Leadership progression in education is not a level playing field. Whether deliberately or unwittingly, women, and particularly women from ethnic minorities are frequently disadvantaged.
It continues to be a pleasure to have conversations with teachers and leaders, about how coaching is being approached in their schools, and how they are planning to develop this aspect of their work, to more greatly benefit staff and students.
The most widely spoken phrase during the launch of the Children’s Charter – a pledge for children was “It is time for change”.
SSAT Chief Executive, Sue Williamson, explores the lived reality for our children and young people and reflects on why urgent action is needed.
Angelina Idun, Director of Education at SSAT, reflects on the importance of continuing to actively address inequalities in our school communities.
For years and years, the secondary curriculum in the UK has suffered criticism for being lacking in representation of the UK’s population today. According to Demie and Harris (2019, 2020), “the British school curriculum focuses on British culture and history and ignores ethnic minorities in the curriculum”.
The Embedding Formative Assessment programme is a priority at The Hayling College – for classroom practice, CPD, staff wellbeing and autonomy, and reducing workload…
Katharine Carruthers OBE is Director of the Mandarin Excellence Programme at the IOE, UCL’s Faculty of Education and Society. Katharine is an international expert on the teaching of Chinese and a driving force behind the teaching of Chinese in schools in England.
Women in Leadership and Education – Chloe Richards – Leader of Learning, Colham Manor Primary School, Uxbridge
Failure has been an essential element of my journey into early leadership. In my early 20s, I found myself as a newly qualified teacher working across a cluster of schools where the environment was toxic. I felt disillusioned and uninspired by the work ethic and at the age of 24, I left the education profession in pursuit of a career which would make me feel motivated and capable.
SSAT’s CEO, Sue Williamson, shares her thoughts on women in leadership and education and reflects on her experiences and her journey to headship.