Our Senior Consultant – Martha Da Costa-Sherwood talks about our the importance of ED&I in the education sector and how In Diverse Company can provide expertise in the area.
Martha is a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about education and personal development. She is a qualified teacher with a BSc Hons. Degree in Business & Psychology; and a MA in Education Leadership & Management. Martha is an expert in her field with over 15 years of experience in Education, Leadership, Mentoring and Coaching, and Training and Development.
Education today reflects an unprecedented diversity in classrooms, yet the challenge of translating this diversity into our staffrooms and leadership remains. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) in the education sector faces persistent, systemic hurdles:
Underrepresentation: A lack of equitable representation in teaching staff and senior leadership roles.
Engagement and Belonging: Lower engagement, performance, and sense of belonging among individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Differential Experiences: Disparities in experiences between employees with protected characteristics and their counterparts.
Limited Career Progression: Scarce opportunities for equitable career progression.
Parental Engagement: Navigating sensitive ED&I conversations with parents.
In Diverse Company is your compass to chart a course towards authentic ED&I in education, transcending tokenistic gestures. Our holistic approach safeguards the interests of all stakeholders – students, teachers, parents, and the wider community, paving the way for unique, measurable, and sustainable change.
To find out more, please check our webpage: https://www.indiversecompany.com/education-offer