Welcome to the Equality and Diversity toolkit
Who is the toolkit for?
This toolkit will help you promote careers in and through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to young people with protected characteristics who are under-represented or disadvantaged in STEM-related learning and employment. The protected characteristics which apply to schools are:
- gender reassignment
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- senior school leaders and governors
- STEM and careers middle leaders
- subject teachers in chemistry, physics, biology, maths, design and technology, engineering and computing/IT
- employer engagement, enterprise and employability co-ordinators
- careers advisers
- STEM curriculum advisers and developers of curriculum resources
You can use this toolkit as a:
- prompt - to remind you of issues and concerns relating to equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM learning and careers
- resource - to find links to materials and sources of support that will help you to promote STEM learning and careers more effectively to young people at risk of missing out on STEM-related opportunities
Go to Case Studies in Resources and Tools to find quick answers to common questions. Browse the full list of case studies in the right-hand panel
- View the 'Table for Good Practice' for practical suggestions on how to make materials more inclusive
- Make Where are you now? your starting point for quickly checking the gaps in your knowledge
- The Top Tips has some handy hints on how to improve your practice in developing materials
The WISE campaign and futuremorph have created Postcards from the Future to give young women a glimpse of the wealth of opportunities STEM careers have to offer
Click useful websites to visit the useful websites section of this site.
Click here to download the list of useful websites.