Developing Knowledge and Understanding of EDI in a Lincolnshire SCITT Primary Partner School

During 2022-23, five primary SCITT trainees from the L.E.A.D. Teaching School Hub have been placed at Bishop King Church of England Primary School in the city of Lincoln as their main school setting.

Bishop King is a place where ethnicity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are proudly celebrated. There are over 450 children on roll from Nursery to Year 6, 65% speak English as an additional language (EAL) including 27 different languages. There is a high level of special educational needs (SEN). Additionally, there are 80 staff who work at the school, including native speakers of Bulgarian, Polish, Lithuanian and Russian. As an initial teacher training school, the context provides many opportunities for the trainees to develop a broad range of skills, including a secure understanding of how EDI is celebrated.