Equality, diversity and inclusion 


ASCL is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) among school, college and trust leaders, and in our own organisation. You can read our EDI Plan for 2023-24 here

Research shows that a diverse workforce enriches pupils, schools and colleges, and society, promoting greater cultural understanding and inclusion. But while progress is being made, a truly diverse leadership workforce is still a long way off.

ASCL believes that there is more we can and should do as a trade union and professional association, to promote equality, diversity and inclusion among school and college leaders. We will do this by providing support to individual members through our leadership networks and resources on allyship; and by supporting members to embed inclusive employment practices within workplaces. You can explore our pages through the options below.

While these pages are about EDI in relation to ASCL members and the school and college workforce, you can find help and advice around inclusion and diversity for pupils here.