What can you expect?
Our discussion based Equalities Workshops look at diversity and British Values as per Ofsted and DfE guidance. Ideal as part of Enrichment, Citizenship and PSHE timetables, it has been developed with schools, Manchester City Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The workshop focuses on creating a positive school environment for all students. We look at identities including the 9 protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 (including Disability, Race, Religion or Belief, Sex, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity inclusive of Trans* identities) to open conversations around the importance of equality with students to foster awareness and understanding.
Exploring current discrimination locally, nationally and globally we highlight the root of inequality and importance of diversity. Students will look at key historical markers in law changes and explore how society has responded to them. The workshop concludes with individual personal pledges towards equality in their own lives.
As an outside agency, students and teachers have found this to be an advantage to kickstart conversations and support students development.
We also offer an LGBT focused version run by an openly bisexual facilitator who is able to answer questions and debunk myths around the LGBT community and work with schools to assess their equal opportunities and discrimination policy.