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Diverse Educators
Be where you are celebrated, not tolerated.

Thank you to everyone who joined us - both the speakers and the audience for Bennie’s book launch on Saturday 14th November. If you missed it you can catch up.

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Please do continue to share your reviews of ‘A Little Guide to Diversity in Schools’.

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Our Developments

We have added two new sections to our website to develop collaborations across our community.

The Research - with thanks to the team at CFEY, we will be sharing key research papers about diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Research

The Curriculum - Bennie is bringing together a group of teachers and curriculum leaders who are passionate about diversifying the curriculum so that we can build and share subject specific resource banks.

The Curriculum

Our Collaborations

We are excited to have a new partner. The Alliance for Learning Teaching School Alliance is in the North West. They are aligned with our work as they have a Race and Diversity Hub and are a RSHE Lead. We are looking forward to co-hosting an Early Careers event with them in the spring.

Alliance for Learning

Our Blog

This month we have published blogs by: Alix Robertson, Angie Browne, Audrey Pantelis, Darren Crosman, Diane Greyson, Evelyn Forde, Fabia Turner, James Fornara, Jared Cawley, Jenetta Hurst, Dr Jill Berry, Laila El-Metoui, Ninna Makrinov, Penny Rabiger, Sajid Gulzar and Sarah Mullin.

We would love to publish a series of blogs reflecting on the progress we have made in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2020 and the hopes we have for 2021. Please do email us if you would like us to publish you.

Send Us Your Blog

Our Events

Our next event is planned for January 16th 2021. The event will be virtual and we are adding a new panel, amplifying the voices of the young people who we serve. Thank you to Phoenix Education for curating it for us. Check out our fantastic line-up and register to join us.

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Our Training

We have hosted 2 of the 6 #DiverseGovernance webcasts in the series to amplify the conversation about diversifying our governing bodies and trust boards. You can register for the next one or catch up on the one you missed.

Register or Watch

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 for each stakeholder group for May half-term.

Book Now for Teachers
Book Now for Leaders
Book Now for Governors

Our Partners

WE ARE LIVE! 

The GEC has had a busy month! We have now moved from pilot to launch stage for our GEC App for education (this includes bench-marking, our framework, Membership, Equality Marks and online CPD suite of 30 modules, exploring all 9 Equality Act characteristics). We celebrated our launch with #GECAppyDay on Saturday 5th December, receiving a staggering 2.2K views within 24 hours!

We are now working to roll our the GEC App at scale, with local authorities, like Enfield Council and numerous Trusts across the country - including early years to post16. You can too join as individual settings too- just follow this link and dive straight in for THE GEC APP, or get in touch with us.  We look forward to many of you signing up in the New Year. 

The Collective

The GEC Collective is our treasure trove of experts and thought-leaders when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion. As we work beyond education, with homes and businesses - we are able to signpost our members and online communities (of over 10K) to our ‘Collective’ members. It is FREE to join and it is a means of mutual signposting and to provide you with opportunities and network. We are thrilled that so many Diverse Educators have signed up, but if you have not yet, PLEASE do here

Wishing you a safe and merry break,

Nic & Cat 

Co-Founders | The GEC 

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award

Our LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education Award supports school leaders in developing a whole school approach to LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education. Working through the developmental framework schools will translate their schools’ mission, vision and values into policies, processes and practice which supports a commitment to having a rich whole school culture where all members of the school community will thrive.

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Bringing PSHE to Life Through Human Stories

The relationships and health aspects of PSHE are compulsory in all schools from September 2020. It feels timely with concerns about mental health and physical health on the rise. At Lyfta we believe that this focus can make a real difference for the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people well into their adulthood and later life.

We have created a series of blog posts to look at ways the content on the Lyfta platform can be used to bring PSHE to life for students. The content suggestions are linked to the PSHE and RSHE curriculum around relationships and wellbeing and will provide inspiration for teachers to deliver engaging lessons which also meet the statutory requirements. 

The series explores the following:

  • Characteristics of positive relationships

  • How to treat each other with kindness, consideration and respect

  • Discussing and understanding families sensitively 

  • Helping pupils to believe they can achieve, and persevere with tasks

  • Positive emotional and mental wellbeing

  • Respecting others, even when we are very different.

If you are a teacher looking for powerful tools and resources for teaching PSHE please explore the blogs and if you would like free access to the resources, we still have some spaces available on the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme which includes access to Lyfta for a term.

Please feel free to share with colleagues who might be interested.

Read the blogs

Our Shout Outs

Schools OUT UK, the LGBT+ Education Charity launches a landmark competition, giving young people a unique opportunity to design the LGBT+ History Month Badge for 2022.

The competition is in two stages:

  1. Email us for the short ‘expression of interest’ form’ and return it to us by 18th December 2020, telling us who you are and a little about what you are doing to support LGBT+ inclusion and celebration in your organisation.

  2. We will then send you the competition rules, with the final date for design entries being 13th March 2021.

The contact email for both stages of the competition and any queries is promotions@schools-out.org.uk, where our Promotions Officer (Andrew) will be happy to help.

The winning entry will be made into the official 2022 LGBT+ History Month badge, which will be worn by thousands of people throughout February and beyond! The winner will also have their badge presented to them at the official Launch of LGBT+ History Month 2022 in October/November 2021, where they can meet the committee. Schools OUT UK, the charity that created History Month, is one of the oldest LGBT+ advocacy charities in the UK.

Dual Frequency’s Interactive Diversity Calendar 2021

This December, Dual Frequency is thrilled to share with you a brand new interactive diversity calendar that can be used in schools, education settings and other organisations to ensure you never miss a significant date in the EDI calendar.

Why is the diversity calendar important?

Because diversity matters, every single day! The more we immerse ourselves in diverse groups,  the more we will be able to celebrate positive representation of these groups, and the richer our communities become.

How can you implement the diversity calendar within your organisation?

The diversity calendar includes a mixture of equality, diversity and inclusion related events along with key dates. This is not intended as an exhaustive list. At a glance you can see the key dates that are listed each month, click the date to be signposted to a resource and more information, plus suggestions of how you can celebrate the date.

How does the colour code in the diversity calendar 2021 work?

The calendar is colour coded to the strands of the Equality Act 2010. It is important to value everybody’s contribution to society all year round: far too many communities are so regularly overlooked in the Gregorian calendar. By focusing on the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act, our hope is these communities will no longer be overlooked but celebrated in contrast. 

If you require the calendar in a different format, such as large text or on an (accessible) yellow background, then let us know and we will do our best to meet your requirements. 

How do I get my calendar?

Download yours right now.

If you are in a position to make a donation for your calendar,  then we appreciate this. It helps to keep a grassroots organisation like Dual Frequency running and makes a huge difference to our community fund which ensures we can pay our contributors for their time and efforts.

Calling all art teachers with a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion!

CulturalEd and Heart of Glass - a collaborative arts agency - are looking for 10 teachers who would like to work with us over the next few months to create a new piece of work. We want to give teachers an alternative platform to talk about the future of schools. 

Find out more information

Now Teach are recruiting!

Now Teach attracts and recruits experienced professionals into teaching. We support Now Teachers through their initial teacher training and further into their careers to enhance the value they bring to the classroom, schools, the education system, and the wider world. We are an ambitious organisation that is working towards a day when it is commonplace to have career changers with valuable alternative career experience become and remain as teachers.

If you’re passionate about education and want to help us diversify the teaching workforce, take a look at our remote, flexible roles advising and assessing career changers. You can view the roles online here and contact lindsey.graver@nowteach.org.uk to apply or for further information.

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