“Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, belonging is having that voice be heard.”
Our Vision Statement
We will be an organisation where everyone connected to us – staff, facilitators, learners, board members, stakeholders – will be treated with fairness, dignity and respect, and can truly be themselves, feel that they belong, and reach their fullest potential.
We know that, in order to be the best organisation we can be, we need to access the talents of people who are the best at what they do. Therefore, we aim – in every aspect of our work – to be free from bias or discrimination of any sort.
We will also play our part, as a social change organisation, in removing barriers to full participation. We will lead by example and, through transparency and honesty, commit to making progress on our equality journey.
As a learning organisation committed to social justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) has always been at the heart of everything we do.
We know that we have to live our values in every aspect of our work and that everyone connected with the Academy – whether as a member of staff, a facilitator, a learner, board member or stakeholder – should be able to truly be themselves and achieve to their fullest potential.
Recognising that there is always more that can be done, and that we are all on a journey towards achieving equality, the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Working Group was set up in October 2020 to provide constructive challenge and help drive this important work forward.