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					Equality and Diversity Policy
1. Policy Statement
Equality and Diversity are central to the work of the College. At Carshalton College we will treat all people with dignity and respect
and we will promote equality of opportunity and diversity.


                        Positive About Equality and Diversity

Respect and Dignity

At Carshalton College we treat each other fairly with respect and dignity regardless of:

Age
Disability
Gender – marital status or pregnancy
Gender Reassignment
Race, Nationality
Religion or Belief
Sexual Orientation
Social economic status

We strive to create an environment where everyone is supported to realise their goals
and aspirations. Therefore, we promote equality and celebrate diversity and will not
tolerate discrimination, which is not only wrong it is hurtful and can be illegal.
How is this achieved?
Our underlying commitment is to eliminate discrimination and promote equality across all protected characteristics which translates
to Equality and Diversity being embedded in all policies, practices, decision making and evaluative processes;
   1. We actively promote access to learning programmes and services for all our learners and potential clients to enable them to
      improve their skills, to make progress and be successful in realising their ambitions;
  2. We create a visibly diverse environment which values and celebrates difference and raises the aspiration of existing and
     potential learners;
  3. We are striving towards developing a staff profile, management team and governing body which are commensurate with the
     above;
   4. We provide services which are effective in recognising and assessing the specific needs of individuals and in ensuring that
      the right kinds of support and interventions are provided to meet these needs;
   5. We will, wherever possible, procure services from organisations who demonstrate a commitment to Equality and Diversity.
   6. We tackle discrimination, whether direct or indirect, and ensure that we have well understood and well used procedures for
      challenging all forms of discrimination, harassment, bullying and other unacceptable behaviour;
   7. We promote an ethos within the College whereby all learners and members of staff respect the views, values, culture and
      beliefs of others - regardless of ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status,
      religious beliefs, political affiliation, age, social class, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, employment
      status, role as a parent, guardian or carer. We acknowledge that individuals may belong to more than one “group”.
  8. We undertake rigorous monitoring of learner achievement and take action aimed at addressing any equality gaps;
  9. We develop a systematic approach to assessing the impact of new and existing policies, procedures and processes to
     ensure that negative impacts are identified and addressed.

2. Aims of the Policy
   The Policy aims to:
  2.1 Eliminate all forms of discrimination;
  2.2 Respond to the legislative framework defined in the Equality Act (2010) and to promote good practice by complying with all
      duties relating to ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religious beliefs, political affiliation, age,
      social class, disability, trade union membership or non-membership, employment status, role as a parent, guardian or carer;
  2.3 Ensure that our policy commitments on equality and diversity and inclusiveness impact on all of the College’s activities;
  2.4 Set equality targets to widen participation and narrow the achievement gap across all levels of learning and progression;
  2.5 Ensure that equality targets are continuously monitored and evaluated by senior management who are responsible for the
      targets;
  2.6 Integrate equality monitoring within the quality management system and self-assessment process;
  2.7 Achieve a reputation for the College as a positive equal opportunities employer and provider of education and training
      services.

3. Scope of the Policy
The Equality and Diversity Policy applies to governors, staff, students and partners. This policy is at the core of all of our activities
and systems that contribute to quality assurance and improvement.

We will endeavour to ensure that all visitors to the College recognise and support our commitment to equality and diversity.

4. Who should be aware of this policy?
Governors, managers, all members of staff and learners must be made aware of this policy and have a responsibility to comply
with the standards defined within this Policy and other associated policies and procedures.

5. How will we implement this Policy?
The Principal and the Senior Managers at Carshalton College are responsible for the implementation, development and
improvement of the Equality and Diversity Policy and practice across the organisation and to ensure the compliance with
legislation.
College Managers are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of and meet their statutory responsibilities and managers will
ensure that all members of staff and all learners are made aware of and comply with the policy and the related procedures and
processes.

There will be advisory groups comprising staff and students to comment on the implementation of the Policy.

Individual breaches of the Policy will be dealt with under the Student or Staff Disciplinary Procedures.

