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Real Life Leadership Models - Raising Aspirations

The Bradford Network's first event took a conference style format. Key note speakers talked about their journeys to leadership and how they overcame barriers to success. The importance of self-care and the power of coaching also featured, along with opportunities for learning conversations and networking. Finally, delegates were able to "feed forward", contributing to the shape of future WLiE Bradford events.

WLiE Bradford is part of the WLiEYH networks and works in partnership with the #WomenEd national and regional networks.

"Inaugural event in Bradford - 100% of respondents likely to attend another" Rachael Howarth, Twitter

"Thankyou. This is incredibly apt for me!" Delegate, Twitter

Full programme

09.30 -10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.00 - 10.20 Welcome from the team. Opening address by video from Steve Chalke, founder of Oasis Community Learning

10.20 – 10.30 Networking. Shakila Akram, Assistant Principal Student Services, Oasis Academy Lister Park

10.30 - 11.00 The journey towards leadership. Munir Irfan, Deputy Headteacher, Bankfoot Primary School

11.00 – 11.15 Talking leaders. Rachael Howarth, Vice Principal Inclusion, Bradford Girls’ Grammar School

11.15 - 11.45 From art teacher to CEO of a Multi-Academy Trust. Jenn Plews, CEO Northern Star Academies Trust and Headteacher of Skipton Girls’ High School

11.45 - 12.20 Self -care isn’t selfish and the value of coaching. Liz Dawson, Leadership and Wellbeing coach, Success Coaching Ltd

12.20 - 12.30 Evaluation and Feeding forward Opportunity for input to the format of our next event. Yasmin Umarji, Primary Strategic Manager, Bradford Children’s Services.

12.30 - 1.00 Lunch and another opportunity to network.

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