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Equality & Diversity

Ludlow College is committed to creating an environment in which all students can fulfil their potential. The College offers an inclusive learning environment which values diversity and promotes equality in all aspects of college life. All students, staff and parents/ guardians and members of the community are valued and are treated with respect and dignity. The College aims to provide an atmosphere which respects cultural diversity and helps students gain a positive image of themselves at all levels of achievement; such a caring community will help students gain the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding required to be critically aware of what they see, hear and read.

As a community we are actively developing and building upon practices and policies which provide equal opportunities for all members of the College, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, race, sex and sexual orientation. The College’s Equality and Diversity Policy details the ways in which we actively promote inclusive learning and access to its services. A copy of this policy is available from Student Services upon request.

We will actively challenge expressions of prejudice, and seek to rectify any discriminatory practices or behaviour. It would not be acceptable for our students or staff to discriminate against others on the basis of any of the following characteristics:

Equality - Protected Characteristics

  • Age
  • Disability (including physical, mental and learning impairments)
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Pregnancy, maternity and breastfeeding
  • Gender identity
  • Marriage or civil partnership status
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation

Everyone has several of these protected characteristics; therefore everyone is protected by equality legislation from discrimination in education, at work and in other situations.

What is Diversity?

‘Diversity’ refers to individual difference. People are unique and differ from one another in a range of ways. Differences may or may not be visible and may include personal characteristics such as background, culture and personality. We value diversity, which means that we aim to realise the potential of every individual student and staff member.

Support available at Ludlow College

The College is committed to ensuring that students, staff and visitors are not subject to harassment or discrimination. The College is also able to provide help and support to individual students or groups on all of the nine protected characteristics. If you wish to talk or need help and support, please contact one of the following:

  • Your Tutor
  • Programme Area Manager
  • Assistant Principal