The College will:

Implement change to achieve this Policy through action plans defined within a Single Equality Scheme. The Single Equality
Scheme will integrate all the action that the College will take to address each of the following equality strands:-
    Age
    Disability
    Gender – marital status or pregnancy
    Gender Reassignment
    Race, Nationality
    Religion or Belief
    Sexual Orientation
    Social economic status

This will be a whole organisational approach. The Single Equality Scheme plan is led by the Senior Management Team and is
developed by utilising staff and student advisory groups, and by professionally updating staff and educating our student cohort.

A clear set of equality and diversity measures will be used to assess the impact of the Policy and practice, and College
performance will be benchmarked against comparable external outcomes. The College will

    5.1 Monitor the data relating to a range of processes (e.g. admissions, retention and achievement) to identify whether the
        intended policies are being achieved;
    5.2 Review performance against the targets to ensure year-on-year improvements;
    5.3 Inform the development of strategies to tackle differences in success rates;
   5.4 Build equality of opportunity into all procedures, processes and actions across the organisation;
   5.5 Train and develop staff to raise their awareness about equality and diversity and ensure that they understand their
       responsibilities to implement this Policy.

6. How will we monitor and evaluate this policy?
Implementation of the Equality and Diversity Policy and Single Equality Scheme will be monitored by CMT on a regular basis – with
particular focus and review through self-assessment, operating plans and the Single Equality Scheme action plan. An annual
report will be provided to the Governing Body. The Policy and Single Equality Scheme action plan will be reviewed regularly to
meet the changing needs of the communities that we serve and to reflect changes in legislation.

7. Links to other Policies and Procedures
         Staff Policies and the Staff and Student Handbooks
         Staff and Student Disciplinary Policies and Procedures
         Safeguarding and Child Protection Policies and Procedures
         Single Equality Scheme Action Plan

8. Responsibilities
   8.1. Governing Body

       The Corporation is ultimately responsible for Carshalton College’s Equality and Diversity Policy and for reviewing its
       effectiveness.

   8.2. Members of the College Management Team:

      8.2.1. Have a duty to actively promote the importance of equality and diversity through the Single Equality Scheme and will
             drive forward organisational change;
      8.2.2. Are responsible for the provision of appropriate and adequate resources to ensure successful implementation of the
             Equality and Diversity policy across the organisation including on-going staff development needs and training;
      8.2.3. Have a duty to review the effectiveness of the Equality and Diversity policy on a regular basis and take action to make
             necessary improvements.

   8.3. All staff must:

      8.3.1. Ensure that they are aware of their legal responsibilities and to promote and implement the Equality and Diversity
             Policy;
      8.3.2. Ensure that they comply with processes and procedures relating to the monitoring of equality and diversity within their
             roles and areas of work;
      8.3.3. Support, promote and encourage continuous improvement in the area of equality and diversity within their own area of
             work;
      8.3.4. Take responsibility and corrective action where issues for improvement are identified.

9. Policy Distribution and Communication

A copy of the policy is posted on the College Intranet and College website.


Statement of Policy Title: Equality and Diversity Policy
Date of Approval: July 2010 Corp        Ref No:
Date of Issue:       Version No: 1
Next Review Date: July 2011
SINGLE EQUALITY SCHEME ACTION PLAN – 2010 to 2011

The Single Equality Scheme Action Plan has been aligned to the Strategic Plan for 2010-2013. It underpins our values of Quality,
Excellence and Diversity which means:

      We will ensure that our students have access to good quality education and training and the opportunity for skills development.
      We will promote equality of opportunity, celebrate diversity and recognise that “every child matters”.
      We will make a difference to the economic, social and cultural development of the communities that we serve.
      We will raise awareness of environmental impacts and we will continue to reduce the College’s carbon footprint.
      We will employ high quality staff whose contribution to students or to the learning process is good or outstanding.
      We will facilitate excellent student support, advice and guidance to deliver an accessible and personalised experience.


