"You can’t be what you can’t see."
– Marian Wright Edelman
(American activist for children’s rights and founder of the Children’s Defence Fund).
At CRGS, we take our duties under the Equality Act 2010 seriously. We work tirelessly every day to prepare our students for life in modern Britain by maintaining a trusting, secure and happy environment where everyone is treated with respect.
CRGS promotes students' spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development, with a specific emphasis on promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Our school is committed to not only eliminating discrimination, but also increasing our community’s understanding of, and appreciation for, diversity.
All students and staff have equal opportunities and rights and we always treat each other with respect. All members of our community have a fundamental right to live their authentic lives free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance. All members of the school community have a responsibility to promote equality of opportunity, experience and treatment: we are upstanders not bystanders, calling out discrimination and intolerance whenever we see or hear it.
We are proud that our school community consists of a diverse range of people – employees, students, parents, carers and visitors. We celebrate our differences, understanding them and enjoying the diversity this brings.
Our staff Equality, Diversity and Inclusion group includes: Mrs Chandler, Mr Chart-Boyles, Mrs Drake, Mrs Fry, Dr Hartford, Mrs Hyde and Mr O’Mahony. You can contact the group directly via their dedicated email address: email@example.com.
A wide range of student-led, staff-supported clubs and societies also help shape our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion work, including Afro-Caribbean Society, Asian Society, Christian Union, FemSoc and LGBT+ Society. Along with our Senior Prefect Team, representatives from our student groups regularly meet with both Mr Russell and the staff EDI Group to share their experiences of life in our school and their ideas for making our community an even safer, more inclusive and accepting place to be.
We recognise the value of seeking expertise from outside the school too; see below for links to our training partners.
- Beyond Equality
- Courageous Leaders
- East Anglia Anti-Racism Education Collective
- Gender Action
- Just Like Us
- Representation Matters
- Schools Consent Project
More information on our equalities work can be found in the following documents:
- Equality and Diversity Policy
- Equality Statement and Targets
- How We've Shared Our ED Work Via Social Media
- Tutorial - Equality and Diversity at CRGS Next Steps
- Equality and Diversity Review Student Feedback April 2021
- Equality and Diversity Review Student Feedback April 2021 SUMMARY
- Deputy Head’s Letter - February 2019
- Statement from the Headmaster - April 2021
- Update from the Headmaster - April 2021
- NEW - The Equality and Diversity Journey at CRGS