Thought Leadership

My voice matters: the importance of teaching girls and young women the art of disagreeing well 

The GDST recognises the importance of mental wellbeing and pastoral care in schools. Learn about some of the initiatives that took place during Children’s Mental Health Week 2024.

How to Empower Girls — Cheryl Giovannoni on the The Ben Morton Leadership Podcast

Cheryl Giovannoni joins Ben Morton’s podcast to discuss her role as GDST’s Chief Executive and the importance of empowering girls in education and leadership.

TEDx Nottingham Girls’ GDST

Nottingham Girls’ High School GDST look at what humanity can bring to the greater good at their first TEDx event.

(Left to right) Genelle Aldred, India Gary Martin, Jo Sharrock, Kaisha-Wade Speid and Laura Coryton

Hope will always thrive when women and girls empower each other

The GDST’s Chief Executive reflects on the achievements of remarkable women across the globe this year and why we should not give up hope for a better future.

We need to talk about STEM: putting rocket boosters under girls’ ambitions

The progress that has been made in girls’ education cannot be taken for granted writes the GDST’s Chief Executive.

Maths for our futures

The GDST’s Trust Consultant Teacher in Mathematics, Rebecca Brown, imagines a future where our attitude to maths is re-evaluated, to create a more equal world.  

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day at GDST – advice from leading women in the space industry

Today marks International Women in Engineering Day, honouring the best female minds in engineering and the wider STEM community. At…

Will there be a Mexican standoff over grades in August?

What will happen when exam boards challenge a centre’s TAGs, and the centre does not give ground, asks Kevin Stannard

“I want everybody to love maths”

If men continue to outnumber women mathematicians, scientists and engineers, society will suffer from a lack of diverse thinking. The GDST has a game plan.

A family of schools

23 independent schools and two academies in England and Wales