Diversity, Transformation and Inclusion for Sustainability


1.  Diversity, Transformation and Inclusion for Sustainability:

  • Bishops must be a welcoming environment that will make all pupils, staff and visitors feel at home, irrespective of origin, ethnicity, language, gender, religious and political conviction, social and economic status, physical and intellectual ability, age, nationality or sexual orientation.
  • Promote a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.



1.1 While Bishops remains an Anglican School within the Christian faith, boys are educated about other major religions and all are respected.
1.2 A survey will show that boys, staff and parents find Bishops a transformed and inclusive community in which difference is embraced.
1.3 A marketing strategy ensuring 40% boys of colour, of those 30% will be fee paying and 10% bursary supported boys of colour in the College and Prep.
1.4 All executives diverse in terms of race and gender.
1.5 In our staff 40% of the full-time academic staff will be people of colour with no less than 35% women academic staff in any of the three schools.
1.6 20% of promotion positions filled by staff of colour.
1.7 Support staff’s children have access to quality education.
1.8 Celebration of South Africa’s diverse cultures done at all levels.
1.9 A survey will show that boys, staff and parents find Bishops and increasingly welcoming school in which difference is embraced.
1.10 20% academic staff of colour.
1.11 Women and a person of colour on the school executive.
1.12 Intern programme expanded by 50%.
1.13 Grades N and 3 intake 35% fee-paying boys of colour with two bursary supported boys of colour from Grade 3.
1.14 Non-Prep Grade 8 intake 38% boys of colour.
1.15 Marketing of Bishops done professionally in more diverse range of communities.
1.16 On-going training of staff in diversity.
1.17 Focus groups are active with termly report back to boys and staff.
1.18 Celebration of South Africa’s diverse cultures done at all levels.
1.19 All boys to be involved in community partnership.
1.20 Funding model for increased bursaries has been investigated.
1.21 Survey in Term 3 to determine how boys, staff and parents find Bishops a welcoming school in which difference is embraced.
1.22 Boy focus groups meet regularly with a variety of guests to help stimulate discussion.
1.23 Staff (academic and support) focus groups to meet regularly.
1.24 Boy and Staff focus groups to combine for a workshop, and report back to boys and staff.
1.25 Matric social sustainability portfolio established in all House leadership structures.
1.26 Racism policy developed and adopted.
1.27 Zero-tolerance of racism, homophobia and sexism is clearly communicated and enforced for all.
1.28 Education about other major religions to be included in Divinity, Life Orientation and other parts of the curriculum where possible.
1.29 Grievance procedures to be clearly communicated to boys and staff and parents.
1.30 All Bishops Staff to attend Diversity and Transformation workshops during 2019.
1.31 Executives portfolios to be reviewed to ensure the on-going process of transformation across the school.
1.32 Grade N intake for 2020 will be at least 33% fee-paying boys of colour.
1.33 Non-Prep Grade 8 intake for 2020 will be at least 35% boys of colour.
1.34 Parent committees and House Directors to develop a strategy to be more inclusive and welcoming.
1.35 Intern program to be expanded for 2020.
1.36 Admissions policy to be reviewed ahead of new offers of placement.
1.37 Access to quality education for support staff children to be strategised.
1.38 Develop a strategy to increase staff cohesion through interaction on a social level.