This page is part of a range of support being offered to schools and governing bodies in the Caerphilly county borough.
It covers a number of publications from local, regional and national bodies on Equalities and Community Cohesion issues, in order to help schools in preparing and delivering equalities objectives and actions within their own school environment to improve the educational experience of children and young people, regardless of their identity, circumstances and background.
All documents are publically available to share and no copyright infringement is intended. They have been brought together into one place on this website in order that our schools and governing bodies have a central resource easily available to them. The information was previously circulated on CD to all schools in the county borough.
Model Schools Strategic Equality Plan
This document is intended to show schools and governing bodies an example of what their own policy could look like. It contains a lot of detail that school may wish to edit or add in local context and is only intended as a guide.
Schools may for example choose to merge and copy parts of other schemes, such as their current race or disability schemes, which this plan will replace as a comprehensive equality plan and set of objectives.
Model Schools Strategic Equality Plan (PDF 75kb)
Governors Wales Equalities Fact File 03/11
This guide was produced jointly by Governors Wales and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Wales).
Schools have obligations under the Equality Act 2010 as employers, bodies that carry out public functions and as service providers. For Foundation, Voluntary Aided schools, the governing body is the employer whilst in community and Voluntary Controlled schools, the LA is the employer but the governing body is responsible for staffing matters, etc.
Governors Wales Equalities Fact File (PDF 146kb)
Respect and resilience
Learning has the potential to be a very powerful tool in promoting integration and mutual respect. This presents invaluable opportunities for positive cohesion messages to be promoted through learning experiences across all age groups and backgrounds.
The 'Respect and Resilience' document was produced to provide guidance and advice to schools on how they can further develop this highly important area of policy in line with the School Effectiveness Framework. It is clear that schools which are community focused, and the teachers and staff who work with young people, have a crucial role to play in ensuring that they have a safe and supportive environment in which to question things, but also to understand and foster tolerance and respect for others.
Respect and Resilience (PDF 1.5mb)
WLGA guidance - equalities and schools
This is a set of documents produced by the Welsh Local Government Association as a national resource for schools, governing bodies and local education authorities.
Briefing on Public Sector Duties Wales 2011 (PDF 46kb)
Equalities Issues in Education 2011 (PDF 88kb)
Common Equality Risks in Education 2011 (PDF 89kb)