Educational Equity Toolkit: Identity

Young people struggling with questions of gender identity, sexual orientation, or cultural identity may experience feelings of isolation, confusion, or discrimination, hindering their focus on the academic side of school life. Bullying, prejudice, and a lack of representation in the curriculum can also contribute to a sense of alienation. By addressing issues related to identity, schools can contribute to a more supportive and enriching learning experience for all students.


The impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on learning is pernicious. Unchecked, we know that this gap widens incrementally from early years throughout a pupil’s educational career. In Surrey, our challenge is often finding ways to support small numbers of target pupils dispersed across the school. Finding ways to ensure educational equity for pupils remains a priority at SAfE.

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