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Bristol WomenEd Development
Tue 7 February 2017, 09:00 – 15:00 GMT
Despite 63% of teachers in secondary schools being women, only 36% of heads in secondary schools are women. In primary 72% of Headteachers are women whilst 87% of women in primary schools are teachers. Based on a Teaching Leaders Survey in 2015, half believe women's pay is negatively affected by motherhood, while 60 per cent said that training opportunities were hit. Meanwhile, more than 75 per cent said that both promotion and opportunities for additional responsibilities were negatively affected by motherhood. To support all women wishing to progress their career, PHAB, BASHP and #WomenEd are running a development opportunity. The day will focus on: how leaders evaluate the impact of their role on school improvement, how to apply effectively for promotions and then excel at interview. The day will be led by Vivienne Porritt, an academic and consultant at University College London Institute of Education. She specialises in evaluating impact in education and schools and is a whizz at helping people structure applications and interviews. Vivienne specialises in, professional learning and development, impact evaluation and a collaborative approach to enquiry, supporting schools to engage with and in research. Following secondary school headship, Vivienne was seconded to the DfE (DfES as then) as the London Regional CPD Adviser before moving to the IOE. She is the co-editor, with Professor Peter Earley, of Effective Practices in Continuing Professional Development: lessons from schools (2009), and leads and contributes to research and development projects. Vivienne is passionate about the need to support women in education to take up leadership positions. Having benefited from such support herself, she wants to pay this back and is a Founding member and national leader of #WomenEd, an exciting grass roots movement to increase awareness, make connections and bring about much needed change for women leaders in education.