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International Day of the Girl - Wednesday 11th October 2017 - mark it with the ASGS Pledge

The ASGS is a strategic partner for the USA based National Coalition of Girls' School (NCGS). 

To coincide with UN International Day of the Girl on Wednesday,the NCGS have produced and distributed the attached pledge promoting a commitment to provide all girls with quality education. At our ASGS Leadership Conference  on Friday, we adopted the pledge and our newly appointed Joint Presidents have signed it on our behalf.

We thought other colleagues may wish to sign individually, introduce to your students, maybe distribute to your communities through your websites. 

 https://www.change.org/p/create-a-world-of-possibilities-speak-up-for-girls-education

Please also see the members' resources area for NCGS newsletters which are packed with excellent materials gathered internationally on issues pertinent to girls' education and girls' schools. 

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Colleagues are encouraged to look at the following website which focuses on the some important issues for us

Leadership Webinar - The Future for Girls Schools

 

Women with degrees earn three times as much as those without:  Article in The Guardian - 24th September 2015

We must act to stop sexism that starts in the classroom:  Article in The Independent - 24th September 2015

Engineering Education Scheme Awards 'Future Industry Leaders' Six students from Chelmsford County High School for Girls became the first National Champions of the Engineering Education Scheme Awards at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London on Thursday 17th September.  Over 250 schools; boys, girls and mixed, took part in the competition. 

EDT specialises in linking companies with local schools on science and engineering projects and spotted the Chelmsford team when they were working as part of the Engineering Education Scheme with BAE Systems PLC. The objective of the Chelmsford team’s project was to design a form of wearable technology. After research and consideration, the team chose to design a life jacket that would monitor vital signs of the wearer, such as body temperature, heart rate and GPS location, whilst simultaneously transmitting these data to a variety of potential rescue means – via nearby sea vessels, aircraft or onshore avenues.

Visit by the First Lady, Michelle Obama to Mulberry School for Girls.  Click here to download articles.

Calls for Tim Hunt to be reinstated:  The head of a second girls' school group has criticised the treatment of Nobel laureate Sir Tim Hunt, saying pupils are resilient and will not be harmed by his "sexist" comments. Helen Fraser, CEO of the Girls' Day School Trust, said the biochemist, 72, should be reinstated to the unpaid honorary role at University College London that he lost after giving a speech about the "trouble with girls" in science. It comes after Charlotte Vere, executive director of the Girls' Schools Association, said aspiring scientists would not give Sir Tim's comments a "second thought". The two groups represent the leading private girls' schools in the UK.  Evening Standard, 24th June 2015

Hail, Julia Caesar, The Sunday Times, 14th June 2015

Fussing parents rear generation of no-copers, The Sunday Times, 7th June 2015

Girls thrive in single sex schools because they do not have to impress boys, says Head - article in The Telegraph, 27 April 2015

Everybody has A*s - employers want character, TES, 27th March 2015

Eton Head says single-sex schools ‘preserve innocence’ for longer

 

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