Equality and diversity

Education Scotland is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity. We aim to ensure equal opportunities for all staff and our stakeholders, including ‘protected characteristic’ groups, to ensure we can:

  • Identify groups at risk of not benefiting fully from education and take action to meet their needs; and
  • Help all learners develop the understanding of equality and diversity issues essential for responsible citizens in the 21st century.

Policy on equality and diversity

PDF file: Education Scotland Equality Policy - October 2017 (656 KB)​​

PDF file: Education Scotland Equality Strategy 2017 - 2019 (464 KB)

PDF file: Corporate Parenting Duties and Corporate Parenting Plan 2017 - 2020 (422 KB)

PDF file: Public Sector Equality Duty and Corporate Parenting Progress Report August 2018 to February 2020 (791 KB)

Equality Impact Assessments

This strategy sets out how Education Scotland assess the impact of new and existing policies, practices and procedures, as set out in the Equality Act 2010.

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessments - Strategies (201 KB)

Education Scotland Equality Impact Assessments

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Scottish Learning Festival - June 2022 (409 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - National e-Learning Offer - May 2022 (406 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessments - National Response to Improving Mathematics - April 2022 (184 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - PLL Programmes - March 2022 (575 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - YScot Hive Programme - February 2022 (380 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Education Scotland Corporate Plan - November 2021 (452 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Countdown to COP Programme - August 2021 (402 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Return to offices plan - August 2021 (539 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment – Child Rights and Participation Strategy 2021-22 – April 2021 (335 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment – Education Scotland Recovery Workstream B: Supporting for Education Leaders and Teams – July 2020 (432 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Education Scotland Recovery Workstream D: Assessment within Broad General Education (BGE) - August 2020 (444 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Education Scotland National e-Learning Programme - August 2020 (445 KB)

PDF file: Equality Impact Assessment - Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership Programmes - July 2020 (455 KB)