A warm welcome to the ASCL Women Leaders' Network 

The ASCL Women Leaders' Network is a place for women leaders to meet, reflect and discuss key current issues.  All we ask of members is to bring their voices and thoughts to the forums.

Since the EDI networks were established, they have fed into policymaking discussions and helped to shape the focus of the ASCL agenda. In addition, the EDI Networks host an annual reception at the ASCL Annual Conference to allow members to meet face to face and continue conversations.
                                          
We host regular meetings and explore a range of topics with experts in their field. Come along and find out more about the work we do, bring along the key topics you’d like to see the network discuss, and examples of best practice you’d be willing to showcase.  


Meeting programme 2023/24
Sessions are held between 6 and 7pm via Teams and calendar invites are sent out in advance to all members. 

Monday 9 October 2023
6 - 7pm   
    Guest speaker Evelyn Forde MBE, Headteacher of the Year and ASCL President 2022-23 will discuss her leadership journey with a focus on being a black woman in education. It will also be an opportunity to shape the agenda for the year ahead. 
       
Monday 4 December 2023
6 - 7pm
    Female Empowerment: Exploring leadership journeys and barriers that have been overcome.
Guest speaker Vivinne Porritt OBE FRSA FCCT, Leadership consultant and leader of Women's Ed.
Supported by guest speakers Hamira Shah and Caroline Lowing, ASCL Council members with a focus on diversity and ethincity.
       
Monday 5 February 2024
6 - 7pm
    Family Friendly Schools: Opportunity to discuss policies, practices and managing conversations.
Guest speaker Emma Turner, School Improvement Adviser, Flexible Working Champion, author, curriculum and primary expert.
       
Monday 4 March 2024
6 - 7pm
    School Climate for Female Success: Creating a climate for leaders to flourish.
Guest speaker Caroline Derbyshire, Chair of Headteachers' Roundtable and CEO of Saffron Academy Trust.
An opportunity to hear about best practice in schools and ways to support female leaders.
       
Monday 13 May 2024 
6 - 7pm
   

Sexual Harrassment: How far are we on the journey? How do we support male students in schools? 
Guest speaker Nic Ponsford (she/her), Founder and CEO, Global Equality Collective
























This year the network is chaired by Becky Arnold and Deputy Chair is Laura Evans.  In addition, ASCL SEND and Inclusion Specialist Margaret Mulholland and ASCL Council member Nic Crossley support the network. 
 
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