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Diverse Educators
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Wow! That month went quickly! Thank you to everyone who has supported the launch of the new #DiverseEd website. We have had so many visitors to our new site that we are already looking to upgrade it to make it a bit quicker! Coming soon... we are creating a section on the website to signpost and share research and curriculum resources to support DEI activity in schools.

Our Developments

We have lots of exciting things in the pipeline. #DiverseEd are contributing to the national conferences for National Association of School Based Teacher Training (NASBTT) and Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) to help shape the conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion in initial teacher training. We are also collaborating with the National Governors Association (NGA), Governors for Schools, Inspiring Governance and the New Schools Network on a series of webinars for governing bodies and trust boards.

Our Collaborations

We launched with 50 organisations, and we have added 20 more this month. A warm welcome to the #DiverseEd community to our new collaborations. Please do let us know if you are working with organisations in this space who are missing so we can signpost their work too.

Our Blog

This month we have published blogs from Amanda Gummer, Anjum Peerbacos, Dr Anna Carlile, Anna Szpakowska, Audrey Pantelis, Fatma Khalid, Jared Cawley, Jitse Van Ameijde, Kathryn Kashyap, Orla McKeating, Rosemary Hoyle, Susie Fernandez-Gomez, Tasha Fletcher and Wayne Reid. Please do email us if you have a blog about diversity, equity and inclusion in education that you would like us to publish for you.

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Our Events

Next weekend it is our Autumn term event, which will be virtual. Please do join the live broadcast via Twitter, Periscope or Youtube: October 17th. You do not have to register but if you do you will receive an email with the links and follow up post the event. Check out our brilliant line up speakers.

Book for October 17th
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Our Training

The next Diversity and Equality webinar with Bowden Education will be exploring LGBTQI+ Join Nick Bentley from LGBTed on October 27th as he unpacks: How can we create schools where LGBTQI+ students feel safe?

The Diversity in Schools masterclasses for Teachers, Leaders and Governors, facilitated by Bennie and Hannah are being delivered next on October 29th.

The Leading and Embedding a  Diversity and Inclusion Strategy series with OTSA launches on November 17th. Book 1 place and bring a colleague to all 6 sessions with our 12 fantastic speakers.

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Our Partners

We are delighted to welcome a 4th partner - the Global Equality Collective (GEC). Check out their work here.

The GEC is proudly partnering with #DiverseEd - as we believe in working collaboratively with everyone in the spaces of Diversity and Inclusion. The GEC brings parents, teachers, leaders and organisations together - in one community, one collective. 

We are excited about standing shoulder to shoulder and arm-in-arm with DiverseEd, in sharing our collective intelligence and opportunities, and in also offering THE GEC APP. This is THE benchmark for Gender Equality and Inclusion, THE assessment audit for your settings, and all your eLearning in one place - made up by both the GEC Collective and DiverseEd community.

The GEC App for business is available NOW | The GEC App for education is currently being piloted in schools and colleges UK (and will be launched soon).

Nic & Cat, Founders of GEC

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Story Makers Company: Home of Creative Learning

Free CPD for KS2 Teachers and Literacy Coordinators – Igniting Roma Literacies – Learning together in School – 3rd November – 3.30-5.00pm
Join us for a free online event, to learn more about creative ways to support Gypsy Roma Traveller children to flourish in primary school.

Develop a further understanding of:

  • What strategies and resources can be used to create inclusive literacies
  • How we can draw from the experiences of diverse children in our schools to create more engaging literacies

The event will be split into three sessions

  • Nomadic Storytelling with Richard O’Neill (Author and Storyteller)
  • Barriers to learning: Process of teaching English as an additional language with Harriett Crossley (EAL Leader at Bowling Park Primary, Bradford)
  • Creative Learning: Bringing literacy to life through oracy and drama with Lisa Stephenson (Story Makers Company: Home of Creative Learning)

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of Roma culture and language to inform teaching
  • Develop further understanding of creative learning and storytelling techniques to improve literacies
  • Prepare children to meet the challenges of a mainstream curriculum

To register please use the following link: Igniting Roma Literacies Booking Form

Further information about Story Makers can be found here.

