Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
At The Burgate School and Sixth Form we want everyone to feel valued for who they are
and we are committed to ensuring all within our community can thrive.
Our promise is to champion diversity and provide an inclusive culture to empower our students and staff. We support equality and opportunity for all within our school community, and we promote an anti-discriminatory environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and has a sense of belonging. Our goal is to help to create a more equitable world.
We recognise that discrimination can be direct or indirect and can take place at an institutional level, in personal spaces and online. We take pride in delivering initiatives that address these challenges that in turn help to empower members of our community to not only combat this, but to allow us to challenge language, behaviour, or digital communication associated with any form of discrimination.
Our Burgate Shared Values
Kindness, Honesty, Inclusivity, Ambition, Fairness, Confidence, Enthusiasm, Creativity.
We actively foster principles that ensure understanding, acceptance and respect encapsulate all aspects of Burgate Life.
We constantly strive to develop our knowledge and understanding of academic and professional thought, individual experiences, and best practice in matters pertaining to EDI. We routinely seek feedback from all stakeholders. This helps us to not only reflect on our practices but to recognise the changing needs within our community and to support continual improvement.
Every student is valued for who they are and offered a curriculum and enrichment beyond the classroom that promotes curiosity and flexibility of thought that is supported by the outstanding provision of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC). Our approach to learning always reflects our Burgate values so that learning is accessible to every student. We foster positive attitudes and build strong relationships to support a shared sense of cohesion, belonging, respect and tolerance that strengthens our commitment to eliminate discrimination in all forms. We strive to ensure our young people embrace and celebrate individuality and differences as they navigate the future.
Beyond any statutory obligation, we ensure staff at The Burgate feel understood, empowered and respected. We ensure equality and opportunity for all staff members and an anti-discriminatory environment. From the recruitment process to onboarding and throughout their career, prospective and existing staff are assured of our ongoing commitment to provide a sense of belonging that enables each individual to be their authentic self.
At The Burgate we are person centred. As such, reasonable adjustments are available for every applicant and staff member with no prerequisite to disclose and no formal diagnosis required.
To view our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy please click here