How do we tailor workshops?
Prior to a training session, we will conduct a needs analysis to ensure that we understand exactly what a setting needs from us, so that our training is relevant to each participant and we directly address their questions and concerns. This can include the following approaches:
- Short online questionnaires disseminated to participants to establish areas of concerns and levels of existing knowledge
- Analysis of existing policies and procedures to ensure that all advice is specifically tailored to comply with these
- Meetings with senior leadership teams to identify priority areas and share proposed training plans for revision and development
What’s our delivery style?
During training sessions, we take time to create a safe space in which participants feel able to raise concerns. We adopt a non-judgemental, non-confrontational, open and honest approach, ensuring that everybody feels able to contribute and knows that their opinion will be treated with respect. Training is lively and interactive, providing opportunities for people to discuss issues, and to bring their own valuable expertise and experiences to the session. Our overarching aim is to inspire people to further develop their understanding after our intervention has ended and to implement their learning in practice.
How are training sessions evaluated?
At the end of the training, we collect feedback from participants and issue a post-training questionnaire to measure the impact of the training on staff attitudes, knowledge and capacity to provide an inclusive service. We produce a report for the institution which will be useful in identifying areas of strength and areas where there is still room for further development.
What can training sessions include?
EqualiTeach’s training sessions include:
- Creating inclusive settings and embedding equality
- Educating young people to reject prejudice
- Equality law: your duties and responsibilities
- The language of equality and diversity
- What happens when things go wrong? Responding effectively to prejudice-related incidents
EqualiTeach’s can also deliver sessions which look at:
- Individual areas of equality, such as racism, homophobia, Islamophobia and disability discrimination
- Intersectional issues, such as balancing rights around religion and sexual orientation
- Discussing controversial and sensitive issues with young people
- Carrying out work around Fundamental British Values in a cohesive fashion
- How to holistically promote Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development
- Developing young people’s critical thinking skills
- Practical ways to embed global learning
We are also able to develop customised workshops to meet your specific needs.
Global learning is an approach to learning about international development through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world. It encourages critical examination of global issues and an awareness of the impact that individuals can have on them. There are eight overlapping concepts at the heart of global learning:
- Global citizenship
- Social justice
- Conflict resolution
- Values and perceptions
- Human rights
- Sustainable development
Global Learning promotes respect and understanding between young people, helps pupils to think critically about the information that they receive and to consider their role in the world, promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural education, expands their horizons, and improves their chances of future success in a globalised world.
What is the Global Learning Programme?
The Department for International Development (DfID) is funding a 5 year Global Learning Programme with the aim of creating a national network of schools committed to enabling their students to succeed in a globalised world, by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. More details can be found at www.globaldimension.org.uk
EqualiTeach is an approved global learning provider. We can give schools support to engage with the Global Learning Programme, provide external training courses and internal INSET training.
How can your school get involved?
- Appoint someone to be the Global Learning Coordinator
- Register the school online: http://globaldimension.org.uk/glp/registration
- Complete the whole school audit (we can support you with this)
You will then have access to £500 of e-credits, which you can use to pay for EqualiTeach to work with your school.
You will also receive an action plan which will provide practical ideas and strategies for the school, curriculum guidance and an online tool to assess pupils’ global learning. You will be allocated an expert centre, which is a school with particular expertise in global learning who will provide extra support and advice.
EqualiTeach currently offers two sessions as part of the Global Learning Programme:
→ More information about these sessions can be downloaded: here.