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%).

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at that rate of progress, it will take until 2040 to have the same proportion of women Headteachers as women teachers in secondary schools.

Dr Kay Fuller