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Thank you to everyone who joined us - both the speakers and the audience for our Virtual #DiverseEd event on Oct 17th. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to you all and engaging with your questions and comments. If you missed it you can catch up via Youtube


Our book contract has been signed, so watch out for more information on Diverse Educators: The Manifesto and how you can contribute.

Talking of books, Bennie’s Little Guide to Diversity in Schools is being published this month, join us, and some curriculum thought leaders, for her book launch on November 14th.

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Flyer for Bennie Kara's book launch

Bennie and I enjoyed meeting lots of you at the Diversity in Schools Masterclasses for teachers, leaders and governors during half-term too - thanks for joining us!

Our Developments

Our collaborative #DiverseGovernance series is now live. Find out more about our partners and book tickets.

Our Partners
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Our Collaborations

We are delighted to be showcasing and signposting 90 organisations via our website now. A warm welcome to the #DiverseEd community to our new collaborations which include:

EduKit, Empathy Labs, Educating for Equality, Leaders Plus and The Black Curriculum. 

Please do let us know if you are working with organisations in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in education space who are missing so we can add them too.

Our Blog

This month we have published blogs from:

Aini Butt, Amardeep Panesar, Baar Hersi, Chris Richards, Karl Pupe, Kate Smith, Nicky Bright, Sadie Hollins, Susan Davis, Teona Studemire, Viv Grant and Yamina Bibi.

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

Our next event is planned for January 16th 2021. We hope it will be face to face and held back at the Pioneer Education Trust in Slough, watch this space! Check out our fantastic line-up.

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Lots of images of people speaking at the next event

Our Training

Join the free Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strand hosted by Whole Education meeting on alternate Monday afternoons for webinars from externals and forums to discuss how we are developing our provision in schools. Our next forum is on November 16th.

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The Leading and Embedding a  Diversity and Inclusion Strategy series with OTSA launches on November 17th. There are only a couple of slots left - book 1 place and bring a colleague to all 6 sessions with our 12 fantastic speakers.

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Line up for OTSA training

The next Diversity and Equality webinar with Bowden Education will be exploring Disability awareness. Join Ruth Golding from DisabilityEd on November 24th as she unpacks: How can we challenge ableism in schools?


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We are working in collaboration with OTSA on a 3-part series of webinars for NQTs and RQTs - join Baar Hersi and Aaron Bradbury-Coffey on 3rd December

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The Diversity in Schools masterclasses for Teachers, Leaders and Governors, facilitated by Bennie and Hannah are being delivered next on February 18th.

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Programme, facilitated by Angie Browne and Hannah Wilson, only has a few places left for cohort 2 which will start on January 20th 2021. 

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Our Partners

The GEC App for Education | Gender Equality and Inclusion






We are delighted to announce that the GEC Gender Equality and Inclusion Mark is NOW available to all early years providers, schools and colleges. We launched it on the 5th November 2020 after a pilot with schools and colleges from across the UK.

This is THE educational framework for gender equality and inclusion, bringing in all 9 characteristics of the Equality Act (2010). Best of all, it’s all online (and it won’t break the bank at £150 per setting). 

We call this the #GECApp.

OUR MISSION To combine your data with our groundbreaking framework and online CPD training, making you the expert.

Now, you can break new ground in Gender Equality & Inclusion in your setting - without consultants and expensive training days. It is all here for you to inspire and educate all of your community - from leadership to your site teams, from parents and staff volunteers to your students. You will also explore the educational pathways of your students from when they start school to post16, educating you on every aspect of gender equality and the 9 characteristics of the Equality Act (2010).

Sponsored by our business side, the GEC App for education is "An accessible, elegant and intuitive tool for any school leader looking to embed meaningful change within their context.The staff survey was simple to send out and provided us with a wealth of information for us to base our equality action plan on." Laura Evans, GEC Champion, Woodbridge High School.

So, the question is WHY wouldn't you do the GEC App? Find out and sign up here.

GEC App on different devices
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Let’s Talk about Race Masterclass – 17th November 2020 

Professor Vini Lander will be delivering an open ‘Let’s talk about Race’ Masterclass for school colleagues on the 17th November 2020 from 10am – 12pm. The masterclass has been receiving overwhelming feedback and has been accessed by over 200 school colleagues. 

Cost per delegate £25

Email: for more information


Anti-Racist School Award

The Anti-Racist School Award launched in October. The award is underpinned by a development framework which supports schools to undertake a self-assessment audit of their school and work towards a series of statements which focus on the following areas:

  • Governance, Leadership and Management 

  • School Environment

  • Professional Learning and Development 

  • Hidden Curriculum

  • Pedagogy and Curriculum

  • Parents / Carers and Community Partnerships

Cost: £395+VAT

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Developing a Whole School Approach to LGBTQ+ Inclusion

This workshop will support school leaders in deepening their understanding of developing a whole school approach to LGBTQ+ Inclusion. Using research and evidence based approaches school leaders will learn strategies and develop an action plan that can be applied back in their educational settings.

This workshop includes:

  • Understanding how to develop a context specific whole school approach to LGBTQ+ inclusion

  • Understand the psychology of LGBTQ+ inclusion and why it is important for schools.

  • Understanding the core competencies for LGBTQ+ inclusion.

  • Demystifying LGBTQ+ Inclusion 

  • Developing an action plan for your school.

Cost: £110 per delegate 



*Competition Time*
For the opportunity to work towards one of our School Awards (CollectivED, Mental Health, Supervision in Education, LGBTQ+Inclusion or Anti-Racist School Award) please e: to join our mailing list.

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Diversity and inclusion: free lesson plan and resources from Lyfta

At Lyfta we want to help those who value human diversity, who see the value in helping foster empathy and compassion in order to better understand difference and interconnectedness at a local and global level. 

For teachers looking for a simple and powerful way to start a discussion about diversity and inclusion in the classroom, we are delighted to offer this free lesson plan, which includes access to one of Lyfta’s powerful short documentary films.

In this lesson, children have the opportunity to meet Habiba: mother of seven children and charity worker helping to prevent isolation and radicalisation amongst the diverse Finnish communities. Children will learn about how our culture and nationality gives us a sense of who we are, and about the importance of feeling that you belong in your local community. They will experience Habiba's courage and determination to see herself, her family and the wider world as people, not labels. 

Habiba’s story is just one of many inspiring human stories available on the Lyfta platform. The student experience through the platform is enriched by making the places, people and spaces available through 360 degree immersive, interactive storyworlds. In the Habiba storyworld for example, children can sit with the family in a virtual reality space and click on a variety of interactive rich media content to explore further.

At Lyfta, the notion of humanising diversity has always been central to our mission. We want to give teachers a portal to transport their students to a world beyond their immediate environment so that they can engage with the lived experience of their fellow citizens to build a more compassionate world.

Download the diversity and inclusion lesson plan and resources here.

Smiling woman and some downloadable resources

Our Shout Outs

The Association  for Citizenship are running: Beyond Black History Month- Teaching Race and Equality in Citizenship CPD.

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Mosaic Youth have organised an event for Inter Faith Week. It aims to bring forward voices of inclusion. The panel speakers are all people representing different faith perspectives including  a gay Imam and a gay Rabbi.

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