Executive Team

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...

Daniel Burton

Director of Secondary Education and Partnerships

Daniel joined the partnership in June 2020. Prior to this, Daniel was an HMI at Ofsted, where he gained extensive experienced of inspecting primary and secondary schools and initial teacher training provision. While at Ofsted, Daniel was also Principal Officer for subject surveys, leading and...

Brendan Crossan

Director of Operations

Brendan has over twenty years’ experience in the education sector. He started his career as an Economics teacher in a large secondary school in West Yorkshire before moving into further education and heading up the Business School at Selby College, North Yorkshire. It was at Selby College...

Alison Gawthrope

Director of Primary Education and Partnerships

Alison has worked in primary education in Tower Hamlets for over thirty years now, as a teacher and leader in school, and then as an advisory teacher and school improvement officer in the local authority. Alison has been involved in school improvement in primary schools for many years now and has a...

James Heale

Director of Leadership and Development

James has been a teacher and senior leader in comprehensive secondary schools for twenty-five years. From 2012-2018 he was Headteacher and laterally Executive Headteacher of Vyners School and the Vanguard Learning Trust in West London where he led a significant improvement in outcomes, Ofsted...