About us

About us

Our Mission: ACE Schools Plymouth gives every learner the opportunity to succeed through becoming successful learners, confident and healthy individuals and responsible citizens.

Our Vision: ACE is a school for all children who have needs outside of mainstream education. Delivering personalised learning experiences to enable students to adapt, change and excel with strategic support by a dedicated team.

Our Team

I worked for fourteen years running Outdoor Education Centres around the UK before retraining as a Geography Teacher and combining my Outdoor Education qualifications with teaching.  I have led an outstanding Pupil Referral Unit, been shortlisted for a TES Leadership award, hold an NPQH qualification and also am currently a Specialist Leader in Education for behaviour and leadership.  My core values are based on helping make a difference not just to our students but also to our staff and partners.  I am currently undertaking a Masters in Coaching and Mentoring to help embed a coaching philosophy across our organisation and through the training we offer other organisations.  Much of my personal time is devoted to my love of sailing which has been a lifelong passion. 
Email: chris.humphries@aceschools.net

I started my working life in restaurants and public houses in London and then in the South West, running my own businesses.  After 12 years of this I changed career and completed my PGCE to become a science teacher (secondary). I have taught in a number of Plymouth secondary schools before moving across to work in Pupil Referral Units. I have an NPQH and am training to be an OFSTED inspector.  I love this job as our work makes a real difference to the life chances of the young people we work with.
Email: paul.winterton@aceschools.net