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Equality & Diversity

The College is a diverse community and we are proud of this!

The College will provide an inclusive, personalised learning and working environment in which students, staff and visitors are valued as individuals, according to their merits, abilities and potential.

 Protected characteristics

There are a number of characteristics that are protected by the law, through the Equality Act, 2010.

Protected Characteristics

Protected Characteristics

Our aim is to advance equality, tackle discrimination and foster good relations in the wider community, so you can talk to your Personal Tutor, your Director of Studies or any member of the Well-Being Centre about any of these issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stonewall School Champion

Stonewall School Champion

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If you need some support...

Follow these links for more information about Learning Support and support for students with mental health and Well-being concerns.

If you have a disability and would like to talk to someone about the support we can offer, please contact Pat Gaze pg@hereford.ac.uk.

According to the Equality Act, 2010 a disability is a physical or mental impairment that has a 'substantial' and 'long-term' negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy including Disability Disclosure and Confidentiality Policy and Procedures

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report 2016-17

The report includes:

  • The Single Equality Scheme, Equality Objectives and Action Plan for 2017-18
  • The Accessibility Plan.

Please read this report to find out about how we consult our community, how we celebrate diversity and advance equality and how we plan to go further in 2017-18.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Report and Accessibility Plan

Fundamental British Values

Our successful and diverse community works so well because we promote Fundamental British Values alongside equality, diversity and inclusion. These values are:

Fundamental British Values

Fundamental British Values

Equality & Diversity News

 

World Autistic Awareness Week 2018

In order to celebrate World Autistic Awareness Week, 26th March - 2nd April 2018, Fraser Gray and Ellen Lowe, arranged for Debbie Hobbs and  Sarah Gillie from the Herefordshire branch of the National Autistic Society to talk to staff and students about how the world can be seen by people with autism and autistic spectrum disorder. Click here to read more.

Visitors from the Herefordshire branch of the National Autistic Society

Visitors from the Herefordshire branch of the National Autistic Society

Christian Union and Environment Group Join Forces

The Christian Union and The Environment Group joined forces to run a stall with gifts for Mothers' Day in mind. Click here to read more.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Fairtrade Fortnight

LGBT History Month 2018

The student led LGBT+ Society organised a fund raising parade to celebrate lives and culture in order to challenge prejudice and build equality. Click here to read all about it.

Students selling rainbow cup cakes in aid of Amnesty International’s Chechnya Appeal

Students selling rainbow cup cakes in aid of Amnesty International’s Chechnya Appeal

West Midlands MEP Visits College

On 29th September, we were delighted to welcome Anthea McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, to Hereford Sixth Form College. You can read about her visit here.

Pictured L-R: Anthea McIntyre MEP, Kitty Cook (studying A Levels in Classical Civilisation, English Language and Government & Politics), John Pratt, Director of Studies

Pictured L-R: Anthea McIntyre MEP, Kitty Cook (studying A Levels in Classical Civilisation, English Language and Government & Politics), John Pratt, Director of Studies

International Women's Day - March 2017

Students, Drew Ellis and Abbie MacFarlane arranged and hosted this year's International Women's Day event which welcomed Clare Mullin to discuss gender inequality in Parliament.

The event saw a great turn out, and Drew and Abbie were very pleased that students were fully engaged in the discussion and are looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's entitlement to vote in 2018.

Photo credit: Adam Hill

Photo credit: Adam Hill

Pictured L-R: Drew Ellis, Clare Mullin and Abi Macfarlane

Pictured L-R: Drew Ellis, Clare Mullin and Abi Macfarlane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGBT History Month 2017

February is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History Month. To mark this, we invited Lived Experiences Theatre Group to explore the issues many young LGBT+ people experience (such as coming out, facing discrimination and personal identity). 

The LGBT+ community celebrated this month by arranging a panel of students to tell their stories. Over 200 friends and allies came out to listen and ask questions. Here is Grace’s story. 

Grace | My coming out story

If you’d like to talk to someone about these sort of issues, please contact your Director of Studies or a member of the Well-Being team.

FFLAG - Friends and Family of Lesbian and Gay men is a charity that provides advice and support. Here is a link to their site:http://www.fflag.org.uk

Lived Experiences Theatre Group

Lived Experiences Theatre Group

LGBT History Month 2017

LGBT History Month 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From 'The Guardian' 26th January 2016 - Columnist, Owen Jones speaks to former student, Olly Alexander, about facing mental ill health

College Staff Inspired by NAS Ambassador Robyn Steward

Broadcaster, author and artist, Robyn Steward, gave an inspiring and informative training session to College staff on the different aspects of autism. Read about Robyn's visit here.

Everyday Sexism  Author, Laura Bates, Visits College

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism website and author of the bestselling book of the same name recently visited Hereford Sixth Form College. You can read about her visit here.

 

Aerosol Arabic's Visit to Hereford Sixth Form College

 

Language Day – over 50 languages are spoken at Hereford Sixth Form College

Student Induction, September 2015

Friend of the College, Trevor Gordon met new students to talk about the themes of community, respect for diversity and fundamental British values.