Supporting the retention of women school leaders (maternity/pregnancy)

To be completed by: Wed 19 Dec 2018

Time: -Wed 19 Dec 2018 | Venue:

This fully-funded programme aims to support the retention of women school leaders and aspiring school leaders through effective support during their pregnancy or maternity leave. This includes a focus on employment rights, flexible working and well-being.

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Nationally, there is a significant gender pay gap of 18.4% and a recruitment and retention crisis with around 12% of teachers leaving the profession in 2015-16. Clearly, we need to keep our very best teachers and leaders in the profession through effective, timely support at key moments in their career.

This support is targeted at female school leaders and the school leaders of tomorrow who are either pregnant or currently on maternity leave in any Lancashire or West Yorkshire school. The programme aims to support colleagues to return from maternity leave into leadership positions or to continue their career progression towards leadership. The programme offers two conferences that will support the participants to consider employment law, flexible working, maintaining a work-life balance, their own well-being during and after pregnancy and enhance keep in touch days.

The afternoon conference and subsequent network meeting will be hosted at hotels in Leeds and Bradford and, following the supportive expert workshops and dinner, will provide the participants with access to the leisure facilities, including swimming pool, sauna and steam room, during the evening.

Apply now – limited availability

Date: March and June 2019 options in Bradford or Leeds

Price: Fully-funded by the DfE Leadership Equality And Diversity (LEAD) Fund. £50 charge to employing school for participant non-attendance

Subject to terms and conditions, including applicants must be a qualified teacher with a Teacher Reference Number


Published: 22/11/2018
Audience: Current or aspiring school leaders who are pregnant or due to return from maternity leave before Chr
Contact: Paul Butler

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