Equality & Diversity

Orchard Hill College is committed to creating an inclusive environment, where people are treated with dignity and respect and where we anticipate and respond positively to different needs and circumstances so that everyone can achieve their potential.

We are committed to promoting and advancing equality of opportunity, not only because it is an important part of our mission, vision and values, but also because by attracting and retaining the most diverse range of students, staff and partners, we will ensure the College’s future success.

We believe that everyone has the right to be treated fairly and without discrimination, regardless of their circumstances or background and to be appreciated for their genuine self.  In particular we make sure that all our policies and practice prevent discrimination against someone on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We will consult and involve the College community in our decision making and use a number of forums including Student Council, parent coffee meetings and staff meetings.

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Equality Objectives

At Orchard Hill College we value our diverse and multi-cultural communities by empowering difference and creating opportunities for all to contribute, participate and grow towards individual aspirations. 

Our Equality Objectives are:  

  • To enable access to outstanding learning opportunities and experiences. Students will be supported and enabled to make meaningful and valued contributions to their community, be that through entry to the workforce or other employment opportunities linked to their, aspirations, skills and interests. 
  • We provide a broad curriculum personalised to the needs of each student ensuring access to a wide range of accessible community facilities and activities. 
  • Students and staff are supported to celebrate their faiths and beliefs in a supportive Students and staff are encouraged to learn about other views and beliefs through shared exploration.
  • We offer an enriching and inclusive learning environment which champions difference and encourages students and staff to express their chosen identities and orientations. 
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