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Diverse Educators
Be where you are celebrated, not tolerated.

Our Updates

Diversity Masterclasses - thank you to everyone who joined Bennie and Hannah in half-term. We are planning a part 2 session for teachers, leaders and governors in June, help us shape the sessions.

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#DiverseGovernance - our 6-part webcast series has come to a close, thank you to all of our speakers who generously gifted their time and energy to share their expertise and experience with our audience. You can catch up with all 6 sessions.

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World Book Day - we celebrated the diverse authors from our network to amplify how they are disrupting the dominant narratives in education. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

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#FastForwardDiversityInclusion - Hannah and Isa have returned for 2 special episodes of the webcast to celebrate International Women’s Day. Check out their conversation with Leslee Udwin, the Director of East is East and CEO of Think Equal.

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Our News

Award nomination - we are delighted to have been nominated for a #FredieChampions award in the National Centre for Diversity  #FREDIE2021 series for the Most Innovative Initiative! Thank you to whoever nominated us. Please do like and retweet the announcement to help amplify this.

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Our Developments

The SDGs - we have mapped our work against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Sustainable Development Goals

The Book - thank you to our chapter editors and contributors who have all spent time getting to know each other this month. It is exciting to see the chapter mapping evolve to unpack the single issues concerning each protected characteristic and to build an intersectional narrative.

Diverse Educators: The Manifesto

The Diversity Roundtable - the collective has co-written and counter-signed a letter to the SoS to share our concerns about the lack of commitment to the DEI agenda from the DfE. Find out more here and let us know if you would like to join us for the next one in April.

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Our Resources

365 Books on Diversity - every day this year, Bennie will be tweeting out her recommendations of Books to Change the World. They will be collated in Padlets for future reference. The collections for January and February are now available.

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Our Collaborations

Bowden Education - join Lindsay and Lucy from Flexible Teacher Talent and Emma from MTPT on Tuesday 30th March. We will be looking at parenting and promotion to plan ahead.

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Whole Education - our next DEI webinar on Monday 22nd March will explore LGBTQIA+ policies and practices in schools with Hannah Jepson. Join this free webinar.

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Our Blog

This month we have published blogs by: Cas Germain, Dr Christine Challen, Gurjeevan Malhi, Hannah Wilson, Jami Edwards-Clarke, Manisha Tailor, Nicole Edwards, Professor Rachel Lofthouse, Rahul Karavadra, Wayne Reid.

Please do email us if you would like us to publish you.

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Our Events

#DiverseEd - our next event is in April and we have another brilliant line up for you! You can register to join us.

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Calendar - All of our events are listed here.

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Our Training

DEI Leaders Network - we have launched a half-termly opportunity to come together to peer support and to share best practice.

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DEI Leaders Conference - we will be hosting our inaugural conference in the summer. You can book here.

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DEI Leaders Programme - our next cohorts launch in April and July. If you missed the Q&A with Angie and Hannah you can find out more about the sessions.

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DEI Leaders Recruitment Pack - you can also access the recruitment pack for appointing and remunerating a DEI leader in your school or for proposing that a role is created here.

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Our Partners

The Global Equality Collective (GEC)  loves March! With #InternationalWomen’sDay at the start (and our trending #GECTopics!) and more schools, MATS and LAs coming on board with our GEC APP, the ‘World’s first app for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion’ every day, things are great at GEC HQ. 

To help support your ‘disadvantaged’ students, we have just launched TWO new eLearning modules to the GEC App eLearning Hub. These are available to all GEC Members who have already signed up - and are a great reason to make sure to sign up this month! Including materials to help your teams break down socio-economic barriers and our innovative CPD will ensure inclusivity is at the forefront during these times of recovery.  To find out more, visit our Education Members Area.

New DiverseDays Competition
If you have not checked out our joint ‘DiverseDays’ competition with Collective members, Dual Frequency, do! Please share with your early years to post-16 settings and your parent and family networks. Launches IWD and closes May 28th. Additional prizes include Amazon vouchers and merchandise from the Global Equality Collective

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Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award

Join us on the 15th March 10am – 11am or 6.30pm – 7.30pm to find out more about how schools are embedding a culture of LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education with our lead coach Hannah Jepson. 

E: LGBTQnetwork@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information 

 

Leadership Development Programme for RHSE Lead in Schools

Our Leadership Development Programme for RSHE Lead in Schools launches in September 2021. 

For more information about the programme please email created@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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Developing curriculum resources with Mary Myatt
We're excited to be working with Mary Myatt the well-known education adviser, writer and speaker and the NAHT to offer a free webinar on 16th March to support schools in developing their curriculum resources. Find out more and sign up here.

Free training and access to Lyfta
We have been delighted at the level of interest in our global learning webinars over the last few weeks and are pleased to offer some additional times and dates for teachers to join our training. If you would like to learn how to weave global learning into your curriculum and get free access to the full Lyfta platform for 3 months, please sign up here.

Our Shout Outs

Pride in Education - 11/ 12/ 13 June 2021. We are delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the Virtual Pride in Education Conference.  Following  the first global conference on 27th June 2020  and the second on 3rd October.  We are organising a three day event to respond to the demand for range and variety of content. The event will kick off on Friday 11th June with keynotes and a fun quiz.  Saturday all day  and Sunday morning will offer a variety of panel discussions and workshops. You are cordially invited to submit a proposal. Deadline for submission Tuesday 6th April 5pm GMT.

Governors for Schools - Governors for Schools prides itself on finding and placing governors of all backgrounds on school governing boards in England and Wales. A diverse governing board is a stronger board, reflecting school communities and the wider country. In 2020, over 30% of Governors for Schools’ volunteers were from BAME backgrounds. Over 65% were under 45, not to mention having diverse skills, life experiences, and perspectives. The charity has created a quality mark for schools using the service to demonstrate their commitment to finding skilled and diverse governors through an independent organisation. It’s an assurance to school communities that the board values diverse governance and is doing all it can to make governance as robust as possible. If you have a current governor vacancy please register this with the charity here.

New Book: More than Words: Promoting Race Equality and Tackling Racism in Schools - Kate Hollinshead and Sarah Soyei (co-founders of EqualiTeach) have been commissioned by Jessica Kingsley Publishers to write a book on Promoting Race Equality and Tackling Racism in Schools, which will be published in summer 2022. The book will be based on Kate and Sarah’s combined 26-year experience of working in the field of equality in education, as well as relevant case studies and lived experiences of other educational professionals. For that reason, we are reaching out to ask if you would be able to spend 5-10 minutes filling in a questionnaire to share your experiences of racism in schools, any initiatives and approaches that you have found to be successful in promoting race equality and any barriers and obstacles that you have come up against during your time in education. Everyone who completes the questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw to win £30 of book vouchers. The questionnaire can be found here. Please contact Kate Hollinshead for more information.

Judaism, The Holocaust and Antisemitism: A Personal View - for the past 9 years, Frederick Naftel has visited  over 160 schools within the UK, delivering presentations on The Holocaust and Antisemitism from a personal viewpoint. He  tels his own family story, being the son and grandson of refugees from Nazi Germany. His Great-Grandma survived the camps while his Great Aunt and Uncle perished in Auschwitz. He was the victim of prejudice both at school and in his professional career as a teacher, with over 25 years' experience. You can find him on LinkedIn.

EAL Survey – get involved with a Lambeth Research Project to look into the effect of COVID/lockdown on EAL pupils nationally.
Teaching Survey (Classroom teachers, EAL Leads and EAL staff).
School Leadership Survey (Heads, Assistants, Deputies, Heads of Faculties).

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