Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Goodwyn School we are committed to providing equal opportunities and a safe community for all pupils, their families and employees regardless of race and skin colour, religion, disabilities and gender (including gender identity and expression).

We recognise that creating a diverse and accepting community also means working to educate one another and ourselves, address bias and apply critical analysis to our curriculum and materials. Our goal is to create a community of learners of all ages who feel safe to express themselves, explore the world around them, and develop and grow.

Please find below an overview of our journey to improve DEI in our school thus far, as well as links to resources that may help understand, practice and help others be more inclusive.


  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
  • Gender, Race, Disability, Religion/Belief and “families”.
  • How it impacts our staff, children, their families and our local and/or wider community.
  • A safe space to be life-long learners to best support everyone.


  • Appointed DEI Lead (September 2021)
  • Professional Development for Teachers
    • Educating for Equality (Whole School)
    • Anti-Racism in Action (ISA – for Leader)
    • Anti-Racism in Education Online Conference (for Leader)
  • Book/Library Overhaul
  • Topic Day Considerations
  • Curriculum Overhaul
  • Gender Survey for Children
  • Parent Letter, Survey and Introductory Meeting J
  • Having Regular Conversations with children and staff.

Autumn 2023 – Update

  • Kirstie Beaven from Sonshine Magazine came in for an INSET session to talk to the staff about Gender Equality and statistics for boys and girls learning.
  • More up-to-date reading books have been purchased to give children lots of options that do not perpetuate stereotypes
  • Teachers have access to a DEI resource library to further their own journey in understanding.


Click here for a few ideas on some useful books and other resources.