Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Halesowen College values social and cultural diversity and aims to ensure you will find the College to be an inclusive and welcoming place to study. We are a learner focused organisation with values based on trust, integrity and respect. We seek to provide a working environment free from harassment, discrimination and victimisation. We will not tolerate any form of discriminatory behaviour against actual or potential learners, visitors or employees.

The College aims to actively promote equality of opportunity and challenge discriminatory attitudes. Equality and diversity affects everyone as we all work in diverse teams with people of different genders, ethnic origins, sexual orientation, ability, beliefs, values, and working styles. It is important to understand what we mean by equality and diversity, how it impacts on everyday life, and the reasons for and benefits of promoting it. We are committed to creating an inclusive College, where people are treated with dignity and respect and where we anticipate and respond positively to different needs and circumstances so that everyone can achieve their potential.

The college uses a range of events and activities including training and workshops to raise understanding and awareness with the aim of developing diversity and inclusion skills. The college takes any allegation of hate, bullying, victimisation or harassment extremely seriously and will take disciplinary action in the event of any substantiated claim.

College of Sanctuary

We were the first College in the West Midlands to be awarded the College of Sanctuary accolade in recognition of the safe, welcoming environment we provide for everyone, but particularly for those students who are asylum seekers, refugees or migrants. We are committed to providing an environment where our whole community can Learn, Succeed and Flourish. Birmingham is a City of Sanctuary; to read more about the City of Sanctuary initiative you can download and view the City of Charter on this page.

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