EDI Staff Mentoring

Led by Dr Malcolm Cocks & Dr Enya Doyle, these 1-2-1 sessions will assist EDI leads with accelerating their learning curves, structuring their approach, and gaining professional support – all helping to mitigate burnout.
In these 45-minute sessions, facilitators will also pass along lessons they’ve learned, leverage their resources, and empower leads to advocate for positive, realistic change in their own environments.
The recommended frequency of these sessions is once per half term over 45 mins to be agreed upon at a mutually beneficial time.
For more information, please contact shola@aceducationnetwork.com


Dr Malcolm Cocks
Malcolm is an Inclusion expert and English Teacher with 15 years’ experience. He is on the advisory board for the African and Caribbean Education Network with a particular focus on Research, Policy, and Teaching & Learning.
He is also on the Steering Group for the Schools’ Inclusion Alliance and remains committed to helping schools foster anti-racist cultures and champions the inclusion of pupils and teachers with African and Caribbean heritage.
Malcolm has worked as a teacher and/or Inclusion Lead in some of London’s most prominent Independent Schools.
Educated in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom, he studied for his BA at Oxford and his PhD at King’s College, London. He has lectured in Literature and Visual Cultures at the University of London and in 2014, he was elected to a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Shakespeare’s Globe.He has recently embarked on a research project at the University of the West Indies with a focus on decolonised curricula & inclusion.
Dr Enya Doyle
Enya’s collaborative, compassionate and creative approach to driving social change has been recognised on local and national levels for almost fifteen years.
As a consultant, Enya brings valuable experience of taking a wide range of organisations through their inclusion journey from the very beginning, by helping them to develop and deliver measurable, achievable goals, through audits, training, and policy development. Enya takes a pragmatic approach to leading what are often perceived to be difficult and uncomfortable conversations and enjoys working at all levels and with a variety of people, be that one-to-one with senior leaders and governors, with small teams and committees, and on an organisation-wide level. Enya loves working with parents and carers.
Enya specialises in challenging gender-based discrimination, sexism, and sexual misconduct with intersectionality at the heart of her work. She holds a PhD from Durham University on gender diversity and inclusion in music, which reflects her commitment to scrutinising the often subtle and underlying forms of exclusion embedded in organisational systems and culture. Enya has enjoyed working with universities and arts organisations across the world and has led inclusion in a prominent independent school. She has presented her research in the UK, Australia and the United States. Enya has a track record of providing effective and insightful training and thoughtful, evidence-based guidance on how best to embed a culture of belonging for all.
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