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BSA Certificate in Professional Practice – Inclusion Lead Training

May 13 @ 10:00 - 16:30

Study Days for the Summer Module are:

  • May 13th 2024
  • May 23rd 2024
  • June 11th 2024

Timings: 1000 – 1615

TO BEGIN YOUR QUALIFICATION IN MAY 2024 CLICK HERE

Why should you attend?

This bespoke, comprehensive two-day certificate course has been put together to support Inclusion Leads or staff with specific responsibility for equity, diversity and inclusion in boarding schools.

Participants will receive high-quality training and support from a range of experts to further develop the skills and confidence needed to establish, embed and sustain equity, diversity and inclusion work in their school. Throughout the two days there will be opportunities to meet, collaborate and discuss with other participants and to learn from case studies and good practice from other schools.

Content:

The course will bring together leaders from a wide range of backgrounds who will share knowledge and experiences to both support you with this important work and to challenge your thinking to enable professional growth.

Over the two days we will explore the ‘why’ of this work including areas such as identity, belonging, use of language, empowerment and intersectionality. Legal and inspection requirements will be unpacked, and auditing and action planning discussed. The importance and power of courageous and compassionate leadership in creating sustained change will be fully explored and through interactive sessions which will include an exploration of coaching as a tool, you will develop practical techniques to help support the important conversations needed for your work in this area.


COURSE OVERVIEW

Irfan Latif, BSA Group Inclusion Representative, Principal, DLD College London

Irfan is currently the Principal of DLD College London, part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools which was recently named ‘Boarding of the School of the Year 2020’. He was educated at Emanuel School and graduated with honours in Chemistry from King’s College, London. His first headship took him to Somerset where he was Headmaster of Sexey’s School (BSA) in Bruton. Prior to this he was Deputy Head at Bedford School (HMC), Director of Science at St Benedict’s School in Ealing (HMC), Senior Housemaster at Whitgift School (HMC) and Assistant Housemaster and Teacher of Chemistry at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys (HMC). He has been the Chairman of the State Boarding Schools’ Forum, the Vice Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association and is currently it’s London Chair. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the BSA as the Inclusion and Diversity representative for the sector and is the co-founder of the ISC’s Inclusion and Diversity Group.  He regularly lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is also a Justice of the Peace. As well as being a school Governor, he is also the trustee of various charities and used to sit on the Board of Education at the Diocese of Bath & Wells. He is a keen cook, traveller and adventurer and recently led expeditions to Everest Base Camp, Venezuela and the Red Sea. Irfan enjoys family time with his wife Jocelyn, also a science teacher, their two young daughters and their Jack Russell, Rodney.


The Why, What, and How of Leading Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity in your school

Some key foundational considerations under the why, what and how of your role which will help to position you as an effective and impactful Inclusion lead.  This session will cover various themes such as:

  • the importance of now
  • establishing definitions
  • the biggest misconceptions
  • connecting the dots of your strategy, from audit to action plan

Speaker:  Temi Akindele Barker, Founder, Inclusion Labs

Temi began her career as a consultant in Legal Executive Search, both in the UK and internationally, eventually becoming Co-Head of the Senior Team covering US and UK law firms, and US financial institutions. A key part of her role involved supporting local and multinational clients to achieve their strategic  goals.  Prior to Inclusion Labs, she worked in Strategy and Research with a focus  on start-ups.  Temi is a mum of two daughters and committed to helping schools  ask the right questions and focus on the important things when it comes to  diversity, equity and inclusion.  Inclusion Labs offers a custom programme for schools, grounded in research and best practice, but most importantly on the lived experience of students and families, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

 


Understanding Equality and the Law

This session will cover the various elements of equality included within English legislation and the obligations they place on organisations. It will also consider whether the protections are adequate and whether they allow Schools to genuinely demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

Speaker:  Gemma Woodhouse, Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Gemma is an employment partner at Penningtons Manches Cooper. She advises organisations on all elements of employment law including discrimination and equal opportunities. She also works with a number of independent schools and is joint Head of the Penningtons Manches Cooper Schools Sector.

 

 

 


Leadership Challenges and Opportunities

How can you lead as effectively as possible, building capacity and confidence so that others move forward and achieve all they can? This session will explore the challenges that leadership presents, alongside the opportunities it can offer, and how you can make the most of them.


Case studies, Discussion and Next Steps 

This session will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand from school leaders about EDI work in their schools. The case studies will cover a range of different areas from the importance of pupil voice to recruitment. Participants will then have the chance to meet and discuss EDI work in their schools with other Inclusion Lead colleagues (in small zoom break out groups). To end the day, we will briefly consider next steps and things to be researching or thinking about before the second day of this course.

Speaker:  Shamiela Davids, Director of Innovation and Head of Senior Girls Boarding, Hockerill Anglo-European College

Shamiela has worked at Hockerill since 2003 and before that held senior roles including Deputy Head of Senior School, Head of International Dimension as well as having been Head of English at the English College in Prague and the Ahliyyah School for Girls in Amman Jordan. Shamiela is very excited to have recently been nominated for the Chartered College of Teaching Fellowship. In her own time, Shamiela consults on Inclusion and her area of specialism is narratology – using stories as a cohesive tool across organisations.

 

 

Speaker:  Aiyaz Ahmed, Biology Teacher and Diversity Champion, Eastbourne College

Aiyaz has been teaching at Eastbourne College for five years and started up a pupil lead diversity forum named BE YOU four years ago, which he currently leads. Over the years this has become more popular and an integral part of the college. It has shaped the culture of the college community and has also empowered young people to be part of the changes that promote inclusivity and diversity. Aiyaz is passionately dedicated to his role and works collaboratively with the PSHE lead, HR, HoDs and SMT to drive the changes that they feel will make the college more diverse and inclusive. Prior to this, Aiyaz taught science at inner London secondary schools for ten years.

