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Women in Education

International Women's Week

On Monday 4th March, during International Women’s Week, we were lucky enough to have 3 female Headteachers come in and talk to us about their experiences and how they got to where they are now.  I have always considered becoming a teacher and so I thought this to be the perfect opportunity to find out more about, what I hope, will be my future career. I am happy to say that sitting in the talk on on Monday made me realise teaching really is what I want to do!

These ladies were Laura Lowney of St Theresa’s Primary School, Kat Pugh of St Marylebone High school in Westminster and Pat Carvalho, Principal at Harrow College. They all had very inspiring stories to tell about their A-level courses and University experiences as well as teaching experiences before landing the role they are currently in.

They all had different routes to Headship  and I was inspired by what they all said to be the best part of teaching - watching the success of the students and how you can impact a life, and this is truly what I would like to aspire to in the years to come.

From this talk I learned that you do not always have to have your heart set on becoming a primary school teacher, a head of year or even a Headteacher. I learned that it is far more rewarding to take risks and challenges to get where you want to be and allowing yourself that chance to grow and develop as a person. One of the key things that I took away from this talk is that being ‘open minded’ about the future can often lead to the greatest success!

I would like to thank Andrew for organising this and for all the speakers that came to this wonderful event.

Ellen-Marie Genower - Student