…were our central themes for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2023. We launched the week with assemblies co-led by women and men of Dulwich. The messaging celebratory, whilst also reminding us that though we have come a long way, there is still work to be done.
Diversity & Inclusion
Dulwich College is committed to working against discrimination and exclusion and building an inclusive culture where everyone can feel they belong. We are nurturing a supportive community that encourages a sense of social responsibility and are building a school of equity and equality where every pupil and staff member feels they have a place where their skills, talents and contributions are recognised and valued.
Whilst we have a focus on three key strands Race and Ethnicity, Gender Equity and LGBTQ+ Allyship, we include all aspects of diversity and these sit under the umbrella of the nine protected characteristics.
We are undertaking actions within five core actions to ensure we stay on a secure path to equality:
- Recruitment and retention
- The physical environment
- Developing awareness
- Reporting and supporting
- Educate and celebrate
Led by our Director of Inclusion we have an Alliance and Forum ensuring we continue to listen and act.
The D&I Alliance is an action group and think tank made up of staff and pupils across the college who feedback directly to our Senior Leadership Team. The D&I Forum is made up of pupil representatives from every form group and who meet once a term to discuss and feedback on D&I questions and actions.
Three D&I Strands
The D&I Strands are a core focus and have emerged from global, societal and internal areas identified as drivers of necessary change. They are intersectional and carve a path towards inclusion of all protected characteristics.
Aegis Trust talk and workshop
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics - one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. - Michael Ignatieff
Building on the College’s theme from last year’s Black History Month of Adding to History, this year we explored the focus of Ancestors and Descendants.
"Let it be!" was the phrase that resounded through the Auditorium on Friday 1 October, as the activist, musician, and entrepreneur, Emmanuel Jal, encouraged the Upper School students to pursue our vision.
To champion and to challenge was our overarching theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021.