Equality & Diversity

We are a ‘College for All’ offering opportunities for all

Wakefield College is committed to helping achieve equality for all learners, staff and other College users, and aims to ensure that all learners, whatever their background or ability, have the opportunity to benefit from excellent and inspirational educational opportunities.

This is reflected in the College’s mission statement:

“Transforming lives through learning...
...by enabling young people, adults and employers to fulfil their potential.”

The College’s published Corporate Values also underline an ongoing commitment to the continued embedding of a culture that embraces and celebrates diversity and promotes access to learning. The College’s values are:

  • Responsiveness
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusiveness
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Responsibility

The College’s Value of Inclusiveness states that:

We are a ‘College for All’ offering opportunities for all. We treat everyone with fairness and without bias. We celebrate diversity and work for the best outcome for all our learners. On those rare occasions when we are not the best solution for someone, we support them in finding one.

Wakefield College shares the vision that colleges have a vital role in:

“supporting social cohesion, creating aspiration and providing individuals with the wherewithal to advance their social, economic and personal ambitions.”
(A Dynamic Nucleus – colleges at the heart of their communities 2011)

and is committed to reducing gaps in attainment among people of all backgrounds, to promoting equality and diversity as an integral part of all that we do and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Wakefield College aims to become a fully inclusive organisation, eliminating discrimination, promoting equality and embracing diversity in all that we do. We celebrate the rich variety of people who make up the College Community, from different cultures and different ethnic backgrounds. Some may have a disability, others may follow different religions. We may differ in our sexual orientation, languages or belief systems but we are united by an ambition to succeed and fulfil our potential.

These principles recognise and support the Equality Duty set out in the 2010 Equality Act, in that we give due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it; and
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

This applies to all the protected characteristics: Age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


Equality & Diversity Annual Report and Data Pack 2014 - 2015.pdf
441.55 kb · 08 August, 2016

Equality & Diversity Annual Report and Data Pack 2015 - 2016.pdf
149.7 kb · 13 June, 2017

Equality & Diversity Policy Statement.pdf
170.95 kb · 08 August, 2016

Transgender Protocol.pdf
157.77 kb · 08 August, 2016

Wakefield College Equality Objectives 2016 - 2020.pdf
40.46 kb · 08 August, 2016

If you would like any of these documents in Braille or audio tape, please contact the College through the contact us page or contact the adaptation of materials service on 01924 789228.