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At BASCITT we strive to celebrate diversity and ensure our trainees, as well as all stakeholders, feel they have the safety and space to be who they are.
Where a trainees individual need has been identified, the BASCITT offer an Individual Needs Assessment. Members of the BASCITT team, together with the placement school mentor and SCITTCo meet with the trainee, discuss areas for support, discuss strategies for support and implement any reasonable adjustments.
This is a journey, and we always welcome suggestions on how we can be even more inclusive.
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Click Here to read ‘What it means to be a diverse educator’ written by Chloe Roberts, English Trainee Teacher and also published on NASBTT (National Association of School Based Teacher Trainers) website.
Click Here read ‘The link between Kintsugi and being a neurodiverse teacher’ written by an Art & Design Trainee Teacher.
What have we done so far?
November 2021-May 2022: All trainees attend Dove House School Academy for 1 week SEN placement.
November 2021: Programme Director attended Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Masterclass part 1.
November 2021: Trainees all surveyed to gain an understanding of whether they feel their differences are celebrated, and what further training they would like so they are able to celebrate diversity amongst their students.
December 2021: Feedback indicated that trainees would like training around transgender/gender reassignment so Programme Director has booked Gendered Intelligence for 9/5/22. Programme Director extended training invite to all partnership schools to send any member of staff.
January 2022: Programme Director attended part 2 of the DEI Masterclass
January 2022: Trainees encouraged to conduct a diversity walk around their new placement 2 schools.
January 2022: Optionally anonymous open form survey set up for trainees to capture ‘real time’ any concerns around DEI.
January 2022: Trainees sent testimonials/video education from Diverse Educators so they can hear stories from others with protected characteristics.
March 2022: Trainees signposted to Chartered College of Teaching event ‘Why our curriculum needs to be LGBT+ inclusive and how we do it.‘
May 2022: BASCITT trainees and staff attended Gendered Intelligence Training. Staff within partnership schools also invited and attended where available.
June 2022: Trainees invited to attend Diverse Educators Event Hosted by Hannah Wilson on Saturday 11th June 2022.
What are our next steps?
Embed diversity walks.
Investigate ‘red card’ resources to tackle racism.
Act on feedback from open form.