This revised Single Equality Scheme Action Plan has been developed following the Governing Body’s approval of College’s
Equality and Diversity Policy.
In light of the status of the Equalities Bill, the College has produced a comprehensive one year plan focusing on actions carried
forward from the Single Equality Scheme, 2008-2011 and actions arising from the College’s self assessment process. Years 2 and
3 will focus on any actions that have not been fully met in the first year together with the requirements from the Equalities Act and
Public bodies. An example of this may be the requirement placed on public bodies to publish gender pay scales.
Progress on achieving objectives and actions will be monitored termly by the Senior Management Team and the Single Equality
Scheme Action Plan will be revised again at the end of the calendar year in the light of the outcomes from the termly review. Top
level actions are also incorporated into the College’s Annual Operating Plan which is a “live document” and will be monitored on a
monthly basis by the Senior Management Team. Termly reports on the achievement of actions from both groups will be made to
the Governing Body/Corporation via a report to the Quality and Curriculum Committee, Informing groups will be the Equality and
Diversity group, the student union and focus groups.
The Equality Act 2010 has now received Royal Assent and we know that different duties will come into effect over the new two
years with new codes of practice. This scheme shows how we will meet existing duties and covers all the protected characteristics
under the new Equality Act. However, we know and we will update the scheme as new codes develop.
Actions are divided into 2 sections and subsections as per our Strategic Plan:-
      Curriculum
      Business including Human Resources and Facilities
PC*      Development or Issue       CMT    Actions Required               By Whom       Target      Target Outcome         Update Nov           Update   Update May
Policy                              Lead                                                Date                                                    Feb
Ref
CURRICULUM
Race   The success rate variation   VP     Introduce mechanism to         Director of   Sept 2010   No more than a 3%      System has
       between different groups            enable staff to identify at    Curriculum                variation in success   been developed
1                                          “risk learners” at an early    and Learner               rates between          using EBS and
4                                          stage                          Skills                    groups                 course profiles
8                                                                                                                          to identify at
2.4                                                                                                                        risk learners
2.5                                                                                                                        within the first 6
AOP                                                                                                                        weeks
SAR3
SEAP1
                                    VP     Establish referral systems     Director of   10 Sept                            The system is
                                           that prioritise the personal   Curriculum    2010                               being used to
                                           advisor support to ensure      and Learner                                      ensure the
                                           that learners in most need     Skills                                           learners with
                                           receive the most support                                                        the highest SEF
                                                                                                                           are referred to t
                                                                                                                           PA’s. The
                                                                                                                           progress of
                                                                                                                           these learners
                                                                                                                           will be reviewed
                                                                                                                           at 6 week
                                                                                                                           intervals with
                                                                                                                           the tutor to
                                                                                                                           ensure
                                                                                                                           progress is
                                                                                                                           being made.

                                    VP     Provide guidance to            Director of   Sept 2010                          CMs to use the
                                           curriculum managers on         Curriculum                                       SEF register to
                                           how they should utilise the    and Learner                                      monitor PLPs
                                           staff resource available for   Skills                                           and minutes of
                                           1 to 1 tutorials on a risked                                                    team meetings
                                           based approach                                                                  to ensure those
                                                                                                                           at risk learners
                                                                                                                           are receiving
                                                                                                                           the relevant
                                                            support and
                                                            targets are in
                                                            places which
                                                            are regularly
                                                            monitored to
                                                            ensure
                                                            progress.

