Our purpose?

WE SHAPE AND ACCELERATE THE WORK OF ORGANISATIONS WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THROUGH EDUCATION 

 

ABOUT US

Better Purpose works with organisations that want to make a difference to education outcomes all over the world.  We provide support with strategic planning, operational effectiveness, and the design and delivery of education initiatives.

 

Founded by Cate Noble and Alice Cornish, two passionate and experienced education professionals, Better Purpose brings insight, expertise and practical delivery experience to important issues in the international education sector.  We have developed successful educational initiatives all around the world, including in the UK, US, Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Latin America and South-East Asia.

 

MEET THE FOUNDERS

 
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Cate Noble

Managing Director

Cate specialises in helping educational organisations to deliver on their purpose and promise. 

 

She brings experience as an education leader, having previously been CEO of the Varkey Foundation and a Director at PwC, as well as senior education focused roles with not-for-profit, commercial, and government organisations. 

 

She has worked across a range of international contexts including Middle East, Latin America, South East Asia and Africa, with a particular focus on strategy, organisational leadership and development, and business transformation.

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Alice Cornish

 

Director

Alice specialises in designing and delivering education initiatives designed to help children access quality education at scale. 

 

She has experience as a senior leader in the education sector, with a global focus, having worked extensively in India, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, the US and UK. 

 

Her work has included education strategy, complex education programme design and leadership, leading and overseeing research, market feasibility and engagement, large-scale government reform work, school set-up and management, and donor fund management. 

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Our core team is complemented by a high quality, international network of associates. We maintain close relationships with education sector leaders, funders, leading teachers, and Ministries of Education across the world.  

STRATEGY

Defining the route to achieving your vision, and the mechanisms to measure progress along the way.

POLICY

Helping governments and decision makers to develop policy based on evidence and best practice. 

DESIGN

Developing and testing of practical, evidence-based solutions, ensuring operational effectiveness and beneficiary impact.

DELIVERY

End-to-end delivery of initiatives and events that inspire your community and deliver impact.

 

OUR SERVICES

HOW WE WORK

At Better Purpose, we understand that our clients and their teams have different needs and tailor our response to fit their specific circumstances.

 

While we always put the beneficiary at the heart of the conversation and bring an open mind and positive attitude; we think the following are also essential components to success:

  • Listening and building positive relationships through understanding organisational dynamics and constraints

  • Understanding what’s working well, and using that as a starting point

  • Modelling culture and ways of working, including rolling up our sleeves and delivering

  • Establishing clear operating structures

  • Making difficult decisions and addressing issues

 

 
 
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PUBLICATIONS

Check out our new Science of Learning report.  The report summarises how children learn (in general, when learning to read and learning maths, in adolescence and remotely using technology).

WHERE WE WORK

We have extensive international experience working across Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Australasia.
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