There were no complaints received within the academic year 2017/2018.
Melton Vale Sixth Form College is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and places great value on the diversity of its community. The provision of equality of opportunity and respect for the needs and rights of the individual are fundamental to the values of Melton Vale Sixth Form College.
Melton Vale Sixth Form College fulfills its general and specific duties in relation to equality of opportunity and actively demonstrates due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations between different people when carrying out their activities, in all strands as identified in the Equality Act 2010.
How we approach this is outlined below:
- To ensure all students regardless of their socioeconomic group, those with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities have the opportunity to access Higher Educational provision through support and guidance at the college. All students will be made aware of equality initiatives such as Widening Participation.
- To ensure the achievement of SEND students and disadvantaged students is in line with national data.
- To raise expectations amongst staff and students in order that young people on roll to make at least nationally expected progress each year in all core subjects.
- To ensure that young people who are eligible for the 16–19 bursary (household income dependent on universal credit) have adequate support so that they attend college regularly and that the majority make nationally expected progress that is in line with their peers.
- To review and revise the curriculum so that it represents a diverse culture and society and encourages tolerance and respect.
- To ensure that images used around college, for example, in lessons, noticeboards, assemblies represent the diverse culture and society we live in.
- To improve communication with parents and carers who are marginalised by personal circumstances such as lack of transport, language barriers or low confidence by liaising with them regularly and meeting with them regularly and providing support such as interpreters, as necessary.
- To support attendance at parent’s evenings, particularly for those students who are eligible for 16–19 bursary funding, have a special need or disability or for whom English is an additional language.
- To ensure that young people with disabilities who attend Melton Vale Sixth Form College have a voice through promotion of the Student Voice and increased opportunities for wider student participation.