Equality and Diversity
A range of policies which set out the college's position on matters relating to equality and diversity
The Equality Act (2010) and subsequent Specific Public Duties require that we consult and involve our key stake holders in the formation of our Equality Objectives. Cirencester College’s Equality Objectives have been set against the College’s Single Equality Scheme (SES) 2010 – 2013 which outlines the College’s key goals / objectives to ensure that Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is built into all aspects our work both internally and externally. These Equality Objectives will be achieved and reviewed through a process of Action Planning and Target Setting.
Cirencester College is committed absolutely to Equality of Opportunity for all students, staff and governors. This commitment is encapsulated in the College’s Mission Statement.
Equality of Opportunity essentially means that both at an institutional and a personal level, Cirencester College actively promotes equality and challenges actions and attitudes that lead to disadvantage, so that individuals are empowered to achieve their full potential.
1.2: Equality and Diversity Overall Policy, Procedures and Single Equality Scheme
This is the college's overall Equality and Diversity policy expressing the college commitment to equality & diversity for all and includes the detail of the College Single Equality scheme The SES action plan is shown separately
1.3: Gender Equality Policy
The College is committed to a Policy of Gender Equality. The aim of the Policy is to ensure that men, women, transgender and transsexual persons receive fair and equal treatment
1.4: Race Equality Policy
The policy covers many aspects of race equality, but the pimary aim is to demonstrate that the College celebrates and values the diversity brought by engaging staff from a variety of racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. The College recognises the benefit that it brings in allowing it to meet the needs of our diverse student population within a multi-cultural society
1.5: Disability Policy
The College affirms that disabled individuals are entitled to the same equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities as non-disabled individuals and will fulfil its requirements under the Disability Discrimination Acts.
1.6: Age Policy in Employment
This policy has been developed to enable Cirencester College to meet our obligations under the European Directive on equal treatment in employment, which covers age discrimination and which came into effect on 1 October 2006. This agreement applies to all employees, including those employed on permanent and fixed-term contracts, both full and part-time.
1.7: Religion & Belief Policy
This policy been developed to enable the college to meet our legal obligations under the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 which make it unlawful to discriminate against employees, applicants and former employees on grounds of religion or belief. The Regulations implement the aspects of the EC Equal Treatment Framework Directive which sets out a framework for eliminating discrimination in employment, or occupational inequalities, based on religion or belief.
1.8: Sexual Orientation Issues Policy
This policy has been developed to equip the College to meet our legal obliga-tions under the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003. The regulations implement the sexual orientation aspects of the EC Equal Treatment Framework Directive (No. 2000/78), which sets out a framework for eliminating discrimination in employment, or occupational inequalities, based on sexual orientation.
1.9: Transgender Policy
This policy been developed to equip Colleges to meet their legal obligations under the Sex Discrimination Act (1975), the Sex Discrimination (Gender Reassignment) Regulations (1999) and the Gender Recognition Act (2004).
1.10: Equal Opportunities in Employment
The college is fully committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. In seeking to appoint the most capable individual for each position, The College will actively encourage applications from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, sexuality, religion/belief, marital status, pregnancy / maternity, disability, religion, age or union membership.
1.11: Student Charter
The colleges student charter/code of conduct/entitlement relects that eh college believe in putting the student, first in everything we do. All students are entitled to education and service of a high quality.
1.2a: Single Equality Scheme Action Plan
The College action plan over the period 2011-2014 stemming from the Single Equality Scheme
1.14: CIrencester College Equality Impact Assessment Guidance Notes
CIRENCESTER COLLEGE EQUALITY IMPACT ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE NOTES It includes reasoning, processes, and impacts.