Leeds City Academy


Tracy Foy

Tracy Foy

Senior Vice Principal

Leeds City Academy

Tracy graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1996, with a degree in Cell and Molecular biology. Upon graduating, she led marketing for the UK Council for International Education at its headquarters in London. She went on to qualify as a Teacher of Science in 2000 at the University of Manchester.  Tracy started her career teaching at Hanson Academy in Bradford where she was promoted to Assistant Head of Science.

In 2006, Tracy joined Feversham College as Head of Science and quickly gained promotion to Director of Science in recognition of successfully securing Science Specialist Status for the Academy. In 2009, she joined Oakbank School, a larger than average comprehensive school in Keighley, as Head of Science.  During her four year period at Oakbank School, Science GCSE results improved from 42% to 65% A*-C. Ofsted praised the quality of teaching, citing science as the strongest department during their inspection in 2013.

In 2013 Tracy began working as Director of Learning for Science, where she has implemented a new curriculum and assessment model leading to improved teaching quality across the White Rose Academies Trust of schools. In addition, Tracy is currently an examiner for EDEXCEL and hosts the regional hub meetings for GCSE sciences. In 2016 Tracy secured the role of Senior Vice Principal at Leeds City Academy, leading on student progress and achievement. 

Outside of school Tracy is a mother of three and coaches at a local running club.