Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The ETF values all the diverse forms of excellence that can be found and supported in the sector. We aim to promote equality, diversity and inclusion through our various roles:

  • As a commissioning body, committed to ensuring any contracts we award are to suppliers that can prove their work is accessible to all and encourage a more inclusive and diverse workforce.
  • As a collaborative player, working with the sector to create a more diverse teaching workforce.
  • As an employer, committed to an open and fair People Strategy that ensures all staff have equal opportunities to develop and excel.

The ETF’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017-20 sets out our vision to achieving progress on this vital agenda and our aims in supporting  the sector. It is accompanied by a high level set of priorities for this year, giving an overview of how we will deliver our aims.

How the ETF can help

The ETF has set out what we have done and what else we will do to in order to achieve our vision and mission. The strategy can be downloaded below along with this year’s priorities.

Our Advancing Equality and Diversity programme on Foundation Online Learning will equip you to implement equality and diversity strategies across your organisation, including how to improve your practice in line with Ofsted’s criteria.

Ongoing dialogue

If we are all to become more informed about and more confident in talking about equality and diversity, then it is important to keep an open dialogue about it. Please read and comment on the following blogs on our website, which provide insight about equality and diversity within the education and training sector, as well as wider society today.

Identity and Resilience: Thinking Differently about Equality and Diversity – Lou Mycroft, Northern College 

Diversity and equality in education and training : why they matter and what the ETF can do – David Russell, Education and Training Foundation