Gender Action – Sheffield networking event with guest speakers and free lunch

June 12, 2024

Join us at our networking event and commit to taking a whole school approach to gender inequity.   Book you free place at EventBrite.

Professor Gina Rippon and Mick Waters will give keynote inputs, with Sue Finnigan and Thom Winterbotham from Learn Sheffield providing a more local perspective.

Socially constructed, rigidly gendered roles negatively impact on many young people’s aspirations and limit the choices they make. The need for Gender Action was driven by over 15 years of research, from large-scale randomised, controlled trials to teacher-led classroom pilots, that show the need for a whole-school approach and a focus on addressing societal biases. Lasting change requires the full buy-in of the school management team and a ‘whole school’ approach. Piecemeal interventions, such as those at subject level, simply do not work.

Gender Action empowers teachers to create positive change, using a whole-school approach, so that pupils feel safe and thrive in school.

Gender Action is a school award programme funded by Mission 44. This free programme offers:

● Access to a wide range of expert resources on tackling sexism

● Tailored support with action planning from our specialist trainers

● Online and In-person CPD training and networking opportunities

● Tiered progression so you can monitor your school’s progress at four levels: Supporter – Initiator – Champion – Beacon

Gender Action Sheffield event poster

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