Jim Shannon – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Education

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Shannon on 2016-02-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department’s rationale was for allocating £30,000 to provide training or recruitment of teachers with protected characteristics.

Nick Gibb

School workforce census data continues to show under-representation of particular groups of individuals within leadership positions (in particular for Black and Minority Ethnic and female leaders).

The Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund supports teachers from under-represented groups (as measured by the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010) to prepare for leadership positions.