We aim to create a culture of inclusiveness and to challenge discrimination, taking positive action in order to remove barriers to the educational and personal progression of individual learners. To achieve this aim, the College will not tolerate unfair or lawful discrimination.
- Ensuring everybody has an equal opportunity and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics.
- About taking account of the differences between people and groups of people, and placing a positive value on those differences.
The Equality Act (2010) protects a person from discrimination on these grounds:
- Gender reassignment
- Religion & Belief
- Sexual Orientation
- Pregnancy & Maternity
- Marriage & Civil Partnership
These, along with a person's social background, learning disability or mental health can all impact their ability to learn. The College's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and commitment to the Investors in Diversity standard, demonstrates that the College will seek to remove any existing barriers to all staff, students, governors and visitors, irrespective of any of these grounds.
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Truro and Penwith College endeavours to promote an inclusive working and learning environment, which supports the individuals within its community irrespective of their background. The College aims to promote equality of opportunity by providing full and equal access to all students who can benefit from its provision, and by encouraging and enabling all members of the College to build and contribute to a society that values culture and social diversity. A focus on learner voice and involvement in instigating change reflects this commitment.