Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2008-2011 by bdr85067

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									Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 6:             Enable access to a range of learning opportunities in a College which values and promotes diversity, opposes discriminatory practices
                                   and where staff and students feel safe and are safe.
Monitored by:                      Termly reports to the Equality and Diversity Committee
Lead Responsibility:               Principal and Chief Executive / Governing body

EO1.1 To promote an ethos and image that positively reflects the College’s commitment to Equality and Diversity,

Strategic Action                   Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets            Person/Persons          Completion    Progress against Action
                                                                 Equality                                             responsible for         Date          2009/10
                                                                 Issues: Age,                                         delivery of
                                                                 Religion,                                            operational
                                                                 Sexual                                               actions/targets
                                                                 Orientation,
                                                                 Socio-
                                                                 economic
                                                                 status
                                   Race    Disability   Gender
1.11    Ensure equality and                                                      The College Strategic Plan           Principal             July 2010     Strategic objective 6 within the
        diversity priorities are   √       √            √        √                reflects the College‟s objectives    Deputy Principal                    Strategic Plan
        included in Strategic                                                     and legislative requirements
        and Operational
        Planning
                                                                                                                                                                                      th
                                                                                 Provide training for Governing       Clerk to              April 2010    Training planned March 6 to
                                                                                  body                                  Corporation                         be delivered by LSIS
                                                                                                                                                            consultant

                                                                                 Ensure Governing body is             Clerk to                            E&D monitoring completed
                                                                                  representative                        Corporation                         March 2010



                                                                                 Equality and diversity EDIMS         Deputy Principal      July 2010     EDIMS set at College level
                                                                                  included in the College‟s KPIs at     Standards,                          and linked to regional
                                                                                  College and departmental level        Quality, Reg. and                   priorities/College data.
                                                                                                                        Excellence                          Targets set to narrow
                                                                                                                                                            achievement gap

                                                                                                                      • Assistant Principal                 EDIMS training delivered to
                                                                                                                      Learner Support                       academies. Targets set to
                                                                                                                      and inclusion                         narrow achievement gap

                                                                                                                                                            Completed March 2010
                                                                                 EDIMS to be monitored via            Deputy Principal      3 times per
                                                                                  Performance Monitoring Reviews        Standards,            year
                                                                                                                        Quality, Reg. and
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                                                                                                 Excellence
                                                                                              Academy
                                                                                                 Directors



                                                       Equality and diversity is included    Academy               September   Included as a key strategic
                                                        in all Academic departmental           Directors             2009        objective in Academy
                                                        operational plans and position        Deputy Principal                  Operational Plan
                                                        statements.                            Standards,
                                                                                               Quality, Reg. and
                                                                                               Excellence


1.12    Promote equality and                           All College publications promote      Head of               July 2010
        diversity via College                           and reflect the College‟s                Marketing
        Marketing materials        √      √   √   √     commitment to equality and
                                                        diversity including sexuality and
                                                        religion. All publications are
                                                        routinely screened as part of
                                                        equality impact assessment
                                                        process.

                                   √      √   √   √    All marketing events are Equality     Head of               Ongoing
                                                        Impact Assessment processed.             Marketing


NB other Equality issues refers to age,
sexual orientation and religion/belief

                                                       Publicise the College‟s Single        Assistant             End March   Completed March 2010
                                   √      √   √   √     Equality Scheme on the College           Principal Learner   2010
                                                        website                                  Support and
                                                                                                 inclusion
1.13    Ensure the College         √      √   √   √    Ensure the College celebrates           Head of                         College Multi Faith Chaplains
        effectively promotes                            and promotes diversity and all           Marketing                       support PPD, one World Week
        and communicates its                            aspects of its work                     Assistant                       and Faith Group Festival.
        commitment to equality                                                                   Principal Learner
        and diversity                                                                            Support and
                                                                                                 inclusion
                                                                                                All college                     Promoted in Student
                                                                                                 managers                        Handbook and Counselling
                                                                                                Student Union                   Service.
                                                                                                Academic and
                                                                                                 support staff
                                                       Ensure the College effectively           Vice Principal                 Promoted during Induction
                                                        promotes a zero tolerance to              Resources                      (students)
                                                        bullying and harassment                  Assistant                      Celebrated Anti Bullying week

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                                                                                           Principal Learner               Launched Zero Tolerance
                                                                                           Support and                     bullying strategy (March 2010)
                                                                                           inclusion
                                                                                          Student union

                                                   Communication strategy agreed         Vice Principal                  College core values and
                                                    and implemented with regard to         Resources           June 2010   ethical framework in place with
                                                    the College core values and E&D       Assistant                       re launch planned.
                                                    Ethical Framework                      Principal Learner               Posters produced and
                                                                                           Support and                     circulated (March 2010).
                                                                                           inclusion

1.14   Ensure that all external   √   √   √   √    Ensure that all external partners     Director            July 2010   Partnership contracts contain
       partners, training                           agree to adhere to College policy      Employer                        statements that the partners
       providers, external                          and practice and incorporating         Engagement                      must adhere to College policy
       contractors and                              actions with their Quality            Contracts                       and practice.
       franchises actively                          Improvement Plan                       Manager
       promote equality and
       diversity
                                  √   √   √   √    Ensure all external partners          Director            July 2010
                                                    comply with equality and diversity     Employer
                                                    legislation                            Engagement

                                                   Undertake equality and diversity      External            July 2010   Equality & Diversity is a
                                                    audits identifying strengths and       Contracts                       standard agenda item on
                                                    areas for improvement linked to        Manager                         management meetings and
                                                    external partners/contracts                                            discussed with students on
                                                                                                                           unannounced visits. Any
                                                                                                                           issues are taken to the
                                                                                                                           management meetings.

