Ernest Bevin College is committed to equality both as a service provider and an employer:
• We strive to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
• We aim to create a safe, secure and stimulating environment in our college.
• We recognise that equality does not mean treating everyone exactly the same; to this end we work to make
adaptations and offer support, where reasonable, to facilitate students and staff fulfilling their potential.
• We aim to consult representatives of different groups when making decisions.
• We aim to ensure that no-one experiences harassment, less favourable treatment or discrimination due to
any of the protected characteristics. These are age, disability, ethnicity, colour or national origin, gender,
gender identity or reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or beliefs, or their sexual
identity and orientation.
We welcome our general duty under the Equality Act 2010 which is reflected in our daily work and our specific duties
to publish information about our college population and our objectives which show how we plan to tackle particular
inequalities. Linked to this is out duty under the 2006 Education and Inspections Act to promote community cohesion.
We recognise the focus taken by OFSTED upon narrowing gaps in attainment by the following groups:
• Pupils from certain ethnic or cultural backgrounds,
• Pupils from low income households and eligible for free school meals,
• Pupils who are disabled,
• Pupils with special educational needs,
For more information please contact:
Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Principal
Caroline Dowdell, Vice Chair of Governors