Hi friends! Hard to believe it’s September already but here we are! Since we launched our first campaign project back in April, we’ve been blown away by the response and work of our volunteers. Thanks to the time and effort put in by all those who contributed, we have successfully crowdresearched the whole texts taught in KS3 English at 1,398 schools across England.
Whilst the data collected so far doesn’t exactly paint a positive picture, it does highlight the necessity of our campaign. The crowdresearch will be running until 30th September – so there’s still time to get involved! – and at that point we’ll be analysing our findings and getting ready to publish a full report. It’s then our intention to work with schools, teachers and authors to create a range of tools and resources that will support the shift towards a more gender balanced English curriculum. As we continue this stream of work, our campaign will also begin broadening to examine other areas of curriculum and school culture.
In the first instance, we are looking to establish a history sub-group within our campaign team, who will drive this next phase of our work. We’re looking for history teachers and academics, as well as anyone with a general interest in this area, to help us out! Whether you want to commit to being part of the core team, attending strategy meetings and helping to plan and develop this next phase or your just want to offer 15 minutes of your time when you can, please get in touch to express your interest and we’ll find the opportunities that fit around your other commitments. However much or little time you can give is so appreciated and goes a long way to helping us end sexism in schools.
Thank you for being part of our campaign journey so far.