Dame Rachel de Souza is the Children’s Commissioner for England. She is a nationally recognised educator and advocate for improving the life chances of disadvantaged children.
Dame Rachel turned around two schools from struggling to outstanding, before founding and leading the Inspiration Trust, a family of fourteen schools in East Anglia. The Trust has twice ranked as the nation’s top group of comprehensive schools based on pupil progress at GCSE. She was made a Dame in 2014 for services to education.