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Do you want to be part of not one but two supportive networks of professionals that will give you a flying start to your teaching career?

This event is for Initial Teacher Trainees aiming to qualify by summer term 2020 and for existing #NQTs and 2nd year teachers and is open to teachers from across England.

The #WomenEd community and the Chartered College of Teaching, your professional body, have partnered for this day and we warmly invite you to join us. Learn more about how #WomenEd and Chartered College of Teaching can support you during your NQT year and as career-long support networks.

#WomenEd is a grassroots organisation that empowers, connects and supports aspiring and existing women leaders in educations. We have network teams across the UK and globally and are all volunteers who want to support other women in education to achieve their career ambitions.

The Chartered College of Teaching is your independent professional body and the voice of teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect all teachers to provide world-class education benefiting pupils and society. We support a more evidence-informed profession and offer accreditation and career pathways.


  • introduce Initial Teacher Trainees, NQTs, Early Career teachers to #WomenEd and Chartered College of Teaching as career-long networks
  • empower NQTs to develop as confident and strong teachers and leaders for the future
  • explore the opportunities open to you in the Early Career Framework
  • network with like-minded professionals
  • offer support and guidance for your future career development

We are grateful to University of East London and Lizana Oberholzer, @WomenEdLondon network leader, for hosting this event.

Refreshments and lunch are included.


Keynote speakers

Vivienne Porritt: Co-Founder and Strategic Leader of #WomenEd

Alison Peacock: CEO of Chartered College of Teaching

Contributors – more contributors and workshop titles tbc

Kate Hufton: Senior leader at Hornbeam Academy Trust

Kate Fallan: Director of Teaching Schools at East London Early Years and Schools Partnership: Network Leader of @WomendLondon

Rachel Lofthouse: Professor of Teacher Education at Leeds Beckett and Director of entre for Mentoring, Coaching and Professional Learning

Deb Outhwaite: Director of Derby Teaching School Alliance

Allana Gay: Headteacher and Founding member of BAME network

Bukky Yusuf: Science & EdTech leader & consultant; Network Leader of @WomenEdLondon

Event details

Event date
March 28, 2020
Event time
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event location
Cass Business School, University of East London, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ
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