We believe that all students and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstance. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and cooperation. We appreciate that a culture which promotes equality will create a positive environment and a shared sense of belonging for all who work, learn and use the services of our college.
We recognise that equality will only be achieved by the whole college community working together – our students, staff, governors and parents in particular, and other stakeholders responsible for the well-being and success of our students.
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy provides a framework for our college to promote equality, inclusion and good community relations, and to tackle prejudice, discrimination and their causes, in a holistic and proactive way.
Farnborough College of Technology aims to meet fully the requirements of the equality duty for public bodies. Issues of equality and diversity continue to be given a significant degree of prominence throughout the range of the college’s activities. The aims and values of the college are made explicit in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy, which clearly sets out the college’s determination to eliminate all unlawful forms of discrimination, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
The college carefully monitors both information relating to employees who share protected characteristics and also information relating to students sharing protected characteristics, who are the key users of college services.
In accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, the college has developed a number of equality objectives which set out the areas we will be working to improve further. The college’s equality objectives are set out as the key actions developed in the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy.