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Using the power of research to support career development and progression.

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Our vision is to empower, develop and connect current and future leaders to redress the gender inequalities in leadership across all sectors of education. We will promote potential, build authentic leadership and celebrate achievements of women leaders to inspire future generations. We believe that positive challenges come from being in a like-minded regional network.

The aim of our network is to develop a visible network to provide support, professional development and opportunities to connect with likeminded women leaders. We want a network that is able to design new ways of working, at a systemic and individual level, in order to unlock potential talent and maximise existing talent. A network that will link with subregional, regional, national and global women’s networks for the advancement of women everywhere.

Join us for this conference to:

  • be inspired by our opening and closing speakers: Sameena Choudry and Vivienne Porritt (WomenEd), Janet Sheriff (Chair WLIE Y&H), John Tomsett and Alex Quigley (Huntington School)
  • participate in a wide range of workshops with the theme of research throughout the day delivered by high skilled professionals sharing their expertise such as:
    • Baljit Birring –Director at Indigo Diversity Ltd, WLIE steering group
    • Dr Tamsin Bowers - Brown - Head of Postgraduate Taught Courses, Sheffield Hallam University
    • Sameena Choudry – Founder Equitable Education, Co-Founder and National Leader #WomenEd linked to Yorkshire & Humber and the North West
    • Megan Dixon - Director of Aspirer Research School
    • Dr Vicky Duckworth – Reader in Education, Edge Hill University and Dr Rob Smith – Reader in Education, Birmingham City University
    • Sinead Gaffney – Primary. Deputy. EdD student. SLE
    • Dr Alison Iredale - Course Director in the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University
    • Lisa Pettifer - Head of English, part of United Learning, SLE and CPD Leader
    • Vivienne Porritt - Vivienne Porritt is a Co-Founder and National Leader of #WomenEd, linked to the North East and London
    • Teresa Roche – Headteacher and NLE
    • Janet Sheriff - Headteacher Prince Henry's Grammar School, NLE, Chair of Y&H Diversity Steering Group and Chair of WLIE Y&H, Network Steering Group and Yvonne Wittering Head of Drama at PHGS
    • Jodie Smith – Learning Director: Humanities and Lesson Study Lead & Sian Hughes – Teacher of Psychology and Research Lead for Innovation of Student Voice, Skipton Girls' School.
    • Nicki Smith - Assistant Vice Principal at Nunthorpe Multi Academy Trust in Middlesbrough and Jen Wilson, Lead Teacher for Year 6-8 English and Pupil Premium intervention coordinator at Egglescliffe School, Stockton-on-Tees, Regional Leader #WomenEd NE
    • Claire Tasker - Headteacher of High Storrs School, Sheffield & Amanda Costello, Headteacher of Bents Green Special School, Sheffield
    • Dr Carol Taylor - Reader in Higher Education, Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University
    • John Tomsett - Headteacher at Huntington School and author of “Love Over Fear – creating the culture for truly great teaching”
    • Ruth Tromans – School leader, educational researcher and teacher trainer
    • Professor Sam Twistelton – Director of Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University
    • Alex Quigley - Director of Research at Huntington School – Author of ‘The Confident Teacher’
    • Susie Wilson - Reach4Academy Trust’s Regional Leader for English
  • network with other women leaders

Refreshments will be available from 09:15 and the conference will close at 16:00. Lunch is provided and there will be opportunities to network during the day and at lunchtime.

We look forward to seeing you on 20th May. Please encourage your fellow women educators to register for the conference.

Best wishes

Sameena Choudry

on behalf of WomenEd, Women Leading in Education Network Y&H and Huntingdon School.

The Women Leading In Education Network Yorkshire & Humber is a network for women by women with strategic leadership support from a strong partnership including #WomenEd, Yorkshire & Humber Diversity Steering Group, Yorkshire Leadership Community, Regional Teaching School Alliances and local authorities from across the region. Funded by the DfE

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