Our campaigning has helped change hundreds of children’s lives for the better
PLMR is the country’s leading education communications consultancy, and our education practice works across all areas of the sector to support organisations in achieving their objectives.
These include local authority-run schools, independent schools, and academy trusts (large and small) at different stages of their development; early years organisations and world-leading universities; as well as teacher unions and curriculum organisations. Our education campaigning has helped change hundreds of children’s lives for the better.
Our education communications team, led by a former Chief Press Officer at the Department for Education, works with providers and suppliers across the education sector to promote education reform, campaign for new projects, raise the profile of organisations, support outreach around planning, manage reputational risks, increase suppliers’ reach into their key markets, lobby around specific policy issues and media train their key spokespeople. Our political and operational knowledge, and our contacts within the Department for Education and the media, are second to none.
The impact of our work in education communications has been recognised internationally at the Cannes Lions Festival of International Creativity, where we won two Gold Lions for Best Use of Media Relations and Best Use of Public Affairs, and at the Public Affairs Awards where we won for our campaign which saw the Government U-turn on an early years qualifications policy. We have secured visits by Prime Ministers and Secretaries of State for Education to our clients. We have won them front-page positive media coverage. And we have helped them to expand and grow.
Our clients include Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), Ark and Tauheedul Education Trust; LEGO Education and the Bett Show; King’s College London and CACHE; the Peter Jones Foundation and the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Center; and the NAHT and the Independent Schools Council.
We help all of these organisations and more to communicate their messages with the stakeholders, audiences and decision-makers that matter to them and with local, trade and national media, getting them the attention their hard work deserves and showcasing best practice for others to follow.
Education is not just something we are passionate about during the working day – three of our team are also academy trust directors or school governors away from work.
We believe no other agency in the UK is better placed to deliver results for clients in the education sector.