Equal Opportunities

We are committed to providing a Service which embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunity.

Everyone in Britain is legally protected through the Equality Act 2010 and as such our learners, staff, customers, colleagues and partners will be protected from discrimination, harassment or victimisation based on: age, disability, gender, gender identity,  marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Stockton Learning and Skills Service will:

  • Provide a learning environment where harassment and bullying is challenged

  • Minimise the barriers faced by people using our buildings and facilities 

  • Consult with all sections of the community about current and future needs

  • Produce a range of information about our service available in relevant languages, in large print, audio tape and Braille when required.

  • Promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different backgrounds, faiths and beliefs

  • Seek to remove barriers to equality of opportunity and eliminate unfair and unlawful discrimination

  • Recognise that all learners at some time may need specific support and encouragement to meet their full potential

Our goal is to ensure these commitments are embedded in the day to day working practices with all learners, staff, customers, colleagues and partners.

If you would like further advice regarding equal opportunities please speak to your tutor or contact us on 01642 527916