Inclusion, Diversity & Safeguarding

Inclusion, Diversity & Safeguarding

The Girls’ Schools Association wants everyone in our school communities to feel they belong, and to that end we are committed to continuing to develop inclusive cultures, better representation and safe learning environments in which all people can thrive.

 

We support efforts to tackle racism, micro-aggression and other forms of discrimination and/or abuse, and we understand the need for change.

GSA works with a number of external volunteer advisors whose lived experience and expertise is proving invaluable in helping us to deliver meaningful training, guidance and resources to GSA schools.

Inclusion & Diversity

The GSA is implementing a strategy to help our schools in their continuing efforts to become welcoming, inclusive environments for everyone. Our strategy includes a range of actions – affecting people, policy, projects and partnerships – to enable and support our schools.

Read our public statements:
Tackling Racism
Everyone’s Invited
Everyone’s Invited (NSPCC)

On the GSA MemberZone
Inclusion strategy
Diversity & inclusion resources & links to external expertise

On the ISC website
A wide range of information and resources to help schools.

Safeguarding

GSA schools are required to have robust safeguarding procedures in place. They provide age-appropriate education on health, relationships and sex. Safeguarding is a focus of every inspection undertaken by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which in turn is overseen by the DfE.

Read our public statements:
Tackling Racism
Everyone’s Invited
Everyone’s Invited (NSPCC)

On the GSA MemberZone:
Everyone’s Invited school resources
Safeguarding & peer-on-peer abuse resources & links to external expertise

On the ISC website
A wide range of information and resources to help schools.

Whilst driving forward inclusion, diversity and safeguarding is the responsibility of specific GSA committees*, we recognise that these issues affect every aspect of school life, and so every GSA committee has a responsibility to consider how their actions can improve inclusion, diversity and safeguarding for the students in GSA schools.

 

GSA Committees On the GSA MemberZone (login required):
Council (Officers & region/committee chairs) Members & Papers
Boarding committee Members & Papers
Education committee Members & Papers
Inclusion committee* Members & Papers
Membership & Accreditation committee* Members & Papers
Sport & Wellness committee Members & Papers
Universities committee (joint with HMC) Members & Papers
GSA also has nine regional committees

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