Stonewall released its fifth annual Education Equality Index at the Education for All Conference on Friday 10 July 2015.
The Index is a comprehensive benchmarking exercise for local authorities from across the country, showcasing how well they are celebrating difference and tackling homophobia and biphobia in schools and supporting LGBT young people in their local communities.
This year's Index has been the most competitive to date with 47 local authorities taking part – the highest number of participants ever.
|2015 Position||Local Authority|
|1||Bath & North East Somerset Council|
|2||Herts for Learning / Hertfordshire County Council|
|3||Cambridgeshire County Council|
|4||Norfolk County Council|
|5||North Yorkshire County Council|
|6||Sheffield City Council|
|Joint 7||Bournemouth Borough Council|
|Joint 7||Southend-on-Sea Borough Council|
|9||Leicestershire County Council|
|10||Oxfordshire County Council|
The most improved local authority is Northumberland County Council and the best new entrant is Kirklees Council. Herts for Learning/Hertfordshire County Council has received a special award for being the best performing local authority over the past five years.
You can download the Education Equality Index 2015 here, along with case studies from all the Top 10 Local Authorities.
Here, Karin Hutchinson and Liz Biggs from Hertfordshire County Council discuss the work the council has done to secure the top place.
|Here Witshire Council's Nicola Sage and Bea Potter discuss the work the council's done in the past year, leading to it becoming the highest new entry on the Stonewall Education Equality Index.||
In this video Peter Hall and Lisa Holloway from Southend-on-Sea borough Council discuss the council being named the most improved local authority in the Education Equality Index
|In this video Kate Murphy from Bath & North East Somerset Council and Lou Pope from Chew Valley school talk about the work that's been done in the past year leading to the Council's award in the Index as 'Best New Entrant'.||Here, Peter McNutt and Glen Harvey discuss the work that's been done in the past year to allow Bournemouth Borough Council to secure the ninth position on the Education Equality Index 2013.|
You can also download the previous reports here:
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