NEU members at Black Teachers Conference


A key priority of the union is to make sure there is equal opportunity for all members, prevent unlawful discrimination in employment, and ensure our members do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

NEU members work hard to make education workplaces accessible and inclusive and for a vision of education for the UK with equity and social justice at its heart. The NEU campaigns against inequality and prejudice through resources on all aspects of inequality; through research; and through practical guidance  to challenge the assumptions, ideas and stereotypes that lead to patterns of discrimination.

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Sex and gender equality

Gender equality is not only a human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable workplace.

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Race equality

Racism is a structural barrier perpetuated by individuals that lead to discrimination against a person because of their race.

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LGBT+ equality

LGBT+ education professionals, pupils and families are vital members of all nursery, school and college communities and of our union.

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Disability equality

The NEU works with disabled education professionals and pupils to abolish ablism, disablism and discrimination.

Whole school approaches to equality

Tackling inequalities in school requires a holistic and systemic approach across the whole school.

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Disability equality toolkit

The tools will upskill and educate members, leaders and work colleagues on disability equality and building more inclusive schools and colleges.

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LGBT+ inclusion

Guidance on LGBT+ inclusion for schools and colleges, for members, leaders, governors, councillors and community leaders.

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Discrimination and harassment

Guidance about dealing with discrimination and harassment in the workplace, including detailed information about the protected characteristics in England and Wales under the Equality Act 2010.

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Equality model statement

The aim of this model statement on equality is to provide a framework that schools can adopt in promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants, and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment.

Anti-Racism Framework

A framework for anti-racism was developed for Initial Teacher Education (ITE) through research commissioned by the NEU and supported by funding from Newcastle University. This is the only accessible and research-informed anti-racism framework for Initial…

Teaching resources

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Breaking the Mould

The NEU worked with five primary schools over two years to consider how ‘traditional’ gender stereotypes could be challenged in nursery and primary classrooms.

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The Full Story

How books for early years and primary age children can be used to promote disability inclusion.


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