At Fareham College we celebrate and value the diversity of all and believe that there should be equal opportunity for each and every one of our students and staff.

We are committed to upholding a positive policy of equality, diversity, inclusivity and opportunity for all, which means ensuring that no one is discriminated against or treated unfairly, regardless of their background, age, disability, gender, race, religion or beliefs, sex or sexual orientation.

Through our duty of care to students and staff, we strive to ensure their health, safety and wellbeing at all times and we pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of the College, which is an important part of our strategic objectives and embraced in day to day life across our campuses.

We’re committed to providing an environment in which everyone is welcome, where everyone’s needs are catered for to the very best of our ability, and where everyone is respected.

Our Safeguarding Team work closely with the Student President and the Student Board to ensure that students’ views are heard and contribute to the success of the College, and that there is an open and accessible platform for students to voice their opinions, ideas and any concerns in a fair and inclusive way.

Our Equality objectives

The College has the following equality objectives, that form part of the equality and diversity action plan, reviewed through the well-being group. Whilst the objectives are quite broad, the equality and diversity action plan, will focus on key improvements that fall within the objectives, as and when trends or actions emerge:
  • To address the underperformance of specific groups within the College, especially the following groups, students that declare a learning difficulty and/or disability and children who are looked after
  • Eliminate any form of discrimination between students, staff and other stakeholders
  • Ensure the Colleges environment and facilities are inclusive to all and where possible reasonable adjustments are made if necessary
  • To continue to promote inclusivity as an aspect of TLA and develop student’s awareness of how to live in an inclusive environment
  • Encourage participation of underrepresented staff and student groups in College activity