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.
The Award has been designed by a team of equality and education experts to allow schools to fulfil their statutory duties to:
- Eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations (Equality Act, 2010)
- Promote community cohesion (Education and Inspections Act, 2006)
- Prevent people being drawn into terrorism (Counter Terrorism and Security Act, 2015)
- Safeguard children and promote spiritual moral, social and cultural development (Education Act 2002)
There are bronze, silver and gold levels to allow schools to work at an achievable level and build upon a commitment to equality over time. Schools can progress through the levels as their equalities work develops.