VP   Set out in detailed            Director of   13 Sept   All CMs have
     guidance for teaching staff    Curriculum    2010      received an
     the support available to all   and Learner             information
     full-time learners, the        Skills                  sheet about the
     mechanisms for monitoring                              support
     and reporting on                                       available to
     progresses of learners. In                             tutors. SEF
     particular activities and                              register to be
     actions that must be                                   disseminated to
     undertaken in the first 6                              all tutors via
     weeks and the how                                      CMs and PA s
     foundation learning                                    so that they are
     structures should be                                   clear who the
     utilised to ensure                                     high risk
     programmes best meet                                   learners are.
     learners needs.                                        Appropriate
                                                            support can be
                                                            given to these
                                                            learners which
                                                            is to be updated
                                                            after 6 weeks
                                                            with details of
                                                            progress and
                                                            other key
                                                            information.
                                                            This will provide
                                                            a revised SEF
                                                            which will be
                                                            reviewed to
                                                            determine the
                                                            impact of the
                                                            support and
                                                            whether it
                                                            should continue
                                                            or be revised
                                                 Revise the prioritisation of    Director of      Sept 2010                             ALS support is
                                                 additional learning support     Curriculum                                             with named
                                                 resources to ensure that        and Learner                                            learners and
                                                 they are providing              Skills                                                 foundation skills
                                                 sufficient support to learner                                                          groups. The at
                                                 groups that have                                                                       risk register
                                                 historically not succeeded                                                             shows learners
                                                                                                                                        most at risk and
                                                                                                                                        support is being
                                                                                                                                        allocated in line
                                                                                                                                        with SEF factor
                                                                                                                                        and any other
                                                                                                                                        emerging
                                                                                                                                        issues.
All     Inconsistent pastoral support      Dir   Identify ways in which the      Deputy           Sept 2010   Revised working           At risk register
                                           CLS   Personal Advisor Service        Director of                  practices and risk        established.
1                                                can be enhanced to              Curriculum                   factor grid to identify   PAs have been
4                                                incorporate expertise and       and Learner                  support for priority      working with
8                                                ways of working that will       Skills           Nov 2010    groups is in place        tutors during
2.4                                              enable teaching staff to                                                               the 6 week
2.5                                              raise their abilities in                                                               induction
                                                 supporting those groups of                                                             programme
AOP                                              learners who have
SEAP2                                            historically failed to                                                                 PA’s working
                                                 succeed.                                                                               with tutors
                                                                                                                                        using the SEF
                                                                                                                                        register to
                                                 Implement interventionist                                                              signpost and
                                                 strategies for learners at                                                             advise how PA
                                                 risk based on their                                                                    support can be
                                                 individual needs                                                                       most effectively
                                                                                                                                        utilised to
                                                                                                                                        support
                                                                                                                                        learners.
                                                                                                    th
All     Lack of visual representation of   Dir   Notice boards and displays      Marketing/       13          Improved inclusive        Good
2       role models/diverse images         EES   in public areas                 EES Director     September   environment               comprehensive
7       displayed around the College             demonstrate our                                  2010                                  displays with
9                                                commitment to E&D                                And                                   new signage in
2.3                                                                                               ongoing                               reception.
                                                                                                     th
                                           Dir   All curriculum areas            Curr Directors   13 Sept                               Good promotion
                                           EES   (workshops/classrooms                            2010                                  in some
                                                 etc) demonstrate our                             And                                   curriculum
                                                 commitment to E&D                                ongoing                               areas,
                                                                                                                          particularly
                                                                                                                          Health and
                                                                                                                          Social Care
                                       Dir   TV screens are used to       DEE          Ongoing                            Used effectively
                                       EES   support the promotion of                                                     during Black
                                             E&D                                                                          History Month
                                                                                                                          to show
                                                                                                                          presentation by
                                                                                                                          LRC and Colin
                                                                                                                          Jones virtual
                                                                                                                          photographic
                                                                                                                          exhibition
                                       Dir   All prospectus’ and          Marketing                                       EIA and action
                                       EES   promotional materials        Director                                        taken
                                             receive an EIA prior to
                                             publication
                                                                                         th
2   Limited evidence of embedding of   Dir   Use curriculum maps to       Curriculum   30          OTL reports            E&D curriculum
7   E&D within the curriculum          CQ    identify where embedding     Managers     September   evidence               maps and
                                             opportunities naturally                   2010        embedding of E&D       development
                                             occur and develop                                                            plans
                                             strategies for embedding                              Course files           completed
                                             where it doesn’t                                      demonstrate an
                                                                                                   inclusive curriculum   Students
                                             Induction embeds Equality                             where equality is      completed E&D
                                             and Diversity                                         promoted, diversity    induction on
                                                                                                   celebrated             Moodle
                                             All staff to use revised
                                             lesson pro-forma                                      All students receive   OTLs taking
                                             incorporating E&D                                     an introduction into   place with a
                                             following training in July                            E & D as part of       report early
                                             2010                                                  their course           December
                                                                                                   induction
                                             Curriculum teams
                                             undertake an annual E&D                               Reduction in
                                             course audit                                          success gaps
                                                                                                   between the
                                             E & D Focus meetings for                              different groups
                                             staff and learners
                                                                                                   SPOC report
                                             Forecast success rates                                demonstrate
                                             against equality strands                              improved results
                                             where the information is                              against the E & D
                                             collected                                             sections
                                                                                                           Active E & D
                                                                                                           Advisory Groups
                                                                                                           contributing to
                                                                                                           change




