All members of the BAES community are entitled to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect, and to work and study in a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. This policy exists to ensure that BAES promotes and integrates equality, diversity and inclusion throughout all of its services and activities.
This policy applies to all learners enrolled with BAES, all staff, governors, Advisory Board members, subcontractors, visitors and employers providing work placements.
BAES is strongly committed to promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We welcome all who would benefit from studying with us, regardless of background. We are proud of the diversity of the BAES community and we strive to recognise, value and celebrate individual differences, where everyone is enabled to achieve their full potential. We are opposed to all forms of violent, abusive and discriminatory behaviour, and work conscientiously to tackle inequality and promote diversity and inclusion for all protected characteristics.
To achieve this we will:
The policy will be evaluated for compliance through the Service Quality Cycle, including Learning Walks, Audits of Learning and Progress, Area Quality Reviews, Self-Assessment and Learner Voice, and also through complaints, grievances, staff profile, learner profile and achievement.
The maintenance and updating of this policy is the responsibility of the Head of Performance and Standards and will be reviewed annually. Responsibility for the implementation and compliance with this policy lies with all staff and learners.