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equality and Diversity

Equality Act Statement

Eastern Multi Academy Trust (EMAT) is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Our workplace practices support a range of family friendly, flexible and inclusive work arrangements, staff engagement forums and employee support services to welcome and support staff from different backgrounds. Our ambition is to demonstrate in our work together that we promote an inclusive environment and signal our commitment to celebrate and promote diversity.

Our Equal Opportunities Commitment We welcome part time or flexible working applicants and are committed to making work accessible for all. EMAT is an Equal Opportunities Employer and ensures that those we hire and employ are suitably qualified persons and treated fairly regardless of their Age, Sex, Race, Disability, Pregnancy and Maternity status, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Religion and Belief, Sexual orientation or Gender reassignment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and keeping children safe in education, our staff are expected to share and uphold this commitment. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory references, workplace health review and enhanced DBS check including the children’s barred list check as required.

For more information please click here for further information on the Equality Statement and Objectives of Eastern Multi Academy Trust. 

Our community is predominately white British but we also serve pupils and their families from other backgrounds. Alongside our commitment to valuing the cultural inheritance of all the pupils in the school, the lack of diversity in our immediate area highlights the need to develop our pupils understanding and appreciation of equality and diversity in both the school and wider British society.

Through our PSHE, RE and assembles, we ensure our pupils consider and value diversity and celebrate different cultural inheritances, even if they have little direct experience of them.

Pupils are taught to respect and celebrate difference and understand that everyone, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or disability has equal value. Staff model respect and understanding in all their dealings within school. Empathy and care for others are part of our core values.