CORE's Team

Sarah Grant

Contracts Manager


2019 Master Trainer: TEACH observation tool - World Bank
2017 Master's Degree: Education and International Development - UCL - Institute of Education (UK)
2013 Post Graduate Certificate of Education - Institute of Education (UK)
2012 Bachelor of Arts (Hons): Education with Geography - The University of Cambridge (UK)
New Zealand Teacher Registration

Contact details


P: 0800 267 301

M: 021 199 1382

Region: Canterbury

Sarah Grant FS

Professional profile

Sarah is a driven manager and leader with global experience as a Director of a teacher training social enterprise, at a policy level, and as a teacher in the UK and Aotearoa, NZ.
Sarah is extremely proud to have played a key role in growing the global social enterprise LRTT (Limited Resource Teacher Training) to support in-service training for 3000 teachers across 11 low income countries. As Director of Partnerships and Programmes, she was also responsible for overseeing the full contract management cycle.
Prior to this, she championed a holistic approach to education through coordinating a UK Government plan to improve school food, alongside Jamie Oliver’s charity. As a Teach First 2012 Ambassador, she taught Geography in an inner-city London school. She has a Geography and Education Degree from Jesus College, Cambridge and a Master's in Education and International Development from UCL, London.
Her wide-ranging skills and experience led her to being accepted into renowned programmes, including the Edmund Hilary Fellowship and as a WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education) Emerging Leader.


  • Contracts management
  • Risk and crisis management
  • Scaling social enterprises
  • Building cross-cultural partnerships
  • Teacher training programme design and management in low income countries
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programmes
  • International education innovation


  • Edmund Hillary Fellow
  • HundrED: Ambassador
  • 2019: World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE): Emerging Leader
  • International Literacy Association: 30 under 30 awardee
  • 2018: Teach for All: Social Innovation Fellow

Personal statement

I am a curious educator and thrive in challenging and varied environments, building effective teams and collaborating with others to generate social impact. I decided I wanted to be a teacher at the age of 5 and have championed the importance of teachers throughout my career. Tackling social inequity through education is a huge driver for me and I am interested in how I can do this by working at different levels of the system. I believe that the effective management of contracts plays a fundamental role in equipping organisations to drive social change.
I was born in Ōtepoti, grew up in the UK and settled in Ōtautahi in 2018. I am excited to bring my skills and expertise from across international education to support education transformation in Aotearoa, NZ.