Equalities Duties

The Equality Act 2010 offers individuals protection against all forms of discrimination. Schools, like all other public organisations, are obliged to eliminate unlawful discrimination, victimisation, harassment; advance equal opportunity; and foster good relations.

BME achievement support includes:

  • Equality and diversity review
    The half/full‑day review aims at helping schools to embed equality practice and prepare learners for life in modern Britain.
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
    EAL learners are often prevented from achieving their full learning potential by language barriers. Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP) can limit access to learning. Herts for learning’s BME team supports schools in meeting the needs of EAL learners, and in the development of beginner and more advanced bilingual learners.

For further information on all Herts for Learning’s school improvement consultancy and advisory services, contact info@hertsforlearning.co.uk
or call 01438 845111.

What they are saying
Responding to racist incidents
‘…..able to define racism more clearly. Extending my own thinking on racism. I am now more aware of the need to record incidents’
Approaches to raising achievement of BME pupils (secondary school INSET)
‘I will try to use some of the activities in the classroom – would be beneficial for all students, not just EAL.’
Supporting pupils learning EAL
‘A very informative session including whole class strategies that can be easily applied for all children and an excellent booklet full of practical examples’
Learning mentoring
‘We value the work the learning mentor does with BME pupils. The impact has been great as evidenced by class and progress reports from teachers’
Welcoming new arrivals
‘Excellent resources and strategies to consider in supporting newly arrived EAL pupils and ways to include parents and families in school’
Bilingual Teaching Assistant training
‘Well organised and offered good practical examples especially the mind maps’

Want to find out more?


Herts for Learning
Phone: 01438 845111


View current BME training courses