​The Brenda Eastwood Award

The Brenda Eastwood Award for good practice in teaching for diversity and inclusion

UKLA invites members to nominate schools, Early Years practitioners, teachers, HE Tutors, publishers or librarians who have shown good practice in empowering children to respect and appreciate diversity.

UKLA invites members to nominate schools, Early Years practitioners, teachers, HE Tutors, publishers or librarians who have shown good practice in empowering children to respect and appreciate diversity in terms of:

  • gender
  • ethnicity
  • religion
  • disability
  • LGBTQ
  • socioeconomic status
  • national origin or
  • age.

Criteria for good practice would include evidence of:

  • developing a culturally inclusive school/classroom
  • using intercultural books/materials to support literacy (English) learning
  • running a project designed to raise issues of inclusion
  • carrying out professional development to advance principles of diversity and inclusion
  • inclusive practice in teaching about bilingualism and multilingualism,languages and dialects, where the language knowledge of all students isrecognised as positive and facilitated through skills of studentsdeveloping their bilingualism/multilingualism and/or understanding oflanguage varieties
  • establishing active partnerships with parents /carers and the community.

The nominated work need not, of course, include all these features but should reflect awareness of active and committed pedagogy to support diversity and inclusion.

The response can be presented through digital technology, dance, art, drama, writing, music, spoken presentation or any combination of these.

Evidence can be presented by video/photographs as well as written evidence of the children’s work and a short (no more than 500 words) explanation from the teacher(s)/ tutor/s, librarians involved giving some background to the work.

UKLA welcomes submisions from UKLA members nominating the work of individual teachers, Early Years practitioners, HE Tutors, publishers or librarians and also submissions nominating the work of groups of colleagues. 

UKLA regrets entries cannot be returned.

Panel Chair: Janet Douglas Gardner, London Metropolitan University.