Whatever your background, and whatever you need from us to support your studies, Somerset College will help you make the most of your time here. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of equality and diversity, and do all we can to support a broad mix of students.
We have legal duties to promote equality and recognise, celebrate and value the diversity of all members of our community. However, our commitment goes beyond than that and has a positive impact on our student’s lives. We have improved access for students with disabilities in recent years, and are constantly reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure we are up to date with current legislation.
"A wealth of evidence shows that education is a key determinant of life chances. As well as being a right in itself, education is an enabling right, allowing individuals to develop the skills, capacity and confidence to secure other rights and economic opportunities" How Fair is Britain?
Equality and Human Rights Commission 2010
Somerset College is committed to reducing and eliminating disadvantage, harassment, bullying, prejudice and discrimination by following legislation and taking positive action.
Somerset College encourages learners to take an active role in promoting equality of opportunity both in their studies and in general college life.
Through the scheme the college has set challenging targets and will strive to achieve these whilst aiming to extend our own expectations which enables others to fulfil their true potential.
Principal and Chief Executive
In agreement with Jobcentre Plus, we take the relevant action to ensure we meet the following five commitments:
If you would like to talk to someone about any problems you are facing or want to find out more about Equality & Diversity at Somerset College then please contact:
Claire Merchant-Jones on 01823 366 882 or email email@example.com.
We have procedures in place to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act which encourages students to ask for any additional support they may need. For further information on this, please use the links below:
For further information on how the College meets the needs of disabled people please contact Claire Merchant-Jones on 01823 366 882 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College is committed to understanding the profile of our staff and learners. This is so we can address any issues that relate to equality of opportunity in either the recruitment or success of learners and staff.
We have developed Equality Objectives that are reviewed on a four yearly basis. To view our Equality Objectives please click here.
If you wish to comment on these objectives, please contact Claire Merchant-Jones on 01823 366 882 or via email email@example.com.
Below are our Student and Human Resources reports, please click the links to view:
Our new Equality Policy and Scheme is available below. Our annually revised actions plans can be found in the reports above.
For more information on the Equality Act please visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission - www.equalityhumanrights.com
The Principal is responsible for issues relating to Equality and Diversity. The Principal delegates this responsibility to the Director of Student Services Claire Merchant-Jones. Please contact Claire on 01823 366 882 email firstname.lastname@example.org.