Women Leading in Education: regional networks
Apply for funding to set up a Women Leading in Education regional network.
The regional networks aim to increase the number of women in leadership positions by:
- supporting women with their career progression
- helping to overcome unconscious discrimination
- providing opportunities to network and share effective practice
Creating 9 regional networks (one network per region) will support our aim to get women teachers into leadership positions.
The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) is inviting high quality bids from school-led partnerships, for grant funding of up to £30,000 over 3 years, to lead one of the regional networks. We plan to fund the networks over 3 years to ensure that successful bidders will have time to establish, embed and become sustainable without further funding.
We’ll work with current national and regional support organisations to help the networks minimise any duplication of existing support.
Increasing the number of women in leadership positions is a government priority. The creation of a women in education network was announced in the white paper Educational excellence everywhere.
The application round has now closed.
|Application round opened||week commencing 11 July 2016|
|Application round closed||Wednesday 21 September at midday|
|Outcomes communicated by email||October 2016|
|Return grant offer letter to NCTL||October 2016|
Who can apply
You must be:
- in the region that you’re applying for and can be:
- a teaching school alliance
- a multi-academy trust
- other school- or academy-led partnership
- able to demonstrate how you’ll have an impact on increasing the number of women in leadership positions in your region
- able to demonstrate that you have the strategic partnerships in place to co-ordinate and meet the needs across the region you are located in
Payments will be staged and dependent on satisfactory progress against agreed milestones.
- be the lead for the network in the region
- have an opportunity to shape the regional and national agendas of the network and to influence policy
- play a leading role in supporting women teachers with their career progression
The networks will:
- raise the profile and importance of supporting women with their career within the education sector
- identify and support more women with their career progression into leadership
- create local, regional and national networking opportunities to share experiences, such as job sharing and flexible working
- create the potential for development through coaching, mentoring and group discussions to raise aspirations and challenge myths and self-limiting beliefs
If you’re successful in your application, we’ll expect you to:
- submit an action plan with clear milestones and objectives
- deliver a plan of events and/or development opportunities for women teachers and leaders in your region (minimum 3 per year)
- report to us on a termly and annual basis
- work with the other regional networks
- work with existing organisations both nationally and regionally
You’re required to provide information about the partnership agreement that is in place to deliver a regional network.