Women into Leadership: Aspiring Assistant Headteachers 2018-19

Starting: February 26, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:15pm

Programme to include:

  • 8 twilight sessions
  • 1-2-1 coaching with Senior Management Coach and Consultant
  • Post programme Conference

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.

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 Tuesday, 26th February 2019 – twilight
Session 2 Wednesday, 20th March 2019 – twilight
Session 3 Tuesday, 30th April 2019 – twilight
Session 4 Thursday, 13th May 2019 – twilight
Session 5 Thursday,  6th June 2019 – twilight
Session 6 Thursday, 13th June 2019 –twilight
Session 7 Thursday, 27th June 2019 – twilight
Celebration event Wednesday. 10th July 2019 – 3.30pm-5.30pm
Conference Thursday, 7th November 2019 – all day

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