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Equality and Diversity Action Plans

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Equality and diversity is placed at the heart of what we do and we work actively towards eliminating discrimination, harassment and bullying because of race, ethnic origin, disability, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity or any other grounds.

Our Commitment to Equality & Diversity We will: • Actively promote and embed equality and diversity throughout all functions. • Ensure all members and prospective members of the College’s community are treated equally and with respect and dignity • Be pro-active in providing all our learners and staff with the equal opportunity to achieve their full potential • Actively identify and eliminate all forms of discrimination, whether overt, covert, or by omission • Use equality and diversity data to narrow any achievement gaps in learners’ overall success • Recognise the hard work of staff and learners in creating an environment that promotes and embeds equality and diversity • Comply with all current relevant legislation • Work with all of our community to identify and remove barriers to learning and progression through the provision of high quality Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) • Work with learners and staff to create an environment that promotes and embeds equality of opportunity and is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation of any kind • Ensure teaching and learning takes individual needs into account • Value and support our learners so that they achieve their full potential • Embed good practice that will allow learners to achieve their full potential through individual action • Ensure staff are effectively trained to address and actively promote equality and diversity with sensitivity • Promote a culture of integrity and honesty, which encourages the College community to identify and tackle institutional barriers, without blame and to the benefit of all.

Introduction to Equality Action Plans The College has 9 Equality Action plans leading from the single Equality Act 2010: • Race • Disability • Gender • Age • Sexual Orientation • Religion or belief • Gender Reassignment • Marriage and Civil Partnership • Pregnancy and Maternity The Action Plans are monitored on a biannual basis by the Equality & Diversity Group and annual progress reports are produced for staff and governors. Many of the actions are on-going and continuously reviewed.

Contents Appendix A: Race Equality Action Plan Appendix B: Disability Equality Action Plan Appendix C: Gender Equality Action Plan Appendix D: Age Equality Action Plan Appendix E: Sexual Orientation Equality Action Plan Appendix F: Religion or Belief Equality Action Plan Appendix G: Gender Reassignment Action Plan Appendix H: Marriage and Civil Partnership Action Plan Appendix I: Pregnancy and Maternity Action Plan

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Appendix A: Race Equality Action Plan

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Appendix A: Race Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, legislative requirements and actively promotes race equality and diversity amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation.

Ensure all staff and learner policies are legislatively compliant and promote race equality

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

Director of Student Services and Student Support E&D Group

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval

Nov 2013 – July 2015

Policy review schedule Schedule of existing policies to be impact assessed

Develop ‘outstanding’ case studies of Staff, learners and former learners (alumni) across ethnicity groups

Assistant Principal Corporate Services Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Visible case studies in promotional literature, on College website and in schools liaison material

On-going

Alumni role models to promote good practice and educate the value of awareness of diversity

Director of Student Services and Student Support 2

The College ensures all training in race and cultural awareness is effective so that governors, managers, staff and learners understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to disability equality

Research best practice approaches to race equality training and development

E&D Group

Report on approaches to race equality training and the impacts of it in other organisations

July 2014

Develop relevant and effective programme of training for all staff

E&D Group

All staff receive training

Nov 2013 – July 2015

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Programme is evaluated

Head of Professional Development

3

The College sets challenging targets and uses data to monitor, analyse and improve engagement and performance of all learners, by ethnicity, in order to maximise their full potential

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Ensure race equality is highlighted and discussed in all induction training sessions

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Training is received

July 2013 – July 2015

Organise joint events with local community to promote community cohesion

Student Services Manager

Actions implemented to support this, links made throughout community e.g. Walk of Hope

Nov 2013 – July 2015

Develop user friendly reports that identify -Recruitment -Achievement -Retention -Progression -Attendance by ethnicity

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Report is produced and shared on a half yearly basis with all management team, E&D Group and a summary to be available to all members of staff

