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Equality & Diversity

Havering College has a long held commitment to Equality and Diversity.  The college’s values are of being passionate about teaching and learning and our students’ success, being innovative, optimistic and inclusive.  It is vital to us that every learner has the chance to succeed at the college and to this end we have an identified route map to embrace, plan and monitor the promotion and implementation of our equality and diversity strategies led by our Vice Principal for Teaching, Learning and Success. 

As a reflective organisation we recognise we can learn from others so we work with other organisations who can help us with this agenda, for example the Network for Black Professionals, Ashiana and Stonewall amongst others.  We believe this results in a harmonious community of both staff and students and we endeavour to ensure we support the whole individual and their personal identity.

Maria Thompson
Principal and Chief Executive

Equality and Diversity Annual Report, 2014/2015 - Download here

Some interesting facts you may not be aware of about the college and its community:

Our Staff

  • The College employs staff aged from 18-74
  • The gender balance is 36% male, 64% female. In management roles 56% of post holders are female and 44% male. In teaching posts the gender balance is 51% female and 49% male.
  • 25% of our staff are from a non-white British background. Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups make up 25.5% of our management staff, 25% of teaching staff and 14.8% of support staff. This is above the geographic average of 12.4% for the London Borough of Havering (2014).
  • 11.5% of our staff have a declared disability.
  • 85% of staff have declared their sexual orientation and 1.6% of our staff have declared themselves as LGB.
  • Our staff is made up of diverse cultural backgrounds and followers of more than 10 faiths and beliefs. The College actively encourages respect and acceptance of different cultural backgrounds to enable staff to promote and demonstrate values of inclusivity, openness and tolerance

Our learners

  • 58% of our students are male and 42% are female.
  • 43% of our students come from BME groups.
  • 9% of our learners declare themselves to have a learning difficulty or disability.
  • All of students have a compulsory tutorial on Equality and Diversity.

See also our creating a pdfrespectful and harmonious college community booklet.

*Data correct as of August 2015

 

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