Dr Jill Berry is the formerHead of Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford.  Since leaving headship in 2010, she has worked as an Associate for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, carried out a range of educational consultancy work and completed a part-time Doctorate in Education, researching the transition from deputy headship to headship.

Jill has been involved in #WomenEd, a network designed to support aspiring and serving women leaders in education, since its inception in 2015. She has conducted academic research on the development of the initiative with Dr Kay Fuller from Nottingham University; spoken at several #WomenEd events, and contributed a chapter to the #WomenEd book:‘10% Braver – Inspiring Women to Lead Education’.

In this episode Jill and I have a great discussion about how we can recognise our unconscious biases as leaders and adapt our working processes to address them and make a commitment to leading more diverse schools and organisations.  We also explore how supporting diversity can create better wellbeing.

Jill is an advocate for the opportunities presented by social media for networking and professional development, tweeting @jill berry102 and blogging jillberry102.blog

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