All      Lack of understanding amongst        VP    Revise the working           Dir HE        September   Better informed        E&D packs are
1        some employers concerning                  arrangements and initial                   and         learners/apprentice    discussed with
5        equality of opportunity                    contact with employers                     ongoing     s and employers        employers
6                                                                                                                                 during review
7                                                   Develop an employer pack                                                      visits.
2.1                                                 to share and use with
2,2                                                 employers                                              Stated commitment      On going
2,6                                                                                                        by employers to        dialogue with
                                                    Enable employers to have                               Equality and           employers
                                                    access to the College’s                                Diversity              during visits
                                                    E&D resources                                                                 which checks
                                                                                                                                  their
                                                                                                                                  commitment to
                                                                                                                                  E&D.


Disab-   Provide greater opportunities for    Dir   Revise Individual learning   Director of   September   Individual targets     Paperwork
ility    students with disability to access   CLS   plans with more specific     CLS           2010        planned and agreed     reviewed with a
         work and independent living                targets for work and                                   for each learner are   much greater
1                                                   independent living                                     met                    focus on
4                                                                                                                                 individualised
2.1                                                 Plan a programme of work                                                      learning
2.4                                                 placements in College and
AOP                                                 the wider community                                                           Students are
STP1                                                                                                                              starting to
                                                                                                                                  commence
                                                                                                                                  work
                                                                                                                                  placements
Race     Increase participation of            VP    Following 2010/11            Curriculum    Jan 2011    Narrow the             Data being
Gender   male/females and heritage                  recruitment, analysis of     Directors                 participation gap      collected and
1        learners in some curriculum areas          each area to review                                                           analysed
2.4                                                 participation against the                                                     regarding
                                                    strands benchmarked                                                           participation
                                                    against local and national                                                    and to
                                                  data                                                                               determine
                                                                                                                                     where there is
                                                  Identify and visit other                                                           under-
                                                  colleges that have                                                                 representation
                                                  successfully increased
                                                  participation of under-
                                                  represented groups in
                                                  certain curriculum areas

