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Equality, diversity & inclusion

Diversity begins with boards

Governing Matters
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To bring different skills, knowledge, experience, perspectives and approaches to a governing board – and to help ensure it is best placed to meet the needs of pupils, parents and staff – it is essential that the right people are around the table.

However, our Increasing Participation in School and Trust Governance report showed a disconnect between the characteristics – and, by extension, the lived experiences, understanding and insight – of those making the decisions and the pupil population affected by them.

''When aiming to instil principles of equality, diversity and inclusion, governing boards should start by looking in the mirror''

Rani Kaur, NGA head of advice.


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