'The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me'.
In celebration of International Women’s Month, the Faculty of Education’s Newman Institute of Leadership is delighted to host this talk by Dr Dawn Casserly regarding her own personal journey to Headship in a very successful girls’ secondary school in Birmingham.
Dr Dawn Casserly is the Headteacher of St Paul’s Girls’ School in Birmingham, which is an outstanding Catholic, non-selective school for girls with high levels of pupil premium and ethnic diversity. It is one of the highest performing schools in England and Wales. Dawn is also a Visiting Fellow of Newman University.
Dawn attended St Paul’s as a pupil and returned to teach Religious Education (RE) in 1992 having completed her BA in Theology and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at the University of Leeds and Trinity and All Saints.
She has had a number of roles within school including Core Theology Coordinator, Head of RE, Head of Year 10, 11 and Sixth Form, Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral Care and Deputy Headteacher.
Dawn completed her Masters in Religious Education and Educational Management and then completed her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Birmingham in 2009.