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Women Leading in Education Network, Yorkshire and Humber 

The Women Leading in Education Network YH is one of 9 DfE regionally funded networks.


Our role is to:

  • raise the profile and importance of supporting women with their career within education
  • 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
  • take an active role in supporting our coaching pledge
  • work with other providers to maximise opportunities for women
Further information about other regional networks, including links to contacts and is available here.  

We work collaboratively with the Teaching Schools Council in the region on the Coaching Pledge.

Women Leading in Education YH Network is led by Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

Our strategic partners for the bid included:

The YH Diversity Steering Group (DSG) - The DSG has a successful track record of developing and delivering regional leadership programmes specifically to meet the needs of women and BME aspiring leaders
Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance
#WomenEd – a collaborative grassroots community of over 7000 women leaders nationally, with regional leaders including Y&H, which connects existing and aspiring leaders in education - visit their website for inspiration and to sign up to their newsletter.
Yorkshire Leadership Community (YLC) - aims to offer a collaborative and coordinated stepped programme of leadership CPD, delivered by practising school leaders in school hubs across our region, of which Equality & Diversity focused leadership provision is seen as a key priority.

The network is overseen by a Steering Group whose function is to ensure that the network retains focus, works collaboratively to plan, co-ordinate delivery of regional and local events and contribute to regional and national developments. The Steering Group members include representatives from our current strategic partners and will extend invitations to other schools and organisations who are engaged in similar activities to create a cohesive and coherent approach to gender equality in the region.


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