Ptlls Assignment Equality & Diversity

Promoting inclusion, equality and diversity with current/future learners is an

important responsibility of any teacher.

All learners should be given the opportunity to attend and participate in their chosen

course of education regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability,

sexual orientation or age.

Creating interesting, varied and inspiring learning opportunities helps learners to feel

included and motivates them, giving them a positive attitude and fosters interest.

Inclusion can be ensured by planning, delivery, support and assessment of the

learning environment. “Entitlement is about giving all learners the opportunity to

attend and participate in their chosen course of education.” (Gravells.A. 18)

A good teacher needs to show that they value all learners equally treating them with

equal respect. This can be by using the learners preferred names, offering and giving

equal help, smiling and engaging in casual conversation before and after class.

Learners where English is a second language can be encouraged to practice their

English eg.encouraging them to speak in class.

Assessment methods should be adopted which do not penalise those with English as a

second language, e.g. using plain English and not relying exclusively on written


Materials should be integrated to promote a world view e.g. case studies representing

a variety of different cultures and backgrounds. Also they should show diverse images

of people including a wide range of positive role models and avoid stereotyping.

Diversity recognises and celebrates differences; this can be promoted by social and

enrichment days/events to celebrate the diverse society.

Working practices should not stereotype or make assumptions. Learning resources

should be checked to ensure they are not racial or gender biased.

Opportunities should be provided for everyone and it is the teacher’s responsibility to