Disab-   Provide information to those who   VP    Awareness raising event        Dir CLS         Nov 2010     2 events planned       Event planned
ility    advise the local community about         organised with Connexions                                   for 2010/11            for October was
         our provision                            & LBS                                                                              postponed by
1                                                 Liaise with schools and                        Jan-Mar                             LBS. New
4                                                 social services within south                   2011                                event planned
2.4                                               London and Surrey                                                                  for January
                                                                                                                                     2010. DD CLS
                                                  Arrange open days                                                                  is visiting local
                                                                                                                                     schools
                                                                                                                                     promoting our
                                                                                                                                     offer
All      Further Involve and consult with   VP    Extend the staff and           Director of     Termly (3    Recommendations        First meeting
2        our staff, students and                  student advisory groups to     EES             times a      from the group are     has taken place
7        stakeholders                             include all protected          Deputy          year)        considered by the      and events
2.2                                               characteristics                Directors CLS                E&D Forum and          calendar
2.3                                                                              and C&Q                      then CMT               agreed for the
                                                                                                                                     term
All      The further embedding of           Dir   Develop and deliver a          Director of     April 2011   Create a workforce     The HR Team
         Equality & Diversity within the    EES   range of programmes            Human                        where everyone can     are currently
4        culture of the College                   which supports all staff to    Resources                    feel safe, supported   being supported
6                                                 review their own                                            and respected for      to enable them
7                                                 perceptions around                                          who they are           to deliver
                                                  Equality and Diversity                                                             equality and
2.2                                                                                                           Improved equality      diversity
AOP                                               CMT E & D Focused                                           and diversity          training to all
STP6                                              meetings                                                    awareness              staff on
STP10                                                                                                                                commencement
                                                                                                              Reduced                at the College.
                                                                                                              complaints
                                                                                                                                     Further
                                                                                                              Stable workforce       programme of
                                                                                                                                     development
                                                                                                                                     activities being
                                                                                                                                     developed and
                                                                                                                                  the use of the
                                                                                                                                  online training
                                                                                                                                  material that the
                                                                                                                                  College has
                                                                                                                                  purchased is
                                                                                                                                  being
                                                                                                                                  assessed.
                                                    Training to be prioritised   Director of    April 2011                        As above,
                                                    based on requests            Human                                            assessment of
                                                    following 09/10 training -   Resources                                        existing
                                                         Disability Awareness                                                     resources to be
                                                                                                                                  finalised, which
                                                        Transgender and                                                           will inform
                                                        sexual orientation                                                        decisions made
                                                                                                                                  regarding the
                                                                                                                                  requirement to
                                                                                                                                  procure/engage
                                                                                                                                  additional
                                                                                                                                  training
                                                                                                                                  resources.
                                                    Training to be organised     Directors      April 2011
                                                    and delivered by Managers
                                                    with support from Director
                                                    EES
Transg    Improve the evidence base for     VP      Consult on the best ways     Curriculum     December     Initial pilot will   Meeting
ernder    sexual orientation, transgender           of collecting evidence       Director C&Q   2010         identify any gaps    arranged with
Sexual    and religion and belief beyond                                                                     which may impact     the student
Orienta   SPOC                                      Consult representative                                   on recruitment,      union
tion                                                groups                                                   course design,
Faith                                                                                                        delivery and
7                                                                                                            promotion
2.2



BUSINESS
Facilities
Disabili The facilities meet the needs of   Dir     Carry out an access audit    Director of    1 Sept       SPOC and learner     Access audit
ty         all learners in respect of DDA   Fac/I                                Facilities                  views demonstrate    has been
1          compliance / accessibility.      T       Implement actions from the                               facilities meet      received.
2.2                                                 audit                                                    learner needs
                                                                                                                                  Car park surface
                                                                                                                                  re-laid in rear.
                                                                                                                                     Disabled bays
                                                                                                                                     increased and
                                                                                                                                     provided to
                                                                                                                                     current standard
                                                                                                                                     spacing. Car
                                                                                                                                     park signage
                                                                                                                                     improved.
                                                                                                                                     Internal doors
                                                                                                                                     highlighted have
                                                                                                                                     been
                                                                                                                                     overhauled.
All      Develop a Procurement Strategy        DP   Gather evidence of current     Director of   June 2011   Identify the gaps in    Policy approved
         in line with Equalities legislation        procurement practices          Finance                   practice and
                                                                                                             develop policy for
                                                                                                             implementation in
                                                                                                             2010/11
Human Resources
All    To ensure that the College’s            DP   A detailed analysis to be      Director of   Apr 2011    To provide a report     The online
3      workforce is representative of the           undertaken to establish the    Human                     to the CMT, which       recruitment
AOP    communities that it serves                   levels of representation for   Resources                 includes a detailed     module will be
STP11                                               each of the equality                                     analysis of staff       available once
SEAP3                                               standards across the                                     representation.         the new College
                                                    College; to include a                                                            Website is
                                                    detailed analysis of                                                             operational. This
                                                    recruitment data and staff                                                       will enable
                                                    succession information.                                                          detailed
                                                                                                             Achieve a greater       recruitment data
                                                    Increase the College’s                       July 2011   level of diversity of   to be collected
                                                    ability to reach a diverse                               applicants for          and analysed.
                                                    audience through its                                     College posts.
                                                    recruitment advertising.


