The Excellence Cluster

At High Street Primary Academy, we work in partnership with the Plymouth Excellence Cluster. They have developed a range of support services including learning mentors, counsellors, family workers and the co-located Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST), made up of educational psychologists, education welfare officers, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) workers, family therapists and police youth intervention officers.

The Excellence Cluster is a valuable resource and they help support many of our children and families. There has been a very positive impact on the behaviour, engagement and attendance of those receiving support.


  • Katherine Taylor – School Counsellor (1 morning a week)
  • Kim Richards – Learning Mentor (2 days a week)
  • Guy Rapson – Drama Therapist (1 day a week)
  • Jo Ruddock - Ethnic Minority Advisory Teacher (1 day a week)