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Equality & Diversity

Lancashire and West Yorkshire


Current Projects 2019-2020

Below are a list of current projects which are running with Equality and Diversity in Education, Lancashire and West Yorkshire funding. To find out more information or to register on a course please use the website and email links to contact the course provider directly. 

Unlocking Potential- Women into Leadership

Led by E Rennison at Outwood Grange Academies

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Contact: e.rennison@outwood.com

Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow

Led by Sue Lewis at Yorkshire Leadership Community (Red Kite Alliance)

The programme enables participants to learn from each other and to develop their effectiveness as leaders on a programme where they are in the majority. It explores the challenges and refines the existing tools of school leadership and school improvement to address issues of inequality. This programme explores how school leaders can lead differently to address the needs of the diverse communities within this region. Read more

Contact: info@yorksleadership.co.uk

Women of Tomorrow

Led by Andrea Daubney at Hollingworth Academy (Hollingworth TSA)

This programme aims to provide a stream of enthusiastic new female leaders to secondary schools as part of succession planning for leadership. It is aimed at female teachers in the first 5 years of teaching who may have just started a leadership position or are aspiring to leadership. We also welcome female teachers who have taken a ‘career break’ from leadership after having maternitly leave and are looking to take up a leadership role in the future

Contact: adaubney@hollingwirthacademy.co.uk

Deputy & Headteacher Internship for Women

Led by Sue Lewis at Yorkshire Leadership Community

This programme provide opportunities for leaders aspiring to deputy or headteacher roles to ‘experience’ the leadership role that they are aiming for. Participants will shadow a senior leader in another school to enable them to experience a real-life senior leader so that they can fully understand the role; this experience will help them to construct a successful application for promoted post. The participants also have opportunities to share and learn from each other, better understand their strengths and areas for development and be inspired and motivated by guest speakers. Read more

Contact: info@yorksleadership.co.uk

Deputy & Headteacher Internship for BME aspiring leaders

Led by Sue Lewis at Yorkshire Leadership Community (Red Kite Alliance)

This programme provide opportunities for leaders aspiring to deputy or headteacher roles to ‘experience’ the leadership role that they are aiming for. Participants will shadow a senior leader in another school to enable them to experience a real-life senior leader so that they can fully understand the role; this experience will help them to construct a successful application for promoted post. The participants also have opportunities to share and learn from each other, better understand their strengths and areas for development and be inspired and motivated by guest speakers. Read more

Contact: info@yorksleadership.co.uk

Effective Middle Leadership in a distinctive context

Led by Elaine Watson at Scissett CE Academy (Yorkshire Anglican TSA)

Contact: head@scissettacademy.org

Understanding your Leadership Style based on the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Led by Sue Lewis at Yorkshire Leadership Community (Red Kite Alliance)

This course is all about developing your leadership potential including using the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). This will entail completing a short online questionnaire in your own time, a full day exploration of MBTI preferences and profiles in relation to leadership, return of your confidential written feedback and the opportunity for individual coaching linked to the MBTI profile and your leadership style Read more

Contact: info@yorksleadership.co.uk

Women Leaders for Tomorrow: unlocking potential- raising aspirations

Led by Sue Lewis at Yorkshire Leadership Community (Red Kite Alliance)

This is new to YLC and aims to support aspiring women leaders with their career development. This programme will support participants to have clear vision how to develop their leadership journey; help participants to understand organisational barriers and how these can be overcome; inspire and motivate participants through the use of successful women leaders as role models. It will offer mentoring and sign posting to the TSC Coaching Pledge opportunities. Read more

Contact: info@yorksleadership.co.uk

Aspirant Headteachers of Church Schools

Led by Elaine Watson at Scissett CE Academy (Yorkshire Anglican TSA)

Contact: head@scissettacademy.org

Supporting female leaders during their maternity period

Led by Paul Butler at Copthorne Primary School (Exceed Academies Trust)

Contact: paulbutler@exceedacademiestrust.co.uk

Understanding your leadership journey as a woman and as a RQT

Led by Katie Waring at St Edmund's Nursery School with Bradford Birth to 19 SCITT (Nuture MAT)

Contact: katie.waring@bradfordbirthto19.org

Maternity period coaching for teacher retention

Led by Catherine Lea and Mary Tuson at Catholic Teaching Alliance, Our Lady's Catholic High School

To retain teachers over maternity period by providing coaching and networking whilst they are on maternity leave and in the first year after their return to work Read more

Contact: cta@olchs.lancs.sch.uk

Women Leaders Vision Through Art and Poetry

Led by Amanda Costello at Pennine Teaching School Alliance & West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance (ICAT MAT)

Contact: amanda.costello@miltonschool.org.uk

Coaching and Networking for teachers on maternity leave and returning to work

Led by Liz Whetham at Teamworks Teaching School Alliance and Oldham Research School

To retain teachers over maternity period by providing coaching and networking whilst they on maternity leave and in their first year after they return to work

Contact: liz.whetham@holytrinitycofe.calderdale.sch.uk

Catholic School Leaders' Course

Led by Darren Beardsley and Anita Bodurka at St Mary's Menston, Leeds

• To support and encourage aspiring leaders to apply for senior positions in faith secondary schools to address the recruitment challenges in the Catholic secondary schools • To bust myths/perceptions about leading faith schools. This will bring new talent into the teaching profession and retain them.

Contact: admin@stmarysmenston.org; abodurka@catholiceducation.org.uk

Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow

Led by Azra Butt at Eldon Primary School, Preston

Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow This programme is modelled on the YLC Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow programme which to tackle equality and diversity challenges and is for BME teachers aspiring to their next stage promoted leadership roles. The programme enables participants to learn from each other and to develop their effectiveness as leaders on a programme where they are in the majority. It explores the challenges and refines the existing tools of school leadership and school improvement to address issues of inequality. The programme also offers the opportunity for BME aspiring leaders to network, work collaboratively and receive peer support, guided by an outstanding regional team of Black leaders who are cognisant of the barriers to promotion that exist for BME professionals. This programme explores how school leaders can lead differently to address the needs of the diverse communities within this region.

Contact: head@eldon-pri.lancs.sch.uk

Accompaniment to Senior Leadership

Led by Andy More & alison Burrowes at St Bernard's RC Primary School

• Future leaders of Catholic education are identified, tracked and accompanied to the next stage of their career progression • Increased confidence and skill at application and interview for leadership roles • Collaborative working across four North West Catholic Diocese to ensure proactive and effectives systems continue to be developed via North West Catholic Dioceses Training Partnership (NWCDTP) @NWCDTP_Hub Read more

Contact: aburrowes@catholiceducation.org.uk

BME Aspirant Middle Leader Programme

Led by Linda Thompson at Tauheedul Islam Girls' High School

• To increase the number of BME middle leaders in BBL so that pupils see a representative profile of leaders in their schools • To support aspiring BME middle leaders to develop leadership capacity. • To inspire confidence in BME teachers to pursue a leadership pathway

Contact: linda.thompson@staracademies.org

Menopause Mentoring Leadership in Schools

Led by Julie Bostock at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy

Improving the wellbeing and retention of female teachers and leaders

Contact: bostockj@ripley.lancs.sch.uk