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Equal opportunities are very important to us. We believe that equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination or harassment are commitments that should apply equally to all students.

“The promotion of equality and diversity is good and the inclusion of learners, including many from hard to reach groups, is a strong feature of the college. Diversity is widely celebrated. Clear and comprehensive arrangements are in place to safeguard learners and staff training is effective in raising awareness of safeguarding concerns.”

Ofsted, May 2011

Sandwell College is committed to equality of opportunity and celebrating the diversity of its staff and students. This is reflected in one of the core values of the mission statement “To foster a culture of respect, equality and safety for all.”

During the 2005/6 academic year the Resources Committee decided to set up an Equality and Diversity Group in order to renew the College’s work in this area. This group is responsible for ensuring progress on equality and diversity issues at the College for both staff and learners.

The college has the following groups established to promote and monitor equality and diversity:

  • Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Race Subgroup
  • Disability Subgroup
  • Gender Subgroup
  • Learner Subgroup

Equality and Diversity 2013 Annual Report
Equality Act Statistics
Equality Committee Meeting Minutes 28.11.12 pt 1
Equality Committee Operational Plan
Single Equality Action Plan 2011-2013
Disability Statement 2013-2014
Equality and Diversity Policy 2013-15