EborHope Teaching Schools Alliance (EHTSA) has secured funding from the Equality and Diversity Fund to provide ‘Next Steps’ support for female teachers wanting to explore leadership pathways.
The evaluation feedback from our successful 18/19 Women’s Leadership Programme and Network identified a need to provide ‘the next step’ – more focused on the practical skills needed to secure a promotion. We also found that participants wanted an opportunity to explore their interests, skills, experience and knowledge in further detail to help them understand their professional motivations and drivers. Finding, building and boosting confidence in themselves and considering how to do this in new, unfamiliar situations (such as interviews) was also something that participants identified as an area for further support.
The programme will draw on a basic underlying philosophy ‘inside out’. Our personal, managerial and leadership paradigms affect how we interact with other people. This in turn will affect how they interact with us. In dealing with other people we must begin with an ‘inside out’ approach, rather than considering our problems ‘being out there’. The more we understand about ourselves the more likely we are to understand others. Participants will learn about their personal and professional energy and motivation, decision making and structuring professional opportunities and challenges.