Teachers: Equality

Department for Education written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's rationale was for allocating £30,000 to provide training or recruitment of teachers with protected characteristics.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

School workforce census data continues to show under-representation of particular groups of individuals within leadership positions (in particular for Black and Minority Ethnic and female leaders).

The Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund supports teachers from under-represented groups (as measured by the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010) to prepare for leadership positions.

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