Equality & Diversity

Darlington College is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and learning regardless of a person’s age; gender; disability; religion/belief; ethnicity; sexual orientation; transgender; marriage/civil partnership or pregnancy/maternity.

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Equality Objectives 2017-2020

1 Advance the Equality and Diversity Agenda through staff training: regular sessions including CPD days and weeks; induction; equality and diversity events throughout the academic year.

  • A target of 100% staff completion for Equality and Diversity training has been set.
  • This will be evidenced by staff training records and event reports.

2. Identify any achievement gaps associated with gender and ethnicity and reduce the gap by 5% year on year.

  • Evidence of this will be in Equality and Diversity Reports.

3. Recruit and retain governors and staff who reflect the student population with regard to ethnicity.

  • Evidence of this will be Self-Assessment reports.

For further information on the college’s commitment to equality please view the following documents:

Black Lives Matter statement

Equality Scheme

If you have any queries regarding Equality and Diversity at Darlington College, please contact:

Dean Bowes, CPD and Equalities Co-ordinator on 01325 503023 or email dbowes@darlington.ac.uk