On-going annually

Identify areas of concern and draw up action plan to ‘narrow the achievement gap’ in ethnic groups where issues have been identified

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Issues identified in SAR and Quality Improvement Plan. Managers engaged in addressing ‘gap’ and actions undertaken in timely manner e.g. focus groups. Issues identified in SAR and Quality Improvement Plan

July 2013 – July 2015

Analysis of learner feedback by ethnicity and identification of areas of concern

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Report produced annually, actions put into place to act on feedback and a summary to be available to all members of staff. Learner reps involved to feedback to learners

On-going annually

Annual monitoring of the actions taken in the areas of concern

E&D Group

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going annually

MIS Manager

Governing board

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The College monitors the progress of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) learners into non-traditional education and training routes

Analyse progression and destinations data to understand routes by ethnicity

Assistant Principal Curriculum Student Services Manager

Progression route by ethnic group identified and mapped against whole College data

April 2014

Progression of cross College Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Learners is rigorously monitored to ensure learners achieve and progress On-going Learners who are ‘at risk’ are given extra support to progress and individual plans.

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The College monitors the ethnicity profile of staff in College with a view to ensuring equality of representation at all levels

The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about race equality and follows up any concerns in relation to race equality

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Focus group held and areas for development identified

Nov 2013

Maintain the progression and destination data in subsequent year

Aug 2014

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going annually

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Report produced, trends analysed and comments taken. Summary of the report available to all members of staff and is published on the website annually.

On-going annually

Develop an action plan to look at areas of concern in staffing profile

Assistant Principal Corporate Services E&D Group

Action plan developed

Dec 2014

Review recruitment and selection process. -Advertising and media style -Staff profiles -Success rate of applicants

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Advertise vacancies in wider media to attract high quality candidates.

On-going

Staff profiles promoting race equality and promotion opportunities to be available on website

July 2013-July 2015

All staff to be asked to check their ethnicity data and encouraged to disclose where no data is held

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Statistics show lower levels of ‘do not wish to disclose’

Dec 2013

Quarterly monitoring report by ethnicity to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going quarterly

Identify trends in ethnic groups that do not match those of College and hold focus groups with current learners to understand barriers

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Plan a programme of information/awareness raising about progression routes that have low uptake up in ethnic groups

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Annual monitoring of the actions taken in the areas of concern

E&D Group

Produce an annual report for managers, governors and E&D Group showing staffing trends by ethnicity

Student Services Manager

Student Services Manager

Governing board

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Appendix B: Disability Equality Action Plan

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Appendix B: Disability Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, legislative requirements and actively promotes disability and diversity amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation

Ensure all staff and learner policies are legislatively compliant and promote disability equality

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

Director of Student Services and Student Support E&D Group

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval Policy review schedule

Nov 2013 – July 2015

Schedule of policies to be impact assessed Develop ‘outstanding’ case studies of disabled Staff, learners and former learners (alumni)

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Visible case studies in promotional literature, on College website and in schools liaison material

Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Alumni role models to promote good practice and educate the value of awareness of diversity

Director of Student Services and Student Support Continue to assess and monitor against Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) audit recommendations

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Maintain up to date knowledge of Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and ensure any changes are reflected in policy

On-going

Clear and detailed information about support available to be in all prospectuses

Progress made against recommendations

On-going

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Legislatively compliant policies

On-going

Produce an annual report for managers, Governors and E&D Group showing staffing trends by disability

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Report produced and trends analysed and comments taken

On-going annually

Develop an action plan to look at areas of concern in staffing profile

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Action plan developed

Dec 2014

Advertise vacancies in wider media to attract high quality candidates.

On-going annually

Facilities Manager

E&D Group Annually review recruitment and selection process. -Advertising and media style -Staff profiles -Success rate of applicants

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

All staff to be asked to check their disability data and encouraged to disclose where no data is held

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Staff profiles promoting disability equality and promotion opportunities to be available on website

Statistics show lower levels of ‘do not wish to disclose’

Dec 2013

Ensure all staff and learners have a clear definition of disability, and be transparent about the uses of the data.

