Tracey 'honoured and excited' as she takes up schools' Trust's top role

Torbay Weekly

The Learning Academy Partnership, a multi-academy trust with schools across Torbay and South Devon, has appointed a new chief executive.

Tracey Cleverly had previously served the Trust as director of education for five years.

She has a rich history of working in education and vast school improvement experience even before her time at the partnership which includes Ilsham. Warberry and Ellacombe primaries in Torquay as wells as the new St Michaels School in Paignton.

Tracey has played a key role in supporting schools beyond the Trust – most recently demonstrating this in in her role leading the Learning Academy Partnership Teaching School.

She also bid for and led a range of school improvement funding .This included a £500,000 project to improve attainment in maths and a £250,000 project to improve outcomes in phonics which has led to the Trust being designated as Ilsham English Hub

Having been a part of the Trust since it was first founded, Tracey has held several important roles before assuming the role of director of education in 2016.

She stepped into the role of Head of Academy at Ellacombe, where she supported the school out of Special Measures.

Emma Bone has been appointed to the role of director of education. Emma has been the Trust’s Executive Lead for School Improvement since 2019. She has worked within the Trust for nine years, been Headteacher at many of the Trust’s schools, and works across the Trust schools.

Richard Vaughton, chair of trustees at the Learning Academy Partnership, said: "“We are delighted to have appointed Tracey as the new leader of the Trust, and look forward to building on the strong foundations of the last 10 years to help ensure all pupils in our academies receive the best possible education and our staff are offered fulfilling and rewarding careers."

Tracey said: "I am so honoured to have been chosen. I hope to help ensure the Trust continues to reach new heights and achieves exceptional outcomes for our pupils, staff and local communities. And I am just incredibly excited to get stuck into my new role.”