Teachers from UK state and independent girls’ schools will lead discussion sessions and share their expertise with 800 educators from 20 countries in six continents at the Global Forum on Girls’ Education in Washington DC in June.
Headteachers from Girls’ Schools Association schools will deliver 11 separate seminars for people from countries as diverse as the US, Colombia and the Philippines, all of whom share a commitment to the best education for girls.
The Global Forum will include sessions on health and wellbeing, innovation, closing gender gaps, leveraging local and global partnerships, and leadership. The keynote speaker on leadership will be Lt-Col Lucy Giles, the first woman in a command leadership role at Sandhurst, and a mentor for aspiring women leaders in both state and independent schools in a partnership between the Girls’ Schools Association, the Association of State Girls’ Schools and Bright Field Consulting.
The Global Forum is a unique partnership of international educators. Led by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools in the US, the 16 partner organisations include the Girls’ Schools Association, the Association of State Girls’ Schools and the Girls’ Day School Trust from the UK.
GSA President, Gwen Byrom, said, “The Global Forum on Girls’ Education is a tremendous opportunity for educators of girls across the world to get together, share ideas and develop projects and relationships that reach across cultural and geographic boundaries. We’re really pleased to be one of the strategic partners in this alongside our state school colleagues from the Association of State Girls’ Schools.”