The School Show Podcast 8: For The Girls

In this week's episode of The School Show, we explore the subject of education for girls, with our host Jenny Mollon and guests Lisa Johnson of the American Academy for Girls, Navin Valrani of Arcadia Education and special guest Anoushka Kapur, Head Girl of GEMS Modern Academy.
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In last week's episode of The School Show, we looked at all things related to educating boys and, of course, we couldn't overlook our girls!  This week The School Show conversation turns to raising the next generation of women and all things gender equality.  

Our studio guests, Navin Valrani of Arcadia Education, and Lisa Johnson of the American Academy for Girls help us to debate a number of important issues relating to educating young women.  These include:

  • Why is the attainment gap between boys and girls narrowing?  What do the differences mean and do they matter?
  • How can schools create a culture of gender equality?
  • Do girls work better in co-ed or single sex schools, and why?
  • How do we support girls to find careers that offer equal pay and opportunity? What about careers in STEM?
  • How do we support wellbeing for girls?
  • What can schools and parents do to address the gender gap?


Navin Valrani in action with students at Arcadia School



Lisa Johnson, Principal, the American Academy for Girls

Our special guest this week is Anoushka Kapur, Head Girl of GEMS Modern Academy.  Anoushka uses her platform as Head Girl to promote gender equality throughout the school.  Tune in to find out what the younger generation feel needs to happen to create and nurture gender equality in our schools, and why Anoushka believe her male peers are critical allies in creating a world with true gender equality. 


Anoushka Kapur, Head Girl, GEMS Modern Academy

The School Show podcast will return in two weeks with more great guests.  Make sure to subscribe via Apple Podcasts or Soundcloud and never miss a show.  If you have ideas for topics you would like us to discuss on The School Show, or perhaps for some great guests, drop us a line at [email protected]  

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