on. She is also flexible in the use of her time and has provided assessments and advice for older children, enabling us to identify and support needs for these children."

Nicky Cole
Nicky Cole
SENCO, Glen Park Primary School

I have really enjoyed my time doing supply teaching with Supply Plus. I chose supply teaching after a long contract at a Plymouth School. My decision to leave came at a point in my life where I was keen to explore a different career path. Supply through Supply Plus gave me a breather and chance to think how I could use my skills in another way. It was totally flexible so I could map out my availability every week. It was so helpful to get an insight into how different schools operate and I learnt a lot from the experience.

AH
AH

“We find the support of the Property Compliance team invaluable and very professional. The team works hard to ensure we have buildings in good condition and up to date with legislation. They provide helpful guidance and support when we need it and are always on hand in an emergency.”

Yealmpstone Farm Primary School
Yealmpstone Farm Primary School
Ham Drive & Plymbridge Nursery Federation

"I started working for PLP as a placement student and fell in love with not only the work but also the team and the values that underpin everything. I was later hired after finishing my degree and haven't looked back since. I work daily with children providing varying support and I utilise having a multi-disciplinary to help me tailor session to meet student needs. I feel valued and appreciated by PLP and could not imagine myself working elsewhere.”

Tamalyn Baker
Tamalyn Baker
PLP

"We have used the Health and Safety service from PLP for a number of years and I cannot recommend their service enough. They provide accurate and timely health and safety advice, with an understanding of the challenges faced by schools. They have helped me to save money by avoiding unnecessary expenditure or recommending contractors offering value for money on their services. Easily accessible by email and mobile phone, they have certainly been on hand to help out in a crisis too."

Devonport High School for Girls
Devonport High School for Girls
Plymouth Specialist Languages College

“PLP workers are flexible & try to meet the needs of child/home/school. They are the only support in the city who are actually proactive & help rather than have long waiting lists. We pay for additional high need & it's a worry for the future if school cannot meet this cost. The demand for support from PLP is ongoing & rising! We simply cannot do without them..”

Analise Cowan
Analise Cowan
Assistant Headteacher, Prince Rock Primary School

"I am thankful to have the opportunity to have such a proactive, compassionate service who are there to support and educate me within my role, whilst also expanding high-quality support and intervention for school staff, pupils and parents/families. I wouldn't be without PLP! "

Sarah Moger
Sarah Moger
SENCO, St Budeaux Foundation CofE

"PLPCIC Health and Safety guidance have been invaluable to the school. Andrew is friendly and approachable. His regular visits to the school are detailed and informative. He guides the school through the mind field that is "Health and Safety". I would whole heartedly recommend the service to schools."

Compton Church of England
Compton Church of England
Plymouth Primary School

"Thank you all for making my time with Supply+ so enjoyable. From the beginning the Supply+ team have been incredibly helpful alongside their excellent and frequent communication. I will happily recommend Supply+ to anyone I know going into supply work."

H N
H N
Teacher

We are very appreciative for the many years of care, support, professionalism and insight that Plymouth Learning Partnership (PLP) has been able to offer our school. Their expertise in the field of Safety & Health is second to none. From asbestos to zonal fire issues, PLP visiting consultants are extremely knowledgeable and are able to offer advice on a wide range of issues to ensure compliance. Just ask a question and they always have the answers you need! In addition, they are able to offer training across many subject areas, either online or in person, fulfilling all our school CPD needs. PLP are providers of a friendly, professional and valued partnership and I would highly recommend using their services.

Colin Freeman
Colin Freeman
Site Manager

“I think PLP MAST have the balance just right, they emapthise with the challenges schools face and they respond in a timely manner. They support, guide and advise, but are not unrealistic or judgemental. We feel supported and guided in a way no other service can match at present..”

Lisa Birnie
Lisa Birnie
Assistant Headteacher and SENCO, Elburton Primary School

Supply+ has been a great organisation to work with! The team are always friendly and helpful, and communication is good. The calendar system on the database works really well and there has always been work when I wanted it with age groups and in areas that suit me. I have enjoyed going into a range of different schools in Plymouth and have found it a supportive way of getting back into the classroom after a break.

M W
M W

"The staff have always been professional, caring and supportive. They are always polite and friendly and very importantly keep you informed of events. It has been a pleasure to work for Supply Plus, they are a wonderful team to work for."

S E
S E
Teacher

“It has given me the opportunity to reach children and families who may never have been able to access therapy or support in the way that we give. It has allowed me to work with a variety of people and explore my practise over the years, enabling me to become the practitioner I am..”

Paula Davies
Paula Davies
PLP

Thank you for making my time with Supply+ so enjoyable. From the beginning the Supply+ team have been incredibly helpful alongside their excellent and frequent communication. Supply+ are often sending out emails with further CPD which I think is a great to have those continuous opportunities. I will happily recommend Supply+ to anyone I know going into supply work and am very proud to have represented them during my time doing supply work.

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The organisations that support us

Autism Education
Marjon University
University of Plymouth
Outcomes Star
University of Exeter
Our Time Foundation

Schools' Post has moved!

As part of our mission to bring you the very best job opportunities in education, we are moving Schools' Post to become a part of the PLP website.

You can find the new Schools’ Post job board here:

Schools' Post