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4

The College ensures that all training in disability awareness is effective so that governors, managers, staff and learners understand their roles and responsibilities in relation to disability equality

The College sets challenging targets and uses data to monitor, analyse and improve engagement and performance of disabled learners in order to maximise their full potential

The College makes arrangements to ensure that all learners with learning difficulties and or disabilities can participate fully and have the opportunity to give their views on provision

Research best practice approaches to disability equality training and development

E&D Group

Report on approaches to disability equality training and the impacts of it in other organisations

July 2014

Develop relevant and effective programme of training for all staff including considering ‘Diversity Role Model’ workshops

E&D Group

All staff receive training

July 2013 - July 2015

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Programme is evaluated including all learning circles

Ensure disability equality is highlighted and discussed in all induction training sessions

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Training is received

July 2013 - July 2015

Consider adapting the concepts of Disability Awareness Day (14 July 2013)

E&D Group

Recommendations of the E&D Group are considered and plans implemented if appropriate

Apr 2014

Develop user friendly reports that identify -Recruitment -Achievement -Retention -Progression -Attendance by disability

Director of Quality

Report is produced and shared on a half yearly basis with all management team, E&D Group and a summary to be available to all.

On-going annually

Identify areas of concern and draw up action plan to ‘narrow the achievement gap’ in disabled groups where issues have been identified

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Managers engaged in addressing ‘gap’ and actions undertaken in timely manner e.g. focus groups. Issues identified in SAR and Quality Improvement Plan.

July 2013 - July 2015

Annual monitoring of the actions taken in the areas of concern.

E&D Group

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments.

On-going annually

Analysis of learner feedback by disability and identification of areas of concern

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Report produced, actions put into place to act on feedback and a summary to be available to all members of staff. Learner reps involved to feedback to learners

On-going annually

Annual monitoring of the actions taken in the areas of concern

E&D Group

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going annually

Learner support funds are directed appropriately to support learners identified through initial assessments

Head of Learning Support

Learner feedback and success rates

Oct 2014

Specific promotion of learning support to show what support is on offer

Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Learner feedback shows clear understanding of support available and is incorporated into learner handbook.

On-going

Head of Professional Development

MIS Manager

Governing board

Governing board

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Head of Learning Support

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The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about disability equality

Quarterly monitoring report by disability to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Pro-active steps are taken where issues are identified including counselling and support.

On-going quarterly

6

The College’s buildings and facilities meet legal requirements

Continue to address recommendations in relation to buildings and facilities from DDA audit

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Progress made against recommendations

On-going

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Appendix C: Gender Equality Action Plan

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Appendix C: Gender Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and actively promotes gender equality and diversity amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation

Ensure all staff and learners policies are legislatively compliant and promote gender equality

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

Director of Student Services and Student Support

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval

E&D Group

Nov 2013 – July 2015

Policy review schedule Schedule of policies to be impact assessed Develop ‘outstanding’ gender case studies of Staff, learners and former learners (alumni)

Assistant Principal Corporate Services Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Visible case studies in promotional literature, on College website and in schools liaison material

On-going

Alumni role models to promote good practice and educate the value of awareness of diversity

Director of Student Services and Student Support

2

The College ensures that all equality and diversity staff development initiatives include gender equality

Research and recommend a preferred approach to equal pay audit

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

A recommendation is made

Dec 2014

Research best practice approaches to gender equality training and development

E&D Group

Report on approaches to gender equality training and the impacts of it in other organisations

Dec 2013

Develop relevant and effective programme of training for all staff

E&D Group

All staff receive training

Nov 2013 – July 2015

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Programme is evaluated

Head of Professional Development

3

The College ensures that all equality and diversity staff development initiatives include gender equality

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Ensure gender equality is highlighted and discussed in all induction training sessions

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Training is received

Dec 2014

Explore the opportunities available as part of the FE Women’s Leadership Network

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Provide recommendations in a report to E&D Group and SMT. A summary to be available to all.

