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23/05/19

Retweeted From Winchester Science Centre

We're so excited to launch our Robots and Future Tech themed activities TOMORROW! 🤖⚡ Join us for a fun-filled exploration of the wonders of modern technology, including dancing robots and spectacular virtual reality. Book tickets 👉 https://t.co/LkjsyFMzyA https://t.co/yyIsNw9mxs

21/05/19

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

Our line up is looking good, its free - so sign up! We look forward to seeing you there: https://t.co/9LX9wORuQx

20/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

Brilliant rehearsal today with ‘Voices of Aureus’ preparing for the concert on the 10th June! https://t.co/BLJaRCSNVy

19/05/19

Retweeted From Hannah Godby

So excited to be performing at the Standing Ovation Project in Birmingham on Monday 10th June! We can’t wait! https://t.co/asUtPyoAwa

18/05/19

Retweeted From RWBAHolocaust

Looking forward to host FREE CPD next week (Tues, 21 May) & to welcome colleagues from & more. Places available via -https://t.co/kLmdp6oOWh RT https://t.co/6Brz9NK4oE

18/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

So proud to make sure that the + community is visible everyday. Students in the are currently planning a campaign against bullying. https://t.co/7rIcYK0D0Q

17/05/19

Retweeted From Standing Ovation Project

We are excited to announce the talented 'Voices of Aureus' at will be apart of our June 10th! We're so excited! 🎼 https://t.co/6xeXP41nXY

17/05/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Teachers of Science, English, Ethics and Computing required - a brand new, state of the art comprehensive 11-16 school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. https://t.co/hi8zK4V0qb For more info, email recruitment.org https://t.co/rBVGrrbjBS

17/05/19

Lots of smiles at our today! 🙌 https://t.co/077PqzX8y0

17/05/19

Would you like to join our English department to help design a fun and engaging curriculum? We are recruiting a Teacher of English to join our team in September. Apply here: https://t.co/u2yDUF8cVh https://t.co/DzDccqKieO

17/05/19

Retweeted From Aureus School

Still time to apply! We are looking to recruit a Computing Lead Practitioner to join us in our 3rd year. Apply online: https://t.co/Se680YruC2 https://t.co/DiMEQ7QFzb

17/05/19

Retweeted From Beth Costar

‘s LPD project session on feedback/marking was great! I was taught to feedback, not mark, on a PGCE placement - such a timesaver and aids true progress. I can’t wait for it to be in our policy at !

16/05/19

Retweeted From You HR Consultancy

What a great talk today with Hannah Wilson, exec head of about really embedding values into a team. https://t.co/n2WnAJWmjA

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

Huge thank you to Hannah Wilson for a wonderful talk at this morning. Engaging, impactful and heart warming. https://t.co/Gv48COX4bK

16/05/19

Retweeted From Tim Wraith

Another good breakfast event at this morning. Heard an inspirational talk from Hannah Wilson from in Didcot, she was fantastic. I always enjoy going to Jennings, great organisation and lovely people! https://t.co/Cw4OJD0lLN

16/05/19

Retweeted From Jennings

We should all consider how we talk about our own bodies & use positive language. It’s easy to make a flippant negative comment & this is what young people hear. Thanks to for a great talk around body image & young minds https://t.co/hhH35X4rOH

15/05/19

Retweeted From Georgia Holleran

Breaking News!! Teachers are reporting outbreaks of wellbeing across the country! Race to https://t.co/jPc2pNWs8M to find out what on Earth is going on...? https://t.co/LJOz8JZJcR

15/05/19

Retweeted From Clare Erasmus #FamilyMH5aday #FRSA #FCCT

Highlight: day out on a course with with . I got to have a delicious lunch and time to connect with some amazing people. Low: got a school email saying I had missed a deadline !

14/05/19

Retweeted From Jane Hawkes

To all educators: you are amazing wonderful people and you will never really know the positive impact you have on the future. So as you go to school hold on to your integrity and passion for teaching. See each pupil for who they will be.

#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