Our DEI Vision
ISL is a diverse, safe, equitable, and welcoming community for all students, staff and families. Each individual is committed to ensuring everyone has a strong sense of belonging and feels respected. We are proactive in inclusion work as it upholds ISL’s Values. In addition to the actions being undertaken by the DEI Team, an inclusive approach underpins our systems, policies, practices, pedagogy, and culture.
Our DEI Mission
At ISL, we are proactively co-creating a culture that enables every individual to thrive by reducing implicit bias, speaking up, and being allies to eliminate racism and discrimination of all kinds in our community. Our inclusion work includes auditing and improving our systems, structures, pedagogy, and culture. By embracing our diversity as a strength, we create a vibrant learning community and culture of belonging.
Our DEI Roadmap
Our DEI Approach
Our DEI policy
ISL’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy was published in August 2022 after a year of consultation within and beyond the ISL community. Read the ISL’s DEI Policy.
Our DEI Team of Coordinators
Through a collaboration with Natalie Wilkins from Thriving Talent, the DEI Coordinators developed a 3-hour workshop for staff which was delivered as part of the professional development training for all staff at the start of the academic year 2023 and subsequently offered to the PTA. We trained a team of DEI Champions from across ISL to deliver the training to colleagues in small groups. This format enabled staff to explore subtle acts of exclusion; dignity and respect; and the 5-D model to speak up as colleagues and educators. All staff were encouraged to read and reflect on an excerpt from Aow, Angeline, et al. Becoming a Totally Inclusive School. Available from: VitalSource Bookshelf, Taylor & Francis, 2022.
We are developing Inclusive Language guides for the school. The next step is for the Student Council to review and feedback on the draft Inclusive Language Guide. Members of staff can now include their pronouns on their email signatures.