At South & City College Birmingham we are firmly committed to promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion for all of our learners, staff, governors, employers, visitors and contractors throughout the organisation's work and activities. We are learner focused and have high aspirations for all of our learners and staff. We strive to go beyond statutory obligations and integrate equality and diversity in all that we do. In previous Ofsted inspections our college's policies and practices have been judged outstanding for equality and diversity. Our strong commitment to equality and diversity as well as respect for all, is fundamental to our mission and values. These are summarised below.
- We are proud of the diversity of our college community and strive to be a socially inclusive organisation that recognises, values and celebrates individual differences, where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential
- We are proud of the fact that the college is an inclusive learning environment and believes that all members are entitled to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. Furthermore, they are entitled to work and study in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment
- We welcome all who would benefit from the opportunity to study at, or be trained, at the college irrespective of their backgrounds
- We are opposed to all forms of violent, abusive and discriminatory behaviour and work conscientiously to tackle inequality and promote diversity for all protected characteristics based on age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership.
Any complaints of discrimination or harassment are treated seriously and are fully investigated and may result in disciplinary action.
Our Single Equality Scheme and Equality Objectives and Action Plan clearly set out how we ensure that unlawful discrimination does not take place, and the efforts we take to move beyond legal compliance to maintain excellence and best practice in the promotion and celebration of equality and diversity.
Equality & diversity documentation: