PHAB representatives play a key role in shaping education strategy and services across Bristol, through consultative groups and working parties, ensuring that the voices of Headteachers are heard. Representatives report back to the Executive committee at termly meetings.


If you would like to contact any of the representatives, you can email them directly via 'The Executive' page, or by contacting Rob Davies at

Learning City Partnership                                           Tim Browse

Bristol Learning City brings together over 70 local partners committed to creating and promoting learning opportunities for everyone, of all ages and from all communities, in every part of the city. The partnerships current priorities are:

  • Post 16 pathways and work experience

  • Reading City

  • Improve outcomes for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

  • School attendance

  • Education workforce – recruitment and retention

  • Race Equality in Education Group

Excellence in Schools group                                      Tim Browse,  Jack Lacey and Sarah Allen

The EIS Group focusses on improving:

  • Outcomes for children and young people

  • Successful and innovative practice

  • Sustainable partnerships and system leadership capacity

  • Support and improvement for schools

Children and Families Partnership Board                   Lucy Driver & TBC

The Children and Families Partnership Board is a high level strategic body focused on the planning, commissioning and delivery of services that promote the health and well-being of children and families in Bristol, and safeguard the vulnerable.

Schools Forum                                                            Kaye Palmer-Greene, Simon Holmes

The Schools Forum is a statutory body comprising mainly of headteachers and governors from Bristol. It considers proposals drawn up by the council to allocate the funding received by Bristol City Council from the Department for Education earmarked for education.                                             


Recruitment and Retention Task Group                      Nicky McMahon

This group aims to address issues around recruitment and retention of teachers and school leaders in Bristol, and the wellbeing of school staff.

Complex Needs Group                                               Kaye Palmer-Greene


Attendance Board                                                       TBC


Early Years Partnership Board                                    Simon Holmes


Safeguarding Board                                                   Sue Ramsay


Inclusion in Education Group                                     TBC