July 2014

Develop user friendly reports that identify -Recruitment -Achievement -Retention -Progression -Attendance by gender

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Report is produced and shared on a half yearly basis with all management team, E&D Group and a summary to be available to all members of staff

On-going annually

Identify areas of concern and draw up action plan to ‘narrow the achievement gap’ in gender groups where issues have been identified

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Managers engaged in addressing ‘gap’ and actions undertaken in timely manner e.g. focus groups. Issues identified in SAR and Quality Improvement Plan

July 2013 - July 2015

Analysis of learner feedback by gender and identification of areas of concern

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Report produced, actions put into place to act on feedback and a summary to be available to all members of staff. Learner reps involved to feedback to learners

On-going annually

Annual monitoring of the actions taken in the areas of concern

E&D Group

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going annually

MIS Manager

Governing board

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Appendix C: Gender Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

4

The College monitors the progress of female and male learners into non-traditional education and training routes

Analyse progression and destinations data to understand routes by gender

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Progression route by gender group identified and mapped against whole College data

April 2014

Identify trends in learner gender groups that do not match those of College and hold focus groups with current learners to understand barriers

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Focus group held and areas for development identified

April 2014

Plan a programme of information/awareness raising about progression routes that have low uptake up in gender groups

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Maintain the progression and destination data in subsequent year

Aug 2014

Annual monitoring of the actions taken in the areas of concern

E&D Group

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going annually

Student Services Manager

Student Services Manager

Student Services Manager

Governing board

5

The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about gender equality

Quarterly monitoring report by gender to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going quarterly

6

The College actively celebrates gender contributions from all learner groups and cultures

Ensure under-represented groups are considered in nominating learners for awards

Assistant Principal Curriculum

A good balance of award winners

On-going

Ensure external speakers as part of enrichment/ tutorial programmes are positive gender role models

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Analysis of programmes and feedback from learners

On-going

Produce an annual report for managers, governors and E&D Group showing staffing trends by gender

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Report produced, trends analysed and comments taken. Report produced, trends analysed and comments taken. Summary of the report available to all members of staff

On-going annually

Develop an action plan to look at areas of concern in staffing profile

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Action plan developed

Dec 2014

Advertise vacancies in wider media to attract high quality candidates.

On-going

Staff profiles promoting gender equality and promotion opportunities to be available on website

July 2013-July 2015

7

The College monitors the gender profile of staff in College with a view to ensuring equality of representation at all levels

Student Services Manager

E&D Group Review recruitment and selection process. -Advertising and media style -Staff profiles -Success rate of applicants

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Appendix D: Age Equality Action Plan

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Appendix D: Age Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and actively promotes equality and diversity in relation to age equality amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation

Ensure all staff and learner policies are legislatively compliant and promote age equality

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

Director of Student Services and Student Support

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval

E&D Group

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Policy review schedule Schedule of policies to be impact assessed Develop ‘outstanding’ case studies in relation to age equality of Staff, learners and former learners (alumni)

Assistant Principal Corporate Services Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Visible case studies in promotional literature, on College website and in schools liaison material

On-going

Alumni role models to promote good practice and educate the value of awareness of diversity

Director of Student Services and Student Support 2

The College ensures that all equality and diversity staff development initiatives include age equality

Develop relevant and effective programme of training for all staff

E&D Group

All staff receive training

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Programme is evaluated

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Head of Professional Development Ensure equality in relation to age is highlighted and discussed in all induction training sessions

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Training is received

Dec 2014

3

The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about age equality

Quarterly monitoring report by age to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going quarterly

4

The College actively celebrates contributions from all learner groups and cultures specifically in relation to age equality

