Diversity and Inclusion at Northampton Academy
“To give all members of our community a feeling of worth, belonging and empowerment to be their best selves”.
We believe that an inclusive organisation is one where the collective power of diversity comes together to build success, where individuals and groups feel valued with a strong sense of purpose and belonging. Northampton Academy has an ambitious but realistic vision for inclusion. It is “To give all members of our community a feeling of worth, belonging and empowerment to be their best selves.” We believe that when inclusion flourishes, it permeates the whole work environment, enabling everyone to succeed and no one feels left out.
Why Inclusion Matters to Northampton Academy
Inclusion matters because it embraces the fact that everyone has value to add. It matters because it is building a community that is accessible to everyone and adapting the environment to make everyone feel welcome. It is about finding each individual’s strengths and intentionally planning for their success in the group. In addition, it is about harnessing a plethora of diverse views, ideas and people to address challenges. To do that, inclusive processes are needed to enable people to contribute their ideas.
Northampton Academy’s Whole System Approach to Inclusion
Northampton Academy takes comprehensive, whole-system approach to inclusion. The process is about acknowledging, understanding, taking into account, and addressing all the different parts of organisational inclusion holistically rather than trying to fix individual components in isolation.
Below is a diagram of our systematic approach: