#WomenEd - The Reality of Being a Serving Woman Headteacher in the UK


What is the reality for women currently serving as Headteachers in the UK today?

Come and listen to a panel of women working as headteachers across the UK about what the job is really like. Our panel will feature women leading all sorts of institutions with different levels of experience.

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What's the reality?  Want to know what the day job entails?

  • How to manage a work-life balance?
  • Interested in navigating maternity leave as a Head?
  • How to challenge unconscious bias in the selection and interview process?
  • Are there additional challenges for women of Black, Asian and other ethnic heritage?
  • Does being LGBTQ+, disabled, "too young" or "too old" act as a barrier and how can that over overcome?
  • Where are the unforeseen pitfalls?
  • What are the every day moments of joy that make the job so wonderful??

Confirmed Headteacher Panelists:

Caroline Barlow @BarlowCaroline - Headteacher

Caroline Derbyshire @Morsecat - Executive Headteacher

Allana Gay @AllanaG13 - Headteacher

Sabrina Hobbs @SabrinaHobbs8 - Principal

Christalla Jamil @ChistallaJ - Executive Headteacher

Helena Marsh @HelenaMarsh81 - Principal

Mareme Mufwoko @MMufwoko - Headteacher

Binks Neate-Evans @BinksNeateEvans - Executive Headteacher

Claire Price @ClairePrice1- Principal

Nav Sanghara @NavSanghara - Executive Headteacher

Ruth Whymark @ruth_whymark - Headteacher


If you would like to ask a question of the panel, please email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location information

John Taylor Free School

Burton-on-Trent DE13 9SA
Branston Road

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