Collate success data by learner group age

Assistant Principal Curriculum

Reporting received and recommendations made

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Refine a process to ensure all staff feed learners success stories into the Marketing Department

Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Case studies and press stories are produced

Dec 2013

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Appendix E: Sexual Orientation Equality Action Plan

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Appendix E: Sexual Orientation Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and actively promotes equality and diversity in relation to sexual orientation amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation

Ensure promotional images in relation to staff, learners and former learners (alumni) represent diversity

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Successful, non-stereotypical case studies in promotional literature, on College website and in schools liaison material

On-going

The College ensures that all equality and diversity staff development initiatives include sexual orientation

Research best practice approaches to sexual orientation equality training and development. Explore option of online training

E&D Group

Report on approaches to sexual orientation equality training and the impacts of it in other organisations

Dec 2013

Develop relevant and effective programme of training for all staff

E&D Group

All staff receive training

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Programme is evaluated

2

Alumni role models to promote good practice and educate the value of awareness of diversity

Head of Professional Development Ensure equality in relation to sexual orientation is highlighted and discussed in all induction training sessions

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Training is received

July 2013 - July 2015

3

The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about sexual orientation

Quarterly monitoring report detailing complaints related to sexual orientation to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going quarterly

4

The College actively celebrates contributions from all learner groups and cultures specifically in relation to sexual orientation equality

Develop a process to ensure all staff feed learners success stories into the Marketing Department

Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Case studies and press stories are produced

July 2013 - July 2015

Revisit the options for non-mandatory declaration of sexual orientation for staff and learners and make a recommendation

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Consultation with staff and learners and producing a report making recommendations

Dec 2013

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Appendix F: Religion or Belief Equality Action Plan

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Appendix F: Religion or Belief Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and actively promotes equality and diversity in relation to religion or belief or non belief amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation

Ensure promotional case studies and images in relation to staff, learners and former learners (alumni) represent diversity

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Visible case studies in promotional literature, on College website and in schools liaison material

On-going

The College ensures that all equality and diversity staff development initiatives include religion, belief or non belief

Research best practice approaches to religion or belief or non-belief equality training and development. Explore option of online training

E&D Group

Report on approaches to religion or belief or non-belief equality training and the impacts of it in other organisations

Dec 2013

Develop relevant and effective programme of training for all staff

E&D Group

All staff receive training

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Programme is evaluated

2

Alumni role models to promote good practice and educate the value of awareness of diversity

Head of Professional Development Ensure equality in relation to religion or belief or nonbelief is highlighted and discussed in all induction training sessions

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Training is received

July 2013 - July 2015

Organise joint events with local community to promote community cohesion

Student Services Manager

Actions implemented to support this, links made throughout community e.g. Walk of Hope

On-going

3

The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about religion, belief or non belief

Quarterly monitoring report by complaints related to religion or belief or non-belief to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going quarterly

4

The College actively celebrates contributions from all learner groups and cultures specifically in relation to religion, belief or non belief

Develop a process to ensure all staff feed learners success stories into the Marketing Department

Assistant Principal - Enterprise and Engagement

Case studies and press stories are produced

July 2013-July 2015

Revisit the options for non-mandatory declaration of religion or belief or non-belief for staff and learners and make a recommendation

Assistant Principal Corporate Services

Consultation with staff and learners and producing a report making recommendations

Dec 2013

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Appendix G: Gender Reassignment Equality Action Plan

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Appendix G: Gender Reassignment Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and actively promotes antidiscrimination in relation to gender reassignment amongst staff, learners, employers, parents and other partners as a requirement of legislation

Ensure all staff and learner policies are legislatively compliant and promote good practice in relation to gender reassignment

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Assistant Principal – Curriculum E&D Group

Policy review schedule Schedule of policies to be impact assessed

2

The College ensures all training in raising awareness of gender reassignment is effective so that governors, managers, staff and learners understand their legal obligation in relation to gender reassignment

