Banff and Buchan College Race Equality Action Plan 2009 - 2012 Key Aims: 1. To tackle, prevent and eliminate racial discrimination 2. To promote race equality; 3. To promote good relations between the people of different racial groups 4. To improve the monitoring and reporting of race equality matters Aim 1 - To tackle, prevent and eliminate racial discrimination Action Proposed Timescale Priority Lead Person Progress Outcome 1.1 Audit learning and Quality assurance April 2009 Medium Quality Team teaching materials of curriculum Auditor to ensure the materials and promotion of race prevention and equality and cultural elimination any bias diversity. or bad practice relating to race equality. 1.2 Conduct impact Update of skills and June 2009 High Professional assessment training knowledge required Development Tutor for all members of for those involved or the DMG, BoM, likely to be involved Student Association in race equality Executive, SMT, impact assessment. Sector Manager Team and Partnership Forum. 1.3 Monitor the Dignity Prevention of racial March Medium HR Manager at Work Policy in discrimination and 2010 terms of racial harassment. equality, discrimination and harassment. 1.4 Review international Investigation of June 2009 High International learners’ progress. possible reasons for Marketing Executive and establishing strategies to address declining achievement levels for international learners. Aim 2 - To promote race equality Action Proposed Timescale Priority Lead Person Progress Outcome 2.1 Review current Assurance that race October Medium Professional training provision equality and 2009 Development Tutor for learners, staff diversity training for and Board all remains current members. and ‘fit for purpose’. 2.2 Develop the role of Further March High Student Association the Student engagement of 2010 Equality and Association in the learners in Diversity promotion of race developing, Officer/Quality equality and cultural promoting, Team Chair diversity. monitoring and evaluating of race equality within the College. 2.3 Review of Appropriate October High External Affairs marketing marketing which 2009 Manager strategies and reflects and materials in terms promotes cultural of equality and diversity within and diversity. out with the College. 2.4 Provide multi-faith Provision of a December High Estates Manager prayer/ space for the 2009 contemplation room observance of for learners and belief or faith-based staff. practice. 2.5 Consolidate and Sharing of good March Medium DMG Chair develop links with practice, remaining 2009 Equality Forward current on, and and its affiliates. influencing, race equality matters at a national level. 2.6 Review and update Creation of a more October Medium External Affairs College website to inclusive and 2009 Manager promote race cultural relevant equality and cultural portal to the diversity. College. Aim 3 - To promote good relations between the people of different racial groups Action Proposed Outcome Timescale Priority Lead Person Progress 3.1 Produce web- Enhanced October High DMG Chair based newsletter communication of 2009 for learners and equality issues and staff. promotion of cultural diversity within the College. 3.2 Develop the Creation of a network December Medium DMG Chair network of of external agencies 2010 community to liaise with and who agencies and can assist and inform external in the College’s race partnerships equality planning beyond current processes. levels. 3.3 Work closer with Creation a greater December Medium DMG Chair staff, learners and network of agencies 2009 community to promote and groups. enhance College- based race equality practice. 3.4 Promote Creation of wider April 2009 Medium Depute opportunities for stakeholder learners and staff participation in the from all ethnic proposed College backgrounds to Fraserburgh Campus contribute to the redevelopment. College 2012 project. Aim 4 - To improve the monitoring and reporting of race equality matters Action Proposed Timescale Priority Lead Person Progress Outcome 4.1 Review information Improvement of December Medium Registrar gathering and race equality 2009 monitoring information processes in terms gathering and of applications for monitoring. learners generally and the use of ‘information not known’ or ‘information refused’ categories at application and enrolment stages. 4.2 Enhance Enhanced race May 2009 High Depute communication to equality and and from the Board diversity reporting on race equality to the Board via the matters Learning and Teaching Committee. 4.3 Provide information Broadening of May 2009 High DMG Chair on race equality understanding, scheme, action plan participation and and monitoring ownership of race exercise to equality matters learners, staff and within the College. Board members. 4.4 Publish outcomes Creation of a more June 2009 High DMG Chair and progress of transparent and race equality open race equality monitoring exercise, reporting system. impact assessment and action planning. 4.5 Review Course Enhancement of June 2009 High Quality Team Chair Management equality PI analysis Procedures to and self evaluation better reflect race at course team equality issues. level. 4.6 Review race Development of a December High DMG Chair equality policy and more accessible, 2010 action plan as part inclusive, cohesive of a move towards and practical a single equality approach to the scheme and plan. promotion, planning, development, and monitoring of equality and diversity.
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