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Equality and diversity are important principles in education, as they help to ensure that all Learners are treated fairly and have equal access to learning opportunities.


Here are some ways in which we promote equality and diversity:

  • Inclusive curriculum: An inclusive curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of all learners, regardless of their background or characteristics. It provides a broad and balanced apprenticeship, and represents a diverse range of perspectives and experiences.

  • Equality and Diversity policy: We have a policy in place that promotes equality and diversity and challenges discrimination and prejudice. This policy is communicated to staff, learners, and parents (if applicable), and is regularly reviewed and updated.

  • Diversity in staffing: We aim to recruit staff from a diverse range of backgrounds, to ensure that they are able to understand and respond to the needs of all learners. This often includes staff from different ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as staff with disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ+.

  • Celebrating diversity: We celebrate the diversity of both learners and staff, and actively promote positive messages about different cultures, languages, religions, and identities. This includes Awareness Weeks, Hot Topic Newsletters and much more to showcase different aspects of diversity.

  • Equal access to opportunities: All learners should have equal access to educational opportunities, regardless of their background or characteristics. We ensure that all learners have access to the support and resources they need to succeed, including academic support, careers guidance, and pastoral care.

Overall, promoting equality and diversity in education is essential for creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where all Learners feel valued and respected.

Bill Fitzpatrick

Designated Equality & Diversity Officer

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