                                                                                                                           Partners are offered place on
                                                                                                                           Equality and Diversity courses
                                                                                                                           at College.

                                  √   √   √   √    Complete equality impact              External            July 2010   Impact Assessment
                                                    assessment for external                Contracts                       completed.
                                                    contracts (update in line with new     Manager
                                                    contracts)




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Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

EO1.2 To ensure that all students and potential members of the College community are aware of, and comply with, the Comprehensive Equality and Diversity Policy, including
       sexuality and religion
Lead Responsibility: Deputy Principal
                                 Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets              Person/Persons        Completion   Progress against Action
                                                               Equality                                               responsible for       Date
                                                               Issues: Age,                                           delivery of
                                                               Religion,                                              operational
                                                               Sexual                                                 actions/targets
                                                               Orientation,
                                                               Socio-
                                                               economic
                                                               status
                                 Race    Disability   Gender
1.21   Effectively communicate                                                 Publicise the College‟s equality       Head of             Update
       /promote the College‟s    √       √            √        √                and diversity commitment in all         Marketing           yearly
       commitment to equality                                                   sites/College buildings and
       and diversity                                                            appropriate publications/ILT
                                                                                interfaces


                                                                               Update the College‟s Equality          Assistant           July 2008    Updated/completed November
                                 √       √            √        √                and Diversity                           Principal Learner                2009
                                                                                Strategy/polices/schemes in line        Support and
                                                                                with legislation requirement and        inclusion
                                                                                good practice:                         Vice Principal
                                                                                  -    Disability equality Scheme       Resources
                                                                                          th
                                                                                       14 December 2009
                                                                                  -    Gender Equality Scheme
                                                                                          th
                                                                                       30 April 2010
                                                                                  -    To include the projected
                                                                                       characteristics in line with
                                                                                       the Equality Bill.


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                                                   Update the College‟s anti-             Assistant           Update
                                  √   √   √   √     bullying statement and promote          Principal Learner   Yearly
                                                    across the organisation                 Support and
                                                                                            inclusion
                                                   Provide guidance of cyber              Head of             March 2010   Completed
                                                    bullying linked to student‟s email      Marketing
                                                    accounts

                                                   Launch „press the button‟                                   March 2010
                                                    antibullying incident
                                                    reporting/awareness raising

                                                   Re launch the Core Values and          Vice Principal      April 2010   Core values reviewed for
                                                    links to equality and diversity         Resources                        continued relevance and plan
                                                                                                                             in place to re-launch in June
                                      √   √   √    Ensure Equality and Diversity          Head of             On request   Strategy agreed
                                                    documentation are available in a        Additional
                                                    variety of formats, on request to       Support
                                                    the Head of ALS


1.22   Ensure equality and        √   √   √   √    Ensure all students receive an         PPD Team            Sep 2009     Included in Induction and
       diversity is fully                           equality and diversity component        Leaders                          within the PPD scheme of
       embedded into planned                        during their induction and PPD         Assistant                        work and delivery.
       inductions, learning and                     which is reinforced throughout          Principal Learner                Training delivered to PPD
       teaching and positively                      their programme, particularly           Support and                      Team Leaders Jan 2010.
       reflected in SPOCS                           linked to antibullying.                 Inclusion




                                                   Deliver the College‟s equality and     14-19 Strategies    September    Programme updated
                                  √   √   √   √     diversity induction programme           Manager             2010         Deliver strategy to be
                                                    via the VLE to staff and include in    Director of         June 2010    determined
                                                    student induction                       teaching and
                                                                                            learning
                                                                                            Resources


                                  √   √   √   √    Include in the curriculum delivery     14-19 Strategies                 Within the PPD scheme of
                                                    of group tutorials                      Manager                          work

                                                   Embed in the curriculum design         Academy             July 2010
                                                    and delivery, in terms of               directors/Assista                Delivered training to
                                                    educational inclusion and               nt directors                     Directors/Assistant directors
                                                    recognising diversity                                                    across the College by external
                                                                                                                             consultant.
                                                   Provide training for all Assistant     Assistant           April 2010   Training programme delivered

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                                                   Directors in Embedding E&D into      Principal Learner               January 2010-March 2010.
                                                   Curriculum design and delivery.      Support and
                                                                                        Inclusion

                                                  Disseminate and embed               Assistant           Jan 2010    Training delivered to all
                                 √   √   √   √     guidance to academic staff in        Principal Learner               Academy Directors and
                                                   relation to responsibilities and     Support and                     Deputies
                                                   learning and teaching                inclusion
                                                                                       Academy Deputy
                                                                                        Directors

1.23   Ensure public access to   √   √   √   √    Ensure equality and diversity is    Head of             ongoing     Regularly updated
       information and the                         effectively promoted via the         Marketing
       services the College                        website
       provides
                                                  Publicise the College‟s Equality    Head of             ongoing     Completed
                                                   schemes on the College website       Marketing
                                                  Publicise the College‟s Single
                                                   Equality scheme via website


                                                  Ensure that the College             Assistant           May 2010    Consultation event planned for
                                                   community and the wider              Principal Learner               mid May 2010
                                                   community are consulted in           Support and
                                                   relation to the College‟s Single     Inclusion
                                                   Equality Scheme

1.24    Establish College-      √   √   √   √    Ensure staff are able to            Head of Staff and   Yearly      Staff training programme
         wide system for                           effectively record incidents         Student Welfare     programme   delivered.
         reporting Equality                        related to bullying and                                  July 2010   Serious Concern procedure
         incidents                                 harassment                                                           and Inclusive Risk Assessment
                                                                                                                        procedures embedded.
                                                                                                                        Counsellors provide
                                                                                                                        confidential support to learners
                                                                                                                        and staff.

