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A reference to a person who has a particular protected characteristic is a reference to a man or to a woman; a reference to persons who share a protected characteristic is a reference to persons of the same sex.

How can we ensure that people of all sexes are treated fairly and feel like they belong in our schools?

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The Academy of Women's Leadership

Our aim is to create women who are courageous, resilient and effective in their leadership.

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The Association of International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC) is devoted to amplifying the work of international educators and leaders of color with a focus on advocacy, learning, and research.

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Alternative Curriculum

Alternative Curriculum is a not-for-profit learning platform run by a group of like-minded individuals, educators and teachers, working together to create free online resources.

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ASCL is committed to supporting and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) among school, college and trust leaders, and in our own organisation.

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Association for Science Education

The Association for Science Education (ASE) is an active membership body that has been supporting all those involved in science education from pre-school to higher education for over 100 years.

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Be Her Lead

Be Her Lead trains female-identifying teachers to run workshops for girls to support confidence, wellbeing and aspirations.

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Beyond Equality

Beyond Equality specialises in working with men and boys towards gender equality, healthier relationships and more positive masculinities.

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Black Business Institute (BBI)

BBI is the first Black Business Institute in the UK, focused on promoting a fairer society by boosting BME entrepreneuralism.

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Bold Voices

Bold Voices is a social enterprise preparing and empowering young people at school and university to recognise and tackle rape culture.

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DEI & You Consulting

Our mission is to unlock individual potential by creating an efficient and inclusive organisational culture.

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Diverse History UK

Diverse History UK provide educational consultancy and resource production services to address diversification of school curricula.

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Diverse Jobs Matter

DiverseJobsMatter (DJM) is a UK-based job board that promotes diversity and inclusion within the recruitment process across all sectors and markets reaching candidates in most towns and cities in every county in the UK.

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Dove Self-Esteem Project

We believe every young person should grow up feeling confident about their looks. That’s why we’ve developed Confident Me, a set of evidence-based resources.

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Educate and Celebrate

Our vision is to build a future of inclusion and social justice. We do this by equipping you and your communities with the knowledge, skills and confidence to embed gender, gender identity and sexual orientation into the fabric of your organisation.

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Educating for Equality

We are an education consultancy who aim to be at the forefront of research developments in the field of ‘race’ and gender to ensure that young people are taught to be global citizens.

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Dr Emily Meadows

Dr. Emily Meadows (she/her) is an LGBTQ+ consultant for international schools. In addition to her doctoral degree, Emily holds master’s degrees in both Sexual Health and Counseling, and has worked as an international school counselor for over a decade.

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End Sexism in Schools

We are a grassroots campaign organisation supporting girls and boys to fulfil their potential, without gendered expectations, in a safe and supportive school environment.

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The Equality Academy

The Equality Academy is committed to supporting conscious leadership in a diverse world through training, facilitation, coaching and consultancy.

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EQuality Training

EQuality Training is an innovative, vibrant company that designs and delivers tailored training in equality & diversity, inclusive practice and leadership.

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EquALLIES builds on the strength of diversity by empowering individuals to lead self and others, creating happier people, inclusive organisations and communities.

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The Female Lead

The Female Lead is an educational charity dedicated to finding the factors that limit women’s choices, fulfilment, and success.

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The Feminist Shop

I am a children’s author, currently working on my first adult’s non fiction, a public speaker and co-founder of The Feminist Shop – an ethical brand that educates on the topic of feminism.

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Flexible Teacher Talent

Flexible Teacher Talent was set up in 2016 by Lucy Rose and Lindsay Patience initially to stem the flow of women aged 30-39 leaving the education profession or stepping down from leadership roles.

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We believe that achieving equality will ensure a better, fairer, more prosperous society for all.

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Gender Action

Gender Action is an award programme which promotes and supports a whole-school approach to challenging stereotypes.

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Get Real Sessions

Get Real Sessions exists to support schools in providing consistent, high quality, inclusive RSE from years 7 to 11.

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Girls on Board

Girls on Board is an approach which helps girls, their parents and their teachers to understand the complexities and dynamics of girl friendships.

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The Girls' Network

The Girls’ Network aims to inspire and empower girls aged 14-19 from the least advantaged communities by connecting them to a mentor and a network of professional role models who are women.

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Harvey Heals Wellbeing Consultancy

Harvey Heals is a trauma-informed education and wellbeing consultancy. We champion compassionate mental health across the school system.

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For Headteachers – Aspiring, current and former. These are complex and challenging times for Leaders in education.  Increasingly Headteachers are feeling, and are made to feel, vulnerable due to short-termism, high stakes accountability and unethical employer behaviours.

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HOPE not hate

We work with schools to train teachers and with students to challenge prejudice.

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Human Values Foundation

Our mission is to give young citizens an excellent start to their education, equipping them with key life skills & developing their values literacy.

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Inclusion Labs

Inclusion Labs works with schools to empower them to be active and accountable in creating an inclusive community for every pupil.

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Institute for Educational & Social Equity

Institute for Educational & Social Equity is a specialist Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Institute. We are the only independent Tertiary level institution of its kind in the UK.

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Institute of School Business Leadership

We are the dedicated professional body for those engaged in school business leadership activity.