                                                    Review the College’s                         Dec 2010    To ensure that the      The College is
                                                    Recruitment and Selection                                College’s               currently in
                                                    Policy and Procedure to                                  recruitment process     discussions with
                                                    establish whether any                                    supports the            the Network for
                                                    modifications are required                               College’s aim to        Black
                                                    to assist with the College’s                             attempt to achieve a    Professionals
                                                    aim to achieve a greater                                 greater level of        and Stonewall to
                                                    level of diversity.                                      parity in respect of    develop actions
                                                                                                             the transfer rates at   and activities
                                                                                                             each of the             that will enable
                                               Review staff training                                    recruitment stages.       the College to
                                               information to determine                                                           achieve the
                                               the level of participation in                 Jan 2011   To ensure that all        target outcomes.
                                                                                                        College staff have
                                               respect of each equality
                                                                                                        access to training        The staff training
                                               strand.                                                  and that any              module will be
                                                                                                        concerns regarding        available in the
                                                                                                        participation are         New Year. This
                                                                                                        appropriately             will channel all
                                                                                                        addressed.                training requests
                                                                                                                                  through the
                                                                                                                                  system and will
                                                                                                                                  significantly
                                                                                                                                  enhance the
                                                                                                                                  College’s
                                                                                                                                  reporting
                                                                                                                                  capabilities in
                                                                                                                                  this area.
All   Insufficient levels of disclosure   DP   Continue to expand on the       Director of   Ongoing    For the College to        Actions to be
3     from staff in order to complete          initiatives that the College    Human         during     have information          determined
      meaningful analysis of data.             has already started to          Resources     2010/11    from staff across         through the work
                                                                                                        the protected             with Stonewall
                                               promote the College’s
                                                                                                        characteristics.          and the NBP.
                                               commitment to equality
                                               across all of the protected
                                               characteristics.

                                               Review the College’s
                                               documentation, systems
                                               and paperwork to ensure                       January    The College’s             The review is
                                                                                             2011       systems will              currently being
                                               that these provide scope
                                                                                                        facilitate the            undertaken to
                                               for information across all of                            collection and            ensure that the
                                               the protected                                            recording of              documentation
                                               characteristics to be                                    information across        used by HR
                                               captured.                                                the protected             across all of its
                                                                                                        characteristics.          processes
                                               Publish a statement of                                                             enables the
                                               intent in respect of the                                                           collection of
                                                                                                                                  data.
                                               collection of information,
                                               which will include how the                    January    Staff will feel able to
                                               information will be used                      2011       provide information
                                                and stored.                                              across the
                                                                                                         protected
                                                Undertake a detailed                                     characteristics.
                                                analysis of the staffing data
                                                collected.

                                                                                            April 2011   To ensure that the
                                                                                                         College has
                                                                                                         completed a
                                                                                                         detailed analysis of
                                                                                                         staff diversity.
All      EIAs are completed and reviewed   VP   Schedule of reviews to          Dir EES     Ongoing      EIAs leads to          Processes and
         on a regular basis                     take place half termly                                   improved equalities    documentation
                                                                                                         throughout the         revised following
                                                Actions from EIAs are                                    organisation           meeting with
                                                reviewed on a regular                                                           “critical friend”
                                                basis

                                                Working with “critical
                                                friend” to review EIAs

Community Cohesion
All     Working with the local community   VP      Liaise with local           Directors   Jan 2011     A more considered      Worked with
AOP                                                 groups to ensure the                                 holistic approach      Sutton BHP and
STP2                                                College maximises its                                working with the       provided
STP9                                                opportunities to work                                community              resources for
                                                    together                                                                    Black History
                                                                                                                                month.
                                                                                                                                College’s
                                                                                                                                community
                                                                                                                                engagement
                                                                                                                                strategy
                                                                                                                                includes
                                                                                                                                interfaith week
                                                                                                                                and local
                                                                                                                                ministers from
                                                                                                                                different faiths
                                                                                                                                visiting. Raising
                                                                                                                                money for local
                                                                                                                                charities

				
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