E&D in Education: Understanding & Meeting the 2012 Inspection Requirements
It is probable that the 2012 inspection frameworks for schools, colleges and the learning and skills sector will show far greater alignment than ever before. “Limiting grades” are likely to be removed from the 2012 Common Inspection Framework (CIF), whereas Equality and Diversity (E&D) is now embedded within both the frameworks, across all aspects rather than being concentrated in one part.
All sectors are likely to see an increased focus on evidencing impact, taking account of socio-economic differences and narrowing performance gaps between different groups of learners.
In addition, the latest E&D legalisation places greater pressure on schools and colleges to publicise how they are promoting, embedding, monitoring, analysing and responding to E&D at both strategic and operations level.
This workshop explores the change in emphasis for E&D in the 2012 inspection frameworks and its implications for both schools and colleges and the learning and skills sector. The workshop gives delegates a better understanding of the current and impending requirements for E&D and possible strategies to meet these new challenges.
Aims and Objectives
This one-day workshop aims to help participants develop or enhance their understanding of:
- current and impending inspection requirements for the area of E&D
- the strategic and operational implications in terms of E&D
- developing a sustained focus on E&D
- Equality Analysis; its procedures and benefits
- monitoring and early intervention
- initial approaches to embedding E&D.
Please note that for those who need detailed guidance on Impact Assessments or Equality Analysis our workshop on 'Equality Analysis' and 'Single Equality Schemes made easy', provide comprehensive guidance.
This intensive and highly pragmatic one-day workshop is designed for all education providers especially those operating in and with the public sector. This includes FE Colleges, Schools, Local Authorities and Private Learning Providers. Whilst Private providers are not covered by the specific duties regulations it is likely that they will be expected to that contracts with public sector bodies will cascade these requirement to them.
The workshop is split into 5 related but distinct sections:
1. Exploring the E&D requirements of the 2012 inspection frameworks
- Outline of the Equality Act 2010 and specific duties
- relating to schools, colleges,
- education and training organisations.
- Underpinning principles of the inspection frameworks and monitoring visits.
- From 2008 to 2012
- the change of emphasis in E&D across inspection frameworks
- the implications for education and training providers.
- Existing and new or proposed inspection frameworks compared.
- Strategic and practical implications
2. Demonstrating a commitment to Equality and Diversity
- The duty to publish
- Identifying long-term E&D objectives
- Using Equality Analysis as a driver for change
3. Equality Analysis
- Initial screening
- Full equality analysis
- The benefits of high quality Equality Analysis
- Possible approach to conducting an Equality Analysis
4. Monitoring and intervention
- Identifying learner under-performance across different groups of learners/pupils
- Early intervention and demonstrating impact across the Learner/pupil journey
- Quantitative data versus qualitative data to support early intervention
5. Introduction to embedding Equality and Diversity
- Embedding across the learner/pupil journey
- Exploring naturally occurring embedding opportunities
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.