As a board we are very aware of the importance of Diversity in our strategic planning and work, as we engage with all groups and individuals who make up our Federation community. We are very conscious of the importance of taking account of the breadth of characteristics that enrich what we do. It is essential for us to have a diverse culture within our board and, to that end, we recruit new members who can contribute meaningfully and creatively to our schools’ commitment to understanding life in modern Britain and beyond. We are committed to supporting the Christian ethos of our church schools where all faiths and none are respected and honoured. We value the contribution that those with a wide range of experience can offer, as well as those who are able to bring new ideas and perspectives because of their particular roles in an inclusive society. We ensure that we are up to date with current developments by seeking training opportunities and by seeking the views of our very diverse community.