Equality and Diversity at Reaseheath College Maintaining momentum

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Equality and Diversity at Reaseheath College Maintaining momentum pursuing excellence

Equality and Diversity at Reaseheath College Maintaining momentum pursuing excellence

By the end of this session you will understand……. • the principles of equality

By the end of this session you will understand……. • the principles of equality and diversity and why they are important • College strategy on equality and diversity • College policies on equality and diversity • your responsibilities

Key terms - diversity • Means recognising and valuing the range of visible and

Key terms - diversity • Means recognising and valuing the range of visible and invisible differences that exist between people

Vision, values and behaviours • Vision: ‘to inspire individuals, communities and rural business by

Vision, values and behaviours • Vision: ‘to inspire individuals, communities and rural business by delivering world class education and skills accessible to all’ • • • Values: People Responsibility Integrity Diversity Excellence

Why is it such an important area for us? • Work we have started

Why is it such an important area for us? • Work we have started with staff and students on values and behaviours • Our Community – We have a responsibility to serve our community through training and education of our students – For support our learners in recognising and valuing these differences and prepare them for their futures

Why is it such an important area for us? • Every child matters and

Why is it such an important area for us? • Every child matters and common inspection framework - the principles of equality and diversity are integral to the delivery of the requirements of both of these frameworks • Legislation - the law requires it

What is the College doing? • College Strategy: • Single Equality Scheme 2009 •

What is the College doing? • College Strategy: • Single Equality Scheme 2009 • Single Equality & Diversity Action Plan 2009/2010 • The E & D Champions Group, has been formed to help support the College to meet these duties • Groups of staff, students and community members have been established to impact assess our policies

College policies on equality and diversity? mainstreaming strategy – to integrate equality and diversity

College policies on equality and diversity? mainstreaming strategy – to integrate equality and diversity into everything we do – Single Equality Scheme and Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2009/10. • All College policies are on Sharepoint

Equality and Diversity Governance BOARD OF GOVENORS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM EQUALITY & DIVERSITY COMMITTEE

Equality and Diversity Governance BOARD OF GOVENORS SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM EQUALITY & DIVERSITY COMMITTEE STAFF STUDENTS

Equality and Diversity Governance in the College Governors Learners E&D Committee and E&D Champions

Equality and Diversity Governance in the College Governors Learners E&D Committee and E&D Champions Group Principal Staff Directorate & College Management Team

Champions Staff Task Group Champions Task Group HR Director Task Group Champions Staff

Champions Staff Task Group Champions Task Group HR Director Task Group Champions Staff

Equality and Diversity Champion Task Group Kay Lawrence Kay Curriculum Delivery Mark Birkitt Mark

Equality and Diversity Champion Task Group Kay Lawrence Kay Curriculum Delivery Mark Birkitt Mark Students Development Peter Hynes Peter Staff Director of Human Resources / HR Manager Karen. Myatt Karen Individualised Learning Annette Mc. Donald Employer Engagement and Business

Mainstreaming • There are three key strands to our mainstreaming strategy – The equal

Mainstreaming • There are three key strands to our mainstreaming strategy – The equal opportunities curriculum – Embedding equality and diversity into policies and procedures – Embedding equality and diversity into the culture

Our Responsibilities • We must comply with the legislation and College policies • We

Our Responsibilities • We must comply with the legislation and College policies • We must demonstrate sensitivity to issues of equality and diversity within our everyday roles • We must challenge and confront inappropriate language and behaviour by students, work placement providers, outside contractors or colleagues………………. .