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Equality & Diversity

Warrington & Vale Royal College is committed to the promotion of equality and diversity for students, staff, applicants, partner organisations and visitors. Our aim is that all individuals at Warrington & Vale Royal College should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. We want people to feel welcome, safe, valued, included and respected.

The college serves the learning needs of the whole community, with the objective of promoting the economic and social well-being of the local area. We strive to be customer-focused in terms of accessibility, relevance and flexibility.

We work to eliminate unfair discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations for people, irrespective of their age; disability; gender; pregnancy and maternity status; gender reassignment; race; religion or belief, and sexual orientation. The college considers the impact of its activities on equality, and acts to address any issues identified.

The college values diversity and recognises that people with different backgrounds, skills, attitudes and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions, and enrich our educational community.

Governance and Management of Equality & Diversity

Warrington & Vale Royal College is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion. It is considered throughout our management and governance structures and has recently been the focus of several Special Interest Groups (SIGs):

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    SIG 1

    Learning from leaders in diversity.

    SIG 3

    Promoting a better understanding of gender identity.

    SIG 4

    Does learning support work for us?

    • Learning from our apprentices with disabilities and learning difficulties.
    • Perspectives of students with disabilities and learning difficulties.

    SIG 6

    Investigating sexual harassment, misogyny and toxic masculinity in further education: experiences and perspectives of female and male students.

    SIG 8

    Take positive action to improve the positive destinations for 16-18 disadvantaged students and those studying below level 2 or withdraw prior to achievement of their qualifications.

    Together we Transform

    The college aims to become a fully inclusive organisation; eliminating discrimination, promoting equality and embracing diversity in all that we do.

    Disability Confident Employer

    Warrington & Vale Royal College is signed up to the government’s Disability Confident Employer Scheme, and as a Disability Confident Employer we are committed to:

    • Inclusive and accessible recruitment
    • Communicating vacancies
    • Offering an interview to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria
    • Providing reasonable adjustments
    • Supporting existing employees.
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    Gender Pay Gap Report

    The gender pay gap is the percentage difference between average hourly earnings for men and women. On 31 March 2022, Warrington & Vale Royal College employed 411 members of staff, comprising 134 male staff and 277 female staff. Analysis of our data shows:

    Mean gender pay gap was 10.7%

    The mean gender pay gap is the difference in average hourly rates of pay that male and female employees receive.

    Median gender pay gap was 18.6%

    The median gender pay gap shows the differences at the midpoints of the ranges of hourly pay rates of men and women by ordering rates from lowest to highest, and comparing the midpoint.

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    Ruvimbo Jali

    Ruvimbo Jali

    Course: Level 3 Health & Social Care

    Destination: BSc Adult Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University

    “I have really enjoyed my time at college and have been fully embraced to achieve my career goals. All of the tutors are so supportive and have challenged me to be the best that I can be, which has ultimately helped me to secure my place at university.”

    Lara Ackers Glanvill

    Lara Ackers Glanvill

    Course: Access to HE: Social Work

    “As a someone who has studied a number of courses at the college, my experience of student support and accessibility for people with disabilities has been excellent. I face minimal challenges navigating the campus, and the tutors and support staff are exceptional.”

    Tae Reece Brown

    Tae-Reece Brown

    Course: Level 3 Creative Media Practice

    Destination: BA (Hons) Television Production, University of Westminster

    “I started the college in 2019 on a Preparation for Work course, and now here I am four years later ready to head off to university! The support I’ve received from both my tutors and the support staff at the college has been brilliant, and has helped me to build up my confidence and skills so that I am ready for my next steps.”

    Aveesha Collins Access to HE alumni

    Aveesha Collins

    Course: Access to HE: Nursing & Midwifery

    Destination: BSc Adult Nursing, University of Chester

    “As a student at Warrington & Vale Royal College, one of the main things I have learned is to have more confidence in my ability. I have faced several personal challenges alongside becoming a mature student, and I am so grateful for the college community of tutors and peers that have supported me along the way.”

    Lucian Hinchliffe

    Lucian Hinchliffe

    Course: Level 3 Acting & Musical Theatre and HNC/D Performing Arts

    “I love studying at the college because it’s such an inclusive and non-judgemental environment. My experience as both a school leaver and an adult student has been extremely positive - I’ve been given feedback and encouraged to improve, without any cruelty. I feel safe here.”

    Isabelle Higginson

    Isabelle Higginson

    Course: Level 2 Brickwork

    “As a girl studying construction at the college, I have learned that there are no barriers in achieving my career goal of starting my own construction business. It means a lot that my tutors believe in me, recognise my potential, and push me closer towards achieving my dreams.”

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