John Wheatley College recognises the strength of a multi-cultural and diverse society and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all. The College values the diversity of its workforce and learner population. Its equality policies, procedures, equality schemes and associated action plans apply to all learners, staff, partnership organisations, contractors and service providers who shall be required to comply with their requirements.
It is committed to equality of opportunity for all and strives to ensure that there are no barriers to the progress of learners or staff.
Learners and staff deserve equal and mutual respect at all levels. Mutual respect, cooperation and understanding are expected of all learners, staff partnership organisations, contractors and service providers. Learners and staff should neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that discriminates against or undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
The College recognises that the provision of equality of opportunity in the workplace is not only good management practice but ensures the delivery of a high quality service to learners and the communities it serves. The College's continuing commitment to equality and diversity will help all employees to develop their full potential and talents, and ensure resources are fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the service which the College provides.
It is committed to ensuring that all learners receive appropriate impartial guidance. Learners will be treated fairly and provided with guidance to help them select programmes which assist them to meet their educational and other aspirations. All applicants will be viewed impartially and will not normally be denied access to a programme of study without an educationally justifiable or legal reason. The College seeks to provide all learners with support to assist them progress within their agreed programme of study. In addition learning opportunities are provided which promote equality and recognise the value of diversity in society.
This statement is supported by a number of College policies, procedures and Equality Schemes and associated Action Plans.
Equality and Diversity: Making Learning Fair for You
The College wants all of its learners and service users to have an equal opportunity to learn. We work hard to make sure that our programmes and facilities meet your needs, where possible. We value all of our learners as individuals.
Everyone who learns or works here is expected to respect others:
People of different genders
Women and men, including people who identify as transgender
People of different abilities
Who have physical, sensory, mental health or learning disabilities, long-term health conditions or no disability
People of different ethnic backgrounds
Whatever their nationality, colour, race or culture
People of different ages
However young or old
People of different sexual orientations
Bisexual, gay, lesbian, transsexual or straight
People of different religions or beliefs
Whatever their religious background
People from different areas
No matter what street, town, city or country they come from
Physical Access and Learning Support
The College aims to make its facilities easy to use for everyone. Both of the College's main campuses are fully accessible by people who use wheelchairs or have sensory disabilities. We work closely with all learners to meet their individual needs, including any additional learning support needs they may have. For detailed information on access, visit www.disabledgo.com
The College has a Safeguarding Policy
which applies to vulnerable adults and learners under the age of 18yrs. You can download this
from the College website: www.jwheatley.ac.uk
Data Protection Policy
The College has a Data Protection Policy with information about copying software and confidentiality of personal information.
Details of this will be provided to you at enrolment.
ICT Acceptable Use Policy
The College operates an ICT Acceptable Use Policy which aims to ensure that no computing equipment or media may be used in a manner
likely to cause annoyance or offence.
Board of Management
John Wheatley College