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Equality and Diversity Audit Workshop

9.30 am – 3.00 pm

Workshop overview:
This workshop is designed to help you design and audit your equality and diversity processes and systems within your School. You will have the knowledge to be able to benchmark against the main principal areas (9 protected characteristics) which are covered by the equality and diversity guidelines and legislation: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and sexual orientation.

Working towards the criteria will help your school to achieve areas of the Ofsted Inspection Framework, Quality of leadership in and management of the school, by showing how ‘well the school promotes pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’ and all pupil groups are making ‘at least good progress’ in attainment.

By attending this workshop you will be able to work towards either developing or enhancing the ‘Equality and diversity audit, policy and action plans’ to demonstrate your proactive working practices and also provide an accurate ‘health check’ for your school’s culture.

Delegates attending this workshop will:

  • Understand the legal framework for the Equality Act 2010 (Equality Duty) and how it impacts in the workplace
  • Recognise an effective and robust Equality and Diversity policy
  • Assist you in developing an audit framework to assess the compliance of Equality and Diversity within your School/Company
  • Understand the implications of not auditing Equality and Diversity effectively in School

Suitable for:
Schools: Nurseries, Primary, Secondary, Special Schools, Free Schools, Academies
Delegates: Head Teachers, Senco, PHSE, Governors, Managers, Bursars, HR Managers, Internal Auditors & Support Staff

Programme outline:

  • Registration (inclusive of tea and coffee)
  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of the Equality Act 2010 (Equality Duty)
  • Nine protected characteristics
  • Equality and Diversity policies and procedures
  • Roles and responsibilities (Children, Parents, Staff, SMT, Governors, Visitors)
  • Legal compliance and implications of getting it wrong
  • Lunch and networking
  • Best practices
  • Audit approach
  • Communication strategies
  • Audit follow up and reporting
  • 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