Updated: Jul 12, 2021
Diverse Educators is a grassroots community that creates a space for intersectional conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion in education. Training opportunities include webinars, coaching, leadership programmes and conferences (both face to face and virtual).
The Co-Founders, Hannah Wilson and Bennie Kara, are educational leaders who are passionate about a meaningful commitment to doing the inner work: to be better informed, more confident and more empathetic to the lived experience of diverse people; in order to do the outer work: to create a culture of belonging for all and to deliver an inclusive curriculum where diverse experiences are represented.
Our vision is that everyone is celebrated in every classroom in every school.
Our mission is to be a collaborative community that celebrates successes and amplifies stories of diverse educators.
Our work is underpinned by our values: Promoting Acceptance; Increasing Visibility; Encouraging Celebration; Creating Belonging; Enabling Learning.
Our annual event is held in the South each January, but in June we launched a virtual event which went viral. Speakers explored what diversity means for children, for teachers, for leaders, for governors and for the curriculum.
You can catch up here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvhxPXOaPVc&t=41s
We work in collaboration with a number of partners including: Leeds Beckett University, the home of the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality and the Centre for LGBT+ Inclusion in Education; Lyfta and teaglo. The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webinar series for Early Career Teachers is a partnership between Diverse Educators and Bowden Education.
Together we would like to see:
· More diverse teachers being recruited into teaching, and being retained
· More diverse leaders progressing to middle leadership, senior leadership and headship
· More diverse governance at school and trust level
· More diversity in the curriculum to reflect the communities we serve
Join us this academic year for the monthly webinars to explore the protected characteristics and how they shape your identity as an educator; how they frame the curriculum you teach and how they create a sense of belonging for the children in your school. Moreover, how to be an inclusive ally for others to ensure that all stories are shared, all experiences are explored, and all voices are heard.
Our Autumn Term speakers include Bennie Kara who will be looking at race and representation, Nick Bentley from #LGBTEd who will be looking at sexual orientation and Ruth Golding from #DisabilityEd who will be looking at ableism.
Each webinar will be hosted by Hannah Wilson, and speakers will walk you through practical ideas and solutions that you will be able to apply in your classroom. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the guest speaker at the end of each session.
We would love you to share your journey as an inclusive teacher with us by publishing your blogs and by welcoming you to our events, as participants but also as future speakers.
Our next event is being held on October 17th. It is free and it is virtual. You can register here:
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Twitter: @DiverseEd2020 #DiverseEd