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Early Years and Equality: An extra burden?

Whether childminders or nursery nurses, playleaders or out-of-school providers, teachers or volunteers, people working with young children are passionate about creating settings which allow children to flourish and develop in a nurturing and caring environment. However, caring for young children is as exhausting as it is exhilarating! The pressures of successfully navigating each day can Read More

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Be Bold For Change

On Wednesday 8th March it was International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to call for action in accelerating gender parity. This is part of a series of events marking March as International Women’s month. To celebrate women’s achievements and to highlight some of the Read More

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Open Letter to Theresa May: Why you must stand up to Trump, in your own words.

Dear Theresa May, These are uncertain times: at the same time that the UK is in the midst of Brexit negotiations we are faced with the tumultuous transition between American Presidents. As Prime Minister, it is of course of political necessity to tread carefully, and to try to protect the security of the UK by Read More

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First they came for the Muslims… Donald Trump’s Abhorrent Muslim Ban.

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk The 27th of January is International Holocaust Memorial Day; a day which provides a reminder for people from across the world to stop and remember the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust and subsequent genocides across the world. One of the key messages is “Never Again”. We Read More

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“We Are Women: Hear Us Roar!”

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk   On Saturday 21st January, my daughters and I participated in the Women’s March in London. We joined 100,000 others to march for the rights of all women across the world, to celebrate the diversity that exists amongst women, and stand with women who have been discriminated against or attacked because Read More

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Transgender Kids: Who knows best? Not the BBC, it seems…

By Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk On Thursday 12th January, the BBC aired what they called a ‘balanced documentary’ entitled ‘Transgender Kids: Who knows best?’ According to the BBC website, the programme’s aim was to scrutinise the new ‘gender affirmative approach’ to children, which means fully supporting children’s change of identity. The film also presented Dr Kenneth Read More

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Choose Love: My Volunteer Experience In Calais

By Rachel Elgy: rachel@equaliteach.co.uk Over the Christmas break, I spent four days volunteering in Calais with the grassroots charity Help Refugees. Naturally, in the days since, people have been asking me, ‘How was Calais?’ It’s not an easy question to answer, particularly because I’m not sure that my answer is exactly the answer people might Read More

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What would you like for 2017? Empathy please.

By Theresa Salzer: theresa@equaliteach.co.uk What would you like for 2017? Empathy please. I vote for more empathy in the New Year, because I would like to join Roman Krzanric in his idea that “empathy is a catalyst for social change”. I’m aware that technically a new year can start at any given time, but having Read More

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The Far-Right: Hiding in Plain Sight?

By Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk Two weeks ago I delivered a workshop on critical thinking with year 5 pupils in a primary school in East London. At the beginning of the workshop, we played a game where groups of young people had to decide who they would and would not like to invite to a dinner Read More

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Supporting Pupils in the Wake of the USA Presidential Elections

In the wake of the USA Presidential Elections, EqualiTeach has put together some tips to support you in undertaking discussions on controversial and sensitive issues with young people.   1. Provide Reassurance Reassure pupils that they are safe in school and that prejudice and discrimination are against the school values and will not be tolerated Read More