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Diverse Educators
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Our Updates

Thanks for joining us for our recent events!

A massive thank you to everyone who spoke at, supported and watched our latest  virtual event on January 16th. One of the highlights was session 5, our first youth panel, curated by our collaborative partner Phoenix Education. If you missed it you can catch up here:


If you missed our latest #DiverseGovernance webcast you can catch up here:


Ahead of the World Summit Education, check out this article in Forbes by Dr Ben Laker:


Our Developments

We are excited to be able to confirm who our 10 Chapter Editors for the book are:

  • Age: Katie Waldegrave
  • Disability: Ruth Golding
  • Gender Reassignment: Harry Scantlebury
  • Marriage & Civil Partnership: Jackie Hill
  • Pregnancy & Maternity: Vicky & Alex Fox
  • Race: Sufian Sadiq
  • Religion & Belief: David Hermitt
  • Sex: Edith Johnson
  • Sexual Orientation: Chris Waugh
  • Intersectionality: Gayathiri Kamalakanthan
Diverse Educators: The Manifesto

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with a number of strategic partners through our quarterly roundtables. 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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Diversity Roundtables

We are also meeting every half-term with a number of providers leading ITTE nationally including NASBTT and the Chartered College. If you would like to join these conversations find out more here:

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Our Collaborations

Our Early Career Teachers Diversity Conference in partnership with Alliance for Learning is on Friday 5th March:

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Our next DEI webinar with Bowden is on Tuesday 23rd February and we will be looking at how to support transgender children in schools:

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Thank you to Amy Ferguson and Karl Pupe for a brilliant DEI webinar for the OTSA NQTs this term. Join us in June for our summer term event with Emmanuel Awoyelu and Yamina Bibi:

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Our Blog

This month we have published blogs by: Adrian McLean, Artemi Sakellariadis, Dwain Brandy, Jac Bastian, Kate Hollinshead, Lena Carter, Nasreen D’Agostino, Sarah Soyei, Steve Morley.

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

Send Us Your Blog

If you missed the CollectivEd event on inclusive allyship that we spoke at,  you can catch up via Professor Rachel Lofthouse’s blog sharing her reflections here:


Check out this blog by Hannah for Whole Education signposting resources for LGBTQ+ History Month:


Our Events

Our next #DiverseGovernance webcasts are after half-term and will focus on why to become a governor, one event is for non-teachers and another is for teachers. You can register to join us and find previous recordings here:

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Our next #DiverseEd virtual event is in April and we have another brilliant line up for you!

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Speaker line up for April Diverse Educators event

All of our events this term are on our #DiverseEd calendar here, find out what else is happening here:

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Our Training

The Diversity in Schools masterclasses for Teachers, Leaders and Governors, facilitated by Bennie and Hannah are being delivered again next on February 18th. These sessions will be repeated from the October ones, we will then plan part 2 for each stakeholder group for May half-term.

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Book Now for Leaders
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Our next cohorts of the DEI Leaders programme launch in April and July. Join us for a Q&A event on February 19th to find out more:

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Our Partners

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Alliance for Learning
We are delighted to be working in partnership with All-in Education to deliver two training sessions.

Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Programme:  
The session aims to raise awareness and building knowledge of D&I, race and biases and implementing changes in real-time. This two-pronged approach ensures maximum impact and value for money. 

The Programme will equip the Senior Leadership Teams with a solid understanding of what diversity and inclusion mean, the barriers faced by under-represented groups, different types of bias and how they manifest themselves in behaviours and in systems, such as culture, recruitment and talent management. The programme also explores how staff can manage inclusion in their school, through developing inclusive behaviours and by implementing changes to systems, processes and policies.

The aim of the second half of the programme is to identify key areas in the school that have the biggest impact on achieving greater diversity and a more inclusive workplace. Through a deep-dive into these areas the facilitator will help the Senior Leadership Team to identify biases that can be eradicated and recommend changes for more inclusive systems, processes and policies.

