We do not tolerate any kind of discrimination or harassment on the grounds of age, class, disability, economic or social background, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or sexual orientation.
We work with our students and staff to create a truly inclusive environment where diversity and difference are celebrated and everyone is treated with dignity. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is aimed to help ensure we are the first choice for students, staff, employers and partners.
The group attracts students from all over the world who are seeking a first rate education and we recognise our responsibility to provide a positive and inspiring experience in terms of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Capital City College Group are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all our activities for everyone who learns and works here. We respect and value differences in age; disability (including mental health); sex; gender identity; race (which includes, ethnic or national origins and caste); religion or belief; sexual orientation; marital or civil partnership; maternity and pregnancy; and economic and social background.
The group is a place where:
We share a responsibility for upholding the group’s values and as a community we will:
Under the 2010 Equality Act, public bodies such as FE colleges are required to identify and publish strategic equality objectives that are designed to fulfil the Public Duty to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations.
The details that follow provides a snapshot of the progress achieved on the CCCG Strategic Equality & Inclusion Objectives 2021-2024, published in April 2021.
Our leaders will be accountable for making positive change to achieve our diversity and inclusion objectives. Examples include:
Improve performance of students by the continued identification and review of achievement gaps and the impact of the actions taken. Examples include:
Develop further opportunities to increase understanding and celebration of equality, diversity, and inclusion themes. Examples include:
We will seek to understand and remove the barriers that exist for underrepresented groups both in terms of applying for jobs and progressing through the organisation, so we can support diversity at every level of the workforce. Examples include:
We will review our recruitment processes to help us attract more diverse candidate pools and continue to improve our selection processes to remove any bias.
We will develop ourselves and facilitate the understanding of each other to provide an inclusive and anti-discriminatory learning and working environment where everyone can thrive. Examples include:
Increase confidence to disclose the protected characteristics particularly disability, transgender, religion and belief and sexual orientation. Examples include:
Ensure that the advancement of equality and the elimination of discrimination and harassment are embedded through all policies and procedures. Examples include:
We will be transparent with respect to our diversity monitoring by sharing our data and making public our commitment to change. Examples include:
We will evolve our diversity monitoring to support us to challenge bias and discrimination in our processes.
The objectives and planned actions are reviewed each year by the Board of Governors and the Group Leadership Team, Strategic Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy Board, which is led by the Group Director of Human Resources and includes the chairs of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committees for, Capital City College Training, City and Islington College, College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, Westminster Kingsway College, and the Group’s Support Services.
Please visit Our Policies, Reports and Strategies to view our equality, diversity and inclusion policies, reports and key documents.