Hasmonean Multi-Academy Trust (HMAT)

Conscious Inclusion Training

Hasmonean Multi-Academy Trust (HMAT)

The Trust comprises Hasmonean High School for Boys and Hasmonean High School for Girls, both of which are centres of educational excellence serving the Orthodox Jewish Community of North-West London.


HMAT faced the challenge of nurturing an inclusive environment where biases were acknowledged, confronted, and replaced with intentional inclusivity. The objective was to empower a diverse group of over 250 staff members to become aware of their biases, equip them with practical strategies to manage these biases, and inspire them to foster an inclusive atmosphere.


In Diverse Company responded with a meticulously designed in-person Conscious Inclusion training session, expertly crafted to engage and enlighten participants. The session spanned 60 minutes, employing a blend of innovative learning techniques:

  • Case Studies: Real-world scenarios provided valuable context for participants to explore bias and inclusion.
  • Research and Data Reflective Exercises: Interactive exercises drew on empirical data to prompt self-reflection and critical thinking.
  • Storytelling: Compelling narratives fostered empathy and understanding.
  • Discussion: Open dialogues encouraged participants to share insights and perspectives.

    At the culmination of the training, attendees were encouraged to make a personal commitment—a habit they would consciously practice to effect lasting behavioural change. To support their journey, they were furnished with reference materials, ensuring that their commitment to inclusive behaviours was underpinned by knowledge and guidance.


The impact of this transformative initiative was resounding. Following the training:

  • Heightened Appreciation for ED&I: Every staff member exhibited a profound increase in their appreciation of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I), recognising its pivotal role in their professional and personal lives.

  • Will to Learn and Grow: A spirit of continuous learning and growth emerged, with participants expressing a genuine eagerness to delve deeper into the subject of ED&I and apply their newfound insights in their interactions with colleagues and students.

    The partnership between In Diverse Company and HMAT stands as a testament to the power of conscious inclusion in shaping diverse educational environments. Through tailored training, introspection, and an unwavering commitment to positive change, HMAT and its dedicated staff have taken a significant stride towards fostering a more inclusive and equitable educational landscape.

About the company:

HMAT students attain consistently high standards in their GCSE, BTEC and A Level examinations. The vast majority of our graduates proceed to study in world-class yeshivas and seminaries, before pursuing university education and a wide variety of careers.

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Increased awareness about unconscious bias

All the participants committed to an inclusive habit

“The feedback received from all the staff members was extremely positive. They found the training engaging and informative. We will definitely work with In Diverse Company for some follow-up diversity training on our next inset day” –  Sharmin Bokhari, HR Manager

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Johanna launched In Diverse Company in 2019 out of a strong belief that there was a better way to create and measure inclusive cultures.

We live by our values, and our approach to our own recruitment policy, team and purpose reflects this. We are a tech company driven by a senior team that are experts in people, with one of the only female CEOs of a HR tech platform across the world.

Our Learning Platform, Include™ is the only LXP that combines Learning and Engagement. Include aims to create more inclusive working cultures and is underpinned by social and behavioural psychology principles.