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Equality and diversity

Two National Star staff working in the star print shop.

At National Star, we create an environment where individuals are treated fairly, equally and with respect. They are never discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion and belief, sex or sexual orientation. We recognise that everyone is different, and treat these differences with equal value. We challenge inequality and aim to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation.

We value…

  • Equality
  • Diversity
  • Individuality
  • Self determination

We believe in…

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Perseverance
  • Continuous improvement

We…

  • Deliver our services openly and fairly, in ways that suit each individual
  • Invest in a skilled and diverse workforce
  • Challenge discrimination in all its forms

We have…

  • Published information in relation to age, gender, disability and ethnicity of our workforce and learners
  • Published our key equality objectives
  • Published our annual equality plan and progress against it as part of our organisation’s quality improvement plan
  • Monitored and analysed the progress and achievement of learners in relation to different groups and characteristics
  • Collated data on protected characteristics of our workforce to better meet individual needs and minimise disadvantages

We will…

  • Publish our progress against our equality plan each year
  • Monitor training and staff development in relation to protected characteristics and different groups to better meet individual needs and minimise disadvantage
  • Respond to the voices of learners by providing opportunities for them to share concerns and celebrate successes relating to their perceptions of how equality and respect are embedded across their college experience
  • Listen to and implement ideas from staff gathered at their annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion refresher training

Find out more

For more information about our commitment to equality and diversity, just get in touch with one of our employees listed below:

Rachel Burke
National Star Equality Champion
Head of Human Resources
National Star
01242 527631
rburke@nationalstar.org

David Finch
National Star Equality Champion
Director of College Development
National Star
01242 527631
dfinch@nationalstar.org

Jane Griffiths
National Star Equality Champion
Project Manager
National Star
01242 527631
jgriffiths@nationalstar.org

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