                                                  Provide Policy into Practice        Head of Staff and   Yearly      Completed.
                                                   training                             Student Welfare     programme
                                                  Record incidents of bullying and    Assistant           July 2010   Report to be presented to E&D
                                                   harassment centrally with            Principal Learner   Yearly,     committee April 2010 for both
                                                   presentation to E&D committee        Support and         reviewed    staff and students.
                                                   termly                               Inclusion
                                                                                       Vice Principal
                                                                                        Resources
                                                  Promote the College‟s               Assistant           Termly
                                                   commitment and reporting points      Principal Learner
                                                   for students and staff               Support and
                                                                                        Inclusion

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                                                                                                                       Vice Principal
                                                                                                                        Resources




Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.3 To ensure that all staff and potential staff are aware of, and comply with, the Single Equality Scheme, including sexuality and religion
Lead responsibility: Executive Director of Resources


                                    Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets           Person/Persons     Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                  Equality                                            responsible for    Date
                                                                  Issues: Age,                                        delivery of
                                                                  Religion,                                           operational
                                                                  Sexual                                              actions/targets
                                                                  Orientation,
                                                                  Socio-
                                                                  economic
                                                                  status
                                    Race    Disability   Gender
1.31    Ensure equality and        √       √            √        √               Ensure equality and diversity is    HR Manager       Yearly       All policies and procedures
         diversity is effectively                                                  embedded into all HRM policies                        review       equality impact assessed.
         promoted to all                                                           and procedures
         potential/existing
         College staff                                                            Update impact assessment of all     HR Manager       Yearly
                                                                                   functions, policies and                               review
                                                                                   procedures in HRM
                                                                                  Undertake impact assessment of      Director of      April 2010
                                                                                   Staff Training and Development       Teaching and
                                                                                                                        Learning
                                                                                                                        Resources

                                                                                  Undertaken impact assessment        Vice Principal   October      Completed October 2009.
                                                                                   of Change Management                 Resources        2009         Agreed by JCC
                                                                                   Programme and its                                                  Completed and agreed by JCC

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                  implementation

√   √   √        Ensure that Equality schemes,            Assistant           ongoing       Completed
                  policies and procedures updated:          Principal Learner
                                             th
                    -    Disability scheme 4                Support and
                         December 2009                      Inclusion
                    -    Gender Equality Scheme
                            th
                         30 April 2010


                 Encompass Equality schemes                                    mid March     Draft produced EDIMS agreed
                  within a Single Equality Scheme                               2010          consultation completed for
                                                                                              students.
√   √   √   √    Ensure all equality and diversity        HR Manager          On request
                  documentation are available in
                  alternative formats for all College
                  staff, and know how to access
                  them.
                                                           Director of         June 2010     VLE programme produced.
                 Deliver a College equality and            Teaching and                      Reviewed by external
√                 diversity programme via the VLE           Learning                          consultant
                  to all staff as mandatory training        Resources
                  through appraisal and induction


                 Update all HRM policies and              HR Manager          As            Updates as provided to E&D
                  procedures in line with legislation                           appropriate   Committee and appropriate
                  and AOC Good Practice                                                       action taken.
                  Briefings

√   √   √   √    Include and embed equality and           HR Manager          July 2010
                   diversity into all staff inductions/    Director of
                   probationary reviews and                 Teaching and
                   appraisals                               Learning
                                                            Resources
                 Re launch the College‟s Core             HR Manager          June 2010     Re-launch planned and
                   Values and Equality and                                                    posters in production.
                   Diversity Ethical Framework

                                                           HR Manager
                 Ensure all staff are aware and                                Yearly
                   comply with the College‟s zero                               review of
                   tolerance to bullying and                                    strategy
                   harassment




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1.32    Ensure public access to       √       √            √        √               Ensure that all applicants to        HR Manager          ongoing      Information provided on staff
        information and the                                                          Doncaster College have                                                 intranet, HR team site and
        services the College                                                         knowledge of the ranges of                                             within Academies/departments
        provides                                                                     services etc, which are available                                      and the HR Department.
                                                                                     if employed by the College
                                                                                                                          HR Manager
                                                                                    Produce a HRM operational E&D                             May 2010
                                                                                     plan 2009/10 and implement
                                                                                     accordingly




Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.4   To develop and maintain an ethical and policy framework within which all stakeholders are required to operate and to promote an environment free from harassment
        and bullying
Lead responsibility: Vice Principal Resources

Strategic Action                      Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets            Person/Persons        Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                    Equality                                             responsible for       Date
                                                                    Issues: Age,                                         delivery of
                                                                    Religion,                                            operational
                                                                    Sexual                                               actions/targets
                                                                    Orientation,
                                                                    Socio-
                                                                    economic
                                                                    status
                                      Race    Disability   Gender
1.41     Ensures all staff and       √       √            √        √               Promote the College‟s ethical        Vice Principal      July 2010    Strategy agreed.
          students understand                                                        framework to all staff and zero       Resources
          their responsibilities in                                                  tolerance to bullying and            Assistant
          relation to equality                                                       harassment                            Principal learner
          and diversity                                                                                                    Support and
                                                                                                                           Inclusion

