Equality and Diversity

We are committed to Equality & Diversity. Promoting equality means that we will treat people fairly and enable equality of opportunity. We will not necessarily treat everyone the same but instead we will meet their needs in different ways to ensure fair outcomes. Recognising diversity means that we respect people’s individuality and value the differences between them.

Our intention is to treat you fairly and based solely on your merits, abilities and potential. We aim to provide an enjoyable, inclusive and personalised learning environment in which you are valued as an individual and treated with dignity and respect. We expect all members of the College community to play their part in this endeavour and to support the fundamental ‘British values’ of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and religious tolerance.

We will promote and endeavour to protect your human rights, keep you safe and prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment towards you. We value diversity in respect of race, ethnicity or national origin, gender, religion and belief or none, socio-economic background, gender reassignment, marital status or family circumstances, pregnancy and parenthood, political opinions and affiliations, physical attributes or appearance, disability, sexual orientation and age.

The College is a diverse, international and multicultural community. We are developing a learning environment in which each and every individual has an equal opportunity to participate.

Supported by the public sector equality duty of the Equality Act (2010) we are working to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation; advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people. In accordance with the Government’s Prevent Strategy (2011) we are working to protect our communities from radicalisation and extremism.

Protection from Bullying, Victimisation and Harassment

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all members of the College. Students and staff have a right to expect protection from harm. We do not tolerate bullying, victimisation and harassment, including hate speech.

What to do if things go wrong

If you feel that you have experienced unfair treatment, discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation or abuse then please raise the matter with a member of staff e.g. your Personal Tutor, Senior Tutor or the Assistant Principal (Equality & Diversity). We will treat the incident seriously and do what we can to resolve the issue. If necessary, you can make a formal complaint. If you wish to do so, please contact the Assistant Principal (Complaints) via the General Office.

Equality and Diversity information

If you would like more information regarding our Equality and Diversity policies and provision, please visit our course on Moodle or email Mark Griffin-Sherwood, Equality and Diversity Co-ordinator, at

Downloadable Reports

Please use the links below to view/download any of our Equality and Diversity reports. You will need to have an application installed on your system capable of opening and reading PDF files such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Monitoring Report Workforce Equality
2014/15 Download (PDF, 3.6 MB)
2013/14 Download (PDF, 8.0 MB)
2012/13 Download (PDF, 622 KB)
2011/12 Download (PDF, 1.8 MB)
2010/11 Download (PDF, 716 KB) Download (PDF, 206 KB)
2009/10 Download (PDF, 420 KB)
2008/9 Download (PDF, 1.3 MB)
2007/8 Download (PDF, 43 KB)