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GrowTH Through Inclusion

Social Value

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) in the education sector faces persistent, systemic hurdles:

Underrepresentation: A lack of equitable representation in teaching staff and senior leadership roles.

Engagement and Belonging: Lower engagement, performance, and sense of belonging among individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Differential Experiences: Disparities in experiences between employees with protected characteristics and their counterparts.

Limited Career Progression: Scarce opportunities for equitable career progression.

Parental Engagement: Navigating sensitive ED&I conversations with parents.

In Diverse Company is your compass to chart a course towards authentic ED&I in education, transcending tokenistic gestures. Our holistic approach safeguards the interests of all stakeholders – students, teachers, parents, and the wider community, paving the way for unique, measurable, and sustainable change.

Our Offer

Leadership Development

Leaders set the tone for organisational culture. Our Leadership Development programme empowers educational institutions to cultivate inclusive leadership practices. We work closely with leaders to foster a culture of diversity and equity within the organisation.

Approach: Our approach includes a leadership survey, training, coaching, and mentoring. We tailor our programmes to meet the unique needs of educational leaders and provide ongoing support.

Key Benefits: This service leads to improved organisational culture, higher employee engagement, and enhanced student success. Inclusive leaders set the tone for the entire institution.

Assessing the Current Climate

Assessing the Current Climate

Our Cultural Audit empowers educational institutions to comprehensively assess their Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) landscape.

Approach: We use Quantitative Research to capture experiences and perceptions, highlighting trends and areas needing attention. Qualitative Research such as focus groups and interviews, collecting first hand stories and experience to delve deeper into the “why” behind findings. Our trained auditors evaluate policies and processes in key areas, ensuring a comprehensive assessment.

Key Benefits: Provides data-driven insights for informed decision-making and targeted improvements in EDI practices. Education institutions develop effective, tailored EDI strategies based on a deeper understanding of their current climate. Assessments often lead to improved policies and practices, and stakeholder engagement.

Staff Training and Development

Staff Training and Development

Our training programmes equip faculty and staff with the knowledge and skills to create inclusive learning environments. We focus on developing cultural competence and fostering inclusion.

Approach: We offer a variety of training formats, including in-person workshops, online courses, and blended learning approaches. Our flexible options cater to the unique needs of educational institutions.

Key Benefits: Well-trained educators are better prepared to create welcoming and supportive learning environments, which leads to better student experiences and success.

Recruitment and Retention

Recruitment and Retention

We offer a customised service to assist educational institutions in enhancing recruitment and retention practices, cultivating diverse, equitable, and inclusive environments.

Approach: Our approach includes identifying new channels to discover diverse candidate sources, creating inclusive recruitment materials and developing equitable progression opportunities.

Key Benefits: Broadening talent pools by attracting candidates from diverse backgrounds, extending support to create equitable progression policies that reduced turnover and promote inclusivity.

Inclusive Curriculum Development

Inclusive Curriculum Development

We assist educators in creating inclusive curricula that cater to diverse student needs. Our consultancy helps education institutions adapt to the changing educational landscape.

Approach: Our approach involves workshops, resources, and ongoing support. We collaborate closely with educators to enhance their teaching methodologies.

Key Benefits: An inclusive curriculum results in increased student engagement, higher retention rates, and improved academic outcomes. It’s a win-win for both educators and students.

Inclusive Policy Development

Inclusive Policy Development

Our consultancy plays a pivotal role in assisting institutions in developing and implementing EDI policies that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Policy Areas: We address a wide range of policy areas, including recruitment, admissions, accommodations, and disciplinary procedures. Our expertise spans various aspects of institutional policy.

Key Benefits: Inclusive policies have a profound impact on the entire organisation, ensuring fairness in areas like recruitment, admissions, accommodations, and disciplinary procedures.

Student Support Programmes

Student Support Programmes

Our student support programmes are designed to empower students from diverse backgrounds. We offer mentorship, counselling, and resource centres to ensure every student thrives.

Programme Types: Our portfolio includes mentorship programmes, counselling services, and dedicated resource centres. We provide comprehensive support tailored to the unique needs of students.

Key Benefits: These programmes lead to increased student retention, academic success, and a strong sense of belonging. We believe that every student deserves the opportunity to excel.

Why Choose Us

Diverse and Inclusive Environments

IDC can help you to create an environment where students from all backgrounds feel welcome, valued, and respected, leading to a richer educational experience.

Enhanced Learning Outcomes

Collaborating with IDC can lead to the development of more inclusive teaching practices, ultimately improving learning outcomes for all students.

Improved Reputation

Demonstrating a commitment to EDI can enhance your reputation, attracting a more diverse student body and skilled workforce.

Inclusive Curriculum

IDC can assist in developing inclusive curricula that reflect diverse perspectives, promoting cultural competence among students and teachers.

Staff Development

IDC can offer training and development programmes that equip staff with the knowledge and skills needed to create an inclusive learning environment.

Future Leaders

IDC can help develop future leaders who are well-prepared to thrive in diverse and inclusive environments, contributing to the success of organisations and society at large.

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