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The Beaconsfield School A specialist Arts College

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

 The Beaconsfield School ensures every student and member of staff is appreciated, recognised, and a valued member of the school community.

We will learn, listen to, and respect individual lived experiences, providing equitable and accessible opportunities for all. We will continue to create a culture of belonging and celebration, so everyone feels safe, confident, and seen, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, culture, heritage, or religion.

We are committed to enabling the success of every individual in our care.

Our Commitment

 The Beaconsfield School are against discrimination, prejudice and hatred of any kind. Our staff, students and community are committed to ensure we actively embody and embed a culture of anti-racism, LGBTQ+ allyship, disability, neurodiversity awareness and create an environment, which promotes respect, kindness, compassion and empathy. We will continue to embed values that respect diversity of thought and identity, equality and equity so that every student and member of staff feels safe, included. Above all, we want all our students to know their sense of belonging is intrinsic to their wellbeing, mental health and their success.  

Our Actions so Far

Whilst at school, we continue to educate students about equality, diversity and inclusion across the curriculum and through our extra curricular activities. 

 

 


 

The Global Equality Collective

  • We are proud members of The Global Equality Collective, the first diversity, equality, inclusion and justice app for education and workplaces.

    We will be working closely with the GEC and using their fantastic resources and training to support our teaching, culture and DEI ethos at TBS. For more information on the GEC, please see: www.thegec.org 

     


 

 


DEI ambassadors

  • We are launching a new student leadership initiative with our DEI ambassadors

Our DEI ambassadors are keen to ensure their fellow students feel  supported within the school community. Some of our ambassadors have recently completed their mentoring training with Mind.org and will be supporting students across the school to feel confident, safe and successful at school. Not only will our ambassadors be offering emotional peer support, they will also be facilitating and leading ‘let’s talk’ sessions about race, identity and disability with students in younger years.  

 

 

Resources


Diversity, equality and inclusion education is not limited to school and we have a commitment to our wider school community to work with us as we learn together. Here we will signpost useful resources and information that can be used by students and parents outside of school hours. We will also keep you updated on the work we are doing in school to support diversity, equality and inclusion in education and beyond.  Metro Article /Schools Week article

Zaraha Chowdhury writes about the importance of uncomfortable and necessary conversations we need to have with students  – and why school is the best place to start.  

Click the link to read more

One in five teachers uncomfortable discussing LGBT Topics with Kids


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

//www.youtube.com/embed/D9Ihs241zeg

 

The School formulates and publishes specific and measurable objectives, based on the evidence collected and progress towards the School’s Equality Action Plan. The objectives take into account national and local priorities and issues, as appropriate. Equality objectives are kept under review progress towards achieving them is reported annually to trustees.  

The School’s equality action plan is a three year strategy which will be reviewed and updated annually. The School’s equality objectives for 2023-2026 are: 

  • To reduce within-school variation between disadvantaged students and their peers by the end of key stage four; 
  • To provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ community and to eliminate discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation 
  • To equip students and staff to be able to challenge microaggressions to address all forms of discrimination within the school community 
  • To provide opportunities for greater awareness and appreciation of all cultures, languages and believes within our school and wider community