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24/11/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

I'll send a pic of our worry eater next week. He's waiting in our new THRIVE room ready for our official opening. gaining a new space to flourish

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thank you & for inspiring opening key notes at the conference https://t.co/f6unjxhCZs

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Thank you & for thought provoking case studies at the conference https://t.co/k7zjxT9gke

24/11/17

Retweeted From Mary Taylor

So pleased to take part in conference . An inspirational new school.

24/11/17

Retweeted From Leanne Avis

Had such a and day today thank you so much to and for the conference

24/11/17

Retweeted From Mary Taylor

Wonderful to hear year 7s Olly and Maddie talking about why they enjoy mindfulness.b

24/11/17

Retweeted From clare

How close r u to Oxford? Not that far for your next quiet mindfulness movement and students will guide your mindfulness.

24/11/17

Retweeted From Tes

As you may be aware, sent the grumpiest member of our team, , on a course last week. So, did he find inner zen? https://t.co/snWzPtIkK2

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

We are are 45 mins from Paddington - open invite for 8.30am any morning to join us for our daily diet of curated by

24/11/17

Retweeted From Deputy Head Pastoral

A huge thank you from for an enjoyable and informative day https://t.co/em8M2jTLv6

24/11/17

Retweeted From Teresa Day

Thank YOU Hannah - what an inspiring school and team you all are: wellbeing built into the bricks and mortar

24/11/17

Thank you to Jackie Billington, our Didcot Mayor, for joining us for lunch & a tour today. https://t.co/MmtijZXNYL

24/11/17

A big congratulations to this week's Well done all! 👏 https://t.co/oN5SQXaaAR

24/11/17

Thank you for funding an amazing day on & - an amazing community of educators committed to the cause. https://t.co/ArY1TcTPI2

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

I am so proud to be the headteacher our staff did an amazing job hosting the conference today. 👏 The whole team pulled together to enable it to happen. A big thank you to you all! https://t.co/pzemkUcXeV

24/11/17

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

You should both be very proud of the amazing provision you have put together Both of your presentations made my heart ❤️ swell with pride to work with you today. https://t.co/SdnERk6rFB

24/11/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

for being our hopeful HT and an enabler. It's a pleasure to share our 💯 day journey. Looking forward to student video on on Monday.

24/11/17

Retweeted From Heather Lucas

Thank you for enabling so much connecting and learning in aid of !!

24/11/17

Retweeted From Julie Hunter

have you seen the conference tweets from about in schools?

#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.