For more information and to book please visit our website.

Race, Diversity & Inclusion Teacher Training & Planning Session:
This one day Race, Diversity & Inclusion Teacher Training and Planning Session is available to key staff involved in the design of the school curriculum.

The session will:

  • Build knowledge around diversity and inclusion and building the case for why teaching a diverse curriculum benefits all students

  • Develop inclusive teaching styles

  • Move the school to taking a new approach to curriculum development and a new approach to inclusive teaching

  • Begin the work to develop a diverse and inclusive curriculum

For more information and to book please visit our website.

GEC Collective
We wanted to thank everyone who has signed up to our free directory and networking group of subject matter experts from business, education and family organisations - or as we call it the Global Equality Collective! If you have not yet, do it now and you will receive one of our NEW Global Equality ‘I’m In’ badges! 

GEC Mark and Membership
In the space of one month, we are thrilled to have almost 100 schools already signed up to the GEC App, including our first large Trust and a local authority! After getting our investment in March 2021, validation by 3 universities and only actually finishing the development of this online solution, we CANNOT believe how well it is going down! 

The GEC App provides you with all the research, data, results and actions that you need - fully personalised for your setting - written by teachers and EDI experts for you!  

We are happy to arrange walkthroughs and chats in advance - or you can just jump into the GEC App here. The choice is yours! .As well as getting all things GEC - including our new elearning modules on Socio-Economic Status and support for working with disadvantaged students - coming this soon - you will also get our NEW GEC Marks for 2021 and can join our NEW LinkedIn Community for GEC Members for leaders and change makers.

GEC in Action
The GEC is all about action! With new videos interviewing the GEC Collective (like ‘Difficult Conversations’ help from Susie) and workshops for schools (like this GEC Race Hackathon for 12 schools in London - that Nic and Mal did recently) we are working together to help CHANGE THE WORLD. If you would like to work with us in this capacity, we are ready! 

If you have a look at our website, you will see that we have been very productive over lockdown 3 and created a range of new materials for our homes, schools and businesses. Here are a few highlights:

GEC Manifesto

NEW GEC printable packs for home learning

MORE GEC Blogs by you lot 

Please feel free to use and share these all with your networks - and if you credit us, you will make us do our happy dance! 

Our GEC Community now boasts over 15K in 3 years - and our Global Equality Collective is growing daily. So please join us, tag us in and let’s work together - as one collective.


Nic Ponsford

Co-Founder of the Global Equality Collective (GEC)

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Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education

15th March 10am-11am or 6.30pm-7.30pm

Join our lead coach Hannah Jepson to find out more about how to develop a whole school approach to LGBTQ+ Inclusion with our LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award. 

Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality (CRED)

Let’s talk about Race Live Webinar

23rd February 2021 10am – 12pm

Over 2,000 have accessed our ‘Let’s talk about Race’ webinar delivered by Professor Vini Lander. Come and join Vini on the 23rd February for a part subsidised place on this 2 hour live webinar with Q&A. Feedback from previous sessions includes: 

The “Let’s Talk About Race” session should be booked by every school if we are really going to make this world a fairer place.  The thing I appreciated most about the two hours was Vini’s clear academic content, woven in with real life examples of racism and its impact on people. The knowledge empowers people to understand the need for anti-racism work and the real life examples encourage dialogue - a sharing of experiences and opinions. The perfect springboard for creating a more equitable organisation. Zoe Mawson, Headteacher, Beckfoot Heaton Primary School


Anti-Racist School Award

18th March 2021 10am-11am or 6.30pm – 7.30pm 

Join our Anti-Racist School Award coaches Penny Rabiger to find out more about how to develop a culture of anti-racism in your school using the Anti-Racist School Developmental Framework. 

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The Lyfta team is growing! We are looking for some brilliant new colleagues, passionate about making the world a better place. We have two exciting vacancies for a Workshop and Webinar Trainer and for a Marketing Manager. If you are aligned with Lyfta’s mission and values and are interested in finding out more, visit our jobs page.

