Sep 2021
A warm welcome to our new CEO Jo!

I hope you had an enjoyable summer holiday and that your school year has begun smoothly.

We're delighted to announce that following the retirement of Janet Foster in July and after a thorough and independently monitored recruitment process we have successfully appointed Jo Kaczmarek as the new Chief Executive Officer of Partners in Learning. I am sure many of you will know Jo through the key leadership role she played for the Doncaster Social Mobility Opportunity Area strategy.

Babs Lynds, Chair of Trustees shared that she ‘gives great thanks to Janet for her outstanding role as CEO for Partners in Learning and is excited about the energy and strategic direction that Jo will bring to the organisation’


Meet Jo!


I am delighted to be appointed as the new CEO of Partners in Learning. I am excited to be joining the organisation at such a pivotal time when the charity has an opportunity to develop and grow its role within the education sector, leading the way in research-led school improvement. I am very much building on Janet’s success and want to thank her for her dedication to Partners in Learning.


I firmly believe that all children and young people should have access to high-quality teaching and learning – regardless of their background. As CEO, I am fully committed to making sure that Partners in Learning plays its part in supporting schools to achieve this.