Our Equality Strategy sets out a trust-wide commitment to equality the objectives we are working towards over the next four years. As a ‘living’ document it will be updated to reflect the development of our work and emerging national and local issues.
To identify and gather equality data to understand the diversity demographics of the Trust and schools and identify further actions to address inequalities.
To lead schools in developing inclusivity in all areas of practice and train all staff to provide an inclusive curriculum that represents our diverse culture and society and encourages acceptance and respect.
To create a diverse workforce that better reflects over diverse community by addressing the potential for unconscious bias in recruitment by implementing a ‘blind recruitment’ process.
To establish an equality group to monitor the implementation of the equality strategy, objectives and champion equality issues.
To support schools to evidence compliance with the public sector equality duty by creating a consistent reporting template.
To support schools to increase opportunities for flexible working.
To support and monitor the implementation of the strategy we have established an Equality Consultative Group (ECG) with representation from across our schools and governance. The group will champion the voice of protected groups and help promote and raise awareness around equality issues.
You can find more information in the terms of reference.
The group is made up of:
Halil Tamgumus – Headteacher and EDI Lead
Louise Barber- Operations Director
Marie Bannatyne- Head of Governance
Nicola Morton- HR Manager
Simone Harrison- Deputy Headteacher
Karen Ludden – Executive Assistant
Jo Venables- Early Years Lead
Rebecca Mukiza- Assistant Headteacher
Conor Di Fante- Senior HR Advisor
Cruz Smoczynski- Apprentice Premises Officer