SOAR –The South East Regional Women Leading in Education Network

Over a three-year period from 2017 – 2019, Teaching Schools across the South East will be working together to develop a range of networking opportunities for women leading in education. The Teaching Schools will establish a regional network for all women working in any role in schools who are ambitious for their next career step. The name chosen for the project - SOAR - reflects its lofty aspirations. A Twiter account has been established @soar_se and a new website will follow shortly at

The project will provide networking opportunities, coaching, information and guidance on a face-to-face basis and online. 

This is an exciting opportunity for Teaching School Alliances to work on a regional basis to address some of the barriers that often inhibit women from fulfilling their leadership ambitions. 

Project Leadership
The project will be lead by three project leads drawn from three of the nine South East sub-regions - East Sussex, Milton Keynes and the Solent/Isle of Wight area.

To ensure that the project reaches leaders in all parts of the region, the Project Leads will enlist the support of a Project Champion in each of the remaining six sub-regions - Kent and Medway, West Sussex, Hampshire, the pan-Berkshires, Surrey and Oxfordshire.
Project Champions will ensure effective communication between the regional team and each local area. In the early stages of this project. 

Take the Coaching Pledge!
An early opportunity afforded by the project is to promote an existing opportunity for women leaders to provide and access coaching.
Any woman leader willing to offer to coach and aspiring leader can add their name and details to a directory via

Women interested in accesing coaching can register their interest and access the directory via

published Mar 9, 2017