Mountview is committed to providing an equitable and inclusive environment, free from discrimination, bullying, harassment and victimisation of any kind. We will take active steps to dismantle ableist, homophobic, racist, sexist, transphobic and xenophobic attitudes, biases, behaviours and practices. We aim to embed anti-oppressive practices and values in all areas of our work and develop a culture that regularly considers and discusses issues around equity and inclusion.
Our priorities include:
- Breaking down barriers to inclusion and cultivating a more diverse staff and student body
- Creating a learning environment that progresses racial equity and justice
- Developing a learning environment that advances LGBTQIA+ inclusion
- Embracing disability, neurodiversity and learning differences; enabling access and providing support where required
- Ensuring our home is welcoming to all and encouraging community engagement
- Fostering a culture of awareness and accountability, where equity and inclusion are a shared responsibility across all stakeholder groups
- Repairing the curriculum and engaging a range of perspectives within our teaching and learning
- Supporting international students and valuing cross-cultural exchange
- Tackling gender-based inequities and gender-based violence
- Utilising staff and student voice to consider different views and experiences
We recognise that the work of equality, equity, diversity and inclusion requires an ongoing commitment to critical self-reflection, lifetime learning and improvement, with no single stopping point. An Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) committee has been established to address oppression in its various forms. The EEDI committee is formed of representatives from across Mountview’s stakeholder groups, including members of teaching and non-teaching staff, student and alumni representatives, trustees, the Student Welfare Manager and Principal.