Before registering, we recommend you take a few moments to read the following information.
Are you ready?
Becoming a Gender Action Supporter is about more than ticking boxes and jumping through hoops. It is about challenging stereotyping in all aspects of school life. We’re confident nurseries and schools can become beacons of gender equality if:
There is a commitment from the whole nursery, school or college
Staff, students, parents and governors need to be on board. Ensuring the manager, head, and senior leadership are supportive of your nursery or school’s participation is vital.
The resources are in place to support this commitment
As you progress through the framework, there may be training opportunities to line up, and information and insights shared throughout the nursery and school.
Find out more about each stage of the awards below.
Main benefits and resources
Throughout 2019, we will offer nurseries and schools:
Access to the tools to consider your nursery, school or college’s current policies and practices against national best practice, and a framework to ensure continued development
Exclusive use of the Gender Action: Supporter logo once evidence of senior leadership commitment has been verified, with the opportunity to start working towards Gender Action: Initiator, Gender Action: Champion and Gender Action: Beacon recognition
An online library of resources
A blog covering news, events and advice
Regular newsletters, briefings, and invitations to events
A digital platform for displaying progress (to be announced)
London and beyond
Thanks to support from the Mayor of London, we’ve commenced a Phase 1 roll-out in the capital – meaning nurseries and schools gaining Gender Action: Supporter recognition can progress through to Gender Action: Initiator, Gender Action: Champion and Gender Action: Beacon recognition levels. This will continue through until the end of 2019, when a full roll-out is planned.
Whilst nurseries and schools across the rest of the UK and the Republic of Ireland can also become a Gender Action: Supporter, we plan to open up the full award programme to all who want to join us in challenging stereotypes in 2020.
We accept registrations from:
Pupil referral units
Further education colleges
This includes independent, maintained, academies and free schools.