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The Inclusivity Advantage

How can you tell if the inclusivity you have within your organisation’s setting is leading to a positive culture, better safeguarding and stronger learner outcomes?

Questions like these are enough to panic any organisation leader.

The intangibility of many of the factors of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion makes answering these questions with any substance a challenge, even for the most committed inclusivity supporter.

At ABMA Impact we regularly work with organisations that struggle with demonstrating the strength of their diversity and inclusivity.

35-58% of all staff have excellent attitudes to work but do not believe they are working towards an aim that is important to the organisation’s setting.

Addressing this could make tangible gains in fostering a sense of belonging.

…belonging is having your voice be heard which adds vital evidence when meeting safeguarding objectives and standards.

We have also found that 40-50% of staff doubt their ability to retain and recollect information, and yet, a great deal of CPD is spent in this area.

An environment that encourages a growth mindset and the sharing of information here can lead to some significant improvements in the way inclusivity can bring about progress in an organisation.

A growth mindset is often encouraged amongst the learners but often overlooked by staff but both are fundamental for for the bettering of learner outcomes.

It is often a challenge when deciding where to spend your limited time and as learners are paramount staff can often be
overlooked.

An example of this could be the focus on attitudes and behaviours.

It will come naturally to you to consider these in your learner but how often do you consider the attitudes and behaviours of your staff?

“A positive culture can not be achieved without focusing on all the individuals within whole organisation”

If half of your staff enjoy work but do not feel their tasks fit within the overarching goals, how can you expect positive, inclusive voices that support your goal to improve learner outcomes?

Encouraging those voices makes answering the question and evidencing how your diverse staff contribute positively to learner outcomes so much easier.

Paul Roseveare is part of the team at ABMA Impact and can be reached on action@abmaimpact.com

This article is by ABMA Impact

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