It understands that diversity is about recognising and valuing differences for the benefit of relationships between the College, students, staff and the public. It is about treating everyone with dignity and respect including taking into account different interpretations of dignity and respect for people from different faiths, cultures, generations, genders and sexual orientation. We are fully committed to the principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and take our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty seriously. To this end we pledge to:
We will do this by ensuring we have been effective in sending out strong, clear messages, internally and externally, to a diverse range of audiences about our commitment to diversity; ensuring that people at all levels within our organisation are enhancing their learning around EDI; provide a welcoming environment that is accessible and accommodating of all stakeholders’ diverse needs; not tolerating bullying, discrimination and harassment and having procedures which are effectively implemented and understood by all; committing to a continuous improvement by building EDI into long term strategic plans and short term goals and projects.