There are five areas within the framework which will support you in developing a strategic approach to equity within your setting. The framework is a set of questions for you to think about which will also guide you towards good practice. Click the picture to access the checklists.
Once you have completed the framework- use this as a baseline. You can then redo the framework at various intervals- we would suggest termly, to see the progress your organisation has made. We have created a tracker to support you with this.
Commitment to equity
- Is the commitment clear to all stakeholders?
- Do you know what barriers exist to equality based on the 9 protected characteristics?
- Do you have a strategic plan to address the barriers?
- Do you have a governor who is responsible for Equity?
Role models within the organisation
- Do they exist?
- Are you confident your recruitment is supporting your commitment to equality?
- Pathways- are they equitable?, do all have access to the same CPD for example?
Ethos and policy
- Do they reflect equity for all?
- Do you have specific policies where needed?
- Does your culture support EVERY individual?
- Is behaviour challenged when needed?
- Do staff feel supported and able to discuss issues? How do you know?
- Does it represent a diverse and equitable organisation?
- Do you have displays celebrating diversity?
- Are all families/ races etc represented within your environment?
Representation within staff group
- Do your staff reflect your community?
- Are all staff represented in meetings / work groups?
- Are all groups represented in Governing Body meetings?
Education of staff
- Do staff understand all aspects of equity and equality?
- What are you doing as an organisation to educate your employees
- Is CPD available to all regardless of ethnicity etc
Wellbeing and mental health
- Do children and staff have safe spaces to discuss issues?
- Are children and staff educated about different forms of bullying and discrimination?
- Do you take account of pupil views?
- Do you give children opportunity to share and celebrate their culture/ beliefs?
- Do children actively challenge discrimination and bullying?
- Do you have representation of all of the nine protected characteristics within within literature?
- Do you represent historical figures from different backgrounds in lessons?
- Diversity & equality text mapping
- Does the curriculum celebrate/reflect the community?
- How are you addressing decolonisation in each subject?
- Do your texts offer positive representation of different cultures/ race etc?
Equity of provision
- Inclusion and access
- Are we educating our children with relation to definitions and appropriate vocabulary?
- Are we promoting/ allowing discussion amongst our pupils and challenging where necessary?
- How do you ensure your community understand wider issues of discrimination?
- How do you improve the education of your parents & wider community?
- How do you support parents in dealing with discrimination in the community?