New award steps up action on gender equality

Written by: Karen Faux
29 October 2018

Empowering schools and nurseries in London to challenge gender stereotypes to ensure that no child is held back by their gender is the aim of a new programme launched today at City Hall.

Children at Busy Bees have fun with costumes and resources for role-play
Children at Busy Bees have fun with costumes and resources for role-play

London is determined to lead the way in championing gender equality in education by funding a new Gender Action award. Developed by the Institute of Physics, King’s College London, UCL Institute of Education and University Council of Modern Languages, the Gender Action award encourages whole schools to put gender equality at the heart of all aspects of school life.

Schools, colleges and nurseries will be able to work through four levels of award – supporter, innovator, champion and beacon – as they make changes that will put gender equality at the heart of everything they do. Find out more here.

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