Equality and Diversity

At Chichester College we positively and robustly uphold the principles of inclusivity and equality of opportunity.

Our core values include ‘respect for others’ and this core value is embedded in all we do from our Admissions Policy to everyday life at college. We pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of the college, which is identified in our strategic objectives and embraced in the day to day life of the college and our communities. With a large international community studying and living alongside our UK students we 'celebrate and respect diversity'.

We're committed to providing an environment in which everyone is welcome, where everyone's needs are being catered to (to the best of the college's ability), and where everyone is respected. The college promotes the principle of equality of opportunity for all. This means ensuring that no one is discriminated against or treated unfairly, regardless of background.

We value diversity and appreciate and celebrate the diversity that exists amongst us all. We see diversity in a positive way as something which adds value to everyone else's growth and development.We're passionate about providing excellent education in an environment where the rights of all individuals and cultures are celebrated and respected.

We believe in promoting positive attitudes to diversity whilst respecting the rights and beliefs of each other, regardless of gender, age, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, disability, race, religion and belief, or sexual orientation.

Download  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Download  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Report 2017-18 including Gender Pay Gap Report


Pledge and Governance

The college pledges to:

  • Have a continuous and positive focus on providing positive quality diversity training for staff and learners;
  • Regularly review and seek to improve our policies and strategies;
  • Improve the monitoring and response to diversity issues and concerns; and
  • Embed quality and diversity in all that we do.

Governance and Management of Equality & Diversity

Equality and diversity are considered throughout our governance structures. The college Senior Management Team is at the heart of this.

The college has a number of Equality & Diversity Champions who consult and seek ideas from representative groups across the college. This enables the college to embed the principles of equality, diversity and human rights into all aspects of its business activities and culture. The Director of Quality chairs this group.

Equality and diversity themes and objectives are key topics covered in our tutorial system but are also embedded in the everyday life of the college.