Women’s Education December 2019
Wednesday 18th December 2019
The last Women’s Education trip of the year (and decade) took place on Wednesday 18th December 2019 at the Metropolitan Police Headquarters in New Scotland Yard. Y11 students have been working with the Headway project. The Project spans two academic years (in the run-up to the students’ GCSE examinations) and focuses on personal and business skills, revision tips, techniques and strategies, raising awareness around different career opportunities, as well as offering the young women mentoring sessions with current employees from The Metropolitan Police, Cummings and K&L Gates Law Firm.
There is an over-riding focus on personal development and the focus for this session was Speaking Out and Being Heard, including interview tips, public speaking skills, non-verbal communication and positive mental attitude.
The students had a recap of their Clarity 4D personality profiles (Clarity 4D uses a simple and accessible four colour model to understand an individual’s unique preferences). Measuring these preferences based on responses, the girls completed a short online evaluation, which then created a 20-page personality profile identifying strengths and areas for development.
An example Clarity 4D profile
The girls also heard from Commander Sue Williams who spoke of gender inequality, wanting representation in the Police force, the new Police apprenticeship and empowering girls to be the best they can be and achieve to the best of their ability.
The group were then taken for a visit to the top floor balcony, where they were able to look at the stunning view of London.