Whole School Equality – Get involved!

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.

Event Date Location Signup 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 rrussell@uai.org.uk 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 diane.purvis@ntlp.org.uk

Sara Boiten

Sara is the IOP Project Officer for Gender Champions and RAF100.

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