We are committed to valuing and celebrating diversity, and to advancing equality and inclusive practice in all our activities.
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.
|Equality objective 1: To identify and gather equality data to understand the diversity demographics of the Trust and schools and identify further actions to address inequalities.|
|Equality objective 2: 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.|
|Equality objective 3: 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.|
|Equality objective 4: To establish an equality group to monitor the implementation of the equality strategy, objectives and champion equality issues.|
|Equality objective 5: To support schools to evidence compliance with the public sector equality duty by creating a consistent reporting template.|
|Equality objective 6: 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:
Muhammad Patel – Attendance Officer
Olga Brownlow – Teacher
Naadia Begum – HR Assistant
Emma Turner – Research & CPD Lead
Jenny Blewitt – Advisory Board Member
Ravinder Saund – Advisory Board Member
Equality steering group members:
Paul Stone – Trust Leader
Louise Barber – Operations Director
Beena Chohan – HR Manager
Halil Tamgumus – Headteacher
Karen Ludden – Executive Assistant
Each representative is an ‘inclusive ally’ for one or more of the protected characteristics to actively promote and seek to advance the culture of inclusion.
|Gender Reassignment / Sexual Orientation||Vacancy|
|Marriage & Civil Partnership / Pregnancy & Maternity||Emma Turner|
|Religion & Belief||Naadia Begum|
|Social Disadvantage||Muhammed Patel|
Reports from the termly ECG meetings will be made available here.