Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our Vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)
We strive to be a diverse, equitable and inclusive community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. In this community, each individual should feel equally listened to, respected and valued.
Our Definition of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Bringing together people with a broad range of visible and invisible qualities that make individuals unique.
Treating people fairly based on their individual needs, so everyone has the same chance of thriving.
Valuing and respecting each other’s unique contributions; feeling heard and listened to.
Why is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion important to us at Dulwich College (Singapore)?
- Making a Positive Difference – we recognise that the education our students receive is a privilege only a few have access to. We believe that students need to develop the skills, values and motivation required to make a positive difference in the world.
- Building Bridges to the World – if we wish to live worldwise then our students need to value, respect, engage with and promote diversity, equity and inclusion. They need to know how to behave in an intentionally inclusive way if they are to build bridges to the world.
- Students Come First – we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive College community will foster a stronger sense of belonging and support everyone's wellbeing.
Our Approach to Recruitment
We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, identity, age, disability, religion or sexual orientation. We support family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational needs allow.
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Journey
We recognise that it will take time and commitment to make our vision for DEI a reality and we have therefore embarked on a journey of inquiry, learning and continuous improvement, underpinned by a 3-year action plan. To support us on this journey, we created a DEI Steering Group (with representatives from across the College) and worked with a DEI-specialist consultancy to establish our current status through surveys, policy reviews, stakeholder interviews and focus groups. This information was then benchmarked against other organisations using the Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks tool. This period of research and reflection informed our action plan, which consequently saw the establishment of working groups to look at 6 core areas: Recruitment; Staff Terms & Conditions; Professional Learning and Development; Curriculum; Student & Parents and Marketing & Community Engagement. Voluntary Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) have also been set up, as well as student DEI societies. Every member of staff now undergoes DEI training and Dulwich College (Singapore) is also leading the newly formed Singapore Diversity Collaborative – a group looking to share good DEI practice between schools.