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Women in Education YH Annual Conference

July 6 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Women Leading in Education Network, YH
Unlocking Potential | Raising Aspirations #Balanceforbetter

Sponsored by Yorkshire Inclusive TSA

Our vision is to

  • empower, develop and connect current and future leaders to redress the gender inequalities in leader- ship across all sectors of education.
  • promote potential, build authentic leadership and celebrate achievements of women leaders to inspire future generations.

The aim of the network is to develop a visible network to provide support, professional development and opportu- nities to connect with like-minded women leaders.

The theme of our conference this year is based on the International Women’s Day #BalanceforBetter. The campaign continues and our aim to support women in education so there is #balanceforbetter in gender pay; working patterns; leadership roles, school workforce and we way we lead.

We are delighted to confirm our amazing and talented keynote speakers:

Dr. Tamsin Bowers-Brown, Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching, Head of Pedagogic Practice at University of Derby

Louise Elliott, Head of Technology at Sky 2, a dedicated IT leader with a passion for agile approaches. She is an international speaker on agile software development and leadership and she also writes a blog, which can be read at louise-elliott.com

Jenny Webb, Assistant Headteacher at Co-operative Academy, Leeds and author of How to teach English Literature – overcoming cultural poverty

And our amazing and talented workshop facilitators:

Andy Sammons – Head of English and author of ‘The Compassionate Teacher: why compassionate should be at the heart of our schools’

Workshop:Educational Threat and Nature’s Failsafe

Vicky Fox, Director for English and Communications, Skipton Girls’ High School & Emma Dobson, Assistant Director for Science, Harrogate High School

Workshop: Syndrome: What is it and how to overcome it.

Liz Dawson – Leadership and Wellbeing Coach and a#WomenEd Regional leader

Workshop: difficult conversations with professional dialogue supporting individual well-being.

Emma Shepphard – Founder of the Maternity Teacher|Paternity Teacher Project.

Workshop: Friendly Leadership: People, Parents, Professionals

Conference programme outline – timings may change
0830 Arrival and refreshments

0915 Welcome

0930 Keynote #1

1000 Keynote #2

1030 Refreshments and networking

1045 Workshops #1

1130 Workshops #2

1215 Keynote #3

1245 Looking ahead to 2020

Raffle draw – we have some fabulous prizes

1315 Two course lunch in the restaurant

Please forward this invitation to your friends and colleagues, if you use social media – please follow us on twitter @WLiEYH

Best wishes

Baljit Birring

on behalf of the Women Leading in Education Network Y&H

The Women Leading In Education Network Yorkshire & Humber – a network for women by women working in partnership including #WomenEd, Yorkshire & Humber Diversity Steering Group, Yorkshire Leadership Community, Regional Teaching School Alliances and local authorities from across the region. This conference is part funded by the DfE WLE.


July 6
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Hilton City Leeds
Neville St
Leeds, LS1 4BX United Kingdom
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