Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2019

Improving gender balance and equalities (3-18) - Video resource

What is this?

​A series of Improving Gender Balance and Equalities (IGBE) videos for practitioners on the topics of:

  • Challenging gender stereotypes;
  • Addressing unconscious bias;
  • Improving gender balance in subject uptake and learner pathways;
  • Promoting whole-establishment approaches to equality.

Who is this for?

​All practitioners (ELC, primary and secondary schools).

​Improvement questions

  • Are there ongoing and sustained opportunities for children and young people to reflect on gender stereotypes?
  • How do these resources help us to recognise and address our own unconscious bias?
  • How could these resources support improved gender balance in subject uptake and widen learner pathways?
  • How do these resources contribute to whole-establishment improvement?

IGBE – research and practice

A webinar, hosted by the GTCS, discussing improving gender balance research and practice (2019).


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Practitioners from the pilot project

Why have schools engaged with IGB? (3 videos)
Use the drop-down menu at top right of video box to see playlist of three videos with voices from early learning and childcare (ELC), primary and secondary staff.

Video 1 – Why engage with IGB (ELC) / Video 2 – Why engage with IGB (Primary) / Video 3 - Why engage with IGB (Secondary)​.

 

First steps (2 videos)
Use the drop-down menu at top right of video box to see playlist of two videos with ideas on how to develop an action plan and creating whole school ethos.

Video 1 – Developing an action plan / Video 2 – Whole school ethos​.​


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Some actions to encourage gender balance (4 videos)
Use the drop-down menu at top right of video box to see playlist of four videos including actions in ELCs, how to fit gender into a primary curriculum, actions that secondary school departments can take and actions for a whole school.

Video 1 – Whole school actions / Video 2 – Departmental actions (Secondary) / Video 3 – Fitting into the curriculum (Primary) / Video 4 – Some actions for ELCs.

 

Wider engagement (2 videos)
Use the drop-down menu at top right of video box to see playlist of two videos​ discussing parental engagement and social media.

Video 1 – Using social media to raise awareness / Video 2 – Parental engagement​.

 

Short films of pupils discussing gender stereotypes

Gender stereotypes

 

​​Gender and sport

 

Gender and jobs

 

Other

Note on copyright

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