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Diversity in Teaching - Children and Young People's Views on Diversity in Scottish Education (September 2020-May 2021)

16 October 2020

Children in Scotland is working with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) on a new project focusing on diversity in Scottish education, with a view to supporting greater diversity in the teaching profession.

This project will engage with children and young people from across Scotland to hear their views and experiences of diversity in Scottish education.

Children and young people will be a catalyst for change, addressing the challenges they and adults experience around ethnic diversity.

This will ultimately support teachers to put into practice the professional values of social justice, integrity, trust and respect, thus embedding equality and recognition of diversity as positive factors in their everyday teaching lives.

Diversity: a range of different people being included

Do you know or work with children and young people aged 8-18, who care about equality and diversity in Scottish schools?

Then we have a project for you!

The project

Children in Scotland is looking for children and young people from across Scotland, from a range of cultural backgrounds, to take part in our new project with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). They are the people who support teachers to be the best they can be at their jobs.

We want to make sure education in Scotland includes and represents everyone who lives in Scotland, seeing diversity as a positive part of our lives.

What will it involve?

Our national panel of diversity champions will meet online in November and December 2020 to share their opinions on lots of aspects of life in Scottish schools. This might include how schools are tackling racism for example.

What impact will it have?

You could make a real difference!

The champions' opinions and experiences will shape the next step of the project which will reach more children and young people through schools.

Then all of the children and young people's voices will form recommendations for GTCS on how to support teachers, schools and education leaders to make sure education in Scotland supports and includes all.

How do children and young people get involved?

Please answer the three questions in the application form (click here to download the application form). You can do this in anyway you like - for example by making a film, writing a poem, or filling in the form.

Send your answers to: by 5pm on Friday 30 October.

Application form

Download the application form with three easy questions to answer

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