                                      √       √            √        √               Promote the College‟s core           HR Manager                       Completed within the PPD
                                                                                     values to staff through:             Director of                      scheme of work.
                                                                                       Staff training                     Teaching and                     Lesson observations
                                                                                       Inductions                         Learning                         documentation amended.
                                                                                       Appraisals                         Resources                        Training delivered to Assistant
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                                                       Intranet                                                                directors and staff January
                                                                                                                                2010- April 2010.
                                   √   √   √   √    Promote the College‟s ethical          Assistant             e-training
                                                     framework to students                   Principal Learner     provided
                                                       - Inductions                          Support and           yearly
                                                       - Group Tutorials                     Inclusion
                                                       - Learning and Teaching              Academy
                                                                                             Directors

                                   √   √   √   √    Provide a range of information         Vice Principal        Sep 2009     Completed
                                                     and staff development so staff          Resources
                                                     fully comply in relation to their      Assistant
                                                     work including:                         Principal Learner
                                                      - Inductions                           Support and
                                                      - Appraisals                           Inclusion
                                                      - Probationary Reviews

                                   √   √   √   √    Deliver equality and diversity        • Director of           July 2010    Programme developed and
                                                     induction programme via VLE              Teaching and                      reviewed by external
                                                                                              Learning                          consultant
                                                                                              Resources
1.42    Ensure Governors are      √   √   √   √    Governors will receive equality        Clerk to the          March 2010   Equality and Diversity training
         fully conversant with                       and diversity legislation training      Governors                          planned for Governors March
         their corporate                             in relation to Equality and                                                2010
         responsibilities in                         Diversity
         relation to equality
         and diversity


1.43    Ensure the College        √   √   √   √    Identify and celebrate staff           HR Manager            Yearly       Media used to celebrate and
         celebrates and                              success/diversity via a variety of                                         promote success and diversity
         promotes Diversity                          formats                                                                    includes: staff intranet, plasma
         amongst its staff                                                                                                      screens, news items and
                                                                                                                                Corporation and E&D
                                                                                                                                Committees
1.44    Analyse and evaluate      √   √   √   √    All complaints gathered by the         Director of           July 2009
         complaints and                              student and staff complaint             Quality
         grievances that relate                      mechanisms and analysed to             HR Manager
         to equality of                              race, gender and disability. This
         opportunity in order to                     also applies to staff and student
         drive equality                              disciplinaries.
         improvement
                                   √   √   √   √    Report produced for Equality and      • Director of Quality   June 2010
                                                     Diversity Committee                   • HR Manager

                                                    Deliver Policy into Practice           Head of Staff and                  Structured staff training
                                                     training to ensure effective use of     Student Welfare                    programme delivered and
                                                     E01 forms                                                                  forward planning for

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                                                                                                                                                          2010/2011 in process.

1.45     Ensure that the           √       √            √        √               Review and update the College‟s     Vice Principal      Annually in   Completed and updated
          College‟s                                                                Comprehensive Equality and           Resources           July          accordingly.
          comprehensive                                                            Diversity, Equality Schemes and     Assistant
          Equality                                                                 Equality Policies in line with       Principal Learner
          documentation,                                                           legislative requirements             Support and
          policies and plans are                                                                                        Inclusion
          effectively reviewed
          and updated and
          linked to the College‟s
          equality and diversity
          strategic aims
                                    √       √            √        √               Review and update the College‟s     Vice Principal      Yearly        Updated and approved by
                                                                                   Equality and Diversity strategic     Resources           review        College Executive.
                                                                                   objectives                          Assistant
                                                                                                                        Principal Learner
                                                                                                                        Support and
                                                                                                                        Inclusion
                                                                                                                       College
                                                                                                                        Executive




Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012


E01.5 To provide an accessible physical environment which positively reflects the College’s commitment to equality and diversity
Lead Responsibility: Vice Principal Resources


Strategic Action                    Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets           Person/Persons        Completion    Progress against Action
                                                                  Equality                                            responsible for       Date
                                                                  Issues: Age,                                        delivery of
                                                                  Religion,                                           operational
                                                                  Sexual                                              actions/targets
                                                                  Orientation,
                                                                  Socio-
                                                                  economic
                                                                  status
                                    Race    Disability   Gender
1.51    Ensure that all aspects             √                                     Ensure that the physical            Director of         September     A member of Disabled Go
        of the College estate is                                                   environment complies with            Estates             2009
        an example of good                                                         equality and diversity / SENDA
        practice                                                                   legislation to encompass all

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                  College premises including
                  rented

    √            Ensure equality and diversity /         Director of         September     Completed and DDA
                  SENDA implications are                   Estates             2009          review/survey completed in
                  embedded in the College‟s                                                  March 2010
                  Accommodation Strategy

√   √   √   √    Ensure that the physical                Director of         Continuous
                  environment actively reflects and        Estates
                  promotes the College‟s
                  commitment to equality and
                  diversity and SENDA

    √            Ensure that the working                 Director of         Continuous    DDA review /survey completed
                  environment complies with the             Estates                          in March. Action plan to
                  requirements of the Disability                               Actioned as   address priorities commenced
                  Discrimination Act 2005 from an                              necessary
                  employee and SENDA
                  perspective regarding
                  appropriate adjustments

                 Ensure that all Estates‟ staff fully    HR Manager          September     Estates EDIMs include the
                  understand their responsibilities       Director of         2009          recruitment of staff reflective of
                  in relation to their work role           Estates                           the diverse staff and student
                                                                                             population.
                 Ensure that staff and students          Director of
                  across the College are safe and          Estates                           All estates staff trained on
                  feel safe                                                                  E&D and safeguarding as a
                                                          Assistant                         priority.
                                                           Principal Learner
                                                           support and                       Appropriate and effective
                                                           Inclusion                         safety and security systems
                                                                                             and arrangements in place
                                                          HR Manager                        with regular review.

