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31/07/18

We are glad it went well. Next year will host too! 🙌🏼

31/07/18

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Great day at today at the Activities Week. Thanks to all the staff who made us feel so welcome.

30/07/18

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With WeDo 2.0, children aren't just . They're learning new ways of thinking that are essential for the future! https://t.co/FqZoMGzo75 https://t.co/vzpfWjQORP

30/07/18

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Some great calm down strategies for kids here! https://t.co/VBcXqN1EoZ

30/07/18

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Are you organised, creative and empathetic? Do you have previous experience of working with children? Apply now to volunteer at The Art Room in the new school year: https://t.co/G6US5kHSiV https://t.co/VpfWALBTaB

25/07/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

It was brilliant! I have not laughed that much in a long time!! Thanks for the free tickets for local teachers. 🙌🏼 excited for the magic you & are going to make happen 💃 🎶 🎭 https://t.co/jFxCPO83HF

25/07/18

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Pick up the latest to read my blog on the importance of school leaders modelling openness & acceptance for LGBT+ students. I have the confidence from being involved with & to thank for this. RT & share your thoughts on how you do this in your schools! https://t.co/pElwkOplLo

23/07/18

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We have created a programme full of , group and to make sure that the summer is fun for everyone. https://t.co/vPTIlTKWqk https://t.co/rbsFYCGGv9

22/07/18

Thanks Kelly - happy moving & visit us again soon.

22/07/18

We look forward to welcoming our Performing Arts team 🎭 🎶

21/07/18

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Brilliant year Aureus! Congratulations! https://t.co/9mKVCfFz2H

20/07/18

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Read more below about the 2 students that have won the for the summer term. A fantastic achievement for Tegan and Zach You are both an inspiration to us all! https://t.co/KBn05Uw0Ds

20/07/18

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Our mobile planetarium is all ready to go at ! Come and find us at the Hall 1 entrance to have a go 🌌 https://t.co/3yCutkuKWw

20/07/18

Retweeted From Hannah Wilson FCCT FRSA

for next year’s assembly https://t.co/5tquEduQss

20/07/18

He read the final homily & did you proud too! 🙌🏼

20/07/18

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20/07/18

Brilliant picture collage created by capturing our 1st year! https://t.co/M4F1B8QT9S

20/07/18

Wow! What a Year! Final assembly & celebration of our first 12 months!! 🎉🎉🎉 https://t.co/mfyJ4FMjOX

#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. 

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