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Integrate UK

Integrate UK is a youth-led charity that invests in the skills and talents of marginalised, socio-economically challenged young people to nurture future leaders who promote our vision of gender and racial equality and community cohesion.

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Leading Women's Alliance

The Leading Women’s Alliance aims to empower women to become headteachers, so that every child can benefit from going to a school led by a great headteacher.

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LGBTQIA+ Early Years

Our purpose is to promote inclusivity of LGBTQIA+ within all Early Years settings (child minders, nannies, nurseries, schools).

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Life Lessons

We create open and empathetic whole school cultures.

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Lifting Limits

Lifting Limits works to challenge gender stereotyping – a root cause of inequality – in and through education. Our vision is of a world in which every child makes their own path in life, free from the limiting effects of gender stereotyping on their choices and aspirations.

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Limit Less

The Limit Less campaign aims to increase the number of young people from currently underrepresented or underserved groups in the physics community to choose to do physics post-16.

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Male Childcare & Teaching Jobs

Male Childcare & Teaching Jobs (MCTJ) is a pioneering UK-wide organisation dedicated to breaking the gender norms in the education and childcare sectors.

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The MaternityTeacher PaternityTeacher Project

Inspiring, empowering and connecting teachers choosing to complete continued professional development whilst on parental leave.

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Menopause in Schools

Helping schools and teachers navigate perimenopause and menopause so that they can get back to the learners they care about.

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Menopause Training Company

So many companies and organisations worry about saying or doing the wrong thing when it comes to talking about or supporting those going through menopause.

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Men Teach Primary

Men Teach Primary is on a mission to ensure that one day every child has the opportunity to be taught by a male primary school teacher.

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Mindful Equity UK

Our mission is to ensure that more Black and Asian women educators join the teaching profession, stay in the teaching profession and move into leadership in the teaching profession.

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Miss Menopause

Miss Menopause has been created to fill the void of educational services needed by working women as they reach the menopause.

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MITEY (Men in the Early Years)

MITEY is a national network and campaign which works to bring more men into the UK’s early years education workforce, and support them once they are part of it.

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Mosaic Youth

Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons Trust supports, educates and inspires young LGBT+ persons age 13 -19 as well as those around them through innovative co-designed services and training.

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A key priority of the union is to make sure all members have a voice in the union, the workplace and broader society; and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

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The Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of physics post-16 by supporting physics education and engagement for all young people (4-18), particularly those in under-represented groups.

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Open Drama

Open Drama UK is a national networking platform set up to bring Drama teachers, practitioners and industry experts together to ‘advance, improve and benefit young people through Drama.’

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Powerful Histories

Powerful Histories works extensively with schools, both in the UK and internationally, to diversify curriculums through the exploration and application of global teaching methodologies and indigenous knowledge systems.

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Progressive Masculinity

We provide practical, safe and non-judgemental workshops KS2-4 which explore what it means to ‘be a man’ in today’s world.

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Proud 2 b Parents

We exist to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ parents/carers and their children, whilst reducing health inequalities.

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The Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for primary schools, secondary schools, SEND schools and colleges. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, inclusion and visibility.

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Representation Matters

Our mission is to challenge the lack of representation and inequality in our current education system.

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Sexplain provides comprehensive and inclusive relationships and sex education workshops for young people in the UK.

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Sexpression:UK is a near-peer independent UK charity with the goal of empowering young people to make decisions about relationships and sex.

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Skills Builder Partnership

The Skills Builder Partnership brings together more than 800 organisations towards a common mission, joined by shared language, principles and outcomes. Our mission is to ensure that, one day, everyone will build the essential skills to succeed.

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The Steve Sinnott Foundation

The Steve Sinnott Foundation works with teachers and educators to deliver projects that progress the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4.

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Alicia Richardson leads our diversity, equity and inclusion practice. She has 5 years of diverse hiring experience, and 2 years of workshop facilitation and public speaking experience.

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Empowering LGBTQ children, young people and their families. Amplifying their voices, providing support and offering hope.

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Think Equal

Think Equal is a global education initiative, founded in 2016 by Leslee Udwin, that calls for a system change in education to end the discriminatory mindset and cycle of violence across our world.

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Thought Project

We are a feminist organisation based in India that creates art and offers training and consultation services on issues of gender and sexuality, diversity and inclusion.

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Timbrell Education

Ian Timbrell is an experienced educator, leader and consultant, who supports schools, colleges and businesses to improve their LGBTQ+ inclusion policies, procedures and provision.

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Trident Training & Consulting

Trident Training & Consulting is an organisation that works on issues of sexual misconduct, diversity & inclusion, and professional development.

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UK Feminista

UK Feminista works to end sexism in schools – including sexual harassment, sexist language and gender stereotyping.

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WomenEd England

WomenEd England was developed to ensure that whilst WomenEd is working with countries on every continent there needed to be a network for England.

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Yes She Can

We Inspire, Empower and Engage. We inspire our community to break career glass ceiling. We showcase inspirational women and provide real life role models.

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Young Black Teachers Network (YBTN)

YBTN started in December 2018 and we exist to support, empower and equip Black teachers in England to be the best educators they can be.

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