Women into Senior Leadership

Starting: February 21, 2018 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Programme to include:

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

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 senior school leadership at Deputy Headteacher level, but are yet to take that step.


  • Delegates are supported in reviewing and evaluating own strengths and areas for development.
  • To support delegates in next step promotions within senior leadership.
  • Delegates gain 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 Wednesday, 21st February 2018 – afternoon into twilight
Session 2 Monday, 5th March 2018 – afternoon into twilight
Session 3 Tuesday, 27th March 2018 – afternoon into twilight
Session 4 Thursday, 3rd May 2018 – afternoon into twilight
Session 5 Wednesday, 16th May 2018 – afternoon into twilight
Session 6 Wednesday, 6th June 2018 – 3.30pm-5.30pm
Session 7 Thursday, 28th June 2018 – afternoon into twilight
Celebration event Tuesday, 10th July 2018 – 3.30pm-5.30pm
Away day Thursday, 8th November 2018 – all day and evening

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)

Optional: 1.30pm Refreshments
2.00pm Learning walk hosted by senior staff
2.45pm Q and A with senior staff
Compulsory: 3.15pm Refreshments
3.30pm to 5.30pm Facilitated session

Facilitators:  see full programme for details