Includability is absolutely delighted to welcome the Moorland Federation as our first Includability Committed Education Setting.
Moorland Federation has successfully completed an initial 5 Star Verification Process in which they have committed to take the journey toward authentic inclusion by integrating fairness into their company culture and into each stage of their recruitment process by making commitments in the fields of sustainability, mental health, wellbeing, talent management, and diversity and inclusion.
What is the Includability verification process for educational settings?
The process was independently conducted by Includability Official Partners; Prosperah, Outliers Wellbeing, Flex Wellbeing, Unleashed, and Mental Health Charter CIC to ensure practices align with established definitions of an ‘Inclusive Workplace’.
Successfully completing the Includability 5 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Employers (or the 6 Star Verification Process for Includability Committed Recruitment Agencies) immediately gives Moorland Federation access to a growing community network of purpose-led organisations. Displaying our Includability Committed standard signifies to audiences and jobseekers that the holder is committed to undertaking steps to better themselves through education and collaboration.
Paul Smith, Founder of Includability, said: “We are so pleased to welcome The Moorland Federation to our community as our first Includability Committed Educational Setting. We are beyond thrilled to welcome educational settings into the Includability family to share best practice and transparency going forward.
“The journey to fully inclusive cultures starts with education. When the model for a fully-inclusive and transparent organisation is implemented from the starting point for so many, it is seen and respected! It becomes much easier to carry that model forward into all aspects of working life where people, planet, purpose and profit are valued equally. It’s time to change the map for the better, and there’s no better starting point than at our beginnings. We cannot wait to welcome you to our community!”
Who are the Moorland Federation?
Moorland Federation is a collective of early education schools which seek to strengthen existing links between the individual schools in order to raise standards, provide greater opportunities for children and staff, and ensure future sustainability.
Established in 2017, Moorland Federation schools are governed by a single body who guide and support the strategic direction of the schools.
Lizi Pravato, Business Manager at Moorland Federation, said, “We are extremely proud to become the first education setting to have gone through the Includability Verification Process. We undertook this journey as we are dedicated to creating a supportive & inclusive culture for our employees. We strongly believe by role modelling positive behaviours & championing equality & diversity we instil this ethos as core values within our pupils. The focussed steps of verification have allowed us to look at where we are & plan the future development of our inclusive workplace, strengthening our message.”
Naomi Philp, Executive Headteacher added: “I am immensely proud of the work of my whole federation team in embodying this ethos throughout the schools, and I am especially proud of Lizi Pravato for leading on this project with Includability. Diversity and equality are areas of utmost importance to our schools and we are proud to trail blaze with such an amazing group of people in our schools and now with our partners in Includability.”
What makes Includability different?
Includability is a platform centred around community. It has been developed to raise expectation, increase employer accountability, and create a new standard for what the recruitment sector should deliver through engagement, collaboration and regularly sharing best practice.
Includability provides a community network and job board to all Includability Committed Employers, Includability Committed Educational Settings, Includability Committed Sports Settings. We aim to provide inspiration and action for positive change in the workplace.
What makes us different from other community platforms and job boards is every employer advertising on the platform is independently verified using a 5 Star Verification process, to ensure organisations we work with are committed towards the areas of diversity and inclusion, environment and sustainability, mental health, wellbeing, leadership and governance, and talent management.