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25/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Also a chameleon is very relevant.🦎 We use Charlie Chameleon's scale to gauge how we are feeling, do some 'happy tapping' with Mia & Charlie & voila the scale changes in minutes to positive numbers, gently dissolving the stress, anxiety or fear 🌟🦎🐵🌟 https://t.co/Dcq8imyY4I

25/04/18

Retweeted From GenderEqualityCharter

You can spot GEC schools a mile off! Great work https://t.co/VDlqNirY4D

25/04/18

Retweeted From We are STEAM Co.

How/can we preserving the Early Excitement of and the CREATIVITY of Primary when moving to secondary school. showed how it can be done at our event Great blog here: https://t.co/t9O0GFOURM HT: CC: https://t.co/RnioBqk8th

25/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Emma how can we get involved ? & Martin George from TES were raving about it to AdamBoddison and I at

25/04/18

Retweeted From #LGBTed

Fact: less than a third of teachers say their headteacher has shown leadership in tackling LGBT+ bullying. We can change this. Come to our launch on 2 June (tickets at https://t.co/KEwXgHbkiV) and let's be the role models we needed when we were at school.

24/04/18

Thanks Kendal 🙏

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

Want to know how schools can timetable for improved staff wellbeing❓Watch this vid feat. & . Filmed by at a recent timetable training day held by the excellent at https://t.co/NYQNPdRfOH

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Army children are Chameleons, they learn how to fit in but when do they learn to be themselves. Thanks for fascinating insight 's & network meeting.

24/04/18

Retweeted From Edval Timetables UK

From student outcomes to staff retention, here's why . This video was produced at a event at , organised by the fabulous . Big thanks to from for her insight https://t.co/CnOijpUH8f

24/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

did a great presentation about the benefits of EFT(tapping) in the classroom 's and network meeting #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to introduce tapping, sorry we ran out of time for everyone to have a go...maybe another time :-) Definitely #10%braver

24/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Great to see a new account for our neighbouring teaching school

24/04/18

Retweeted From Paula Kennedy

Tapping for Army/RAF/Navy children (and parents) could be a way forward. Tapping helps to resolve and dissolve any emotional upsets in minutes, from simple friendship issues, stress, anxiety etc Happy Tapping with Mia & Charlie & Energy EFT For Teenagers (Amazon). https://t.co/z3Ja1owh5Q

24/04/18

Retweeted From Laura Bainbrigge

Calling all animators! We need you! Our students are keen to get animating!

22/04/18

Retweeted From Paul

Lovely Friday morning on Great Western Park 🌞 https://t.co/VCQGuahlYb

22/04/18

Retweeted From Young Designer Award

The FDC Emerging Designer Awards is dedicated to finding the UK's most outstanding young aspiring fashion and accessory designers, and this is your chance to show a collection of your work in an international Angelman Syndrome Charity Fashion Show in New York! https://t.co/xjhiDzigBZ

22/04/18

Retweeted From Changing States of Mind

Still not signed up for Monday's network meeting ? will be presenting her research on 'the experience of education of the army child' - sign up here: https://t.co/ZI6WDFJq8n

22/04/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson

Check out our official opening photos! https://t.co/pgCiuHZVHC

22/04/18

Retweeted From RWS | Resilience Wellbeing Success

Come and join and at (thank you ) for the launch (south)! Please RT https://t.co/6ysZHyTU0G

22/04/18

Retweeted From Bansi Kara

Putting Arts at the heart really does make a difference to the most vulnerable children: https://t.co/9P9Lmfn0PW

#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.