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Issue 13

Welcome to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issue. As a part of the Central community, we all have a responsibility to understand how issues relating to equality, diversity and inclusion affect our lives and the lives of the learners that we teach. Are you confident to challenge prejudice in the classroom, or plan a truly inclusive lesson? How conscious are you of any bias within your own language, behaviours or attitudes?

Whether you want to refresh your understanding or plan an EDI-related lesson, there's sure to be something here to help. In this issue, we cover:
  • The contents of the EDI Toolkit
  • Resources for teaching it

Sam Coles (right) is the College's EDI Advisor and can be contacted by email at or phone, on 0115 8842582/ 07947230378

So what's in the Equality Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit?

The EDI Toolkit is a series of EDI 'chapters' of information, film clips and activities for independent and classroom use on the following different topics:
(* marks a good activity or resource for use in class)

1. Equality Matters: Explore the social, moral and legal drivers for embracing equality and diversity, as well as the cost of getting it wrong.
What are the principles behind the Equality Act 2010? (video)*. Complete an unlawful terms and conditions match-up activity with your class*, discuss high profile court cases against companies accused of discrimination*, read about historical and more recent hate crimes*, and look at how the Equality Act works in practice (video).*

2. Celebrating Central: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the context of Central including work on how the college meets the Public Sector Equality Duty.
Two great videos for use in class*: fourteen different Central College employees discuss what they've done to ensure that Central meets its Public Sector Equality Duty* and a further video uses an assortment of charts and percentages (good for a spot of maths practice!) to show how much diversity there is in our college community.

3. Inclusive Practice: Integrating equality and diversity in teaching, learning and assessment and exploring what inclusive practice looks like.
Are you an inclusive teacher? An invaluable set of resources to support planning for inclusive teaching and learning, including a video on strategies for differentiation.

4. Managing Prejudice: Managing your own and others' prejudices to ensure the environments we work and learn in are free from discrimination.
What is unconscious bias, and how does it affect our work? What language can we use to tackle prejudice in the classroom? A series of interesting activities to create discussion and broaden attitudes in relation to issues of gender, racism and homophobia*, among others.

5. Promoting Diversity: Explore how to promote diversity in curriculum planning and delivery. Look at the importance of language and the use of spontaneous opportunities to challenge prejudice and increase understanding of difference.
A comprehensive list of ideas to bring diversity into your classroom* -there's something here for everyone to try.

6. Promoting British Values:
Understand what 'British Values' are and explore ideas of how to promote them in your area of work.
Why not try the British Values tutorial with your learners?* Alternatively, you might like to look at each of the 4 values (Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance - there are class resources for each*) separately, or spend a while discussing what it means to be British in the 21st century*.

To access the EDI Toolkit, click here:
(Please note -you'll need to log in via the Staff Dev homepage first)

Top Tips to Embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Just follow the link -

The resource is saved in the Issue 13 resources folder.

Resources for teaching EDI - you don't have to look far!

What is Britishness?

Got an EDI resource or idea you can share with us?

If you've taught an inspired EDI lesson, or come up with some great ideas or resources, we'd love to hear from you. Please email the team at: .