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South Downs College is fully committed to promoting, maintaining and supporting equality and diversity for all who study or work here.

We recognise that valuing and embracing diversity is key to providing high quality teaching and learning.

The College takes pride in servicing the local communities surrounding the College and is fully committed to promoting equality of opportunity, access, dignity and fairness, both in the services it provides and in its range of progressive employment practices.

The College aims to eliminate unlawful discriminate, harassment and victimisation and foster good relations between all learners, staff and the wider communities it serves.

The College strive to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect, an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities all aspects of our work.  The College aims to create an environment where our students and staff achieve their full potential, treating all equally whilst celebrating diversity.  South Downs College values diversity of its students and staff and is committed to the fair treatment of all regardless of all of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, race, sex, and sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

Our values

South Downs College has a core set of explicit values which arose out of wide consultation with College stakeholders these are:

  • Excellence
  • Inspiration
  • Integrity
  • Inclusivity
  • Passion

These values represent an affirmation of behaviours that we believe in and which should help guide us in all that we do. Underpinning these values is a recognition that our stakeholders are a diverse group with diverse needs and fundamental is our commitment to promote positive outcomes for our stakeholders, removing barriers that could impede this.

For specific E&D policies and data, please select the link(s) below.

Equality & Diversity Policy

Equality & Diversity Objectives & Action Plan

Equality & Diversity Information

Student Retention, Success and Attendance by Equality and Diversity Measure

Inclusion Policy and Local Offer


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