Diversity and Inclusion
Since the murder of George Floyd in 2020 and the Black Lives Matter movement, there has been vital and powerful anti-racist reflection across the world.
At Ruth Miskin Training, we have taken time to listen to our staff, read, research and talk about what it means to be an anti-racist: as an individual, a team, an organisation. As a global citizen.
We are committed to long-term work to contribute towards a society where opportunities are equal for all, regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, neurodiversity, LGBTQIA+ and socio-economic status.
- Teach every child, regardless of age, background or need
- Choose the best books to read aloud so children might read them for themselves.
- Added a third aim, to place literature as the central pillar in establishing all children’s identity
- Set up a diversity group and opportunities for our training team to talk about race, diversity, equality, equity and inclusion
- Run half-termly trainer meetings to understand what racism is and how we can act to affect change
- Suggested reading lists for staff
- Curated a list of books that reflect all children’s lived experience on our school portal and added this to the agenda for every day we work in schools
- Created and shared an equality, diversity and inclusion policy.
- Review Read Write Inc. storybooks and Fresh Start modules with Oxford University Press to ensure they reflect our diverse society
- Review our recruitment processes to encourage more applicants from racialised and underrepresented groups
- Provide anti-racist, anti-prejudice training to all staff in our organisation
- Share films on our school portal to prompt schools to carry on the conversation about anti-racism and anti-prejudice
- Examine our own processes to ensure we meet our equality, diversity and inclusion standards
- Seek always to learn and improve to become a diverse and inclusive organisation.
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