Professional development

Developing Equality and Diversity Skills

Second Chance Schools must ensure that students are protected from discrimination and harassment. If teachers lack confidence and/or competence in this area, it not only adversely affects students and puts the institution at risk of not meeting its legal responsibilities, but also increases the stress on colleagues and other staff and makes them vulnerable to complaint.

Aim of the training:

  • Identify how equality and diversity issues and teaching and learning development are positioned within their institutions.
  • Identify how effective they are in supporting teachers and trainers with the values, knowledge and skills to deliver teaching and learning to a diverse student population, address gaps and build on successes.
  • Develop an understanding of the equality and diversity behaviours that teachers and trainers should demonstrate in line with the other career-development frameworks.
  • Increase the expertise and confidence of teachers/trainers in relation to equality and diversity by embedding equality and diversity within their practice, workforce development and management processes.

Target group

Support for organisational development

Training topics
  • How to cope with bullying in learning groups
  • How to develop student´s self reflecting abilities
  • How to encourage and promote collaboration and cooperation within the group
  • How to enhance your own mentoring and guidance counseling skills
  • How to strengthen reliability
  • Support for the development of teaching, education and classroom management

On demand (contact resource person)

9 August 2016


Martyn Jones,
Phoenix Social Enterprise