The Gender Assembly

Introducing The Gender Assembly

What?

The Gender Assembly is a one day conference bringing together a vibrant, energised and expert community of educators committed to addressing gender inequality in education.

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Why?

Because growing your tools to understand and challenge the ways in which gender inequality causes pervasive problems in schools is the most sustainable way of improving learning outcomes and life chances for pupils and transforming whole school cultures

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Who?

The Gender Assembly is primarily targeted at senior leaders and equalities professionals within secondary schools. Join us if you’re committed to driving meaningful and sustainable action to address inequality.

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Speakers

Additional speakers to be announced. Sign up to our mailing list to stay updated!

Dr. Victoria Showunmi

Lecturer in Education, UCL Institute of Education

Alex Ferguson

Masculinities Facilitator and Psychotherapist

Rachel Cohen

Executive Director of Campaigns and Strategy, Stonewall
Founder & CEO, Fearless Futures

Hanna Naima McCloskey

Founder & CEO, Fearless Futures
Chief Executive, Plan International UK

Tanya Barron

Chief Executive, Plan International UK

Professor Emma Renold

Professor of Childhood Studies, Cardiff University
Professor Becky Francis

Professor Becky Francis

Director of UCL Institute of Education

Rosamund McNeil

Assistant Secretary General, Social Justice and Equality , National Education Union (NEU)

Afua Hirsch

Author, Journalist & Broadcaster

Schedule

The Gender Assembly Schedule
08:30 - 09:00

Coffee & Registration

Introduction

A brief introduction to the venue, topics and housekeeping.

Welcome Address

Led By: Tanya Barron (Chief Executive, Plan International UK)
Chief Executive, Plan International UK
Tanya Barron

Interactive Panel: “Why should we be talking about gender equality in schools?”

Expert panellists discuss the scale of the problem, the biggest challenges, and the barriers to progress.

Moderator: Afua Hirsch (Author, Journalist & Broadcaster)

Panellists:
  • Dr Victoria Showunmi (Lecturer in Education, UCL Institute of Education)
  • Rosamund McNeil (Assistant Secretary General, Social Justice and Equality , National Education Union (NEU))
  • Rachel Cohen (Executive Director of Campaigns and Strategy, Stonewall)
Rosamund McNeil
Rachel Cohen
Dr. Victoria Showunmi
Afua Hirsch
10:50 - 11:00

Tea & Coffee Break

BREAKOUT 1: Masculinities

Providing participants with a lens to viewing the behaviours of young men in their schools - and to widen their understanding of how to engage with the ‘crisis of boys’ and the impact that constructions of masculinity have on boys themselves, girls and any young people who transgress traditional ‘binaries’.

Led By: Alex Fergusson (Masculinities Facilitator and Psychotherapist)

Alex Ferguson
12:15 - 13:00

Lunch

Keynote Speaker

Keynote: Professor Becky Francis (Director, UCL Institute of Education)

Q&A: moderated by Kerry Smith (Head Girls Rights & Youth Team, Plan International UK)
Professor Becky Francis
Professor Becky Francis

BREAKOUT 2: Sexual violence and sexual harassment

Understanding sexual violence and sexual harassment in schools and developing a practical toolkit for prevention and responses.

Led By: Professor Emma Renold (Professor of Childhood Studies, Cardiff University)

Professor Emma Renold

What Next?

A participant-led session that will enable all attendees to work together to develop tools and strategies to genuinely tackle the inequality in their schools or institutions. Supported by an equalities specialist, each group will leave feeling empowered to affect change in their school without delay.

Final Thoughts

Summary and Reflection: Hanna McCloskey (Founder & CEO Fearless Futures)
Founder & CEO, Fearless Futures
Hanna Naima McCloskey
16:15 - 18:00

Closing Reception: Drinks & Networking

Location

 

Pearson, 10th Floor
80 Strand, London, WC2R 0RL
+44(0)207 697 4228tamanda@genderassembly.org

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Delivery Partners

The Gender Assembly 2017 is brought to you by a consortium of charitable partners committed to ending gender inequality across society. Click on our logos to find out more!
  • The GREAT Initiative is a gender equality charity based in London.
  • Fearless Futures – For tomorrow's game-changing women
  • A global children's charity.

Sponsors & Supporters

With thanks to all our supporters including: