Single Equality Scheme Action          Plan 2011   Including objective and action             statements
PLANNING, MONITORING AND       EVALUATION         Section 1
PLANNING, MONITORING AND          EVALUATION• to embed within the College structure coherent and robust  planning and deci...
PLANNING, MONITORING AND          EVALUATION• To ensure the College’s  commitment to equality  and diversity is  highlight...
PLANNING, MONITORING AND         EVALUATION• To consider the         • To continue to make  collection of data        avai...
PLANNING, MONITORING AND         EVALUATION• To prepare a five year   • to present a monitoring  analysis of results by   ...
PLANNING, MONITORING AND         EVALUATION• to review the equality     • to ensure the  impact assessment of         obje...
PLANNING, MONITORING AND         EVALUATION• to ensure the         • to ensure the  monitoring of the       outcomes of th...
PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT    AND INDUCTION       Section 2
Objectives• to ensure that the Colleges procedures for pre-  enrolment, enrolment and induction are fully  accessible to a...
Objectives• to record equality information disclosed about a  students needs at the earliest opportunity on the  Colleges ...
PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT       AND INDUCTION• actively to promote and    • to review the language  market the opportunitie...
PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT       AND INDUCTION• to continue to challenge    • to continue to record  gender stereotypes in  ...
PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT      AND INDUCTION • to continue to ensure sufficient time to discuss   disabilities and other eq...
TEACHING AND LEARNING       Section 3
Objectives• to provide a clear and coherent learning experience for all  students, irrespective of age, disability, gender...
TEACHING AND LEARNING• to continue to meet the       • to continue to include  needs of all students,          diverse non...
TEACHING AND LEARNING• to continue to provide        • to continue to maximise  Library services and            the opport...
TEACHING AND LEARNING• to continue to review  the accessibility to,  and reasonable  adjustments for, field  trips• to mar...
STUDENT SUPPORT AND     GUIDANCE      Section 4
Objectives• to provide clear and coherent tutorial support  for all students, irrespective of age, disability,  gender, ge...
STUDENT SUPPORT AND             GUIDANCE• to continue to provide  sufficient time to discuss  equality issues during  enti...
STUDENT SUPPORT AND             GUIDANCE• to maintain access for all  students, irrespective of  age, disability, gender, ...
ACCESSIBLEDOCUMENTATION    Section 5
ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTATION• to ensure that where practicable all  College documentation and publications  are accessible to ...
ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTATION• to raise awareness further of the  importance of accessibility of all  College documentation (co...
ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL  ENIVRONMENTS      Section 6
ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL         ENIVRONMENTS• to ensure that where practicable, all new  and existing College buildings are  a...
ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL            ENIVRONMENTS• to maintain ease of  wheelchair access wherever  possible to all areas of the...
ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL           ENIVRONMENTS• to ease the opening of  doors to make them less  "heavy"• to provide further s...
STAFFRECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT    AND DEVELOPMENT        Section 7
ObjectivesSTAFF RECRUITMENT• actively to promote the College as an equality aware  employer• to ensure that all applicants...
Objectives• to maintain recruitment         • to continue providing and  procedures which encourage        publicising the...
STAFF RECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND   DEVELOPMENT      Section 8
Objectives• to review and develop further the  Colleges employment policies and  procedures in order to provide a  barrier...
Objectives• to ensure that the work environment and  working practices do not constitute  unnecessary barriers which may p...
STAFF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES         AND PROCEDURES• to review           • to continue to review  opportunities for     staff...
STAFF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES       AND PROCEDURES• to gather information to  determine whether a gender  pay gay exists in th...
STAFF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES      AND PROCEDURES• to analyse equality  data to assess  whether there may  be any discriminati...
STAFF RECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND   DEVELOPMENT      Section 9
Objectives• to provide staff development and resources to raise staff  awareness of issues relating to equality• to suppor...
Objectives• to provide training  for enrolment tutors  in inviting and  handling disclosure• to provide training  for new ...
Objectives• to provide training for new  tutors in providing reasonable  adjustments (e.g. handouts,  board work, use of v...
