We warmly invite you to join us on Thursday October 15th to hear from Shalina Patel, Head of Teaching and Learning and Teacher of History at Claremont High School Academy, about her work on creating a diverse curriculum.
Does your school curriculum reflect the diverse nature of your students, local area and the changing demographics within the UK?
With the increasing emphasis on the ‘intent’ of your curriculum, it is imperative that schools are reflecting on this and assessing whether it prepares students with a true understanding and appreciation of diversity, particularly given the increasingly divisive nature of the world.
Embedding diversity can seem like a daunting task, especially as it is something that needs to be handled with sensitivity as well as avoiding seeming tokenistic. Moreover, for diversity to be meaningful there needs to be buy in from your whole team. A true commitment to prioritising diversity will not only inspire students but is also likely to energise and engage staff at all levels. As citizens of an ever-changing world it is imperative that our students are armed with an appreciation and greater knowledge of diverse stories and contexts.
Shalina’s session will cover ways you can start decolonising your curriculum and will provide a bank of resources to support you and your team on this journey. The session will also cover examples of how best to utilise situations beyond the classroom that will allow diversity to be embedded, so that students have a truly intersectional experience.
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To register your interest, please complete the booking form below and we will send you further information once your place has been confirmed.