Diversity and inclusion
We are committed to growing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities that we serve.
Our work will impact many generations to come, and our staff come from all backgrounds and walks of life, coming together to inspire young minds. We promote an inclusive culture that embraces the valuable and enriching contribution that all of our community make. We continue to be proactive in uplifting and supporting all voices at Harris.
Building a Federation that reflects the world we live in
We recognise we’re on a lifelong journey of learning and growing with the communities we work with. This is why we launched the Diverse Leaders Programme, an initiative designed to grow the confidence of BAME colleagues and encourage them to apply for leadership and headship positions.
We hope to continue leading the way in the discussions around the importance of BAME school leadership and recognising the value this provides in the form of strong role models for our young people.
We've been running the Diverse Leaders Programme since 2016 to tackle this issue. It is open to teachers from around London and aims to equip BAME colleagues with the confidence to take their next steps in their careers – whether that’s applying for senior leadership or headship positions.
Natasha Evans, Head of Harris City Academy Crystal Palace Teaching School.
Equality and diversity notice for applicants
We are committed to encouraging and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff, and an excellent teaching and learning experience for our young people.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.
The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and this includes promoting equality and diversity for all irrespective of:
- ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality)
- gender reassignment
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- refugees and asylum seekers
- people with diverse communication needs
- armed forces veterans