Be Her Lead
Be Her Lead is a non-profit social enterprise that empowers women in teaching to build resilience and raise the aspirations of girls in their schools. We do this by training female teachers to lead bespoke workshops targeted at teenage girls.
We work with state-funded schools serving disadvantaged communities. In 2020 we will run programmes in the spring and summer terms impacting 450 female students and 135 female teachers in 30 schools.
We train up to 5 teachers per school to deliver workshops for a group of up to 20 girls they have selected in key stage 3, 4 or 5. The purpose of the workshops is to build resilience and raise aspirations. We provide teachers with adaptable resources covering a range of issues, from strategies to support mental health, to mapping out career goals.
Workshops can either be extra-curricular or incorporated into a PSHE timetable. The workshops are complemented by a kick-off day bringing together students and teachers from different schools, and school visits from inspiring female role models from a range of industries.
Be Her Lead is a springboard programme; we support schools to continue running workshops after programme completion.