E&D in Education: Embedding E&D at Curriculum Level & Assessing Impact
All Education and Learning Providers should demonstrate that they are working towards two key operating principles in respect of Equality and Diversity (E&D):
- how effectively a provider is narrowing any achievement gap between groups of learners
- how effectively a provider actively promotes E&D and tackles discrimination
Passive promotion of E&D in isolation, is not sufficient. Meeting the E&D requirements of the inspection frameworks requires the ‘active’ promotion of E&D at curriculum levels together with the evidence that this action has had a positive impact on students and learners.
Education and Learning Providers also need to focus on more on “data driven embedding of E&D”. That is to say, under-performing groups of learners and students need to be identified and positive action taken to narrow such under-performance. Evidence gathered must show how the providers’ actions led to the narrowing of achievement gaps between the different groups of students and learners. In order to achieve this, the impact of E&D embedding strategies systems should be measured and monitored – and a systematic approach is recommended. It is also important that this is achieved without creating additional demands on learners’ time or unnecessary deviation from delivery of course content.
This workshop explores and demonstrates how this can be done effectively.
Aims and Objectives
This one-day workshop aims to help participants develop or enhance their understanding of:
- the latest equality requirements
- the alignment of embedding E&D to the general requirements of inspection
- data-driven embedding of E&D
- the embedding opportunities across A levels and vocational programmes
- systems to monitor, record and evaluate impact of embedding E&D
This intensive and highly pragmatic one-day workshop is designed for organisations operating in the Learning and Educational Sectors and especially those inspected under the “The Common Inspection Framework for Further Education and Skills” This includes representatives from FE Colleges and Private Providers.
'Lots of thought provoking information which made me think! '
Programme manager, Derbyshire Adult Community Education
'Good insight into new CIF & E&D.'
Teacher Training Manager, Kent Adult Education
The workshop is split into 4 related but distinct sections:
1. Understanding the embedding of equality and diversity at curriculum level
- Outline of Public Sector Equality Duty and limiting grades.
- Mapping the embedding of E&D at curriculum level across the CIF
- Identifying and prioritising opportunities to embed E&D at curriculum level.
2. Data-driven embedding of equality and diversity
- Outline of embedding opportunities across the learner journey.
- Prioritising embedding according to impact and with a view to maximising impact.
- Adopting a data-driven approach to embedding E&D (using past data and emerging data) and implications for developing and/or enhancing data collection systems.
3. Identifying opportunities to embed E&D within programmes
- Embedding points and systematic approaches within A-levels.
- Embedding points and systematic approaches within vocational programmes
- Examples of embedding at curriculum level.
4. Assessing the impact of embedding E&D
- Systems to monitor impact (including adaption of tracking systems).
- Recording impact (e.g. evidence of early intervention in self-assessment reports).
- Models to evaluate impact (this examines a range of approaches).
The workshop is a blend of presentation and Q&A sessions at group and room level. Time will be allocated to addressing individual questions, quality and strategic issues as well as networking and sharing of good practice.
Internal Staff Training and Development
This workshop, as with most of our good practice workshops, can be delivered on your premises. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it provides a quality, value-for-money and highly effective route for staff development.
Running workshops internally, allows participants explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization and as a team begin to agree development action and priorities.
Typical costs for a one day good practice workshop, excluding VAT, are just £1290 + £30/person. Even with groups as small as 6 costs per person costs for internal workshops are lower than attending our open events and savings increase further when delegate travel-time costs and convenience are factored in.
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Related Equality and Diversity Workshops
- E&D in Education: Narrowing Gaps in Student Achievement - Core & ClassroomTechniques
- E&D Legislation: Understanding Latest Legislation 2013
Certificates of Professional Development.
Formal Certificates of Development will be issued, by post, to participants who complete this workshop. These certificates will detail the key learning aims and the face-to-face learning hours undertaken, enabling participants to update their CPD records and logs accordingly. The workshop also allows time, during the day, for participants to reflect on and record their personal learning development and consider how best to apply the knowledge gained on return to work. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits from attending and enable participants to make better review judgments when recording their CPD activities.