We’re delighted to be partnering with NAHT and Mary Myatt on an exciting Educational Advancement & Development webinar on 16th March. This event will offer support to schools in developing their curriculum resources. You can find out more and sign up here.

We were delighted to be part of the Diverse Curriculum panel at the latest #DiverseEd event where our Engagement Manager Rahul Karavadra shared his thoughts about the use of human stories in bringing a diverse curriculum to life. You can read a blog outlining Rahul’s session here.

In order to accommodate more teachers interested in joining our global learning webinar, we are delighted to announce new time slots and additional dates throughout February and March for Lyfta training. Course participants receive free access to Lyfta’s learning platform and resources for 12 weeks of term time. You can find out more and sign up here.

Our Shout Outs

From Laila El-Metoui:  
Free to be me - an evening looking at the important migration moments in the UK through an interactive quiz and panel discussions. Find out more.

Outing the past 18 locations around the UK looking at Historical LGBT+ contributions. Find out more.

Interactive quiz looking at the History of LGBT+ Rights in the UK. Find out more.

From Just Like Us:
A paid opportunity for educators who specialise in EYFS, KS1 or KS2 to become freelance Resource Developers for School Diversity Week 2021.  A perfect opportunity for anyone who is looking for more experience in planning inclusive content, looking to work in partnership with a charity, or anyone who is doing this kind of work in their school anyway (and wouldn't mind being paid a bit more)!

To celebrate LGBT+ History Month teachers can access these free resources.

From EdConnect:
EdConnect is a fairly new network connecting early career teachers, with the belief that ECTs should be able to thrive not just survive, and that together we are stronger. We ran our first live event in January which was a huge success. We are committed to ensuring that diversity and inclusion are key themes celebrated within the early career of the teaching profession. We are always looking to connect with more people to ensure we can support as many ECTs as possible. If you are an early career teacher and would like to sign up as a member of our network then please do so by signing up here.

If you are not an early career teacher but would like to support our network then get in touch; either via email or via social media on Instagram or on Twitter

From the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL):
This latest research follows on from the ISBL’s Workforce Survey undertaken in 2019, which identified that only 3% of SBPs surveyed self-declared as being from a BAME background. The research, ‘Exploring Ethnicity: School Business Leadership in England’, was commissioned by ISBL and undertaken by Dr Fiona Creaby during 2020. The full research findings and report are available to download here.

From David Lowbridge-Ellis:
David has been sharing his Queer Knowledge Organiser on twitter for LGBTQ+ History Month. Find out more.

From Dr Anna Carlile:
Professor Vini Lander and I are putting together a set of 'Black men into teaching' events. We'll be using the events to both share information to prospective applicants (from age 16 up to postgrad) and also to collect initial research data. Find out more.

From NGA:
Are you a governor or trustee from a Black, Asian or minority ethnicity and/or aged under 40? The National Governance Association and Inspiring Governance are conducting research on the experience of governors and trustees from underrepresented groups and would like to invite you to be involved. Participants will be asked to share their experience of being recruited on to a board, and their board’s practice and dynamics in relation to equalities, diversity and inclusion. The research aims to better understand the experiences of current volunteers to identify how governing boards can achieve wider diversity in their composition and develop more inclusive practices, and how the sector can best enable those from underrepresented groups to govern. Participants would need to take part in one online focus group with other governors and trustees, lasting a maximum of two hours. Register your interest in taking part here.

The Fair Education Alliance Innovation Award is launching on the 18th Feb 2021! 
The Innovation Award is a one-year incubator and £15k salary contribution for new ideas that challenge the status quo to make education fair. To find out more, sign up for the Introduction to the Innovation Award workshop on the 18th March, meet the team, hear from previous Award winners and find out key information about the Award and the selection process. Sign up here.

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