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Equality & Diversity

Our Commitment: Respect for All

The College has a responsibility to provide all sections of the community that it serves with equality of access and opportunity and will ensure that all, be they staff, students, members of the public or visitors, are treated with dignity and respect regardless of age, disability, race, sex, religion or belief, gender reassignment or social background. 

The College identifies and seeks to eliminate all procedures, practices and attitudes which lead to unfair treatment of individuals or groups by direct, indirect or combined discrimination, harassment or victimisation on the grounds of age, disability, race, sex, religion or belief, gender reassignment or social background.

Every member of the College staff has a responsibility and duty to implement the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and attendent Single Equality Scheme. All College students sign a learning agreement which acknowledges they understand the student regulations which clearly states that they must treat all College staff and other students with dignity and respect age, disability, race, sex, religion or belief, gender reassignment or social background and that direct, indirect or combined discrimination, harassment or victimisation will not be tolerated and is a disciplinary offence.

“All members of the College community work together to provide a safe, productive learning and working environment sensitive to the needs of all students which encourages achievement.”

Gender Pay Gap

Hartlepool College of Further Education welcomes the opportunity to publish key data related to gender pay as stipulated in The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017.  Pleasingly, the College does not have a gender pay gap issue for staff conducting the same kind of work.  For example, all types of staff (administrators; technicians; lecturers) are on the same pay scales which is evidenced by the negligible difference when lecturers’ pay is compared.  However, the College needs to work harder at addressing an underlying issue - gender bias when it comes to the types of roles filled by males and females.  This will be a key focus for the College moving forward..

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To provide feedback or suggestions please contact:

Deborah Caygill, Director, Hartlepool College of Further Education
Stockton Street, Hartlepool TS24 7NT

Tel: 01429 404169 Email: dcaygill@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

Associated documents

  • Gender Pay Gap - Narrative (Updated Dec 2017)
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