                                                                                             Learner feedback encouraged
                                                                                             and received through various
                                                                                             mechanisms: surveys,
                                                                                             complaints/comments/complim
                                                                                             ents system, student
                                                                                             parliament, student governors,
                                                                                             etc.




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Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.6 To provide a supportive learning and social environment throughout the whole College
Lead Responsibility: Deputy Principal


Strategic Action                  Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets            Person/Persons    Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                Equality                                             responsible for   Date
                                                                Issues: Age,                                         delivery of
                                                                Religion,                                            operational
                                                                Sexual                                               actions/targets
                                                                Orientation,
                                                                Socio-
                                                                economic
                                                                status
                                  Race    Disability   Gender
1.61    Ensure that the College   √       √            √        √               Ensure all staff and students are    All College     Oct 08       Peer mentors via vTalent
        environment is secure                                                    encouraged to positively promote      managers        July 09      project encourage learners to
        and safe from                                                            equality and diversity, and where                     Ongoing      challenge and report in provide
        harassment and                                                           appropriate, challenge                                             mentoring support.
        bullying                                                                 inappropriate behaviour

                                  √       √            √        √               Consult with staff and actively      HR Manager      Yearly       Staff survey planned for June
                                                                                 seek feedback on equality and                                      2010
                                                                                 diversity issues



                                  √       √            √        √               Reinforce the College‟s zero         HR Manager      Continuous   HR Reports provided to the
                                                                                 tolerance to bullying and                                          Corporation incorporate E&D
                                                                                 harassment through effective                                       monitoring and progress
                                                                                 reporting mechanisms in relation                                   against KPI`s
                                                                                 to staff

                                                                                Promote the College‟s email link    Student Union                  Completed

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                  regarding anti bullying.           Enrichment Worker

                 Promote Anti Bullying Day          Student Union                     Completed
                                                     Enrichment Worker

√   √   √   √    Consult with students and           Student Union       Yearly
                  actively seek feedback on            Enrichment
                  equality and diversity issues        Worker

√   √   √   √    Continually monitor all             HR Manager                      Report produced and
                  complaints and grievances (staff    Director of                     considered by E&D Committee
                  and student) that relate to          Quality                         (students)
                  equality of opportunity and         HR Manager
                  bullying and harassment
                  according to age, gender,
                  disability and race.
√   √   √   √    Review the College‟s Anti-          Vice Principal      Yearly in
                  Harassment and Anti-Bullying         Resources           July
                  policy and procedure and amend      Assistant
                  as appropriate                       Principal Learner
                                                       Support and
                                                       Inclusion




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Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.7  To ensure that the College’s quality assurance framework, including, curriculum content, materials and delivery is underpinned and reflects the College’s commitment
       to Equality and Diversity, including sexuality and religion
Lead Responsibility: Deputy Principal
Strategic Action                   Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets             Person/Persons        Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                 Equality                                              responsible for       Date
                                                                 Issues: Age,                                          delivery of
                                                                 Religion,                                             operational
                                                                 Sexual                                                actions/targets
                                                                 Orientation,
                                                                 Socio-
                                                                 economic
                                                                 status
                                   Race    Disability   Gender
1.71    Ensure that learning       √       √            √        √               Ensure all students receive an        Group Tutorial      Oct 2009     Completed
        and teaching embeds                                                       equality and diversity induction       Team Leaders
        and reflects equality                                                                                           Academy Deputy
        and diversity within the                                                                                         Directors
        student experience                                                                                              Assistant
                                                                                                                         Principal Learner
                                                                                                                         Support and
                                                                                                                         Inclusion

                                   √       √            √        √               Review the curriculum offer for       Head of ALS         July 2010    To be completed May 2010
                                                                                  students with disabilities and/or     External
                                                                                  learning difficulties in line with     Consultant
                                                                                  the Living and Work agenda

                                   √       √            √        √               Integrate ALS into lesson             Head of
                                                                                  planning, delivery and lesson          Additional

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                                                  observations                         Learning Support

                                    √            Ensure that the College             Head of              July 2010
                                                  purchases the appropriate            Additional
                                                  auxiliary aids and services for      Learning Support
                                                  disabilities to meet its SENDA
                                                  requirements to support learning
                                                  and teaching

                                √   √   √   √    Provide guidance for academic       Assistant             September   Produced and circulated to
                                                  staff has enabled equality and       Principal, Learner    2009         Academy Directors.
                                                  diversity into Learning and          Support and                        Training provided to Academy
                                                  Teaching                             Inclusion                          Directors/ Assistant Directors
                                                                                                                          Jan 2010-may 2010.
                                √   √   √   √    Provide staff development to        External                           Delivered by External
                                                  embed E&D into Learning and          Consultant                         Consultant Jan 2010-May
                                                  Teaching                                                                2010.

