Intentionally “Missing”; head appointment matters | governingmatters

Its said that as 74% of teachers are female, the fact that there are 65% female heads means there are female heads “missing” in England. My problem with saying women heads are “missing” is that it assumes they all did want to be heads. Some may not want to leave the classroom. Some may want to continue doing the thing they became teachers to do ie teach a class full of children. So, they may not be actually “missing”. We aren’t looking for them in the right place, the classroom!

I totally agree that those who want to be heads should be able to do so and should be supported. GBs should be…

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