We’ve all heard and used the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ before but what do they actually mean and how do they affect you as a member of school staff, a school leader or member of the governing body?
Clearly, one way to make sure we meet these responsibilities is through training and this course provides a thorough understanding of the concepts. Equality is the state of being equal, especially in rights and opportunities. Diversity is the state of being different or varied. However these 2 things should not be seen as opposite to each other, after all people can be different but they still have the same rights.
The legal requirements for Schools
Under the Equality act 2010 it is a legal requirement for all organisations to promote equality in all of their business and activities and it is the responsibility of public authorities to enforce this whilst also carrying out this themselves. Within the Equality Act there are certain legal requirements under existing legislation to promote equality which identify nine protected characteristics.
The nine protected characteristics are:
- gender reassignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
Alongside the legal framework, the course outlines approaches for promoting diversity, recognising and addressing discrimination, and the importance of valuing others.
Online Course Modules
- What is Equality & Diversity
- Equality and Diversity Legislation
- What do we Mean by Discrimination?
- Promoting Diversity
- Links Between Values, Attitudes and Beliefs
- Stereotypes, Prejudices and Discrimination
- Institutional Discrimination
- Valuing Others
- Resistance to Feedback
- Course Summary
Duration: 70 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
This online training course has been approved by The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service (CPD).