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Cultural Diversity Quality Standard (CDQS)

9.30 am – 3.00 pm

Workshop overview:
The Cultural Diversity Quality Standard (CDQS) provides clear aspirations for both multicultural schools and those located in areas of limited diversity. Working towards a set of criteria will help your school to achieve areas of the new Ofsted inspection framework.

This workshop is designed to help you self-evaluate against the framework. The CDQS measures a school’s success within the following five key areas:

1. School ethos
2. Achievement
3 .Curriculum
4. Parent/carer involvement and community role
5. Staff and governors.

By attending this workshop you will be able to have a better understanding of the Cultural Diversity Quality Standard (CDQS) and how your School work can work towards the 5 key areas.

Delegates attending this workshop will:

  • work towards achieving a nationally recognised accreditation for your school.
  • self-evaluate and raise the profile of your school’s practices in cultural diversity.
  • gain recognition for the work of key partners, colleagues and others who support this work.
  • recognise the outstanding work of your school, showing the importance of high quality delivery and demonstrating that your school is championing cultural diversity.
  • access an effective audit tool for your school to discover gaps in development planning and measure its progress against set criteria that relate directly to the Ofsted inspection framework.
  • demonstrate a commitment to a particular area of school life and help communicate the climate of the school to stakeholders, thereby potentially helping the school to access additional funding for that area of work.
  • demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement.

Suitable for:
Schools: Primary, Secondary, Special Schools, Free Schools, Academies
Delegates: Deputy/Assistant/Head Teacher, Senco, PHSE, Nominated Governor

Programme for the day:

  • Registration (inclusive of tea and coffee)
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of the Equality Act 2010
  • Overview of the Cultural Diversity Quality Standard (CDQS)
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • School self-assessment against the Cultural Diversity Quality Standard (CDQS)
  • Best practices
  • Assessment process
  • Overview of the Parental Engagement Quality Standard (PEQS) ( five key areas: 1.School ethos; 2.Parental engagement with learning and development; 3.Information; 4.Consultation; and 5.Impact and benefits for students)
  • Action plan
  • Close (Safe journey home or back to work)

Each delegate will receive the following:

  • Presentation pack
  • Framed certificate of attendance (evidence for CPD)
  • Complimentary sweets/chocolates/mints
  • Pen and highlighter