Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Policy

October 28, 2020

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Policy.

We would like to update members of the changes we have made to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) policy resulting from the leadership actions of our EDI working group who have been advising our Board of Trustees on this critical issue.

Over recent months the Board have committed to foreground Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity within our Values, Strategic Plan and Programme of Activities.

Members can expect to see a step change in how we provide support to activate meaningful, structural and sustainable change.

Throughout the 2020/21 Membership year and beyond, CHEAD will;

» Develop an event to promote and advocate for the Race Equality Charter.
» Partner with Shades of Noir as a critical friend.
» Develop Leadership training for Senior/Executive Leadership to promote and support inclusive antiracist leadership and white allyship.
» Develop a Decolonising toolkit – available on the CHEAD website.
» Develop dedicated leadership training to BAME staff to step into senior roles.
» Actively promote up-coming Trustee roles to be taken up by BAME candidates.

There is a clear focus on anti-racism as an immediate priority.

Within the broader policy:

» We foreground and promote wellbeing and compassionate pedagogies in art and design.
» We respect and celebrate the diversity of all our backgrounds, cultures and actions.

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