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19/06/19

Pupils from joined Voices of Aureus for a fabulous GLF Music Festival yesterday where they performed to parents and carers'. Well done to all involved, they were amazing! https://t.co/okhnDwZ0iY

19/06/19

Some amazing musical instruments created in our REcycled Music workshop https://t.co/hbjI0cibB8

19/06/19

Our Year 8 students have been looking at environmental risks we face on our planet today and researching apps that could help make us greener https://t.co/NZVyiodPa9

19/06/19

REinvent Food...our students have been making bread and butter pudding in this workshop today, inspiring them to reduce food waste https://t.co/sB4raMSWPo

19/06/19

We have been lucky to have Nick Garnett in with Year 7's today building a kinetic coral reef through play https://t.co/khkBrwePLI

19/06/19

Our 3rd day of the year, we have been looking at 'REinvent, REuse, REcycle'. Year 7's have been getting creative with REcycled wind chimes, Reco cultivation and REused sculpture https://t.co/GS8TPhtFWk

19/06/19

We would like to thank all our amazing teachers at today and to congratulate the wonderful Ms Costar for being nominated for the 'Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award' 🎉 https://t.co/PxV4LA7qGr

18/06/19

We have been working with local businesses today to help develop our careers programme. Thank you all for joining us https://t.co/dBKqPy6KT8

18/06/19

We are growing our wonderful team for our third year and are recruiting for a Teacher of English, Teacher of Science and a Computing Lead Practitioner. Visit https://t.co/f6OhwbfCkK to find out more! https://t.co/jMxIcwwgA1

14/06/19

Today our became 🎉 Congratulations to all our winners this week for showing our value Integrity https://t.co/76pBfXagSd

13/06/19

"The PGL trip was SO FUN!! My favourite activity was the climbing wall because I overcame my fear of heights." Read more about our recent PGL trip https://t.co/BsoLqquWT5 #10%braver

12/06/19

Quite a different style to 8A's English lesson this morning, discussing who they feel is to blame for Mrs Alexander's revelation in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" https://t.co/ntWfeu9JyN

12/06/19

Check out "It's a Hard Knock Life" by the wonderful Voices of Aureus https://t.co/eJpCVZ7XJU

12/06/19

Retweeted From Anthony D

A massive thank you to for bringing the amazing, sensational Voices Of Aureus all the way from Didcot Oxford! They sounded incredible! Hope you can be part of our November concert!🎶🎵🎼🎺📹🎻🎹 https://t.co/ZwLiahSFax

12/06/19

We were delighted to be invited to the concert on Monday this week. Read more: https://t.co/o8ZB9JdjEy https://t.co/u5LUbFa1oT

09/06/19

We have had such an amazing time at Osmington Bay So proud of our Year 7's for embodying our Aureus values https://t.co/MDs7BGpflF

09/06/19

Fantastic last day Dragon Boating at the amazing the . We are on our way home now and will update you with our arrival time after we stop for a comfort break at the services https://t.co/iJQBRWJudI

08/06/19

We have turned "I can't" into "I can"! https://t.co/yBZqTBK8fM

08/06/19

Tears on the way up, smiles all the way down 😁 #10%braver https://t.co/OGJQ2aAzFR

08/06/19

PGL Day 2: Today we have been Problem Solving, tackling Jacobs ladder, climbing and orienteering https://t.co/kE7h1qj9E6

#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