Executive Director

Tracy Smith

Executive Director

Appointed as Executive Director for THE Partnership in September 2017, Tracy was at Seven Kings School in Redbridge for 21 years and was Headteacher from 2008, the last 3 as Executive Headteacher. Tracy oversaw the growth of the school to become an all through school with the opening of a brand new 4FE primary school in 2015. As a designated school for physically disabled students she has experience across both primary and secondary phases and SEND.

Seven Kings was one of the first 100 Teaching Schools and Tracy has a track record of working collaboratively with schools and other partners. She also developed system wide leadership strategies in her other roles for the London Borough of Redbridge and has supported colleagues by acting as a professional coach and was a leadership coach for the GAL/Challenge partners ‘Getting Ahead London’ programme, supporting aspirant headteachers.

Tracy is a member of Strategic Advisory Group for peer review with The Educational Development Trust and is a National Leader of Education.

Sarah-Jane Lowry

PA to Executive Director and Administration Officer

Sarah-Jane has worked in education since 2002; her first role being Work Experience Manager for six years at Waltham Forest Education Business Partnership, during which time Sarah-Jane worked along side many of the secondary schools in the borough and was responsible for a comprehensive but smooth-running work experience programme and employer engagement.

Since 2008, Sarah-Jane has worked in senior administration roles such as PA to Headteacher and Office Manager within education settings; Children’s Centres, Primary and Secondary Schools.