Women into Leadership: Aspiring Assistant Headteachers 2018-19

Starting: February 28, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:15pm

Within secondary schools, just 38.2% of headteachers are female (compared to 73.8% of all classroom teachers). (Source: School Workforce in England: November 2015 statistical first release).  We are working with the DfE to support aspiring female leaders by offering this established programme.

Programme to include:

  • 8 twilight sessions from 4pm to 6pm/6.15pm.
  • 1-2-1 coaching with Senior Management Coach and Consultant
  • Post programme Conference

Who for:

Female leaders who have the skills and experience to move into school leadership but are yet to take that step.


  • Delegates are supported in reviewing and evaluating own strengths and areas for development.
  • Delegates are supported in developing a direction for their future career, from middle into senior leadership.
  • Delegates develop a broader understanding of different styles and effectiveness of approaches to leadership.
  • Delegates feel equipped for the next step career changes and developments.
  • Delegates’ views of leadership are informed by a range of contexts and experiences from outside their current context.
  • Delegates consider practical approaches to developing and consolidating skills for future career development.


Session 1 Thursday, 28th February 2019 – twilight at Samuel Ryder Academy
Session 2 Wednesday, 20th March 2019 – twilight at Sir John Lawes School
Session 3 Tuesday, 30th April 2019 – twilight at Sandringham School
Session 4 Monday, 13th May 2019 – twilight at Sir John Lawes School
Session 5 Thursday,  6th June 2019 – twilight at Monk’s Walk School (NOT Verulam School)
Session 6 Thursday, 13th June 2019 –twilight at Sandringham School
Session 7 Thursday, 27th June 2019 – twilight at Samuel Ryder Academy
Celebration event Wednesday. 10th July 2019 – 3.30pm-5.30pm at St Albans Girls’ School
Conference Thursday, 7th November 2019 – twilight event, external venue tbc

Full programme of events for in between session activities and timings coming soon.

Each facilitated session will run as follows unless otherwise stated in the full programme: (precise timings subject to minor changes to fit with the host school’s timetable)

Compulsory: 4.00pm Refreshments
4.30pm Facilitated session
Optional: 6.00pm to 6.15pm Q and A with senior staff

Facilitators: see full programme for details