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Useful websites to support the mentoring process

The ACAS guide to the new Equalities Act 2010

Acas offer a useful summary guide to the new The Equality Act that became law in October 2010. This act replaced previous legislation (such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) and ensures consistency in what you need to do to make your workplace a fair environment and to comply with the law.

Equality and Diversity


A really useful place to find resources and materials to stimulate discussion about equality and diversity topics. It also contains helpful articles on national identity, Islamophobia, religion and education. Also check out the links page which identifies some wonderful resources to support learners for whom English is a second language.

Show Racism the Red Card Pack for the Initial Teacher Trainers

Good practical ideas for sessions with support notes for tutors.

The Prevent Duty and Safeguarding (Education and Training Foundation)

prevent duty and safeguarding


Supporting LGB students and challenging and addressing homophobic action.

Excellent resources are available at

Stonewall's 2007 research The School Report and 2009 The Teachers' Report. See:

Foundation online

Professional development opportunities for the education and training sector including Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity.

Foundation online


David Bartram (2013)Ten steps to effective SEN provision. Special Educational Needs Magazine. Find at:

Departmental advice for all post-16 colleges and academies about implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system from September 2014.

SEND and behaviour management 2014

The SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) gateway provides a link to UK based voluntary and community sector organisations (VCOs) and other organisations supporting the SEND sector.


Devon County Council

A useful short introductory guide to safeguarding, in a multi-agency context, is available at:

Devon safeguarding adults


Ofsted clarification on Safeguarding questions is available at:

Education and Training Foundation

The Prevent Duty and Safeguarding



It is important that mentors help students to consider the important role differentiation can play in raising levels of achievement. Differentiation means recognising that each learner in a class differs from other learners in many ways. Student teachers need to learn how to plan for learning so that all learners achieve their learning goals.