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We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and learning regardless of a person’s gender, marital status, race or colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, HIV status, age, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, and unrelated criminal convictions, or other specific factors which could result in discrimination.

  • We are committed to the ethos of a disability-friendly college.
  • We will ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made to provide an assurance that disabled people are treated fairly.

Equality objectives 2020-2024.

  1. Increase achievement rates for male apprentices to within 2% of female achievement rates.
  2. Reduce the achievement gap between students with a disclosed disability and those without a disability to a maximum of 5% annually.
  3. Reduce the achievement gap between students eligible for free school meals and all other students to within 2% annually.
  4. Reduce the achievement gap between students who are classed as looked-after or care leavers to a maximum of 5% annually.
  5. Increase the number of adults who achieve a basic skill in maths or English to within 10% of the benchmark.

Progress against the previous objectives is found in the 2023/24 Equality Report and how it is achieved within the Equality Policy.

IHRA’s working definition of antisemitism.

To support us in our work, our board of governors unanimously agreed that the institution will adopt in full the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism as a guide to interpreting and understanding antisemitism with immediate effect.

Antisemitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of antisemitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities."

The full IHRA definition is available here.