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Students on the Future Female Leaders programme at Halewood Academy

Academy inspiring future female leaders

by Gemma Melling

Pupils from Halewood Academy have been taking part in a new Future Female Leaders programme, designed to help raise the profile of women in leadership roles, and provide a platform for their female students to aspire to.

What is the Future Female Leaders programme?

 The programme has two strands, the first is to act as a mentor to other young females in the school and the second is to have access to a professional mentor. Through the programme, students have the opportunity to meet women from the business world, share experiences, and receive advice and guidance.

 The school have attracted a number of female mentors from a wide range of employment sectors, who have agreed to give an hour of their time to the programme every six weeks in order to support and encourage the participating pupils.

 In October, six students from the programme attended Knowsley Chamber’s networking event at Knowsley Hall to celebrate 15 years of Women in Business.

Instilling the core values of Halewood Academy

 Josie Gallagher, Vice Principal of Halewood Academy helped to create the programme, she said: “We felt that there were not enough opportunities for students to meet females in leadership roles who they can learn from and aspire to be like. 

 “The programme gives participants the opportunity to not only meet successful women in business but also understand the journey they’ve taken to get to them to where they are. The idea is it will also enable participants to explore the core Halewood Academy values in of collaboration, excellence, resilience, aspiration and respect.”