Ptlls Assessment 4

Nandita Brahmbhatt

PTTLS Assessment Element 3
Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Referral

It is the responsibility of the teacher to ensure that all the learners in their classroom are treated equally, feel valued and respected. Each individual should also be given an opportunity to gain as much from the classroom as any other individual.
This can be achieved if there is a very conscious effort made to tailor lessons and use different approached sometimes just to achieve the same objective. This includes the delivery of material as well as the way in which it may be assessed.
However the promotion of equality in the classroom is not just an expectation; it is a requirement; achieved by understanding the issues students and staff can face in relation to race, disability, gender, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation and other barriers.
In order to understand better the way in which an inclusive teaching environment can be
created it is necessary to understand what are equality, diversity and inclusion.

Is not about treating everybody the same but ensuring that all differences are met with an equal importance and are addressed fairly.
“It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. sex, race disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age.” (Skills for business website)

In very basic terms diversity is a variety of individuals. However it is far more complex and includes a wider range of categories but not excluding those mentioned in the equality section.
“The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs,...