Last Updated: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Equality & Diversity

Here at North Lindsey College we are committed to ensuring that all staff and students are treated equally and do not suffer any form of discrimination regardless of:

Regardless of:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Race
  • Religion or Belief
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Marriage and civil partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity

The purpose of or Equality & Diversity policies for both staff and students is to ensure:

  • That the college is actively advancing Equality of opportunity.
  • That all members of staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities in relation to the Equality Act.
  • Eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010.

Statement on Equality and Diversity is:

  • Students

    •             The culture, atmosphere and ethos of the college will embrace and reflect the diverse community at large, valuing and respecting the individual contributions of each member of the student body.

    •             All students will be treated with respect and dignity in a positive and empowering learning and social environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

    •             No student will be disadvantaged or treated less favourably on grounds of race, religious belief, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, marital status, age and disability, socio-economic status or any other individual personal, demographic or background characteristics deemed to relevant.

    •             All students will be made aware of their rights in respect of relevant pieces of legislation including the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 in addition to their Fundamental British Values responsibilities.

    •             Reasonable adjustments will be made to its arrangements and premises with a view to avoiding any disadvantages to individuals and providing support for students as and when required.

    •             All students are treated with equality and fairness at all stages of their learning and that their treatment is based solely on objective, learning related criteria. through the implementation of practices which ensure that equality and its promotion is embedded in all aspects of the learning process and other related policies and procedures.

    Staff

    •             The College is committed to providing an environment that reflects and respects the diversity of individuals and ensures equality of opportunity for all.

    •             As a college, we value difference and are committed to both equal opportunities and reflecting the society for which we provide a service as a training provider.

    •             The College will employ, train, and promote staff based on merit, irrespective of gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability or religion.

    •             All employees will be treated with respect and dignity and provided with a working environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

    •             The College, within the framework of the law and best personnel practice, will be committed, wherever practicable, to achieving and maintaining a workforce, which broadly reflects the local community.

    •             No employee or job applicant will be disadvantaged or treated less favourably on grounds of a protected characteristic with due regard to and compliance with current legislation adhered to at all times.

    •             The College will seek to make reasonable adjustments to its arrangements and premises with a view to avoiding any disadvantage to individuals sharing a protected characteristic.

    •             Action will be taken to ensure that employees are treated according to their individual needs and that decisions on recruitment, selection, pay, training, promotion and career management and on the termination of employment are based solely on objective and job related criteria.

    •             The culture, atmosphere and ethos of the college will embrace and reflect the diverse community at large, valuing and respecting the individual contributions of each member of staff.

    •             All staff will be treated with respect and dignity in a positive and empowering professional environment free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimisation.

    •             No member of staff will be disadvantaged or treated less favourably on grounds of race, religious belief, gender, sexuality, gender reassignment, pregnancy/maternity, marital status, age and disability, socio-economic status or any other individual personal, demographic or background characteristics deemed to relevant.

    •             All members of staff will be made aware of their rights in respect of relevant pieces of legislation including the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998 in addition to their Fundamental British Values responsibilities.

    •             All staff will be treated with equality and fairness at all times through the implementation of policies and practices which ensure that equality and its promotion lies at the heart of the culture of the college.

Who do I speak to?

If you have any concerns or just want more information on how the college can support you then contact:

 

  • Equality and Diversity Leader (equality@northlindsey.ac.uk)
  • Personnel Department

Want more information online?

Why not check out the Equality and Diversity section on Moodle, the Learner Intranet. Just click on the 'Equality and Diversity' button for news, links and forums.

Remember, Equality works at North Lindsey College.

 

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