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Baljit Birring

Baljit Birring is a Senior Consultant for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion at Advance HE. She is creative and focused on her commitment to and passion for challenging established practices which sustain inequity, championing equality, diversity and inclusion to improve outcomes.
Advance HE
Job Title
Senior Consultant, EDI

She has extensive strategic and senior leadership experience and expertise of EDI that has been gained across a range of educational organisations working locally, regionally and nationally. She has been a catalyst for change to drive improvements in service delivery and employment.

Baljit led a regional DfE funded Equality and Diversity hub, where she developed the highly successful Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow Programme; setting up regional networks for university and school led teacher training providers; developing a strategy for EDI and embedding it into corporate business planning at Ofqual. She has combined her work on EDI alongside her work on school improvement working with the DfE and the Teaching Schools Council to lead on delivery projects to develop leaders and support the implementation of the school led system, where she has woven her EDI golden thread working collaboratively with stakeholders and partners.

Baljit also brings her experience of governance, she has been a Vice Chair of a secondary school and is currently a Chair at a primary school and a Director at a Multi-Academy Trust. She has provided consultancy to governing bodies on EDI to ensure compliance with equality legislation and equitable outcomes for their students and staff. She has completed the Level 6 Award in Governance Effectiveness (Ofqual) and the National Governors Association Chair’s Programme.

Awards and publications – British Diversity Gold Award for Best Practice in Education; The Achievement of Pakistani Learners, (contributor) Trentham Books, Developing Diverse Leaders for Tomorrow in Yorkshire and Humber, Race Equality Teaching Journal.