‘Let’s fix the leaky pipeline linking girls to science jobs’

‘Let’s fix the leaky pipeline linking girls to science jobs’

27 February 2017

Independent girls’ schools plan to share their physics specialists with state schools that are struggling with staff shortages, in a bid to fix the “leaky pipeline” of female scientists.

Speaking to TES in her first interview as GSA President, Charlotte Avery, headmistress of St Mary’s School Cambridge said tackling the issue if social mobility was a top priority of hers – and she believes that offering up enthusiastic, inspiring and high quality physics specialists to state schools most in need could help.

“We want to support women into science. We feel we can add some value.”

“Partnerships between independent and state schools have been going on for year. We don’t need a hard or soft federation and we don’t need a multi-academy trust to be doing this. We have been doing this because it’s the right and proper thing to be doing.”

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