Dec 15, 2019 • 31M

He For She. Chris Hildrew - Headteacher, Churchill Academy & Sixth Form

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Vivienne Porritt is one of the founders of the social equity group #WomenEd. Vivienne set us a challenge. She asked us to take a message to every man in education.

Chris Hildrew is a contributor to the WomenEd book “10% Braver”, and Headteacher at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form.

In this week’s We Are In Beta Podcast, he shares his journey to becoming a HeForShe ally, from his early years in school to a speech he heard given by Emma Watson at the United Nations.

We learn how Chris has adopted some tips from Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In” and how he uses them in his school to promote gender equality.

Help us meet Vivienne’s challenge by sharing this episode with the people you know in education, especially the men.

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In next week’s newsletter Chris shares:

  1. His favourite piece of research

  2. The book that’s had the biggest impact on his career

  3. A discount code for the ‘10% Braver’ book he features in

  4. An internal Churchill Academy document that gives guidance about how to chair meetings to ensure every voice is heard equally

  5. The service he couldn’t do without as a head

  6. His blog and his book

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