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Find out how to take your first steps in discussing unconscious bias and sexual abuse confidently as a governing board, so you can help develop a school culture where everyone feels included and safe. Get advice on how to deliver your vision away day this year to get the ball rolling.

Thanks to our associate education experts, Tony Cook, Audrey Pantelis, Andrew Chubb, Julia Skinner, Ray Gold and Lorraine Petersen for their help with this article.

This is the year to review your vision and strategy. Even if you haven’t been doing this regularly, it’s vital that your school's vision is still up to scratch in light of everything that’s happened in the past year, such as the Black Lives Matter and Everyone’s Invited movements.

The best way to do this is with an away day (or equivalent). If you’ve never done this before, get a general outline of how to run an away day, in-person or virtually, on your vision here. The rest of this article will give you specific tips on how to focus on creating an inclusive vision, strategy and culture, including activities for your away day.

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