Chasing the Volcano Book

‘Chasing the Volcano’ is the latest book to be published from the Story Makers Press, the fictional book co-created with a group of mostly Roma, Syrian and Iraqi children in Bradford.

All Story Makers Press Books have an accompanying ‘Explorer’s Guide available to support schools in providing rich curriculum opportunities for children to critically reflect on the behaviour, actions and thoughts of others and themselves, by providing a structured approach to explore difficult issues through drama in a safe way.

For more information, please email us.

Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality

Let’s Talk about Race Masterclass
Let’s talk about Race is an introductory presentation about race and education in England. It examines policy, legislation, theory, research and actions which can be taken to transform organisational systems and practices to counter racism in educational institutions and beyond.

Join Professor Vini Lander on one of our open masterclasses

Dates: 17 November / 23 February / 04 May
Cost: £25 per delegate
Email us for more information.

CRED Seminar Series
Join us for our free CRED Seminar Series. A selection of the titles are below Wednesday 21st October – Educating Black Children: Is there a role for Teacher Education?
Wednesday 9th December – The Retention of Minority Ethnic Teachers in Schools in Areas of Disadvantage
Please see the following link for registration and full title details. CRED Seminar Series Booking Form

For all of the online school professional learning programmes from the research and practice centre’s please follow @CarnegieCreatED or join us on facebook and LinkedIN.

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Virtual school trips with Lyfta

It often seems hard to imagine what life was like before this global pandemic meant we had to adjust every element of education, work, communal and social activity. Although schools have been flexible, resilient and innovative in keeping as much normality in place as possible, reframing the ‘new normal’ has inevitably meant that some aspects of schools’ educational offering have been put on hold until the pandemic is a thing of the past - or until we find another way.

One important aspect of schools’ offering for young people in their care is the element of broadening horizons, and instilling a sense of cultural capital through the texts, music, art and experiences that are included in the curriculum, like school trips. We know that even in normal times, some children won’t get the opportunity to go far beyond their own postcode, and trips abroad are a luxury inaccessible to many. 

Using Lyfta can be a useful and powerful way to ensure that students have experience of the world as part of their entitlement to cultural capital - especially at a time when trips, museum visits and getting out and about are so limited. This can be important also as a way to teach an understanding of the protected characteristics, and show how equality and diversity are promoted within our schools.

Right now teachers using Lyfta can take their students backstage at the Royal National Opera in Finland, to watch a horse riding show in Russia, to visit an urban beekeeper’s garden in Berlin, to do a litter-pick on a beach in Cornwall or to explore a fascinating village in Ethiopia, all without leaving the classroom.

Read more about running a virtual school trip with Lyfta here.

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teaglo call for resource hub beta testers

Did you know you can now find and download 1000s classroom, CPD, and wellbeing resources on teaglo Resources, for free? To ensure we are providing the resources and content teachers need, we want your feedback. Can you help? If you are interested in beta testing our teacher resource hub, please sign up for a teaglo account here.

We are always looking for quality teacher resources to add to the hub. If you are a teacher or resource provider who would like to contribute free resources, please email us.
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Our Shout Outs

Interested in a fully-funded MEd?

LGBTed are thrilled to announce the first ever Senior Leadership Masters for LGBT+ teachers and allies, through the National College of Education. It's fully funded through the apprenticeship levy and starts in November. Express your interest here

Want to contribute to a series of books aimed at Early Career Teachers?

NASBTT are on the hunt for new authors for their new titles: Research in Practice, Inclusion and Diversity in the Classroom, Primary Foundation Subjects, The Digital Teacher, Metacognition and Cognitive Science for Teachers, Sustainable Practice and Global Citizenship. Contact Emma Hollis if you would be interested in contributing.

Did you know that the British Army has launched new resources for BHM?

Supported by consultancy from The Black Curriculum and BlackPoppyRose, these resources recognise Black British, African and Caribbean people’s contribution to the history of the British Army with curriculum links to History and PSHE. The Black History digital resources for key stages 3 and 4 include an assembly and lesson plan to help students understand the stories of Black British, African and Caribbean service people who have often been unfairly excluded from the history books and help students consider some of the reasons for and effects of these omissions. Find out more.

Did you miss the Pride in Education Conference?

The Pride in Education Conference is now on YouTube.

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