At Linton Village College, promoting equality and removing barriers to education and employment is at the heart of what we do. Raising awareness of the different forms of discrimination, the College’s obligations under the 2010 Equality Act, and where to get help are built into teaching and staff training. Positive measures to promote equality and understanding between groups is built into the learning experience and professional development. LVC tracks progress of students with protected characteristics to ensure that they make at least the same progress as the whole school population and tries to understand reasons and target support where this is not the case.
Between 2018 and 2020, Linton Village College, on behalf of Cambridge and Suffolk Teaching School Alliance (CASSA), is the Regional Hub for delivering the Department for Education’s Equality & Diversity in Education programme in East of England and North East London. The programme supports teachers with characteristics protected by the 2010 Equality Act into leadership positions. LVC is working with partner schools who lead programmes to address needs in their locality to support career progression of teachers with protected characteristics. Together, the programme partners share good practice and lessons learned both among each other and with wider community of education professionals and beyond.
For more information about the Equality & Diversity Programme, please see https://east.equalitydiversity.education/
The current programme is part of ongoing commitment to promoting diversity in educational leadership. In 2015, Helena Marsh, LVC Principal, co-founded WomenEd, a grassroots movement promoting female leadership. LVC has established networks of practitioners across the Eastern Region. As part of ongoing good practice, CHET Trust of which LVC is part complies a gender gap report annually.