Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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Astra is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our teacher training.  We promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We aim to create a safe space for all staff and strive to educate ourselves to improve awareness of the nine protected characteristics.

Astra's commitment to DEI can be demonstrated by the following:

  • Since 2020 Astra has been working with Now Teach to encourage career changers to train as teachers
  • In 2020, we introduced our part-time teacher training course, which makes training to teach more accessible
  • In 2022, central staff completed a three-part course in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)  - a Masterclass run by Diverse Educators
  • Every year, our trainee teachers receive a training session on Equality and Diversity in the classroom
  • In 2021, central staff completed training in inclusive recruitment

We encourage applications from under-represented groups and will make all reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process to address the barriers faced. If you would like to discuss your requirements with a member of staff, please get in touch with our friendly team on or 01494 787573.

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The Diverse Educators' website has a directory here with further resources and sources of support. You can also download some of their resources below.

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