                                √   √   √   √    Further embed equality and          External             July 2010     Lesson observation planning
                                                  diversity into lesson                Consultant                         documentation amended.
                                                  plans/schemes of work               Director of                        Training delivered across the
                                                                                       Quality                            College.

1.72    Ensure that all        √   √   √   √    Review all quality documentation    Director of          Jan 2010
         elements within                          for equality compliance              Quality
         quality assurance
         embrace equality and   √   √   √   √    Audit lesson plans and delivery     Deputy directors     Jan 2010
         diversity                                for educational inclusion and       Director of
                                                  promotion of equality                Quality

                                √   √   √   √    Provide lesson observation          Director of          Apr 2010      Academy of Commercial
                                                  training to identify E&D for l       Quality                            Enterprise trained Jan 2010.
                                                  observers                           External
                                                                                       Consultant
                                √   √   √   √    Embed equality data, enrolment,     Academy              Feb 2010      Completed at College level
                                                  retention, achievement and           Directors/Director                 and by all Academies.
                                                  success in course reviews,           of Quality
                                                  programme and College SARs.         External
                                                  Set targets to narrow the            Consultant
                                                  achievement gap at College.
                                                  Academy and Programme Area
                                                  level, linked to:
                                                      -     Census Data
                                                      -     Regional priorities
                                                      -     LSC EDIMS

1.73    Ensure that all        √   √   √   √    The Framework to be developed       Director of HE       July 2010
         elements with the HE                     and targets set with assistance     External

                                                                                                                                            Page 16 of 25
          framework embrace                                                       from the Equality Challenge Unit        consultant
          equality and diversity

1.74     Ensure equality and      √       √            √        √               Ensure that equality and diversity      Academy             July 2010
          diversity is embedded                                                   is embedded into curriculum              Director
          across the curriculum                                                   planning particularly in relation to    External
          offer                                                                   Level 1 delivery/NEETs provision         Consultant
                                                                                  underpinned by the FLT

                                                                                 Ensure that the design and              Academy             August 2009
                                   √       √            √        √                delivery of the curriculum meets        Directors
                                                                                  individual learning needs/
                                                                                  personalisation agenda




Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.8 To provide learner support services which are personalised and meet individual learning needs
Lead Responsibility:  Deputy Principal


Strategic Action                   Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets               Person/Persons        Completion    Progress against Action
                                                                 Equality                                                responsible for       Date
                                                                 Issues: Age,                                            delivery of
                                                                 Religion,                                               operational
                                                                 Sexual                                                  actions/targets
                                                                 Orientation,
                                                                 Socio-
                                                                 economic
                                                                 status
                                   Race    Disability   Gender
1.81     Ensure all aspects of                                                  Ensure that all Equality and            Head of Staff and   July 2010     Department of Welfare teams
          the learner journey is   √       √            √        √                Diversity is embedded into               Student Welfare                   promote equality of opportunity
          inclusive                                                               Learner Services and equality of        Director of                       which is integral to all services.
                                                                                  opportunity is promoted                  Customer
                                                                                                                           Services


                                                                                 Ensure all ILPs for all students        Academy             Academic
                                                                                  reflect their individual learning        Directors           Year 2010
                                                                                  needs and promote educational
                                                                                  inclusion through SMART target
                                                                                  setting

                                                                                 Undertake ILP audit and make            Academy             Yearly

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                                                     recommendations for                    Directors
                                                     improvement                           14-19 Strategies
                                                                                            Manager


                                                    Integrate initial/diagnostic          Director of         June 2010
                                                     assessment into the recruitment        Customer
                                                     and selection process                  Services


                                   √   √   √   √    Ensure that students are              Director of         December
                                                     effectively guided and recruited       Customer            2010
                                                     to a programme to enable them          Services
                                                     to achieve                            Academy
                                                                                            Directors




1.82   Ensure all aspects of       √   √   √   √    Ensure vulnerable and “At Risk”       Assistant           July 2010    „At Risk‟ learners identified at
       the learner journey is                        learners are effectively supported     Principal Learner                all stages of the learner
       inclusive educationally                       through the Counselling and            Support and                      journey.
       and socially                                  Welfare / Mentors / Educational        Inclusion
                                                     Champion for Looked After             Head of Staff and
                                                     Children                               Student Welfare

                                                    Promote social and educational        Assistant           Ongoing      Promote during:
                                                     inclusion by promoting a sense of      Principal Learner                    - Induction
                                                     „belonging‟ to College thereby         Support and                          - Through enrichment
                                                     improve retention.                     Inclusion                            - Tutorial process
                                                                                                                                 - Through cross College
                                                                                                                                   services

                                                    Impact assessed:                      Head of Staff and   Dec 2009     Initial screenings on all
                                                   -Safeguarding policies and               Student Welfare                  equality impact assessments
                                                   procedures                                                                completed
                                                   - Enrichment programme                                                    Embedded reporting
                                                   - Looked after Children                                                   consultation and support
                                                   - Induction programme/party                                               process in place and
                                                                                                                             effectively utilised.

