Mulberry Schools Trust
Ruth Smith was appointed as Director of Education in 2019 for Mulberry Schools Trust (a family of schools in Tower Hamlets, London). Prior to that, Ruth spent 10 years as part of the senior leadership team at Mulberry School for Girls (graded Outstanding by Ofsted in 2013) where she helped to raise standards in the quality of teaching and learning and professional development. Ruth has designed and delivered a number of bespoke professional learning programmes for other schools and engaged in school-to-school support. In 2014, Mulberry School for Girls was awarded Teaching School status and Ruth coordinates this work and has secured significant funding over the years to enable greater reach of projects. Ruth is a passionate advocate for gender equality and this underpins all her work.