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EDUCATING FOR EQUALITY MARK

In order to begin to address the inequalities that still exist in the world today, pupils must leave school able to make a positive difference to the society in which they live – locally, nationally and globally; making decisions firmly rooted in equality for all and a deep understanding of their role as global citizens. Furthermore, they need to be able to critically assess and appraise the information that is shared with them so that they remain critical thinkers throughout their education and beyond, searching for their own understanding and knowledge. 

The experience of those individuals who have two or more stigmatised characteristics can be directly determined by the intersectionality of those characteristics. This often poses a highly complex web of different attitudes and needs among learners and the wider community of the families schools serve. By undertaking the Educating for Equality awards process, schools seek to see and treat all children for the individuals they are, with a unique mix of characteristics, explicitly infusing anti-racist and gender equal approaches in all areas of school life.

Schools that achieve the ‘Educating for Equality Awards’ © are nationally recognised for their ongoing commitment to eliminating injustices and creating an equitable society. The criteria and application process provides schools with a robust framework, informed by research principles, to guide their journey towards becoming an anti-racist and gender equal school. 

WHAT schools SAY

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Holyrood Catholic Primary School, watford

"The criteria about recruitment was great at opening up a conversation with governors."

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Essa Primary School, Bolton

"The criteria has been very useful when putting together the school based action plan."

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Lessnessheath Primary School, Bexley

"I have found the online sessions really useful, interesting and inspiring. Educating for equality is having an impact on staff at my school already and has been well received."

THEME 1: 

Leadership and management

Overall outcome:

The Educating for Equality Mark is made known to children, staff and the wider community and is used as a shared understanding for improving equality for children’s education, well-being, school improvement, social justice and global citizenship.

allegiance award

The first stage of the Educating for Equality Mark is for schools who have just begun the journey and who would like recognition for their commitment to driving improvements forward for our future generations.

£450

You get:

Unlimited email support

One video/phone coaching call
Use of Allegiance Award logo

Embossed certificate

Award valid for three years

champion award

The second stage of the Educating for Equality Mark is for schools who have embedded an anti-racist and gender equal ethos and culture, and can champion equality not only for your school but also for others.

£650

You get:

Unlimited email support

Two video/phone coaching calls

Use of Champion Award logo

Embossed certificate

Accreditation visit, including a learning walk around the school, and written feedback.

Award valid for three years

FLAGSHIP award

The Flagship Award is awarded to schools with exemplary practice in equality education. Anti-racism and gender equality are deeply and widely embedded across all aspects of school life; you are a centre of excellence.

£950

You get:

Unlimited email support

Two video/phone coaching calls

Use of Beacon Award logo

Wall plaque

Accreditation visit, including a learning walk around the school, and written feedback.

Award valid for three years.