Educational Equity Toolkit

The Educational Equity Toolkit is designed to help teachers

Every teacher wants the best for the children and young people they teach. Searching for the various resources to support individual pupils can now be added more easily into the everyday life of a schoolteacher – saving time and effort. Teachers can also be confident that they are finding up to date resources that follow best practice, as well as new innovations.

This toolkit will provide a comprehensive and easy-to-use kit of resources to help teachers navigate their way through the many excellent online resources, courses and other CPD opportunities, all in one place.

This toolkit is designed to be student-centred, with teachers having specific learners in mind. Each pupil is recognised as an individual, with different needs that may fall under a specific area, or a combination of many, pulling resources together for easy access.

The toolkit will support educators to allow every child and young person to thrive, regardless of the barriers they may face. Teachers will be able to search by phase, area of need and learning stage.

Toolkit guide

Select your learner’s current phase (EYFS, Primary, Secondary)
Select the most relevant barrier your learner is facing (from the sidebar)
Select which stage you are interested in – Learn, Implement, Evaluate
You can now find a resource or book training related to these areas


Many children and young people face socio-economic barriers that reduce their access to educational resources and opportunities

Serving the needs of every child


Stereotyping, cultural insensitivity, and a lack of representation in educational materials can contribute to a sense of exclusion

Serving the needs of every child


SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) refers to students who require additional support due to various learning difficulties or disabilities

Serving the needs of every child


Children facing challenges such as homelessness or domestic instability may find it difficult to concentrate on their studies

Serving the needs of every child

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Mental health issues can pose a significant barrier to learning in UK schools, affecting students’ cognitive and emotional wellbeing

Serving the needs of every child


Young people struggling with questions of gender identity, sexual orientation, or cultural identity may experience feelings of isolation, confusion or discrimination

Serving the needs of every child


Case study – SEN + 1

(socio-economic disadvantage? Access to IT/books?)

Inclusive Employers

SAfE has secured a license for every Surrey school to access the Inclusive Employers toolkit. The toolkit is free to use and consists of 12 x 30 minute educational sessions aimed at supporting every adult who works in your school to think and behave with inclusivity at the core of every action and interaction. Sessions can be run as whole school or smaller team experiences, with full facilitator guidance provided. Facilitators can be any adult in the school. So your office team could have sessions facilitated by a member of the team, or a curriculum team could have sessions facilitated by a teacher in that group.

You can find out more about using the inclusive employers toolkit by watching this 5 minute clip.

Evaluate My School

Evaluate My School helps schools, local authorities and multi-academy trusts improve the quality of their self-evaluation.

Written in collaboration with national experts, the platform asks best practice questions, providing you with the information you need to make informed strategic decisions for your organisation. EMS has the capability to assist school leaders in their self-evaluation of seven core areas and generates user friendly data and summaries that ensure that accurate self-evaluation is the foundation for a solution focused approach to school self-improvement. The seven core areas are:

  • Curriculum
  • Disadvantage
  • Safeguarding
  • SEND
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Sixth form
  • Whole School

EMS is free to any school signed up to the SAfE Supporting Continuous Improvement for Inclusion (SCII) project. To find out more about the SCII project, please contact SAfE.