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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI)

Create an inclusive environment where individuals feel valued, respected and supported.

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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion



Your school can proactively address its unique inclusivity challenges and develop opportunities presented by diverse groups of students and staff. Strictly Education offers four support areas that allow you to establish a culture of inclusivity.

By partnering with Strictly Education, your establishment will continue striving to create an environment of equality, respect, belonging and acceptance for students, staff, and the wider school community.

EDI Auditing

Provides a roadmap leading to a more inclusive and equitable school or trust environment.

Schools and academy trusts can create a fairer learning environment for all through Strictly Education's EDI audits. These audits assess current practices, identify areas for improvement, and ensure compliance with legal requirements, ultimately helping you build a more inclusive school community.

As part of an EDI audit, your school will receive:

  • An impartial review of the school website and its policies
  • Comprehensive surveys of pupils, staff and parents (plus collation of results)
  • Focused interviews with key staff
  • A written report of findings that includes suggestions for improvements

With our support your school or trust can reflect your local community, develop an inclusive culture, ensure compliance with the Equality Act (2010) and implement an impactful EDI strategy.

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Key benefits of our EDI Package

Create an inclusive environment where individuals feel valued, respected and supported.


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EDI Consultancy

Strictly Education’s EDI Consultancy Team can support your school become an inclusive environment for learners and staff.

Benefit from valuable resources and expert advice on equality, diversity and inclusion. Our experts will work with you to review and update your current strategy and processes, to ensure compliance with legal requirements under The Equality Act (2010). Understand what constitutes best practice including avoiding discrimination through behaviour, language, attitudes, conscious and unconscious bias.

Your bespoke programme of EDI Consultancy, could include:

  • Remote support from your consultant via email/telephone
  • Progress meetings (virtual or face-to-face)
  • Recruitment & Retention Programme that attracts and retains a diverse workforce
  • Support and guidance on collecting and analysing data on diversity and inclusion
  • EDI Policy development and/or review

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Inset Day

‘Exploring Equality Diversity and Inclusion in your school’.

This half day INSET is designed to raise the profile of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) within your school’s unique setting. Our aim is to inspire staff to reflect on the diversity within your school community and commit to strengthening inclusive practice so that opportunity for all means just that.

The session can be tailored to your setting’s specific needs and could consider inclusion in specific relation to any or all the following groups:

  • Staff
  • Pupils with SEND
  • Those with low attendance
  • Those at risk of exclusion
  • LGBTQ+
  • Disadvantaged pupils

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Training for School Governors

Governing Boards are crucial in shaping the culture of your school or trust through ensuring the policy framework and day-to-day procedures support inclusion for all members of the school community.

Strictly Education’s governance experts have developed a programme of governor training that drives a positive impact on your school’s EDI strategies.

Courses available include:

  • EDI – what governors need to know
  • Is the curriculum accessible for all?
  • Meeting the needs of pupils with SEND
  • Relationship Sex and Health Education – what governors need to know
  • Understanding the Gender Questioning guidance from the DfE

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Training for School Staff

Whether you require an established course, or an entirely new training package crafted to your specific needs, we provide EDI training to help your school or trust recognise and meet the challenges of responding to increasingly diverse school communities and navigate through legislation and expectations.

Our learning package covers all areas of equality legislation and inclusive practice including:

  • Policies
  • Processes and procedures
  • Best practice to avoid discrimination including behaviour and unconscious bias
  • Developing an EDI strategy/action plan

Suitable for staff at all levels, our training courses will support your school or trust in nurturing a culture that understands and emphasises equality, diversity and inclusion.


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Download the EDI brochure

We have produced a two page brochure for anyone interested in promoting an inclusive learning environment, for you to share with relevant decision-makers including senior leaders, school governors and trustees, who can also discover how Strictly Education's range of services can benefit the school as a whole and help maintain an inclusive community.

download the EDI brochure

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Are you ready to discuss your setting's EDI needs with our experts? Reserve a 30 minute online meeting with our team at a time that suits you. Click the button below to start your booking.

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