Matrix Ethos

Working Positively

At Matrix we welcome and celebrate a richness of diversity in ability including: age, belief, ethnicity, experience, gender, size, life stage, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other areas where individuals experience discrimination and judgement.

We recognise that having an aspect of identity which is or has been stigmatised can cause trauma, fear or shame. Students are encouraged to raise concerns with the group and can rely on the support of Matrix tutors.

Identifying with one strand of diversity does not give any of us the right to judge, discount, discriminate against or make assumptions about someone because they are in a different strand.

In remaining open, curious and respectful, and in aiming to learn from our collective differences, we equip ourselves to work positively with a great variety of people in a positive and non-oppressive way.