Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

Committed to equality, diversion and inclusion for all

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

Portland College is committed to enabling people with disabilities to realise their potential through the development of functional communication, independence and employability skills.

At Portland College we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for our learners and staff.

Portland College supports equality of opportunity, promotion and celebration of diversity and inclusion (EDI). The College is committed to treating staff and learners no less favourably than others on any unlawful grounds because of age, disability, sex, gender identify, pregnancy, maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins) sexual orientation, religion or belief, or because someone is married or in a civil partnership.

Our objectives for 2014 – 2017 are to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by Equality Act 2010.
  • Ensure all learners have equitable access to college provision and services.
  • Ensure achievement gaps between learners sharing protected characteristics are minimised.
  • Ensure all learners (or their advocates) have an equal opportunity to plan their own transitions.
  • Ensure Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is promoted and celebrated through college activities.
  • Ensure all staff have appropriate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training.
  • Increase the diversity of our workforce.

We have:

  • Published our annual EDI report which provides information on learner success rates against protected characteristics as well as employee and learner equality data.
  • Published our Key Over-arching Equality Objectives for 2014-2017.
  • Published our annual Single Equality Scheme and Action Plan, which is reviewed by the Safe and Equal Committee.
  • Monitored and analysed the achievement of our learners in relation to different groups and characteristics.
  • Established a cross college Safe and Equal Committee, which is committed to promoting positive relations amongst staff and students and support the creation of a high quality specialist learning environment.
  • Provided Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training for all staff, with regular updates posted within the college newsletter and Moodle VLE.
  • We have an active Student Council, who support the Safe and Equal Committee to promote and raise awareness around equality, diversity and inclusion issues.



View or download our 2017 Portland College Prospectus.

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