The aim of Tower Hamlets Education Partnership is to meet the challenge of ensuring that all children and young people in Tower Hamlets achieve the best possible outcomes and flourish through an effective partnership of schools.
Led by schools, for schools, THE Partnership is building on 20 years of excellence in Tower Hamlets and an existing culture of collaborative working to continue to raise standards.
Our core values:
o Trust and support
o Equality and inclusion
o Transparency and accountability
The primary focus of THE Partnership is collaboration for school improvement – for all schools, not just for those experiencing difficulties.
Our key activities include knowing the strengths and needs of the schools in our Partnership, through our school improvement team and leadership consultants and through the mechanism of peer review and offering a package of membership services, traded services, training and brokering.
THE Partnership is registered as a School Company – a company limited by guarantee with charitable status – owned by its member schools.
Alison Gawthrope – Head of Primary Education and Partnerships
Carolyn Lindsay – Senior School Improvement Officer
Nicole Gurvidi – Senior School Improvement Officer
Shoshannah Thompson – School Improvement Officer
Nightingale Simson – Senior Administration Officer
NQT Appropriate Body
Sue Crane – Independent Consultant
We currently have ten Directors on our Board. Each bringing a wealth of education knowledge and experience to help shape THE Partnership.
Debbie Jones – LBTH Director of Children’s Services
Board non-voting observer:
Christine McInnes – LBTH Divisional Director Education & Partnerships
The main purpose of the Advisory Council will be to support the vision and the values of THE Partnership, modelling these in its own practice. Reflecting the diversity of schools and their stakeholders it will advise and be consulted with by the Board and Executive Director on the strategic direction and performance of THE Partnership.
The Council will support THE Partnership to ensure effective school improvement is embedded in a wider understanding of the local community and its needs as well as emerging changes in its hopes and aspirations.
|Area of Representation||Name||Organisation|
|Executive Director||Tracy Smith||THE Partnership|
|Advisory Council Representative||Michael Keating||THEP Board Director/Advisory Council Chair|
|Head Teacher||Dee Bleach||Mayflower Primary School|
|School Governor||Dave Lake||Bow School|
|Associate Member||Damian Brady||Toynbee Hall|
|Local Authority Representative||Amy Whitelock Gibbs||LBTH|
|Associate Members Forum||Anna Riddell||Tower Hamlets Together|
|Faith Representative||Rev Alan Green||Interfaith Forum|
|Trade Union Representative||Alex Kenny||NUT|
|Health & Social Care Representative||Phillip Bennet-Richards||Tower Hamlets Together|
|Parent Representative||Jill McGinley||LBTH Parent Family Support|