22 October 2019, 18:30 - 19:30
There is evidence to suggest that schools are particularly challenging environments for LGBT teachers. Despite legislative protection, recent literature about LGBT teachers continues to record concerns about discrimination in UK schools (Rudoe, 2014; Thompson-Lee, 2017; Rivers, 2018).
At a time when the average length of service for a headteacher in the UK is just three years, Courageous Leaders demonstrates that specific LGBT leadership programmes present an important vehicle for improving the diversity of teacher leaders, and facilitating school cultures which enable LGBT teachers to be their authentic selves and flourish within the profession.
Dr Catherine Lee is Deputy Dean for Education at ARU. She has written extensively on the theme of LGBT teachers in schools and her articles have attracted interest from academics and professionals.
Catherine has been a mentor on the Courageous Leaders programme for the past three years and is a passionate advocate of authentic leadership.
This event is part of Cambridge Festival of Ideas.