Dartmoor TSA is delighted to announce it has been successful in its application to become the South West regional network lead for the NCTL's Women Leaders in Education programme. The £30,000 Grant award from the NCTL will be paid in three installments over three years to enable us to ambitious aims and vision.
Key aims are:
1. Tackle unconscious bias and stereotyping of women at work, especially around promotion
2. Increase opportunities for career breaks, return to work and family friendly working patterns
3. Increase career management support for women
4. Develop confidence and resilience so that women feel able to drive their career forward
Our vision is:
Our vision is to grow a regional teacher equality network, with a focus on leadership and gender (though not exclusively as other factors, such as ethnicity, LGBT could be addressed in the same way). This would be comprised of up to 24 smaller networks, varying in size, composition and format, but would share the following features:
Building a partnership with:
As well as building new networks, we will aim to build on existing networks with the SW, including:
Over the coming weeks we will be finalising our project management structure and will provide more information on this exciting opportunity for women leaders in the South West.
To find our more please contact Dartmoor TSA Director Martin Smith email@example.com
Closing the Gap – 2020 Challenge
We are looking for expressions of interest from member schools – secondary and primary - who would like to be part in our Closing the Gap – 2020 Challenge.
What’s involved? Participating schools would agree to collaborate to eliminate the gap in attainment and progress between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils by 2020. As discussed at the recent Members’ Forum meeting (20th Sep), we are proposing that we focus on Year 4 and Year 9 in the first year and develop three-year plans for these cohorts. The shift to a clear, long term plan, rather than a series of short term interventions, means that a more holistic approach can be taken. We will be work closely with Jon Lunn, Performance specialist, to ensure that pupil progress across all schools is tracked.
Our next steps are as follows:
If you would like to be involved please could you email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the name and email address of the representative from your school by Monday 17th October.