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19/12/18

Retweeted From Oxon MHWB

We have organised a two day Youth Mental Health First Aid training course with for Network members if you are interested the link is below: https://t.co/YLLdmMuHJs https://t.co/ECh9eVDjkr

17/12/18

Congrats & our first accredited Lead Practitioners! A massive accomplishment - well done. https://t.co/P323F4MgSi

17/12/18

Congratulations to Patrick for winning the Pupil of the Term award. Patrick has consistently demonstrated Aureus' school values within the school and the community and has been made excellent progress in school this term. Well done Patrick! https://t.co/z9hUvkL7t0

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

Please share with other innovators our 2nd event https://t.co/yLFk4nJrZE

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

The booking link for is embedded but also here: https://t.co/W0DDNlb9Ue

16/12/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

What a line up we have for Diverse Educators II on 12/1/19 Please share with friends and colleagues https://t.co/nNpfR0IQUp https://t.co/2UPjiiJgFN

15/12/18

Retweeted From SSAT

ICYMI yesterday - presented a workshop at the last week. You can also read ’s reflections on the conference https://t.co/dZm87xvoAH https://t.co/8kYa49nNbX

15/12/18

Retweeted From Independent Thinking

Tickets available soon for our biggest ever Big Day Out - 32 Associates plus workshops from Aureus School. It's going to be huge! https://t.co/qYFyx2IzGe https://t.co/FgUbyogQZg

15/12/18

Retweeted From Steve Lowe

Some really interesting stuff going on at the Aureus. School uses ‘nurture room’ to calm pupils at risk of misbehaviour https://t.co/bi0fu4Gi1r via

15/12/18

Retweeted From JacquiKemp

Read our latest blog about supporting your Mental Health First Aiders https://t.co/Dp6TtqfOK7

15/12/18

Retweeted From Naomi Clark

Today, I calmed someone down who had missed breakfast, dealt with someone with split dry skin on their foot (🤢), fixed a zip on a bag... and on a pencil case, encouraged someone distressed to come out of the toilets, found someone lonely a playmate... and taught! https://t.co/5numYaMZpT

15/12/18

Retweeted From Drew Morris

Thank you to our wonderful PCA for supporting this event. We couldn’t have done it without you.

15/12/18

Retweeted From Steve Holliday

Awesome once again. Nothing better than seeing kids doing something they clearly love. Music has no boundaries. Well done glorious aureus. 👏

15/12/18

Well spotted! is our Music Lead Practitioner & Choir Director - she was stood at the back of the hall leading the singer. Our Year 7 was the signing lead as it was This is Me with Makaton thanks to 🙌🏼🎶

14/12/18

Retweeted From Aureus Primary

Thank you Voices of Aureus for singing at our official opening & teaching our choir the Aureus song 🎉 https://t.co/SDCLhowpAl

14/12/18

Retweeted From Cat McGill

I’m collecting ideas from families about what sort of songs you’d like me to write in my new project. Got lots of great ideas from practical stuff like routines, family set up, to lots of feelings based topics like being loveable and knowing you are unique. Any more?!

14/12/18

Retweeted From Jo Lawrence

Great work https://t.co/rgwjgQIU7B

14/12/18

Retweeted From Schools Week

Forget isolation rooms - pupils at can choose to sit under a weighted blanket in a dark room to calm down, told the conference last week https://t.co/4cV3iRVXRz

14/12/18

Retweeted From Play2Give

Fantastic donations received today from the families of . Thank you so much for supporting our campaign for a second year and donating so many fantastic gifts that will make so many children in hospital this Christmas smile and happy 🎁🎄 https://t.co/dfPvX00qZA

14/12/18

Hannah & Drew thank you for organising this community event. The PCA were fab too 🎄🎉🙌🏼

#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