East Berkshire College is proud of its diverse student and staff community. The College currently has students from more than 100 nations, with the youngest aged 14 and the oldest 90.
Our most recent OFSTED report (February 2013) commended the College and said that there was “good promotion of equality and diversity" at the College.
Our Single Equality Scheme outlines how we seek to ensure that the College is free from discrimination and strives constantly to move beyond legal compliance towards best practice in promoting and celebrating equality and diversity.
We are committed to promoting equality and opposing discrimination on the protected characteristics under The Equality Act 2010, namely:
- Sexual orientation
- Values, beliefs and faith
- Socio-economic background
- Transgender/gender re-assignment
- Marriage/civil partnerships
- Pregnancy and maternity
Socio-economic background is not a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010, we have included it as we consider important the experiences of groups of people whose life chances may be affected by their social identity, in particular those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.
We will publish a range of equality data and information, to demonstrate how we are meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty. We will also publish equality objectives from April 2012.
For more detailed information, please click on the policies below: