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What is #DiverseEd?

Diverse Educators is a grassroots community and series of events which launched in January 2018. It was co-founded by Bennie Kara and Hannah Wilson, who also co-founded #WomenEd.

Why does #DiverseEd exist?

In the last 5 years we have seen a rise in grassroots movements: #WomenEd, #BAMEed, #LGBTed and #DisabilityEd are all flourishing communities. Each network has arisen out of the need to create support for educators with a protected characteristic.

How did #DiverseEd come about?

#DiverseEd is a space for intersectional conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion in education.

How does #DiverseEd work?

For the last 3 years, #DiverseEd has been an annual event each January.  In June, an event was planned for Liverpool, but due to lockdown the event happened virtually instead. 13, 5000 accessed the event via Twitter, Periscope and Youtube. Future events are being planned for targeted audiences including: the Independent Sector, Governors and Early Career Teachers.

What is a #DiverseEd event?

Run like an unconference, the Saturday grassroots event is a combination of keynote speeches, panel discussions and facilitated workshops.

Who goes to #DiverseEd events?

The content is by educators, for educators, but anyone can attend – other professions have joined us over the last few years including HR, law and health professionals. The audience ranges from trainee teachers to CEOs, includes governors, support staff and those considering teaching.

How would #DiverseEd like to shape the national agenda?

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

Who are the #DiverseEd partners? 

Please go to our partners page to find out who we are working with and why:

  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Lyfta
  • Teaglo

How do we contact #DiverseEd?


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