EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)
|Autumn 1||Black history and Culture – linked to Black History Month|
|Autumn 2||Religious diversity|
Disability awareness and Pride
|Spring 2||Gender equality|
|Summer 1||Intersectionality, Race, and Culture|
|Summer 2||LGBTQ+ Pride|
At Blackfen School for Girls, our aim is to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion lie at the heart of all areas of the school. We understand that biases exist and we are working to ensure that these never impact negatively on the experiences of our students, staff, and the education of the whole child. We will ensure there is an equality of expectations, quality first teaching and good relationships between teachers and students built on mutual respect and a celebration of differences. We seek to enable all members of our school community to achieve their full potential in an environment characterised by respect, kindness, equality and opportunity.
We believe that our students’ ongoing success is sustained by our commitment to advance equity and be accountable for advancing inclusion in all its forms. We believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to maintaining excellence in all our endeavours and we strive to foster a sense of belonging for all members of our community.
To guide the work, we are doing, we have the following aims:
- To be an anti-racist school and a leader for diversity and inclusion
- To continue to improve our inclusion and celebration of all people and ensure that all stakeholders feel part of the Blackfen community
- Ensure staff are supported to have difficult and challenging conversations with students and each other
- Ensure that everyone who attends and who visits Blackfen School for Girls will become an ally.
Alongside this, the school has an Equality Policy, which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual group regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. School policies and practices are reviewed to ensure that discrimination does not take place. We seek to serve all so that everyone feels a sense of belonging. We will also have a termly Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion focus where students will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures and groups through their lessons, and community time tasks. Information about the termly focus will also be made available to parents/carers via our website.
For further information regarding EDI at Blackfen, please contact the school EDI Lead, Mrs. Dunsdon.