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International Women’s Day: Women Inspiring Inclusion

Join us as we bring together women who are leaders in the field of education to hear their stories of inclusion, leadership, and equity.

Join us for an inspiring evening of storytelling, celebration, and revelation.


Contributors include:

  • Professor Dame Alison Peacock DBE DL DLitt, Chief Executive Officer, Chartered College of Teaching
  • Vivienne Porritt OBE FCCT,  Joint Founder WomenEd 
  • Miz Mann, Executive Headteacher of Turnham Academy
  • Angeline Aow, educator, author, consultant and pedagogical leader
  • Tania Craig Headteacher of a Special School and new VP for the College.

Our Presenters

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a Professional Body that seeks to raise teacher status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned Primary, Secondary and advisory roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of Queens College Cambridge and UCL, a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University and a trustee for Big Change. Her research is published in a series of books about Learning without Limits offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement. 

Vivienne Porritt OBE FRSA FCCT – Vivienne Porritt is a leadership consultant working with school leaders on impact, vision, strategy, professional learning and development, diversity, and women’s leadership. She is a Member of Eko Trust and a member of FED Advisory Council. Formerly, she was a secondary headteacher, Vice President of the Chartered College of Teaching in England, Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education and a Chair of Governors in London. Vivienne is also an author, a coach, and a keynote speaker, as well as being a Co-founder and, joyously, a Global Strategic Leader of WomenEd, a movement that connects, supports, and elevates women leaders in education and campaigns for increased representation in leadership roles . Vivienne is also co-editor, with Keziah Featherstone, of 10%braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education (2019), Sage Education, and WomenEd’s second book Being 10% braver (2021) and the forthcoming book, DisruptiveWomen: A WomenEd Guide to Equitable Action in Education (2014).

Miz Mann, Executive Headteacher of Turnham Academy Executive Headteacher of three primary schools, for STEP Multi-academy trust. Miz has an up to date understanding of the current Ofsted framework as an inspector and leads on anti-racism across the Trust. In 2018, Miz successfully took on an opportunity to come out of  her primary expertise phase and take on the role of a secondary Headteacher for two years where she developed her skills, knowledge and professional development. Miz has had the experience of leading as a Headteacher for over fifteen years in over four schools both primary and secondary in over five different local authorities. Miz has experience and proven track record of impact which has been highlighted in the support  given to schools within the Local Authority, National Education Trust and partnership schools within her networks, to ensure there are rapid improvements through strategies which have been implemented. Miz has sat on the General Teaching Council, Montessori Board as a Trustee, currently volunteers as a co-opted governor in a local primary school. Miz is passionate about equality and diversity and has been asked to coach and mentor leaders as well as participate in conferences and workshops across many organisations

Angeline Aow is an international educator, author, consultant and pedagogical leader. She has undertaken multiple roles within schools, as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, accreditation coordinator and professional learning and development coordinator. Angeline is an advocate of inclusion, coaching, concept-driven learning and teaching and contributes as an active citizen on social justice issues through her role as a country network leader of @WomenEdDE and work with the Council of International Schools. She serves as an advisor board member of Making Stuff Better coaching, facilitator of the Humanizing Pedagogy working group of the International Schools Anti-discrimination Task Force and co-facilitator of the Association of German International Schools DEIJ working group. Her book, Becoming a Totally Inclusive School: a Guide for Teachers and School Leaders was published by Routledge in November, 2022. Use FLE22 for 20% off

Tania Craig FCCT and VP of the Chartered College of Teaching – Tania is an Executive Headteacher of an SEMH specialist provision for young people aged 5-16 years in the South West. Her career started as a nursery nurse, becoming a teacher in 1992 in a secondary school and moving to special education in 1997, where she remained. Tania’s moral belief that all young people can be a success, regardless of their circumstances, has driven her work in schools moving through deputy headship and into headship in 2005, working in both day and residential settings. Her mantra of ‘unconditional positive regard’ permeates all areas of her work and has been the driver for the inclusion agenda in her schools. Her other roles include Director of Engage in Their Future (a charity aimed at improving life chances for children facing SEMH challenges); trustee  for a primary academy Trust in the South West and a trustee for Welsh Fencing (encouraging all to take part in sport to improve health and well-being).

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