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Leadership and Training Centre

Leadership and Training Centre

MK: Diverse City


WEDNESDAY 12 MAY 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

How might leaders promote diversity more effectively in schools?

About this Event:

Led by pupils, this symposium aims to:

  • Showcase and celebrate the best practice in diversity and inclusion in our primary and secondary schools
  • Share learning opportunities to understand and promote diversity
  • Inspire us to take further action individually, as schools, leaders and communities

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Developing Your Leadership:

Diversity Professional Learning Community

BAME course participants

Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing and most diverse cities in Europe.  It is expected to double in size between 2020 and 2050.  Evidence shows that there are enduring diversity challenges within the school leadership workforce.

The DfE School Workforce census data (Nov 2015) demonstrates significant under-representation issues.  For example, Only 3.1% of heads are from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups compared to 7.6% of all teachers.

Our equalities and diversity programme aims to address under-representation across all the protected characteristics in order that our school leaders of the future will be as effective as possible in shaping the opportunities for our children and young people.

100% DfE funded

The Diversity Professional Learning Community (#DiversityPLC) aims to promote the diversity of school leaders across all the protected characteristics in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, and thus have a more representative workforce.

This programme builds on the success of the DfE funded #BAMEplc programme, which was first established in 2016 in Milton Keynes.  It aims to develop leadership skills and experience, and to be successful in promoting progressing to future next careers stages.

This is a highly effective and engaging, nine-month programme for teachers from any diverse background who are looking to step-up, develop or move their career into leadership or maybe considering a move in the near future.

Programme benefits:

  • Increased confidence, self-awareness and interpersonal skills
  • Network with school leaders from diverse backgrounds
  • Training in and feedback on applications and interviews
  • One-to-one coaching

Programme details:

  • 6 twilight sessions at the LTC
  • #DiversePLC half day conference
  • One-to-one coaching opportunities
  • Mock interview
  • Celebration event

“The course boosted my confidence and self-belief.”

#BAMEplc course participant

“Fantastic course providers, really motivational.They have inspired me to move forward in my career.”

#BAMEplc course participant