Inclusion Love Languages
Diverse Educators Blog
by Hannah Wilson
1d ago
Written by Caroline Anukem Caroline Anukem is Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Lead at Beaconsfield High School in the UK. She is a driving force, a change-maker, and a relentless advocate for equity. Forget Acts of Service: The Love Languages Revolutionising Inclusion Tired of the same old diversity and inclusion (EDI) initiatives that fall flat? It is time to do away with the generic and delve into a framework that speaks to the heart of belonging: Inclusion Love Languages. Imagine this: You walk into a conference feeling a pit in your stomach. The name tags are impersonal, the panels ..read more
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Committing to a queerer future in the university
Diverse Educators Blog
by Hannah Wilson
3d ago
Written by Alex Baird they/them Before moving to the Higher Educator sector seven years ago, I worked in various schools for over twelve years, latterly as Director of Sport. At the University of Bedfordshire I am a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Physical Education, an EDI Lead, and the Vice Chair of the LGBTQ+ Alliance staff network. I have just finished an EdD at UCL and the research I write about here constituted my EdD thesis. In the process of moving from teaching in schools to lecturing in Higher Education (HE) and then embarking on a doctorate, I have been encouraged to read, refle ..read more
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Inclusion Beyond Tolerance.
Diverse Educators Blog
by Hannah Wilson
1w ago
Written by Claire Stancliffe Claire Stancliffe is an education consultant specialising in gender equity, diversity & inclusion and positive masculinities. She’s on a mission to break down gender stereotypes in schools. Pride month is well underway, and it’s got me thinking about the thorny issue of tolerance. It’s a word we hear often associated with diversity in general, but very commonly with the LGBTQIA+ community. Tolerance is the idea that we do not need to understand someone to be able to get along with them. That we can all rub along together, to live and let live. Sounds har ..read more
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Understanding Staff Wellbeing in Academies: A Mid-Year Review
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by Hannah Wilson
1w ago
Written by Iona Jackson Iona leads on turning Edurio’s national datasets into useful and impactful insights for trust and school leaders. Iona has worked on national reports focused on topics such as equality, diversity and inclusion, staff retention and pupil experience and wellbeing. She works closely with education leaders and industry experts to understand what the current position means for the sector, and where to go from here. In the education sector, the wellbeing of staff is a critical issue that impacts not only the individuals involved but also the quality of education provid ..read more
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What Could Sustainable Teacher Recruitment Campaigns Look Like?
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by Hannah Wilson
2w ago
Written by Emma Sheppard Emma founded The MTPT Project, the UK's charity for parent teachers, in 2016 when on maternity leave with her first child. She has 12 years experience as an English teacher, Lead Practitioner and ITT Lead, and now runs The MTPT Project full time. When I trained to teach in 2010, I was drawn into the profession by the motivation to Make a Difference.  I wanted to be a Changemaker; to have Social Impact; to Do Good.  And I was willing to work all hours and make sacrifices to – essentially – satisfy my guilty white saviour complex. Maybe that’s a little c ..read more
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Pride Month 2024 – Responding to homophobic language: guidance for schools using Oracy and No Outsiders
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by Hannah Wilson
2w ago
Written by Andrew Moffat Andrew Moffat has been teaching for 25 years and is currently PD Lead at Excelsior MAT. He is the author of “No Outsiders in our school: Teaching the Equality Act in Primary Schools” and “No Outsiders: everyone different, everyone welcome”. In 2017 Andrew was awarded a MBE for services to equality and diversity in education and in 2019 he was listed as a top ten finalist in the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Ensuring equality for all cannot be achieved if any group of people feel they are unseen, unwelcome or feel targeted because of the person they are ..read more
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Supporting the Emotional Needs of Young People in Schools
Diverse Educators Blog
by Hannah Wilson
3w ago
Written by Bianca Chappell Bianca Chappell is a Mental Health Strategic Lead, Cognitive Behavioural Coach and Mental Health First Aider. As an educationalist with over 15 years of experience in secondary education, spanning roles such as Head of Year and Head of Alternative Education in both the UK and New York, and as a certified master NLP and Cognitive Behavioural Coach, I am passionate about providing opportunities for young people to thrive and excel in education by meeting their pastoral and emotional needs.  The Importance of Emotional Support in Schools  The ongoing ch ..read more
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Safe spaces: a process of co-creation
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by Hannah Wilson
1M ago
Written by Sherine El-Menshawy Sherine is a Primary Education Teaching Professional and DEI Lead. She is also a DEI Associate Consultant for Being Luminary, delivering training for school leaders, and is a school governor with a focus on DEI, RSE and PSHE. Her passion and interest in DEI and all things related to identity, culture and power stem from her mixed-heritage background which has shaped her diverse personal and professional journey. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies and lived in Cairo for 11 years working in the field of International Development for UN organisations and region ..read more
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LGBTQ+ teachers don’t receive the training and support they need
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by Hannah Wilson
1M ago
Written by Dr Adam Brett Adam has completed a doctorate exploring the experiences of LGBT+ secondary teachers. A presentation of his findings can be found here. He also co-hosts a podcast called Pride and Progress, @PrideProgress, which amplifies the voices of LGBT+ educators, activists and allies. Originally posted on The Conversation in May 2020: https://theconversation.com/lgbtq-teachers-dont-receive-the-training-and-support-they-need-228162 Republished with permission of the author. LGBTQ+ teachers report feeling stressed and even discriminated against in the workplace due to t ..read more
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Help Unlock Your Students Potential & Revolutionise Your Teaching Approach with The Young People Index®.
Diverse Educators Blog
by Hannah Wilson
1M ago
Written by Cecilia Harvey A quadrilingual Social Anthropologist whose passion for the richness of diversity and the psychology of the human race, Cecilia focuses her Equity, Diversity & Inclusion work on connecting people through difference. As a subject matter expert, Cecilia has driven and coordinated strategic initiatives centred around identity, gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and disability, working with multiple stakeholders. Accomplished in designing training programmes such as unconscious bias awareness, microaggressions and inclusive language, Cecilia’s deep understanding of culture ..read more
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