Equality and Diversity

The Cranmer Education Trust respects and celebrates the diversity within our community and is committed to providing an environment which ensures that all students and staff are treated with dignity and respect. We seek to provide a positive learning and working environment, free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

We are committed to fulfilling our statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010 tackling all forms of discrimination by:

  • Eliminating discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act;
  • Advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;
  • Fostering good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it;

The Cranmer Education Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applicants from all groups.

Collecting and publishing governing board diversity data

Diversity is important and we want our trustees and our local governing committees to be increasingly reflective of the communities they serve. The Trust is in the process of working through GovernorHub’s facility to see if it is possible to collate Trustees’ and Local Governing Board members’ information. The return will be voluntarily, and they can opt out of sharing their information, including protected characteristics, at any given time including after publication. To ensure that individuals cannot be identified through the publication of data, anonymous data will only be published in an appropriate format based on the number of optional returns. The current legal advice is that the safest way to protect data subjects and special category data, meeting the UK GDPR standard, would be to publish information that does not amount to ‘personal’ because it is anonymous, and therefore data protection principles do not apply.

 The Trust Equality Policy can be viewed here

Our Trust and Schools’ Equality Objectives for 2023-26



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