Equality and Diversity

For Swindon College's Equality Policy  click here.

Swindon College aims to:

  • ensure that no group or individual receives less favourable treatment by virtue of skin colour, race, gender, ethnic origin, disability, age, class, sexual orientation, religion, culture or faith, pregnancy and maternity status or gender reassignment thereby enabling all people to have equality of access to the provision of goods, services, facilities, premises and employment. 
  • Reduce and eliminate disadvantage, harassment, bullying, prejudice and discrimination by following legislation and taking positive action through transparent reporting procedures, taking swift action where issues are identified, and through the comprehensive adherence to related policies.
  • Promote good practice and ensure that the procedures and conduct of all staff give weight to this scheme which covers all areas of College activity, putting Equality and Diversity at the heart of the organisation, and benefiting all. 
  • Swindon College recognises that students with SEND are more likely to be abused and/or neglected. The College will monitor and support these students through the Learning Support Transitions Team, the College Complex Needs Panel, the Student Engagement Team and the Deputy DSL in order to ensure these students are appropriately identified.
  • Swindon College encourages students to take an active role in promoting equality of opportunity both in their studies and in general College life. 
  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation 
  • Advance equality of opportunity between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don't 
  • Foster good relations between those who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don't. 

Swindon College Equality Objectives arising from the Equality Report: 

Further embed Equality & Diversity into the Curriculum • Significantly increase BME (Black, Minority Ethnic) learner participation in Apprenticeships • Appropriately challenge gender norms • Further encourage and attract applications for staff vacancies in under-represented areas of the college.