At Arbor, our mission is to transform the ways schools work. That means we serve a broad and diverse professional community - from teachers to SLT to Support Staff - and an equally diverse student and parent community. We want to make sure we build the best products for our schools, and we passionately believe that starts with building a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.
As of today we know we’re not there yet, but we’re committed to doing the work to improve. We want Arbor to be a workplace which represents, celebrates and supports people from all backgrounds, and which gives them the tools they need to thrive.
Our focus over the past few months has been on understanding where we need to improve, and on making sure that everyone at Arbor has had the chance to share their views. So far, we’ve established a Diversity and Inclusion Committee, surveyed our team, hosted training and workshops, and reviewed our recruitment process. We know we’ve still got big work to do, but we’re actively working on it. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we’re doing.
The next step on our journey is to publish the findings of our inaugural Diversity and Inclusion report publicly. We have included (where available) the industry benchmarks for each category surveyed. These do not necessarily provide a target, but do provide a good measure of where we sit compared to our wider industry for context. We believe that diversity and inclusion is a key issue for society as a whole, and we will be playing our part in driving change that hopefully will reach wider than us to our customers, partners and our industry as a whole.
You can find that report here.