AEPA | Area-based Education Partnerships Association2020-12-02T17:46:11+00:00

Area-based Education

The Association of Education Partnerships (AEPA) is led by a national steering group, which is co-chaired by Baroness Estelle Morris and Christine Gilbert CBE.

AEPA Membership

Membership of the Association is open to all organisations and clusters of schools that share our concerns. Our membership includes over 30 partnerships across England from established organisations to groups that are still developing.

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We take responsibility for the quality of education in a local area and help to drive improvements in outcomes for children and young people.


We act as an engine of improvement locally, brokering connections and initiatives across schools, and stimulating innovation.


We bridge the divide between different types of schools provide a framework to allow schools to work together.

Core Beliefs

School-led improvement works well if the system is inclusive and collaborative.

Place still matters. Member organisations define themselves by locality.

Social, emotional and cultural capital is also our responsibility to enrich young people.

Partnerships need a national presence and voice to champion changes required to better support education.

News & Events

Our aim is to learn from each other by sharing experiences and ideas and expand the conversation to other parts of the education system.

AEPA Roundtable: Leadership Development & Professional Learning

An AEPA event to share ideas and thoughts on leadership development and professional learning. About this Event Tracy Smith, Executive Director, and James Heale, Director of Leadership & Development of Tower Hamlets Education Partnership, and Maria Dawes, CEO of Schools Alliance for Excellence, will share their approach to leadership development and professional [...]

Core Members

Education Partnerships are school-led, local organisations that include all types of
schools but with the central purpose of raising standards.

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