EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
Stratford Academy is committed to providing equal opportunities for staff, external contractors and students and will not tolerate any discriminatory behaviour with respect to any of the following:
- Ethnic origin.
- Marital status.
- Sexual orientation.
Stratford Academy will continually develop strategies and procedures to tackle the varying forms of discrimination, which may occur. These will broadly fit into the following categories:
Direct discrimination – where a person in not treated equally due to any of the categories listed above.
Indirect discrimination – where a requirement, situation or condition, which is applied for all groups, has an adverse effect on one or more groups.
Harassment – where someone is subjected to unwanted conduct, i.e. unwelcome sexual attention or racial harassment.
Victimisation – where someone is treated less favourable due to action taken against others.
Segregation – where someone is segregated due to his or her beliefs, attitudes or opinions.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the duty of all individuals and groups associated with Stratford Academy to avoid discriminatory practices themselves to condone and discourage discriminatory practices from others.
Stratford Academy will encourage those who wish to report instances of discrimination and provide a confidential process by which all discriminatory matters can be dealt with by means of the formal Grievance Procedures.
The centre administrator will be responsible for equal opportunity monitoring and the point of contact for those who may wish to discuss any discriminatory practice informally in the first instance.
Stratford Academy will take action against anyone who is in breach of the Equal Opportunities Policy.
Stratford Academy will offer equality for access to all it’s courses and will encourage the recruitment of students from the widest possible audience both nationally and internationally.
The course review process will monitor the curriculum, student progress and achievement to ensure that equality of opportunity has taken place.
All materials used for learning and assessment will be subject to evaluation prior to issue to make sure that they do not contain anything which could be considered discriminatory or offensive to individual students or groups.