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Single equality schemes

  1. 1. Single Equality Scheme Action Plan 2011 Including objective and action statements
  2. 2. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION Section 1
  3. 3. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION• to embed within the College structure coherent and robust planning and decision-making processes associated with the provision of services/support for all students and staff, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation• to ensure that the Colleges commitment to all students and staff irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, is embedded in its strategies and policies• to carry out systematic evaluation of progress towards providing for the needs of all students and staff irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, as an integral part of the Colleges planning and review cycle
  4. 4. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION• To ensure the College’s commitment to equality and diversity is highlighted in key College documents, including the prospectus, annual report, staff handbook, annual financial statement
  5. 5. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION• To consider the • To continue to make collection of data available and analyse relating to sexual equality data on orientation student applications,• To continue to make withdrawal of available and analyse applications and equality data on premature leavers student achievement (raw and value-added)
  6. 6. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION• To prepare a five year • to present a monitoring analysis of results by report on student and disability, ethnic and staff equality data to gender groupings SMT and to the Staff• to seek benchmarking and Students equality data on sixth Committee of the form college staff Governing Body• to seek benchmarking equality data on sixth form college students
  7. 7. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION• to review the equality • to ensure the impact assessment of objectives in the Single all College policies and Equality Scheme Action procedures Plan are included in the• to continue to include College Operational equality impact Plan and monitored assessment from the point of inception for every month by SMT all new College policies and procedures
  8. 8. PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION• to ensure the • to ensure the monitoring of the outcomes of the objectives in the report on the Single Single Equality Equality Scheme Scheme Action Plan Action Plan 2010 is reviewed at each inform the Action full meeting of the Plan for 2011 Governing Body
  9. 9. PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT AND INDUCTION Section 2
  10. 10. Objectives• to ensure that the Colleges procedures for pre- enrolment, enrolment and induction are fully accessible to all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation• to make specialist information, advice and guidance available to all applicant students and new students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation
  11. 11. Objectives• to record equality information disclosed about a students needs at the earliest opportunity on the Colleges Management Information Systems and to consider the implications of this information for the students experience at the College• to provide comprehensive support to all applicant students and new students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, to enable them to access College courses, services and facilities wherever possible
  12. 12. PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT AND INDUCTION• actively to promote and • to review the language market the opportunities used in the new prospectus for offered by the College accessibility to all students, • to continue to produce irrespective of age, diverse, non-stereotypical disability, gender, images in all marketing gender identity, race, materials religion or belief and • to continue to give a high profile to equality and sexual orientation diversity at Open Evenings
  13. 13. PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT AND INDUCTION• to continue to challenge • to continue to record gender stereotypes in student application subject choices disclosures accurately• to continue to provide a and sensitively on the confidential method of College MIS system disclosure on student • to maintain procedures to application forms assess student application• to review the wording of disclosures the disclosure section on student application forms
  14. 14. PRE-ENROLMENT, ENROLMENT AND INDUCTION • to continue to ensure sufficient time to discuss disabilities and other equality issues at enrolment and induction • to include new training / awareness-raising of equality issues in student induction • to continue to include equality data in the analysis of students leaving before 1st November each year
  15. 15. TEACHING AND LEARNING Section 3
  16. 16. Objectives• to provide a clear and coherent learning experience for all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation• to maximise the opportunities for all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, to achieve the same learning outcomes• to design all teaching to be accessible wherever possible to all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation• to provide accessible examination and assessment arrangements, wherever possible to all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation
  17. 17. TEACHING AND LEARNING• to continue to meet the • to continue to include needs of all students, diverse non-stereotypical irrespective of age, images in any teaching disability, gender, gender and learning materials identity, race, religion or the College produces or belief and sexual uses orientation, by tutors being constantly sensitive to possible different learning needs
  18. 18. TEACHING AND LEARNING• to continue to provide • to continue to maximise Library services and the opportunities for the resources which meet the achievements of all needs of all students, irrespective of students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, age, disability, gender, g gender identity, race, ender identity, race, religion or religion or belief and belief and sexual sexual orientation orientation
  19. 19. TEACHING AND LEARNING• to continue to review the accessibility to, and reasonable adjustments for, field trips• to mark National Equality and Diversity Weeks, Days, Months, etc. and build links across the curriculum
  20. 20. STUDENT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE Section 4
