Angela Cousins

Areas of Expertise/ Specialisms

Education Leadership. Teacher Training and Development. English teaching background. Alternative Education. Project Management

Details of last three roles


Journey Education Group




2017 to present


Company Leadership, Project management and Business Development


Outwood Academy


Lead Teacher


2013 to 2017


Improving teaching and learning standards. Curating and implementing a successful exam plan, training staff and continuing to support staff through delivery to results. The rewriting of KS3, 4 & 5 programmes of study, their implementation and management of delivery. Introduction and strategic management of whole school literacy plan. Working with staff on capability, ITTs and RQTs in order to improve teaching and learning. Development and delivery of whole school curation of initiatives to improve teaching and learning. General Teaching Duties


Ash Hill Academy


Middle Leadership English Department


2005 to 2012


Responsibility for the day to day running of the department. Introduction of new programmes of study, effective management of staff, class curation, staff training, exam entry and responsibility for exam outcomes, responsible for all teaching duties and whole school literacy programme introduction. Including training of non-specialist staff, procurement and management.

Professional Body Membership(s)

  • BA Hons English Language and Literature

  • PGCE

General Areas of Expertise to Support a Trust Board

Educational Project Management, Teaching and Learning, Teacher Training, Alternative Education, Outstanding Exam Outcomes, School Improvement, Engagement of SEN/SEMH learners and curation of an Inclusive learning environment

Education Improvement Specific Experience and Skills

Having worked in a number of roles and provisions across education over the last two decades, such as mainstream, alternative provision, home ed and private tuition – this gives me a good overview of the challenges faced by educationalists, learners and families. Having built Journey from the ground up, this has given me a fantastic overview of the development of all aspects of a learning provision.  As Journey is a multi- strand business encompassing a range of services and products this has meant adapting and evolving quickly, building solid relationships and partnerships with Doncaster organisations, training a team of outstanding leaders of learning and curating and creating trust within the communities.

Specific Leadership and Skills Experience

I have operated as both MLT and SLT in mainstream schools in Doncaster for my entire career. I was particularly proud to a central part of the team that helped take schools to Outstanding.  My current position has been an excellent learning journey of leadership across all areas of education, managing multiple projects over multiple sites at any one time.

HR and Data Handling Specific Experience and Skills

Experienced line management responsibilities for large teams both in and out of mainstream education, particularly in my CEO role for Journey.  Experienced Data Handling for exam outcomes throughout all roles.

Finance Specific Experience and Skills

Through my role in Journey, I have been responsible for sourcing income streams from the ground up and working across the public and private sector to secure financial stability, a good profit margin and a well forecasted growth plan.  Whilst in mainstream school, I was responsible for department budgets.

Brief comments on why your previous experience is relevant

Straddling both the Education industry as well as the corporate world will allow me to offer a wealth of experience in terms of strategy for school improvement from both slants, as well as teaching, learning and engagement and staff development. My experiences have given me a wealth of experiences and teachings that will enrich my ability to fulfil my trustee position