Raising standards and narrowing gaps are the central goals of the government’s education policy.
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, 8 November 2010
This Government is committed to narrowing gaps, and to tackling the barriers to equal opportunities and social mobility which hold individuals back, and bring heavy social and economic costs. Equality is central to building a strong economy and fairer society. It underpins the Coalition’s guiding principles of freedom, fairness and responsibility.
This scheme looks forward to implementation of the new public duties to promote equality, as set out in the Equality Act, and outlines some of the ways in which we are going to tackle inequality and promote equality, to raise standards and narrow gaps. It includes an action plan outlining what we intend to do between now and April 2012 to address our equality priorities, including information about how we are monitoring our progress against that action plan.
We would welcome your ideas about this Single Equality Scheme and especially about the priorities we have identified. Do, please, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you think.
The Department's SES document published in December 2010.
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