We are pleased to introduce an opportunity to be involved in our SWIFT Reference Group as part of our Teaching School Hubs’ responsibility of programme delivery to schools and continued commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
The Reference Group will be founded on inclusion and collaboration and we welcome expressions of interest from all colleagues of all backgrounds and positions within all organisations across our Teaching School Hub region.
Participation will not be limited by any of the Protected Characteristics (Equality Act 2010): Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sex, and Sexual Orientation.
Membership of the Reference Group is voluntary and staff-led and any member of staff across our schools and partners is eligible to apply to be part of the group.
The Group is intended to be a safe space that will build high-trust relationships within a diverse and inclusive setting that will:
We believe that Reference Groups are important because they can:
1. Foster an Inclusive Workplace and a Sense of Belonging and Acceptance
2. Enhance Employee Experience
3. Promote Cultural Awareness
4. Improve Innovation
Timeline for the Reference Group
We are seeking to launch the Reference Group in November 2023, with the first meeting in January 2024 and it is our intention that the meetings will be half termly.
More Information and How to Express your Interest
You can read more about the SWIFT Reference Group by clicking on the link below.
If you wish to express your interest to be part of the group, we invite you to complete a short form on the link below by Monday 6 November 2023 at 12 noon.
Thank you for your interest in our proposed SWIFT Reference Group as part of our work to promote Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.