At HMC we are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion amongst our team, members, schools and wider communities.

The association’s dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group exists to promote equal opportunities for all those working in HMC schools regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic background, disability or any other protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.

We recognise that schools, in common with other organisations, are working hard to be communities where diversity is celebrated, inclusion is expected, and equity is genuinely achieved.

The HMC EDI Working Group comprises members and other senior leaders in schools. It provides advice and assistance to HMC schools, gathering best practice from across the membership and more widely, gaining understanding from expert practitioners. The group also supports a large network of EDI leads within HMC schools.

"At HMC we aim to create a welcoming workplace in which difference is celebrated. We understand that diversity makes us stronger and discrimination diminishes us all. The HMC General Secretary and all our staff are committed to practical measures which will help promote a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We will examine recruitment, member services, training, HR policies and practices, communication and organisational culture, in the knowledge that diversity is not only just, but also improves our performance as an association. In nurturing a welcoming workplace in which difference is celebrated, we are committed to providing equality of opportunity for all. We will strive to improve our own understanding, act on expert advice and monitor progress. For more than 150 years, HMC has existed to support and serve its members as they educate generations of children. As we move into the future, we all hope to learn how to be a better version of ourselves.”"
HMC Head Office Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Case studies

Working with our schools, we have produced case studies and summaries of the activities at HMC schools, which have celebrated Black History Month and Pride.

Black History Month 2022 at HMC Schools

HMC Schools Celebrating Pride Month 2022

Black History Month 2021 at HMC Schools