Over the past 18 months, in the face of significant challenges, educators across the UK expressed their passion for diversity and inclusion – and a wish to broaden in-class conversations on race and inequality.
Released this year, our Diversity and inclusion in schools report revealed a profession ready for change; eager to build an education system that includes all pupils.
Read the report
Encompassing the views of more than 2,000 UK teachers and leaders, the report found that:
- Teachers were reflecting on the diversity of their curriculum, with two-thirds (66%) stating they were prompted to think about the diversity of what they teach due to the Black Lives Matter movement
- Four in five (80%) believed more could be done in UK education to celebrate diverse cultures, people and experiences.
Our Autumn series of events on Diversity and Inclusion is part of our work to make this celebration possible – and continue these key conversations in a free and accessible way. The aim? To help establish a classroom culture where teachers and leaders are as confident as they are passionate, establishing school environments that feel inclusive for every learner.
Autumn series of events
On 11 November, Alison Kriel – former Headteacher and specialist speaker on anti-racism – will talk about boosting knowledge, understanding and confidence in a unique FREE online event: ‘Broadening the Curriculum’ in the classroom this year.
This one-off talk will equip teachers and educators with the means to:
- Use the correct language in the classroom
- Handle topics, conversations, and content sensitively and with more confidence
- Pose questions on the topics that matter most to them
- Learn more about tools that schools can use to help broaden the curriculum in the classroom.
By modelling best practice to their learners, and encouraging supportive dialogues, we can better ensure that no learner feels left behind, whatever their ethnicity or background.
We can also extend the great work that is already being done in schools across the country from re-writing history curricula to include more Black and LGBT history to the uptake of focused initiatives we are part of such as Lit in Colour; whether engaging in Pearson’s partnerships with The Black Curriculum on our history qualifications and materials or decolonising the drama curriculum with the Theatre Royal and London Theatre Consortium.
Black and LGBT history
Lit in Colour
The Black Curriculum
Decolonising the drama curriculum
Join us as we continue to support, and learn from, schools and settings –on the journey towards building class environments that are ‘open’ and inclusive for all.