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17/10/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Would anyone be interested in doing a 5-10 minute presentation on the 5th?

17/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/V3M5SzYdr7

17/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Free online training https://t.co/XosC03xh3X

15/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

kicking off our Digital Skills curriculum workshop at https://t.co/QB442bOWpi

15/10/18

Retweeted From Oxfordshire County Music Service

We're looking for the next young musical star in Oxfordshire! 18/10/18 - , OX11 6FF (4:45PM-7PM) 31/10.18 - , OX28 1DX (4:30PM-7PM) No pre-registration, simply turn up on the day! Entrance is £3 per individual or £5 per group. https://t.co/BVIQ8skJ1U

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

we would love the meditation pod for

14/10/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

We would love to connect re our school in Oxfordshire. re a collaborative business partnership

14/10/18

Retweeted From VbE Zone

Celebrate World Values Day with and Oxford University's Tony Eaude! Book tickets for a fantastic EVENT - a day of values-based expertise and experiences. Friday 19th October! All welcome. https://t.co/UKmspdGTvR https://t.co/XnaMB28xFT

14/10/18

Absolutely - we are planning some parents taster sessions for to share the strategies - will add some tips to the bulletin too

12/10/18

Retweeted From Lisa Harker

Felt privileged to discuss adolescent mental health with a DOZEN professors this morning, relaying our experience to help shape future research thanks to

12/10/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Tickets for our next network meeting are available now. Discussing working with parents to give them better understanding of mental health and wellbeing. https://t.co/yHNRlqNsbC

12/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

is hosting FREE Google CPD: 1/2 day Applied Digital Skills training on October 15th for Primary & Secondary Teachers ! Learn how to use the curriculum resources with your learners so they can sign up here https://t.co/3I2A6oCUpZ https://t.co/ipm5nVwCJY

12/10/18

Retweeted From Oxfordshire County Music Service

Not long until we turn up at for - anyone aged 11-18 can enter!

12/10/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Design Technology SouthEast (Didcot) https://t.co/FWjng80MsY By: 15th Oct For: Jan Design & Technology teacher required in Didcot. Full or part time and NQTs welcome. Call 01235 313713 to arrange a tour with Executive HT https://t.co/7JjWSRJ2Q9

12/10/18

Retweeted From Paul

Absolutely brilliant assembly to end the week with! Our students loved it ✅👍😀 https://t.co/38TIUxbXjy

12/10/18

Retweeted From Gee 💕

Ready for my video call with the year 8's of with 🎉💕 Its possible to be nervous on video call who knew!! https://t.co/U05wxa3rwn

12/10/18

A great opportunity for Primary & Secondary ICT teachers, hosted Monday 15th October https://t.co/hsv46ZkDJk

12/10/18

Retweeted From Barbara Holzapfel

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month to help empower all people in the workplace. Find out how to get involved here: https://t.co/cOg5FFJaa9

#WomenEd

What is #WomenEd?

#WomenEd is a grassroots movement which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education. Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education there still remain gender inequalities, particularly at senior leadership level and especially in secondary schools. The situation regarding BAME leadership is even more dire considering the fact that the student population is becoming increasingly diverse. This is clearly unacceptable and rapid change is needed.  #WomenEd will therefore campaign and use its collective power to make improvements, so that there is a more equitable balance in terms of gender and ethnicity at leadership level across all sectors of education.

Our 8 Cs are Clarity, Communication, Connection, Confidence, Collaboration, Community, Challenge and Change:

http://www.womened.org/

Why is now the time for #WomenEd?

#WomenEd sprang from blogs written by women leading in education on @Staffrm.  It was following these posts that #WomenEd originated and has since grown exponentially.  There seemed to be a sense of frustration among women in education that their voice wasn't being heard , a lack of confidence to negotiate contracts and pay and an urge to network for support and advice.  Teaching can be a lonely place and without a support structure, women may feel unsure about applying for promotion.  With encouragement and a ‘virtual’ network of mentors, women are feeling more confident to ‘take the leap’.  This phrase from Jill Berry and ‘#10% braver’, (courtesy of #WomenEd supporter Sue Cowley) are two messages we try to abide by in #WomenEd. 

What did #WomenEd set out to achieve?

We wanted to create a space for networking which would encourage women to aspire to, and gain, leadership positions.  In addition, our aim was to raise awareness of statistics and encourage those who are hiring to be proactive in their recruitment processes. Blind applications, informed knowledge of unconscious bias and accepting differences in how people may present themselves are all issues senior level staff should have on their agenda. 

What goals do #WomenEd have? 

Our goals are to continue growing and to remain a grassroots movement.  The success of the organisation is that it’s based on authentic educators with a sole purpose to help increase diversity in educational leadership.  We want to help and encourage as many women as possible to feel able to negotiate and develop their careers.  Having a wider impact via #WomenEd is another goal.  We are encouraging female students to become involved and a strong #HeForShe support network is also growing.  At our latest Unconference a popular panel included male Heads discussing how best to encourage women to apply for senior positions. 

What has #WomenEd contributed to date?

#WomenEd has been mentioned in the DFE’s White paper as a key group to support the development of women's leadership, we have had two national unconferences, many regional events and are generally who the press will contact on gender and diversity issues in education.   There are now 12 Regions with Regional Leaders attached.  These volunteers run events and connect and the Steering Group are the National Leaders to add support.   Microsoft built us a virtual Yammer community which is a network for people to find coaches and ask for advice and there is a sense from the majority of members that it is a supportive network which allows people to connect in a way which they hadn’t before.  Impact has been seen in the number of women who have applied to become a CEO, a headteacher, a senior of middle leader and who attribute their success to the support and philosophy of #WomenEd.

What hopes for the future does #WomenEd have?

Our aim is to see a statistically equal representation of women and BAME leaders in education which reflects not only the workforce but also the student population.  We want women to feel supported and confident enough to apply for leadership positions which will support schools as they deal with a significant recruitment crisis.  But this isn’t just about women; a more equitable society and a better spread of decision makers in education will benefit all.

Our upcoming events:

#WomenEd #LeadMeet for International Women's Day 2019
Thu 7 March 2019
17:00 – 19:00

Click here to book your place at the event