1.83   Ensure that all students‟       √            Produce appropriate policies and      Head of             Termly, as
       additional learning /                         guidelines in line with SENDA          Additional          required
       support needs are                                                                    Learning Support
       effectively indentified                      Ensure the College initiates
       and supported in line                         reasonable adjustments in the
       with the SENDA, prior                         SENDA

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       to enrolment
                                                   Review the current structure and      Head of               Jan 2010
                                                    procedures for Additional                Additional
                                                    Learning Support                         Learning Support

                                  √   √   √   √    Impact assess Additional
                                                    Learning Support

                                                   Implement effective procedures        Director of           July 2010      Initial assessment and
                                                    for initial assessment and               Customer                           diagnostic assessment
                                                    diagnostic assessment                    Service                            relocated/embedded into
                                                                                                                                Enrolment process.
1.84   Ensure that „At Risk‟      √   √   √   √    Ensure that „At Risk‟ learners are    All College           July 2009
       learners are effectively                     identified through course review         Managers
       supported                                    process and supported and
                                                    referred as appropriate

                                                                                                                 Four reviews
                                                                                                                 per year


                                                                                                                 September
                                                                                                                 2009

                                                   Ensure „At Risk‟ learners‟            Heads of              Ongoing
                                                    absence is effectively followed up       Departments /
                                                                                             Assistant
                                                                                             Directors

1.85   Ensure learners are        √   √   √   √    Deliver an effective Induction        Academy               Sept 2009      Completed October 2010
       included into the                            Week 09/10 including equality            Directors
       College and made                             and diversity as a key component        Group Tutorial
       aware of equality and                       Include Staying Safe as a key            Team Leaders
       diversity                                    opponent of induction                   Assistant
                                                                                             Principal learner
                                                                                             support and
                                                                                             Inclusion
                                                   Produce Induction Handbook              Assistant           Yearly         Completed October 2010
                                                    each Academic Year                       Principal Learner
                                                                                             Support and
                                                                                             Inclusion
                                                                                            14-19 Strategies
                                                                                             Manager
                                                                                            Group Tutorial
                                                                                             Team Leader




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Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.9 To provide the appropriate financial resources to effectively implement the College’s Equality and Diversity Policy
Lead Responsibility:  Acting Director of Finance


Strategic Action                  Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets             Person/Persons        Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                Equality                                              responsible for       Date
                                                                Issues: Age,                                          delivery of
                                                                Religion,                                             operational
                                                                Sexual                                                actions/targets
                                                                Orientation,
                                                                Socio-
                                                                economic
                                                                status
                                  Race    Disability   Gender
1.91     Ensure equal                                                          Develop and resource a costed         HR Manager          Yearly       Extensive training programme
          opportunities and       √       √            √        √                action plan for staff development     Director of         July 2010    delivered by external
          diversity is embedded                                                  programme in relation to equality      Teaching and                     consultant in relation to
          into the College‟s                                                     and diversity targeting:               Learning                         learning and teaching.
          budget allocation                                                        Induction                           Resources
                                                                                   Learning and Teaching
                                                                                   Legislative Compliance
                                                                                   Impact Assessments

                                          √                                     Develop and resource a costed         Additional          2009/10
                                                                                 action plan for reasonable             Support Manager
                                                                                 adjustments in relation to the
                                                                                 Disability Discrimination Act 2005
                                                                                 and SENDA

                                  √       √            √        √               Develop and resource a costed         Vice Principal      Yearly
                                                                                 action plan to develop an              Resources
                                                                                 effective communication strategy      Assistant
                                                                                 in relation to the promotion of        Principal Learner
                                                                                 diversity and inclusion                Support and
                                                                                                                        Inclusion

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                                                                                Ensure equality and diversity is     Acting Director of   Yearly
                                                                                 embedded into budget planning         Finance
                                                                                 2009/2010




Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.10 To ensure effective monitoring of equal opportunities at all levels of the College’s student reporting mechanisms through equality impact assessments
Leadership and Responsibility: Deputy Principal


Strategic Action                  Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets            Person/Persons         Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                Equality                                             responsible for        Date
                                                                Issues: Age,                                         delivery of
                                                                Religion,                                            operational
                                                                Sexual                                               actions/targets
                                                                Orientation,
                                                                Socio-
                                                                economic
                                                                status
                                  Race    Disability   Gender
1.101      To eliminate          √       √            √        √               To have a schedule of prioritised    Assistant            2009/10      Completed by Academies
            unlawful                                                             policies of equality impact           Principal Learner                 EDIMS set.
            discrimination in                                                    assessments                           Support and                       Completed for Change
            terms of all                                                         Prioritising                          Inclusion                         Management.
            functions, policies                                                   - Academic academies                All College                       Completed in relation to
            and procedures                                                        - Change                             managers                          Learner Services.
                                                                                     Management/Restructure
                                                                                  - Additional Learning support
                                                                                  - Student Union activities
                                                                                  - Looked after Children
                                                                                  - Higher Education

                                  √       √            √        √               Deliver equality impact              Assistant            2009/10      Programme developed and
                                                                                 assessment training to all            Principal Learner                 delivered Jan 2010- May 2010
                                                                                 academic managers as                  Support and
                                                                                 appropriate                           Inclusion
                                                                                                                      External

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                                                                                          Consultant

1.102    Ensure that staff      √   √   √   √    Provide timely accurate               Director of         May 2010      Included as part of PMRs and
          applications,                            management data to effectively         Registry/MIS                      Equality Impact Assessment
          recruitment,                             set targets and monitor equality                                         training.
          promotion,                               and diversity in relation to
          retention and staff                      students
          development is
          effectively profiled                    College KPIs to be agreed by          Academy                           Targets agreed and reviewed
          and monitored                            Equality and Diversity                 Directors                         by
          through target                           Committee, related to students to     Assistant                         - Governors
          setting                                  reduce the achievement gap             Principal Learner                 - Executive
                                                    -     College Level                   support and                        - Equality and Diversity
                                                    -     Academy/programme Area          Inclusion                          Committee
                                                          level (appendix )
1.103    Ensure Equality        √   √   √   √    Ensure all equality and diversity     Assistant           July 2009     Approved by Executive
          and Diversity                            strategy goes before the               Principal Learner
          policies and                             Executive to be approved /             Support and
          procedures are                           ratified                               Inclusion
          reviewed and                                                                   Vice Principal
          updated                                                                         Resources

