Our Anti-racism Statement
The London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS) is committed to being actively anti-racist.
The schools we support are rich in their diversity and we believe that this diversity brings strength and opportunity. Racism and other forms of discrimination are wholly incompatible with Jesus’ promise of “life in all its fullness” and our vision of human flourishing.
We expect that staff working for the LDBS and the schools we support, will reflect the diversity of their communities. As an organization we have a zero-tolerance towards discrimination of any kind and we are committed to challenging and removing structural racism and discrimination within the Diocese. We celebrate the current diversity of our staff and are seeking to expand this to reflect our schools and their communities.
We know we have more to do, and we continue to address systemic issues actively.
In 20-21, 22% of LDBS employees and 12% of Headteachers and Executive Headteachers in LDBS schools have a BAME background.
All LDBS staff receive unconscious bias training and we have strengthened our programme of diversity training for Headteachers and Governors. Diversity is a priority for our next Board when it is reconstituted in 2022.
We have been running a campaign to attract Governors from diverse racial backgrounds to serve as Foundation Governors for Church of England schools in London. There is more information and an application form here.
If you are interested in working in a Church of England school in The Diocese of London you can find our vacancies here.
If you have experienced racism or systemic racial discrimination through the LDBS or a Church of England school in London we encourage you to speak with our HR manager firstname.lastname@example.org.