Inclusion and Diversity
Inclusion and Diversity are key themes in LEH's strategic plan. Prejudice of any kind has no place in our school, and we will continue to work as hard as is needed to ensure that this is so.
LEH values an inclusive and diverse community for pupils and employees as we believe inclusion and diversity improve the learning environment for everyone. We are fortunate to be able to draw on a range of voices, perspectives and experiences and we are determined that every pupil has an equal opportunity to flourish, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality or physical ability.
- We have identified members of SMT and Governors to oversee our Inclusion and Diversity programme and have appointed a Inclusion and Diversity Champion from among our teachers. She is now leading on initiatives with LEH pupils.
- We are running a series of discussion groups, led by an external moderator, with alumnae, former staff and parents to discuss inclusion and diversity at LEH. This includes how best to celebrate the history and culture of people of colour within the curriculum, and ideas for increasing the diversity of the governing body and senior leaders at LEH.
- The HR Department is reviewing its recruitment procedures to address any systematic issues that may discourage diversity in applicants.
- We plan to include staff training sessions on how to embed inclusion into our daily behaviours and classroom practices.
- The timeline below gives some examples of lectures, projects and discussions that have taken place over the past year and shares details of some future events.
We have a new group of enthusiastic L6 APoC reps, who will be working closely with the Pride and Feminist Societies on various campaigns this year. We have also created a new form role called Diversity Rep. This will empower the pupils in all year groups to have their voices heard on a whole school level.
We will be recognising and celebrating Black History Month in October, LGBTQ+ History in February, International Women’s Day in March, and Refugee’s Week in June.
An exciting new campaign called ‘What I wish you knew’ was launched in the Autumn term. At LEH we are creating a more inclusive environment and give the space for all stories to be heard within schools. The campaign will have a new theme every half term.
- Autumn term 1: Race & Ethnicity
- Autumn term 2: Faith
- Spring term 1: LGBTQ+
- Spring term 2: Women’s rights
- Summer term 1: Stereotypes & disabilities
- Autumn term 2: Culture Clash - living alongside different communities