  21. 21. Objectives• to provide clear and coherent tutorial support for all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation• to ensure accessibility for all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation to the full range of Student Services, including Learning Support
  22. 22. STUDENT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE• to continue to provide sufficient time to discuss equality issues during entitlement interviews• to continue to ensure disclosures are passed on when a student changes tutor• to continue to ensure any equality needs are met in tutorial provision and if a student changes tutor
  23. 23. STUDENT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE• to maintain access for all students, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gend er identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, to “someone to talk to” when Personal Tutors not available• to improve the awareness of non-Christian beliefs (including humanists)
  24. 24. ACCESSIBLEDOCUMENTATION Section 5
  25. 25. ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTATION• to ensure that where practicable all College documentation and publications are accessible to all staff, students, governors and the wider community, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation
  26. 26. ACCESSIBLE DOCUMENTATION• to raise awareness further of the importance of accessibility of all College documentation (colour, font, etc)• to encourage tutors further to be more pro-active in producing materials which can be easily transferred to alternative formats• to ensure departmental systems are in place to review documentation for accessibility
  27. 27. ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL ENIVRONMENTS Section 6
  28. 28. ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL ENIVRONMENTS• to ensure that where practicable, all new and existing College buildings are accessible• to ensure that access issues are built into new policies and procedures as these are developed and into new projects whether new build or refurbishment
  29. 29. ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL ENIVRONMENTS• to maintain ease of wheelchair access wherever possible to all areas of the College• to maintain awareness of the availability of keys for the lifts• to continue providing footstools in the Science labs for students with disabilities affecting mobility
  30. 30. ACCESSIBLE PHYSICAL ENIVRONMENTS• to ease the opening of doors to make them less "heavy"• to provide further study / social space to meet the needs of students with disabilities• to monitor the plans of all further new buildings to ensure accessibility for all staff, students, governors and visitors
  31. 31. STAFFRECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Section 7
  32. 32. ObjectivesSTAFF RECRUITMENT• actively to promote the College as an equality aware employer• to ensure that all applicants, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, receive full and fair treatment and are considered solely on their ability to do the job• to ensure that all disabled applicants whose skills and experience meet the essential criteria of the person specification are interviewed
  33. 33. Objectives• to maintain recruitment • to continue providing and procedures which encourage publicising the availability applications, irrespective of of information about age, disability, gender, vacancies in an alternative gender identity, race, format (Braille, large religion or belief and sexual print, audio) orientation • to ensure applicants for employment who have a disability and who meet the essential criteria continue to be invited for interview
  34. 34. STAFF RECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Section 8
  35. 35. Objectives• to review and develop further the Colleges employment policies and procedures in order to provide a barrier-free environment for the recruitment and employment of all people, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation
  36. 36. Objectives• to ensure that the work environment and working practices do not constitute unnecessary barriers which may prevent employees participating fully in the life of the College• to retain staff who become disabled in their current role wherever possible or to find a suitable alternative role if available (and to provide retraining where reasonable)
  37. 37. STAFF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES• to review • to continue to review opportunities for staff’s perception of staff to disclose equality in the annual staff• to maintain on- QA questionnaire going opportunities • to continue to provide for governors to diverse non-stereotypical disclose images in any materials the College produces for staff
  38. 38. STAFF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES• to gather information to determine whether a gender pay gay exists in the College• to seek to promote equality of opportunity for any employee who intends to undergo, is undergoing, or has undergone, gender re- assignment• to ensure that contractors employed by the College are aware of the College’s expectations regarding equality
  39. 39. STAFF EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES• to analyse equality data to assess whether there may be any discrimination or adverse impact in terms of recruitment
  40. 40. STAFF RECRUITMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Section 9
  41. 41. Objectives• to provide staff development and resources to raise staff awareness of issues relating to equality• to support the development of the skills and potential of all staff, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation, through staff development and promotion opportunities• to ensure that all staff teaching students with disabilities and associated requirements have access to relevant information and are supported in their work• to integrate appropriate forms of on-going training on equality issues into the Colleges staff development programme
  42. 42. Objectives• to provide training for enrolment tutors in inviting and handling disclosure• to provide training for new personal tutors in how to approach disclosures
  43. 43. Objectives• to provide training for new tutors in providing reasonable adjustments (e.g. handouts, board work, use of voice) and in how to approach the possible differences in learning needs• to raise awareness with new tutors of the range of disabilities and associated technical terms• to foster a learning and work environment which is free from discrimination

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