T203, Beacon Building, Staffordshire University
As part of Staffordshire University Women’s Academic Network this is a public talk by Deb Outhwaite
Deb Outhwaite has worked in education for the last twenty-five years: teaching A Level; training teachers; then spending a decade in HE teaching undergrad and postgrad. She is currently Director of the Derby Teaching Schools Alliance (DTSA); an EdD supervisor at the University of Liverpool; and the External Examiner for the MA Ed at the University of Worcester. She has sat on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Teaching Profession since 2015, and sits on the Fabian Education Group. She is both a Secondary Governor and Trustee, in an 11-18 comprehensive school, and a Trustee of two Primary MATs.
Deb currently sits on BELMAS Council and previously sat on the IPDA International Committee. She co-convenes a Research Interest Group (RIG) for BELMAS on Leadership Preparation and Development (LPD), where she works with cross-phase school leaders, teachers and lecturers on researching the ‘self-improving school-led system’, and how leaders are prepared for their roles. Deb is a Network Leader for @WomenEd and coaches for Women Leading in Education (WLiE), and is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT).
Deb was previously the MA Ed Programme Leader at the CTE, University of Warwick where she finished her EdD on Educational Leadership in 2016, and was awarded SFHEA the same year. A paper from her thesis was published in the Oxford Review of Education in 2017. She is currently under-taking her NPQEL. Deb is keen on mentoring and supporting women into senior roles in education: this session will provide an opportunity to discuss the ways in which organisations can steer women to succeed, and discuss how gender inequality can continue to be improved across educational sectors when in HE only one in five professors are female, and a new generation of executive leaders in schools are largely male.