Equalities

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Motion #45
Carried
Wed, 2017
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference believes education in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) should follow a play-based curriculum, and recognises the value of play as vital to the development of creativity, social skills and physical coordination.

Motion #33
Carried
Tue, 2017
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference is concerned that the HPV infection is often only discussed in view of its associated risk of cervical cancer and that the NHS currently vaccinates only girls aged 12 to 13 throughout schools in the UK.

Motion #32
Carried
Tue, 2017
  • INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

THAT Conference finds all forms of child abuse abhorrent and is very concerned about honour-based abuse practices such as FGM, forced marriage and breast-ironing. Child abuse related to faith and belief is also deeply concerning.

Motion #31
Carried
Tue, 2017
  • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

THAT Conference is very concerned by the Home Office data that indicates that the number of hate crimes in England and Wales in 2015-16 was up 19% on the previous year with 62,518 offences recorded by the police.

Guides and advice

Race equality and education

Racial inequalities in the UK educational system have persisted for too long.

Training teachers to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia with Stonewall

A few days ago I received three emails from teachers in different schools, all with various issues. One was trying to push the school to tackle homophobic language and was meeting resistance from senior management; another wrote about not being able to be themselves at work because of derogatory comments about their sexuality; the third told me about the complete absence of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) young people in their school.

Caring for Carers

This week is Carers Week and 2015 has been the year of the carer for ATL, and whether we are talking about adult carers or young carers, many of the same issues have been brought to the fore. At all the TUC equalities conferences this year, ATL has raised the profile of carers and the multiple issues they face, often on top of holding down a job.

Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff and pupils

Education and knowledge are key factors in the encouragement of tolerance, diversity and a free and fair society, since it is through them that ignorance and prejudice are challenged and dispelled.
Guides and advice

Gender in education 3-19: a fresh approach

This publication draws together ground-breaking research, which aims to challenge the damaging consequences of well over a decade of neglect of equalities issues.
Guides and advice

Diverse futures, equal chances: funding ethnic minority achievement in education

ATL commissioned this report from the Institute for Public Policy Research to examine issues around the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant (EMAG) and put forward recommendations for improvement.