For over 100 years we have worked to redress inequality and challenge discrimination on the grounds of social class, race, disability, gender, age, faith/religious belief, and sexual orientation.

Through our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2014-16 we have a renewed commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity and positive promotion of equality and diversity through our educational provision, our employment practices and in the democracy and governance of the WEA.

Our action plan shows how we are trying to improve our practice at all levels of the WEA; nationally, regionally, locally. We will measure its impact and seek feedback on our activities and consult with our students, volunteers, staff, members and partners on how we are doing.

The trustees and senior managers of the WEA are committed to ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion are embedded in everything we do through a WEA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Scrutiny Panel. This panel is attended by trustees and senior managers. The job of the panel is to scrutinise and review our practice against the actions we have set out in the EDI Strategy.

We have a network of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions who work across the WEA to promote our work, share good practice and support staff, tutors and volunteers.

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WEA's gender pay gap report

The WEA is focused on creating a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Our employees are the heart of the Association and our commitment to gender equality is one the key principles we drive within the workforce.

‘A better world – equal, democratic and just; through adult education the WEA challenges and inspires individuals,communities and society’

Read our report