At New College Stamford, we are committed to equal opportunities in employment and learning regardless of a person’s gender, marital status, race or colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, HIV status, age, disability, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs, and unrelated criminal convictions, or other specific factors which result in discrimination. We are also committed to promoting diversity.
We are committed to the ethos of a disability-friendly college. We will ensure that all reasonable adjustments are made to provide an assurance that disabled people are treated fairly.
The College monitors data in respect of learners and staff on a regular basis and has these five key objectives for improvement over the next four years. Measures are linked to each of the key objectives.
For more information on these objectives and how they will be met, please click here.
Click here to view our Equality and Diversity Student Guide.
Click here to view our LGBT+ Policy October 2016.
Click here to view our Equality and Diversity Report for 2015/16 (Jan 2017).
Click here to view our Equality and Diversity Action Plan for 2015/16 (Jan 2017).
The College has a Single Equality Scheme which includes the annual monitoring statistics, details of the Equality Impact Assessment Process and the Current Equality Rolling Action Plan.
To view our single equality scheme please click here.
Click here to view our Safeguarding for All Policy 2016-17.
Click here to view our Safeguarding Action Plan 2015/16 – 2017/18 (updated Jan 2017).
The PREVENT Duty
All schools, colleges and universities have a legal duty to educate students about extremist behaviour and to report any concerns about students who may be at risk of radicalisation.
This could (but is not limited to) include the following:
Recognising Signs of radicalisation:
The following could describe general teenage behaviour, however, together with other sign,s may mean a young person is being radicalised:
The following signs are more specific to radicalisation:
Members of staff have a legal duty to report any concerns, however minor, to the Safeguarding Team.
The Safeguarding Team are:
Reports should be made by using the Safeguarding Referral form. The designated Safeguarding Team will then assess the risks to students and refer to CHANNEL (a multi-agency body linked to the police) who will respond if required.
Extremism and radicalisation are covered as part of the College’s tutorial programme, with the aim of educating young people to the risks, so they are aware of how to keep themselves safe.
At New College Stamford we promote values which ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.
We prepare students for life in modern Britain and aim to embed key values within the curriculum and ethos at New College Stamford. Values such as:
Our curriculum is broad and balanced, complies with legislation and provides a wide range of subjects which prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
It actively promotes fundamental British values and it extends beyond the classroom with a wide range of tutorials, visits, guest speakers and experiences. It promotes tolerance and respect for people of all faiths (or none), cultures and lifestyles through effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students, including engaging students in extracurricular activity, volunteering in the local community, fundraising, work experience and live project briefs.