The Inclusive Staffroom

Addressing racial inclusion to support better staff wellbeing

Are you a global majority educator who would like to feel better connected and supported by others who share your experiences?

Or perhaps you are a school leader who would like to create a more inclusive culture in your school?

The Inclusive Staffroom uses reflective learning to find out what meaningful mental health and wellbeing support looks like for global majority educators.[1]

How does it work?

Working as part of a group, you will bring an issue or problem to pitch to the group and during the facilitated session, the group will provide collective solutions or ideas.

There are two ways to participate in the Inclusive Staffroom:

  1. As a global majority educator who is looking for better connection and support with global majority peers
  2. As a school leader from any background who wants to create a culture of inclusion in your setting.

You will reflect on your learning, both in terms of the specific issue addressed and more widely about your own efficacy and the nature of change in your school.

This approach uses a mix of 1-1 self-reflection, coaching, mentoring and joint problem solving. It enables you to reflect on your learning, make new connections and support meaningful change within your school.

You will be guided by an expert facilitator throughout your sessions. They will provide you with support along the way and create a safe space for reflection and discussion.

What’s involved?

This learning will take place over six monthly online sessions, each two and a half hours long.

There will be a small amount of reading in between sessions and to make space for some personal reflection.

Please note, we have limited spaces available and will select on a first come, first served basis.

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Wellbeing Leader


Be part of meaningful change

Earlier this year, we published ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing of Ethnic Minority Teachers’. Global majority[1] teachers called for much wider equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) training to create more inclusive cultures and support everyone’s wellbeing, and that this should happen proactively. 

With thanks to funding from the Wesleyan Foundation we are now able to support change to inspire the education workforce.

Importantly, this collective reflection on what is most effective, can be promoted more widely in the sector. This is your chance to be part of meaningful change.

[1] The term Global Majority includes those people who identify as Black, African, Asian, Brown, Arab and mixed heritage, are indigenous to the global south, and/or have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’. Globally, these groups currently represent approximately eighty-five percent of the world’s population, making them the Global Majority now (Campbell-Stephens, 2021)