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Grace Cousens, Associate Director of Educational Support & Growth

Grace is responsible for co-ordinating a range of activities and initiatives designed to support educational provision in our schools, as well as delivering the Foundation’s growth strategy.

Grace joined the Foundation in 2017 after working for seven years at the Future Leaders Trust (now Ambition Institute), where she was Associate Director of Personalised Development. During her time there she led on the delivery of coaching, mentoring and career support packages for school leaders working in disadvantaged contexts. She also developed and launched the organisation’s membership network and online collaboration platform.

With over twelve years’ experience in the education sector working primarily with schools in the Midlands, including time spent as a school governor, Grace is passionate about the role of education in transforming lives. She holds a Masters’ Degree from the University of Birmingham and is working towards becoming CIPD qualified.