Ensure sure staff are aware of the introduction of the gender recognition certificate

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Staff are aware of the gender reassignment certificate

Dec 2013

Action sheets produced and available to staff

Nov 2013

Aug 2013 - July 2015

Head of Professional Development E&D Group

Produce an action sheet for all staff to raise awareness and outline the legal obligations in relation to gender reassignment

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Develop relevant and effective programme of training in order to raise awareness of gender reassignment

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

All staff receive training

Head of Professional Development

Programme is evaluated

E&D Group

E&D Group 3

4

The College will make every effort to monitor gender reassignment and where possible act appropriately on the findings of any data

Explore the options for non-mandatory declaration of gender reassignment status for staff and learners and make a recommendation

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

The College manages incidents and complaints specifically about gender reassignment

Quarterly monitoring report by complaints related to gender reassignment to be produced for SMT, Governors and E&D Group. A Summary of the report to be available to all members of staff

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

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Consultation with staff and learners and producing a report making recommendations

July 2014

E&D Group and Governors comment and make appropriate recommendations for future developments

On-going, quarterly

Assistant Principal – Curriculum

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Appendix H: Marriage and Civil Partnership Equality Action Plan

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Appendix H: Marriage and Civil Partnership Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and ensures that no staff, learners, employers, parents or other partners suffer discrimination as a result of being married or in a civil partnership.

Ensure all staff and learner policies are legislatively compliant and promote good practice in relation to marriage and civil partnership.

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Assistant Principal – Curriculum E&D Group

Policy review schedule Schedule of policies to be impact assessed 2

3

The College ensures all training is effective so that governors, managers, staff and learners understand their legal obligation in relation to marriage and civil partnership.

The College will make every effort to monitor marriage and civil partnership and where possible act appropriately on the findings of any data

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Produce an action sheet for all staff to raise awareness and outline the legal obligations in relation to marriage and civil partnership

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Develop relevant and effective programme of training in order to raise awareness of the legal requirements in relation to marriage and civil partnerships

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Explore the options for non-mandatory declaration of marriage and civil partnership status for staff and learners and make a recommendation

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Action sheets produced and available to staff

Nov 2013

All staff receive training

Aug 2013 - July 2015

E&D Group

Programme is evaluated Head of Professional Development E&D Group Consultation with staff and learners and producing a report making recommendations

July 2014

Assistant Principal – Curriculum

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Appendix H: Pregnancy and Maternity Equality Action Plan

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Appendix H: Pregnancy and Maternity Equality Action Plan

No.

Objective

Action

Responsibility

Measuring Success

Timescale

1

The College meets, in full, its legislative requirements and ensures that no staff, learners, employers, parents or other partners suffer discrimination as a result of pregnancy or maternity.

Ensure all staff and learner policies are legislatively compliant and promote good practice in relation to pregnancy and maternity.

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Equality Impact Assessments

On-going

Policies are in place, visible and compliant

On-going

All new policies to be impact assessed before approval

Nov 2013 - July 2015

Assistant Principal – Curriculum E&D Group

Policy review schedule Schedule of policies to be impact assessed 2

The College ensures all training is effective so that governors, managers, staff and learners understand their legal obligation in relation to pregnancy and maternity.

Produce an action sheet for all staff to raise awareness and outline the legal obligations in relation to pregnancy and maternity

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Develop relevant and effective programme of training in order to raise awareness of the legal requirements in relation to pregnancy and maternity

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Action sheets produced and available to staff

Nov 2013

All staff receive training

Aug 2013 - July 2015

E&D Group

Programme is evaluated Head of Professional Development E&D Group

3

The College will make every effort to monitor pregnancy and maternity and where possible act appropriately on the findings of any data

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HR representative meets with member of staff to explain the support available and deal with any issues

Assistant Principal – Corporate Services

Staff supported and issues dealt with

On-going

Assistant Principal – Curriculum

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