Thursday May 11, 2017
Last night we celebrated the launch of Inclusion Matters. This new and ground-breaking guide has been co-produced with P3, and is aimed at helping parents and carers assess a school's commitment to inclusion.
The first resource of its kind, Inclusion Matters provides background on English state and independent schools’ statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and explains how these schools are formally assessed on diversity by Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The guide shows how case law supports parents and carers having a voice in shaping a school’s commitment to diversity.
Written by educators, educational specialists, consultants, diversity practitioners and parents, it offers practical questions in an easy-to-use checklist format to help empower parents and carers to consider and discuss a school’s commitment to LGBT+ inclusion.
But it is not just an LGBT+ resource. We hope that the guide will also be useful to non-LGBT+ parents or carers who seek an inclusive and diverse educational environment. If a school has been successful at LGBT+ inclusion, it will likely be successful at other strands of diversity (such as gender, race or religion) which have been part of the school curriculum for longer than sexuality.