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Women Leading in Education: regional networks

Get involved in your school-led regional network to support the leadership development of women in education.


This page is for teachers, system leaders, schools and others to identify and contact their local Women Leading in Education regional network.

We have appointed 9 school-led regional networks to promote women in leadership by:

  • supporting women with their career progression
  • facilitating leadership development
  • providing opportunities to network and share effective practice

Increasing the number of women in leadership positions is a government priority. These regional networks are part of our commitment to support schools to increase diversity in leadership.

What’s involved

The role of the regional networks 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

Find your local network

If you are interested in getting involved, contact your local network lead:

East of England

Alban Teaching School Alliance

East pen portrait (PDF, 34.3KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

East Midlands

East Midlands Teaching School Alliance

East Midlands Network for Women Leading in Education

East Midlands pen portrait (PDF, 42.8KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]


Women Leading in Education London Network

London pen portrait (PDF, 44.4KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

North East

North East Schools Teaching Alliance

North East pen portrait (PDF, 42.3KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

North West

North Liverpool Teaching School Partnership

North West pen portrait (PDF, 35.2KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

South East

Women Leading in Education South East Network

South East pen portrait (PDF, 33.8KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

South West

Women Leading in Education South West Network

South West pen portrait (PDF, 43.2KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

West Midlands

Women Leading in Education West Midlands

West Midlands pen portrait (PDF, 116KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

Yorkshire and the Humber

Yorkshire Leadership Community

Yorkshire and the Humber pen portrait (PDF, 45.9KB, 2 pages)

[email protected]

If you’re a leader in education and you want to help more women to become leaders, pledge to coach. If you would like to become a coach, please read our information on Women Leading in Education: become a coach.

If you’d like to get leadership coaching, register your interest in being coached.

You can search the coaching directory for a coach in your area.


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Published 14 July 2016
Last updated 31 January 2019 + show all updates

  1. Added website for Women Leading in Education South East Network.
  2. Website addresses for regional networks added
  3. Women Leading in Education regional networks pen portraits added for each region.
  4. Information added about how to identify and contact a Women Leading in Education: Regional Network
  5. The application round has now closed
  6. First published.


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