Core Team

Our people have a track record of working across the education sector. As senior leaders in schools, colleges, academies and local government, we have a wealth of expertise of working in partnership to make a real impact on achievement. Our people have significant experience of working with research and data to drive improvement. All of them have extensive backgrounds in the education sector, bringing leadership skills combined with a robust knowledge of what drives improvement.

We work with schools, academies, sixth forms, further education colleges, consortia and local authorities – always bringing our commitment to making a difference and our networks of good practice spanning the education sector linking schools, post-16 and higher education.


Jan McLucas, Chief Executive

Jan is involved in a wide variety of activities from marketing to developing strategic partnerships with other organisations.

Jan has a background in education since 1983, ranging from teaching to senior operational roles within education charities. As a School Improvement Consultant she established the first Playing for Success Study support centre at a non-league football club in 2001, providing informal study support for 100s of young people.

For several years Jan led the operational delivery of several national programmes contracts including; Fast Track Teaching, New Secondary Curriculum and Learning Outside the Classroom.

Outside of work Jan is a Chair of Governors at secondary school, a keen gardener and enjoys travelling to different countries.


Jessica Webb, Data and Research Lead

Jessica has a background in education having worked as a primary school teacher since graduating in 2009. Her experiences teaching at a school in an army town with a high percentage of children from military families led her to a Masters’ degree in the Psychology of Education, with the aim of conducting quantitative research into the impacts of the peripatetic military lifestyle, and parental deployment on children’s learning and development. Having developed an interest in research and data analysis, Jessica’s career took a different direction, and before joining Learning Plus UK as an Education Data Analyst , she worked as a Researcher on test development, surveys and data collections.

Recently, Jessica has become a member of the National Pupil Database (NPD) steering panel. This group has been created by the DfE in order to gain advice and support from users, with the aim of understanding issues and developing solutions.

Outside of work, Jessica likes to keep active with hula hooping, cycling and the gym. She is also a keen flute player with a local amateur orchestra.


Jeremy, Data and IT Systems Developer

Jeremy originally graduated from Edinburgh University with a degree in physics and later went on to do a post graduate diploma in systems analysis and design.

His first appointment was as a scientific programmer at Hydraulics Research Ltd in Wallingford. Since then he has worked as a software developer for virtually all his working life and worked for several organisations. Much of that time has been spent working with databases.

When he is not working Jeremy enjoys walking, good food and fine wine, he also plays in a local band.


Donna Roberts, Office Manager

Donna has a number of years’ experience working in a Customer Support environment within the commercial industry. More recently, she worked with a national charity where she managed the Supporter Care Team, where standards for excellence in customer service, and robust and efficient working practices were expected, and consistently achieved. Donna's previous experience now holds her in good stead for making sure that Learning Plus UK is able to offer the highest quality of service to all its members and clients.

Donna's personal interests are skiing, travelling, gardening and reading.


Sue Peck, Assistant Project Manager

With a BA (Hons) degree in European Management, Sue has worked for numerous international companies in the UK, France and Canada. Pausing to raise her family, Sue is delighted to have joined the team at Learning Plus UK Data Ltd. working on a part-time basis. Having children in both primary and secondary UK schools, Sue is passionate about the UK education system and student outcomes.

Outside of work, Sue enjoys working out at the gym, having fun with her family and travelling.