 


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Safeguarding and Inspection

This session will look at safeguarding with an equity, diversity and inclusion lens and will consider key inspection requirements.

Speaker:  Dale Wilkins, Senior Director, BSA and BSA Group

Dale joined the BSA during Summer 2017 with responsibility for safeguarding and standards. In July 2019 he also assumed responsibility for the BSA’s training programme, including both day seminars and accredited training courses. Dale leads on all safeguarding and inspection matters for the BSA, including managing the Commitment to Care Charter and has also developed a process of BSA Accreditation for our international members.

For 31 years Dale was a boarding practitioner. After boarding positions at Norwich School and Tettenhall College, Dale became a Housemaster at Old Swinford Hospital in 1992, and was promoted to Deputy Head in 2007, and subsequently also DSL. He has also been a multi-agency trainer for the Dudley Safeguarding Children’s Board and has been closely involved in inspection in state and independent boarding since 2002. Dale had previously been a BSA course tutor since 1998 and developed the BSA Self-Assessment Toolkit, which was updated in 2022.

 


Supportive Conversations

This session will explore the need for a Coaching Mindset when having supportive and robust conversations about sensitive and important topics. We will explore what coaching is and is not, as well as learn skills you can immediately use with students and staff.

Speaker:  McKenzie Cerri, Co-founder of Graydin

McKenzie has over 15 years of experience in coaching and teacher-training within education. She is one of the co-founders of Graydin, an organisation working to revolutionise the ways we support, empower and connect within the school environment. Together with more than 150 schools and universities worldwide, Graydin has been at the forefront of the coaching movement in education since 2011. Prior to Graydin, she was a youth coach and worked closely with the Maudsley Hospital eating disorder unit to develop content for suffers and carers. Born in California, now based in London, UK, she took her first personal development course at age nine.

 

 


Identity, Belonging and Connectedness

This session will explore the notions of identity, belonging and connectedness. Coco will share her own stories of identity and belonging as well as her experiences of working with young people in schools. How do our different and often intersecting identities shape our capacity to belong and connect and how can schools provide an environment where connectedness thrives?

Speaker:  Coco Stevenson, Director of Inclusion at St Paul’s Girls’ School and Educational Consultant

Coco is Director of Inclusion at St Paul’s Girls’ School. She has been a senior leader in a number of schools for many years, including South Hampstead High School and most recently Deputy Head Pastoral at City of London School. Coco now practises as an Educational Consultant and speaks, advises and consults widely on both Safeguarding and on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the educational sector. She is a school governor and a passionate advocate for inclusive education.

 

 

 


Case Studies, Discussion and Closing Remarks

This session will be similar to the one at the end of day 1 in that it will provide an opportunity to hear first-hand from school leaders about EDI work in their schools. The case studies will cover a range of different areas to complement those discussed on day 1. Participants will then have the chance to meet and discuss EDI work in their schools with other Inclusion Lead colleagues (in small zoom break out groups). The day will close with an opportunity to reflect on the how, the why and the what of the Inclusion lead role and moving forward in an effective and impactful way.

Speaker:  Sian Evans, Housemistress, Relationship and Sex Education Lead and Teacher of Art, Wycliffe College

Sian is Housemistress at Wycliffe College, where she’s also Relationship and Sex Education Lead and Teacher of Art.  She holds an MA in Art and is currently undertaking an MA in Education, researching peer-on-peer abuse. She’s passionate about changing the culture of gender binaries and societal norms within the school environment.

 

 

Speaker:  Coco Stevenson, Director of Inclusion at St Paul’s Girls’ School and Educational Consultant

Coco is Director of Inclusion at St Paul’s Girls’ School. She has been a senior leader in a number of schools for many years, including South Hampstead High School and most recently Deputy Head Pastoral at City of London School. Coco now practises as an Educational Consultant and speaks, advises and consults widely on both Safeguarding and on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within the educational sector. She is a school governor and a passionate advocate for inclusive education.

 

 

 

Speaker:  Irfan Latif, Principal, DLD College London

Irfan is currently the Principal of DLD College London, part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools which was recently named ‘Boarding of the School of the Year 2020’. He was educated at Emanuel School and graduated with honours in Chemistry from King’s College, London. His first headship took him to Somerset where he was Headmaster of Sexey’s School (BSA) in Bruton. Prior to this he was Deputy Head at Bedford School (HMC), Director of Science at St Benedict’s School in Ealing (HMC), Senior Housemaster at Whitgift School (HMC) and Assistant Housemaster and Teacher of Chemistry at The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Boys (HMC). He has been the Chairman of the State Boarding Schools’ Forum, the Vice Chair of the Boarding Schools’ Association and is currently it’s London Chair. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the BSA as the Inclusion and Diversity representative for the sector and is the co-founder of the ISC’s Inclusion and Diversity Group.  He regularly lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is also a Justice of the Peace. As well as being a school Governor, he is also the trustee of various charities and used to sit on the Board of Education at the Diocese of Bath & Wells. He is a keen cook, traveller and adventurer and recently led expeditions to Everest Base Camp, Venezuela and the Red Sea. Irfan enjoys family time with his wife Jocelyn, also a science teacher, their two young daughters and their Jack Russell, Rodney.


Study Days for the Summer Module are:

  • May 13th 2024
  • May 23rd 2024
  • June 11th 2024

Timings: 1000 – 1615

TO BEGIN YOUR QUALIFICATION IN MAY 2024 CLICK HERE

Details

Date:
May 13
Time:
10:00 - 16:30
Event Category:

Organiser

TIOB – The Institute of Boarding

Venue

Zoom