A Letter from the CHOBA Chair – March 2021

Friday 26 February 2021

Dear Old Blues

Increasing staff diversity at CH

I hope that you are keeping well in these challenging times.

When we last wrote to you, a new sub-group of the CHOBA Board, led by Chris Thomas and Onyinye Udokporo, was being formed with a focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). This group is now in place and is liaising with CH and Council to support EDI developments at the School.

With the social and cultural diversity of CH’s pupil intake, a key priority is to attract staff that match this diversity. The School has introduced a number of new approaches to facilitate this aim, and the CHOBA Board and its EDI sub-group are keen to help ensure staff diversity is increased.

One action that we can all take is to help spread the word about vacancies at CH and the School’s aim of increasing staff diversity. We know that there are many talented Old Blues who could add enormous value to CH pupils as teachers, or in other roles at the School. Others will have friends or networks that might be interested in these roles too. All vacancies will be publicised through CHOBA and School channels, so please do look out for them, and if appropriate, actively promote them with your friends and networks.

With many thanks for your help and very best wishes.

Ralph Tait (ThB, ThA 86-93)

Chair of the CHOBA Board