Since October 2017, the Improving Gender Balance team has been working on the Gender Champions programme, providing support to nearly 50 teachers across the country to lead their schools on improving gender balance, tackling the harmful effects of gender stereotypes and increasing opportunities for everyone. Gender imbalance in subject choice and life needs to be addressed by a wide range of partners. Our research and work to date has shown that when schools act to challenge and not reflect society’s gendered expectations of people, the results can be transformative.
To celebrate and share their success, several schools have successfully applied for funding to run their own events aimed at starting discussions about gender. These events are detailed below with information on how you can sign up. All events are run directly by the schools, so please contact them for any further information.
|Dinner and a talk from Gender Balance Officer Nicky Thomas||4th June||Marlborough College, Wiltshire||Get your tickets here
|Gender Balance Student Ambassador Training||13th June||Skipton Girls’ High School, Yorkshire||Get your tickets|
|Unconscious Bias and Gender Stereotyping – What are they and why do they matter? Teacher CPD||18th June||Redmoor Academy, Leicester||Get your tickets|
|Girls In Physics: A research project for year 5 students led by year 12 female STEM students||18th June & others||Ruislip High, London||Get your tickets|
|Gender Equality Workshop: Overcoming Unconscious Bias, Effectively Promoting Gender Equality and Challenging Sexism. Teacher CPD.||18th June||Bedford Girls School, Bedfordshire||Get your tickets|
|Unconscious Bias Training (Improving Gender Balance). Teacher CPD||20th June||Kingston Academy, London||Get your tickets|
|Outside the Box: Promoting Gender Equality and Tackling Sexism in School. One-day teacher conference||22nd June||Equaliteach, Cambridge||Get your tickets|
|Equality Connects: What can be done in schools?
Teachmeet & Teacher CPD
|25th June||Eastbury Community College, London||Get your tickets|
|Inclusive Teaching in Physics. Teacher CPD/||25th June||Skipton Girls’ High School, Yorkshire||Get your tickets|
|Student Gender Awareness/Bias Training Workshop||26th June||Haringey Sixth Form College, London||Get your tickets|
|Agents for Change: Outside the Box. One-day student conference||27th June||Equaliteach, Cambridge||Get your tickets|
|Equality in STEM Conference for teachers and students||3rd July||Bury St Edmunds County Upper School, Suffolk||Get your tickets|
|Genderation BHASVIC Student Conference||9th July||BHASVIC, Sussex||Get your tickets|
|Breaking Bias Teacher Conference||10th July||Whitefield School, London||Get your tickets|
|Shattering Gender Stereotypes: Women in STEM Panel for The Year of Engineering||July TBC||Ursuline Academy Ilford, Essex||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a confirmed date.|
|Inclusion within School and Unconscious Bias||27th June||Churchill Community College, Tyne and Wear||To sign up, readers should email email@example.com|