Speaker
rachel (cropped)
Dame Rachel de Souza

Dame Rachel de Souza, who has a growing reputation for her work in transforming education, is Chief Executive of the Inspiration Trust, a family of 10 schools across East Anglia.


She previously transformed two failing schools with each school - one in Luton, one in Norwich - rated "outstanding" by Ofsted within three years. Her first Academy was named England's most improved school in 2007-2010. Her second achieved 37% improvement in GCSE 5A*-Cs including English and Maths in three years.


She was made a Dame in 2014 for services to education.


She is a frequent speaker at education seminars and conferences and is in demand as a commentator by the media.


Find out more:

@Inspirationeast and www.inspirationtrust.org

"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
"...the Festival was absolutely fantastic. It was lively, stimulating, imaginative and fun. My own regret is not being able to attend all the sessions. Congratulations. What an achievement." - Anne Nicholls, Communications and PR consultant, AN Communications