Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Christ the King Sixth Forms is committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. This is evident through our Catholic ethos and made explicit in our Mission Statement. CTK holds the belief that every individual within our community is of equal value and we are committed to promoting equity and equality of opportunity irrespective of protected characteristics (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex) with the intention of all staff and students attaining their full potential.
The CTK Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy recognises the diverse community we belong to and the legal responsibilities placed on us as specified in the Equality Act 2010 and the Public Sector Equality Duty to eliminate discrimination and promote anti-discriminatory practices. CTK is recognised as a disability confident employer and is working to support employees with disabilities.
Through our commitment to Equality Diversity and Inclusion, CTK will ensure equality of opportunity are reflected in all aspects of the sixth forms. Our EDI objectives ensure that we review and measure progress. This will safeguard as well as foster good relations and eliminate discrimination across our family of sixth forms.
EDI Objectives – 21/22
Promote equality of opportunity and challenge stereotypes across all areas of CTK
Promote EDI through the curriculum and the 10:10 programme so that students have an opportunity to discuss and take forward views in a supportive environment
Ensure CTK provides an inclusive, welcoming, and vibrant culture so that all students and staff feel valued, respected, and engaged
EDI Committee and Working Groups
The EDI committee is composed of representatives from the CTK Leadership Team, teaching and support staff and have overarching responsibility for CTK’s EDI Strategy. The Committee champion good practice through the Sixth form, identifying and removing barriers to change and empowering all staff and students at every level. Its purpose is to define and celebrate success and advise on actions to further develop Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Ofsted state, ‘Learners develop high levels of tolerance and mutual respect because managers and staff encourage them to re-examine their viewpoints and to challenge effectively the stereotypical views of others. The weekly tutorial programme is used particularly effectively to review and reflect on current affairs and newsworthy items,.’
In addition to the EDI Committee, there are two working groups who meet regularly and are chaired by members of the EDI Committee. The EDI working groups help ensure key actions are taken forward and embedded within the whole community by leaders, teachers, support staff, Governors and students. CTK promotes a working and learning environment that values diversity, promotes inclusion and is committed to ensuring equality for all students, staff, visitors and stakeholders.
The EDI committee is chaired by Ms. Amony, Assistant Principal for EDI.