P5e is proud of its excellent track record, successfully working with a wide range of educational organisations to dramatically improve their performance.
P5e offers its experience, skills and knowledge of the education sector to help colleges and schools that are struggling to provide the best possible service. Amongst its many successes, Sir Peter has driven schools from the bottom to the top of league tables and led a Further Education college to be number one in the UK for 16-18-year-olds.

P5e performs a ‘root and branch’ review of the schools and colleges that it works with, with the resultant report helping to determine a plan of action. P5e has an in-depth understanding of which areas are most critical to the success of an educational organisation. The company works with schools and colleges to identify areas of strength and weakness that also include a financial audit to assist with financial management. P5e has helped schools and colleges that are operating with a deficit budget to turn things around, creating strong financial health.

P5e is able to provide a number of different services, including a detailed ‘turnaround plan’ – complete with a new vision, strategy and mission for the organisation – as well as a performance management system based on key performance indicators at all levels and governance advice. P5e can also provide permanent and interim leadership while creating a positive team working culture. P5e also performs internal inspections, offering insights that will assist with preparations for an OFSTED, ISI or other external inspection.

About the Founder

P5e was set up by Sir Peter Birkett, a British entrepreneur and educator who has dedicated more than 30 years of his career to finding innovative solutions to improve performance and opportunities within the education sector. Sir Peter has much experience in designing and implementing turn around and recovery plans.

Sir Peter Birkett was previously employed as the CEO of GEMS Education – one of the world’s largest providers of private education. Prior to this Sir Peter Birkett was employed as CEO of the UKs first college and school federation that he founded.

Sir Peter Birkett has been both a government adviser and a Director on several National Boards, and he regularly presents at national and international conferences.