Would you benefit from some one to one coaching? Maybe you would like a conversation about your career ambitions or to feel more confident about your potential as a leader in education. The DfE has a national database of skilled and experienced coaches who have pledged to offer support to members of this national network. Click here to find a coach in your area.

If you are in a leadership role currently and would like to coach others click here for more details.

The East Midlands Network for Women Leading in Education has been created to inspire and empower women to see leadership as a very real opportunity for them.
We have put together a number of resources on this website to help inform, inspire and mobilise women to seek out opportunities and feel confident in their ability to lead.
“We need to tackle the complex and interacting factors preventing women from achieving their full potential”
– Dr Kay Fuller 2017

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We will be promoting events and networks across the region, get involved with your local group and help to spread the message that women make excellent leaders, help empower others to believe in themselves and fulfil your own potential.

Our events calendar will be updated regularly and we will be producing news and updates via a newsletter, please sign up to our mailing list so you don’t miss a thing.

We need more women leading our schools

We need more women leading our schools

A recent study by the University of Nottingham was the focus of an article published by TES early this year. It revealed a startling gulf between the number of women working in secondary education and the proportion of those women holding senior leadership roles. The research, which was led by Dr Kay Fuller shed light on an alarmingly slow trend for women across the sector being appointed as Headteachers, “at that rate of progress, it will take until 2040 to have the same proportion of women Headteachers as women teachers in secondary schools.” In the past 14 years the proportion of women in headteacher positions has risen to 38% from 25% (overall proportion of women working in education 68.1%). Click here to download the...

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“We need to tackle the complex and interacting factors preventing women from achieving their full potential”

Dr Kay Fuller 2017