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Jan 15, 2017

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This week, we’ve got a fascinating chat with Hannah Wilson - a powerhouse in the UK education scene. Hannah has just kicked off her new role as Headteacher Designate of Aureus School, part of the GLF multi academy trust network of over 21 schools in the south of England. Aureus is a brand new school in Oxfordshire which starts in September this year, with a focus on STEAM and collaboration with the community. Hannah also takes on the role of regional director for the Oxfordshire hub and is actively recruiting for the school at the time of publishing this episode. Many of you will also know Hannah as the co-founder of WomenEd, a grass roots network aimed to empower women in the UK education scene which has now launched internationally and most recently in the US. You will also want to check out BAMEEd which launched this week with the aim at increasing diversity. Finally, Hannah’s previous role was as the Professional Learning Consultant Leader at Harris Federation Teaching School Alliance where she was responsible for the CPD needs of thousands of educators.

In this podcast episode, we talk about

  1. Gender equality in education leadership
  2. Launching an edtech community space at the Aureus school
  3. Raising awareness of DFE support and resources
  4. Where Hannah gets her confidence from
  5. Suggested reads and additional leadership networks for educators

 Sample Quotes: 

Apps:
‘It’s a bit wood for the trees.’
How much contact do you actually have with the schools on what they need?

'I think the focus on coding and computing is great. I want to make sure it is integrated and meaningful. I think having life briefs with industry is very useful. to bring value to the community.

‘I’m a massive advocate in technology, but on the flip side the most powerful presentations are the one where you speak from the heart’

Retention:

‘We are not looking at other professions on how to retain and develop staff.’

'The highest percentage of people leaving the education system, are women between the ages of 30 and 39. We’ve got all these qualified women, teachers, who aren’t in the system. Why can’t we create flexible roles to get them back into the profession?'

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References: 

https://twitter.com/Miss_Wilsey 

http://www.womened.org/

http://www.aureusschool.org/ 

DFE coaching pledge: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/women-leading-in-education-become-a-coach 

Women’s leadership alliance
http://www.dcrcoc.org/wla 

DFE
https://twitter.com/educationgovuk 
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education 

SLTchat

https://twitter.com/SLTchat 

Martin Post

https://www.gov.uk/government/people/martin-post 


Dame Kate Dethridge
http://schoolsweek.co.uk/kate-dethridge/ 
https://twitter.com/DethridgeKate 


SAT conference - challenges and solutions hannah wilson
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womened-teach-first-leadmeet-for-iwd17-london-tickets-28415967925 
Teach first
https://www.teachfirst.org.uk 
https://twitter.com/TeachFirst 

Cracking India  
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cracking_India

Wide Sargasso Sea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wide_Sargasso_Sea

Ama Ata Aidoo - GHANA playwright
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama_Ata_Aidoo 


Paradise - Booker Prize, UKC in Kent
https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/englishatkent/2015/12/18/professor-abdulrazak-gurnah-appointed-as-a-man-booker-prize-2016-judge/ 
https://twitter.com/UniKentEnglish 

Sue Bishop Music Merton Foundation / Royal Albert Hall
http://www.mmf.org.uk

GLF
http://www.glfschools.org 


Heads round table
https://twitter.com/HeadsRoundtable 
https://headteachersroundtable.wordpress.com

Academies Show   
www.academiesshow.london 

Science Parks, Oxfordshire
http://www.oxfordsp.com 

Nick Corston, SteamCo
www.steamco.org.uk/the-team/
https://twitter.com/nickcorston 

Jaz Ampaw-Farr

https://twitter.com/jazampawfarr 

School 21
https://school21.net/ 
https://twitter.com/school21_uk 

Future Leaders
http://www.futureleaders.org 
https://www.linkedin.com/company/future-leaders-charitable-trust

James Toop
https://twitter.com/jtoop?lang=en 

Ashoka Schools
https://www.ashoka.org/en/program/changemaker-schools

Staff room

http://staffrm.io/stories/popular 

http://staffrm.io/@helenamarsh/jkoMzBxFMP 

Malcolm Gladwell - the connector
http://gladwell.com/are-you-a-connector/ 
https://twitter.com/gladwell 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolm-gladwell-42747687

Independent thinking
www.independent-thinking.com 
https://twitter.com/IT_Connects 
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2296789/profile 

Naked Teaching - down tools - “The Teaching Naked Cycle: Technology Is a Tool, but Psychology Is the New Pedagogy”

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/will-you-take-part-naked-teaching-day 

Maya Angelou
https://twitter.com/DrMayaAngelou 
mayaangelou.com 

Khaled Hossein - Kite Runner
khaledhosseini.com  
https://twitter.com/khaledhosseini 


Nelson Mandela
https://twitter.com/NelsonMandela 
https://www.nelsonmandela.org/content/page/biography

John Thomsett
https://johntomsett.com 
https://twitter.com/johntomsett?lang=en

Helena Marsh
https://twitter.com/HelenaMarsh81 
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/helena-marsh-4160b13a
staffrm.io/@helenamarsh 

Tom Sherrington
https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tom-sherrington 


Kesia Featherstone
https://uk.linkedin.com/in/kesia-featherstone-54199b53

Nikky Graham
https://twitter.com/nikki_graham  
https://nikkigrahamtranix.com/blog/
- she has really helped shape me as a leader

I’ve met so many people through womened.
Benny Bonsu
http://bennybonsu.com 
https://twitter.com/msbennybonsu?lang=en

 

I really respect the men who are supporting feminists.

Justin Trudeau
https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau 
https://www.liberal.ca/rt-hon-justin-trudeau 


Emma Watson
https://twitter.com/EmmaWatson 

Michelle Obama - she is an absolute powerhouse!
https://www.twitter.com/michelleobama 
https://www.instagram.com/michelleobama

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1 Comments
  • a year and a half ago
    Hannah Wilson
    Sophie - thanks for inviting me & interviewing me. Very surreal listening to myself back & I cringed at my 'um' tick. Would love to connect on the 'connected edtech' event. Speak soon H x ps started 2 new blogs since we recorded: The Hopeful a Headteacher & Talking Heads.