Villiers School EDI Statement

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Statement on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Villiers School is committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) both within our school community and in the wider community. Villiers School strives to foster an inclusive culture with equality at its heart so that diversity can flourish. We embrace our diversity as a strength, and we work with sincerity to enable all in our community to grow and flourish equally.

We place inclusive principles and practices at our core and are fully committed to understanding the challenges that exist for our community under the nine grounds for discrimination identified under the Equal Status Acts 2000-2018, namely, gender, marital status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.1

We seek to proactively address these, to the best of our abilities, whether this be in respect of recruitment, the curriculum or school culture:

– Through an EDI focus in our policies, practices, and procedures

– Through appropriate training, development and experiences

– Through promoting these principles across the curriculum

Discrimination, in any form, is not accepted within Villiers School, we aim to be a leading voice for equity, diversity and inclusion in Irish education.

1. https://www.ihrec.ie/guides-and-tools/human-rights-and-equality-in-the-provision-of-good-and-services/what-does-the-law-say/equal-status-acts/