Building Equality Diversity and Inclusive Practices
Consulting with Purpose
Integrity First is a London based company delivering services to schools, colleges and universities as well as organisations across the private, voluntary and public sectors
We can effectively support you in establishing and embedding inclusive practice in your organisation, creating a sense of belonging for all.
We offer high quality training and consultancy at an affordable price.
Louise Ishani. CEO
Louise Ishani is an experienced learning and development professional with a proven track record in designing and facilitating learning and development solutions in the public sector at both a regional and national level. She worked as a successful primary school senior leader in Inner London before moving into learning and development and school improvement consultancy work in 2002.
Over the last 19 years, as a senior leader in two charities and a director of her own consultancy firm, Louise has successfully taken on leadership roles in designing, delivering and quality assuring learning and professional development for government led initiatives, local authorities and national leadership development bodies in the education and health sector.
Louise is proud to have worked on the design and delivery of a number of programmes specifically targeted at supporting increased diversity in leadership, with a key focus on the development of women and BAME aspiring leaders.
She is co- author of published research into good practice in raising the achievement of Black Pupils and Leadership and Management in an Inclusive School Environment.
Florence is a leading professional with over 30 years of experience across all education sectors, nationally and internationally. She has a track record of leading institutional change, as a headteacher of a multi-cultural, inner London Primary school, as one of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Schools in England and as an independent Education Consultant. She was part of the team of experts who conducted the 2007 review of the Bermudian education system. Working with the Department for International Development, she led the establishment of inspectorates and the training of education reviewers in Nigeria. She also helped train school inspectors in New York City. In recent years, her work as improvement advisor has included major clients such as the Royal Borough of Greenwich, the London Borough of Bexley, and the Avanti Schools Trust.
Florence has significant expertise in the process of acculturation and the impact this has on the educational experiences of people from ethnic minority backgrounds. Her book, My Culture: Yoruba (2012) promotes a better understanding of the cultural differences between British and Yoruba culture and empowers teachers to interact with parents and pupils from an informed perspective. Her memoir, Coconut (July 2021) sheds light on her personal experiences of growing up between two cultures.
As a director of Inspired Futures, she currently focuses on school leadership, promoting diversity in educational institutions and advocating for parents fighting for inclusion and diversity.
Transform your good intention into felt impact.
We deliver high quality affordable training in an engaging and accessible manner for all. Courses can be facilitated online or face to face. All our course content can be tailored to match the specific needs of your organisation
A small group training session for groups of up to 20 delegates. These sessions typically last half a day and are usually targeted at leaders with a strategic role in creating a more inclusive organisation.
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion
We offer larger sessions for groups of up to 100. These sessions typically last 2 hours and are suitable for engaging a whole organisation with your commitment to building a more inclusive workplace.
If you have an EDI leadership role, or if you are a team of leaders, trustees or governors within an organisation, we can offer you a package of one to coaching to support you in leading your organisation’s drive to inclusion and belonging.
If you are committed to becoming a truly inclusive and diverse organisation, listening to the views of your key stakeholders, and comprehensively auditing your current practices to identify strengths and areas for further development, is the best way to start.
We can work with you to develop tailored stakeholder surveys and help you to analyse their findings.
We are also happy to facilitate focus group and individual interviews with key groups as part of a listening exercise to help you fully understand the experience of minority and marginalised majority groups.
We will support you by reviewing key policy documentation, your website, marketing materials and organisation communications from an EDI perspective, making recommendations for improvements.
If you are a school seeking to create a more diverse and inclusive curriculum, we can provide a half day or full day training session which will:
Build knowledge around diversity and inclusion and building the case for why teaching a diverse curriculum benefits all students
Develop inclusive teaching styles
Move the school to taking a new approach to curriculum development and a new approach to inclusive teaching
Begin the work to develop a diverse and inclusive curriculum
Working with partners, we provide an approach to community engagement programmes that integrate both digital and physical engagement activity to get the best outcome for your project.
Our engagement tools include small-scale community events, public exhibitions, co-design workshops, online and face to face focus groups and forums, surveys and deliberative discussions.
Have a particular challenge you are trying to deal with? Contact us today and see what we can do for you.
Integrity First ,
41 Fuller Court, 149 Park Rd, London ,N8 8JD
Telephone 0780 151 6930