                                 √   √   √   √    Review the College‟s Equality         Assistant                         Completed
                                                   and Diversity Policy /                 Principal Learner                 To be reviewed again on
                                                   documentation in line with             Support and                       introduction of forthcoming
                                                   SENDA and RRA Human Rights             Inclusion                         Equality Bill
                                                   Act, Equality Bill and any other
                                                   relevant legislation
                                                                                                                                                          th
                                 √   √   √        Provide an Annual Report in           Assistant           November      Presented to Governors on 9
                                                   relation to equality and diversity     Principal Learner   2009          December 2009
                                                   to Executive and Governors,            Support and
                                                   including progress against             Inclusion
                                                   EDIMS                                 Vice Principal
                                                                                          Resources


1.104    To ensure              √   √   √   √    Publish key equality documents        Head of             As            Completed
          transparency of                          including schemes on the               Marketing           appropriate
          equality schemes                         website
          and internal
          processes

1.105    To improve the         √   √   √   √    Provide schedule of staff training    Assistant           May 2010      Programme developed and
          understanding of                         for Academic Heads re Data             Principal Learner                 delivered Jan 2010-May 2010
          equality and                             Analysis/Equality Impact               Support and
          diversity                                Assessment to inform the               Inclusion
                                                   strategy to narrow the equalities     External consul

                                                                                                                                              Page 22 of 25
                                                                                 gap




Single Equality Action Plan 2009/2012

E01.11 To ensure effective monitoring of equal opportunities at all levels of the College’s staff reporting mechanisms through equality impact assessments
Leadership and Responsibility: Vice Principal Resources


Strategic Action                  Meets Equality Duties         Other          Operational Active Targets            Person/Persons        Completion   Progress against Action
                                                                Equality                                             responsible for       Date
                                                                Issues: Age,                                         delivery of
                                                                Religion,                                            operational
                                                                Sexual                                               actions/targets
                                                                Orientation,
                                                                Socio-
                                                                economic
                                                                status
                                  Race    Disability   Gender
1.111      To eliminate          √       √            √        √               Provide an Annual Report to          Assistant           October      Completed
            unlawful                                                             Executive and Governors re            Principal Learner   2008
            discrimination in                                                    equality and diversity, including     Support and
            terms of functions,                                                  policies and procedures               Inclusion
            policies and
            procedures as they
            relate to all
            stakeholders
                                  √       √            √        √               Undertake initial and full           All College         November     Completed
                                                                                 screenings of equality impact         managers            2009
                                                                                 assessments of all College
                                                                                 procedures, policies and
                                                                                 functions related to staff where
                                                                                 necessary.

                                  √       √            √                        Review the College‟s Equality        HR Manager          May 2008     Completed
                                                                                 Schemes
                                                                                                         th
                                                                                  -  Disability scheme 4

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                                                     December 2009
                                                 -   Gender Equality Scheme
                                                       th
                                                     30 April 2010
                                                 -   Race Equality Scheme


                              √   √   √   √    Produce an equality impact             College                           Planned to be completed Dec
                                                assessment schedule for College         managers                          2010
                                                policies, procedures and               Vice Principal
                                                functions, particularly:                Resources
                                                 - Governors
                                                 - Finance
                                                 - Business Support
                                                 -

                                               Provide accurate management            HR Manager          Termly        Internal reporting via HR
                                                data to effectively set targets and                                       Department – E&D KPI`s and
                                                monitor equality and diversity in                                         goals, headcount report, E&D
                                                relation to staff as they compare      College             Yearly        summary report
                                                to the College/community profile        managers
                              √   √   √   √
                                               Agree College KPis for equal           Vice Principal      August 2009   Approved by Equality and
                                                opportunities in relation to staff      Resources                         Diversity Committee and
                                                to reflect to the                                                         Governors
                                                College/community profile
                                                (appendix )

1.112    Ensure College      √   √   √        Ensure equality and diversity          Assistant           July 2010     Completed- included in
         Equality and                           EDIMS are presented to                  Principal Learner                 Equality and Diversity Annual
         Diversity Polices                      governing body to be approved /         Support and                       Report
         and Procedures are                     ratified                                Inclusion
         reviewed and                                                                  Vice Principal
         updated                                                                        Resources


                              √   √   √   √    Review the College‟s equality          Assistant           July 2010     Completed
                                                and diversity policy /                  Principal Learner
                                                documentation in line with              Support and
                                                SENDA and RRA and any other             Inclusion
                                                relevant legislation                   Vice Principal
                                                                                        Resources

1.113    To ensure           √   √   √   √    Publish key equality documents         Head of             Ongoing
         transparency of                        and schemes on the website              Marketing
         equality schemes
         and internal
         processes


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1.114    To improve the        √   √   √   √    Providing schedule of staff      Director of    2009/10
         understanding of                         training for staff across the     teaching and
         equality and                             organisation                      learning
         diversity across the                                                       Resources
         organisation and in
         the work role




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