Supporting Women Returning to Teaching to Apply for Leadership Roles
January – June 2020
Now in our second year!
‘My confidence has sky rocketed and I now see myself as a leader – it’s given me the confidence to lead.’
Fully funded* by the Harris Federation and the DfE’s Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund, this programme aims to support women who have taken maternity leave (at any stage in their teaching career) to develop the confidence, self-belief, motivation and determination to apply for a leadership role in school.
Develop the self-confidence, skills, direction and thinking to apply for a leadership role or next stage promotion. We launch with an uplifting, thought-provoking day with inspirational invited speakers and a focus on vision and goal-setting. This is followed by 3 afternoon workshops and 4 leadership coaching sessions to support aspirations, concerns and best ways forward (dates to be arranged with participant).
When Does The Course Take Place?
29 Jan 2020, 0930 – 1530: Launch Day – Inspirational speakers, Vision and Goal-setting
04 Mar 2020, 1300 – 1530: Session 1 – Understanding Our Beliefs and Values
22 Apr 2020, 1300 – 1530: Session 2 – Managing Difficult Conversations
17 Jun 2020, 1300 – 1530: Session 3 – Working with Teams
‘The flexibility to identify our needs and direct us accordingly was fantastic. Assertiveness, confidence building, strategic thinking, listening skills, conflict management were all addressed and much more.’
The programme is delivered by June Whittle, an inspiring and thought-provoking coach and trainer, with a background in and a wide understanding of the educational context.
Venue for group sessions: Merland Rise Church, Merland Rise, Epsom, Tadworth KT20 5JG
Venue for 1-1 coaching sessions: To be confirmed (in Epsom/ Reigate area)
Who Can Apply?
This programme is open to any primary or secondary school teacher* on maternity leave or who has returned to teaching after maternity leave (at any stage). There is no cost to attend the programme however commitment to attend all sessions is required by participants and must be supported in writing by their school.
‘I had the confidence to apply for a new role which I got. This was definitely down to the course.’
How to Apply
Contact June Whittle for further information and to book a place on the programme.
Closing date: 10 January 2020
* Fully funded for teachers at any stage in their career, working in state funded schools. Others are welcome to apply for a limited number of spaces at £675 per participant.