Education Staff Training

EqualiTeach deliver training for teachers, trainee teachers, support staff, senior leadership teams and governors, providing them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to promote equality and tackle discrimination in their settings.

Our sessions provide a safe space in which participants are able to raise concerns in a non- judgemental, non-confrontational, open and honest environment, knowing that their opinion will be treated with respect. Learning takes place through interactive and engaging methods, with small group activities and whole group discussions, providing the opportunity to learn from each other and from expert facilitators.

All our packages can be tailored, combined and adapted to the specific needs of your setting. We work closely with you to design the most suitable and engaging session. 

See some examples of the training sessions we deliver below and get in touch to discuss how we can develop a bespoke package to meet your setting’s requirements.

Why Equality?

Overcoming unconscious bias and creating inclusive settings.

This session aims to support participants to:

  • Remove barriers and combat myths which can prevent successful engagement with promoting equality and tackling discrimination
  • Explore the concept of privilege and how structural and institutional discrimination operates to exclude people
  • Understand their duties under equality law
  • To raise awareness of the reality and impact of unconscious bias
  • Outline the benefits of engaging with equality initiatives to staff and pupils
  • Explore how to embed equality throughout the setting

Universal Values

Promoting fundamental British values in a cohesive fashion.

This session aims to support participants to:

  • Understand the requirement to promote Fundamental British Values and how this fits with duties under the Equality Act 2010 and the Prevent duty.
  • Consider what constitutes good practice in delivering values education and how to avoid potentially harmful approaches
  • Explore how good practice around Fundamental British Values can strengthen existing work to safeguard children and improve behaviour, safety and wellbeing
  • Look at ways in which the Fundamental British Values of democracy, individual liberty, rule of law and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different religions and beliefs can be embedded throughout the setting in a cohesive fashion

Working with Young People on Controversial Issues

Provides educators with the skills, knowledge and confidence to explore controversial topics with young people.

This session aims to support participants to:

  • Explore why it is important to open up conversations about sensitive and controversial issues with young people
  • Look at the statutory duties on schools with regards to this work, including the duty to promote Fundamental British Values and the Prevent duty
  • Impart techniques to support teachers to undertake conversations with young people about sensitive and controversial issues
  • Explore how to effectively challenge prejudice and stereotypes to create positive change

Responding Effectively to Prejudice-Related Incidents

Provides educators with the knowledge to effectively identify, respond to, and investigate prejudice-related incidents.

This session aims to support participants to:

  • Consider the legal definition of a prejudice-related incident and have any questions or concerns about this addressed.
  • Explore the advantages of recording prejudice-related incidents in school and the barriers which might prevent people from doing so.
  • Discuss best practice short-term and long-term approaches to responding to prejudice-related incidents using case study examples.

The Language of Equality

Provides educators with a safe space to explore appropriate and unacceptable terminology when discussing issues of equality.

This session aims to support participants to:

  • Have their fears allayed about the correct use of terminology.
  • Consider the power and impact of language in the promotion of equality.
  • Explore terminology and understand the reasons why terms are acceptable or unacceptable.

Raising Awareness of Specific Issues

Raises educators’ awareness and understanding of specific areas of equality, such as race, sex and gender, LGBT+, religion and disability.

Sessions can be designed to raise awareness of specific equality issues such as:

  • Homophobia
  • Islamophobia
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Sexism

Sessions can involve a combination of these issues, and will look at raising awareness and tackling discrimination in your setting.

Looking for something different?

Please get in touch to discuss how we can support you and your setting with a fully tailored session.

Bring equality training to your staff

These sessions have opened my mind! The course leader was very confident and encouraged open discussion. It was useful to look at realistic scenarios that happen in all settings. It definitely made me think about our provision and what we can do to improve it.
Participant in Why Equality?

The Equalities Award

The Equalities Award provides support and guidance for schools to effectively promote equality, diversity and inclusion and allows schools to showcase their commitment to equality.
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Workshops for young people

EqualiTeach deliver training for teachers, trainee teachers, support staff, senior leadership teams and governors, providing them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to promote equality and tackle discrimination in their settings.
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