The College's Single Equality Scheme aims to ensure that every person is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their age, gender (including gender reassignment) disability, family responsibility, marital, parental or partnership status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, trade union activity or any other irrelevant criteria. We wish to promote and sustain a culture where mutual trust and respect are the foundation of working relationships between staff and students.The college also has a Dignity at Work policy whose purpose is to assist in developing a culture in which unfair treatment, discrimination, bullying, harassment, victimisation and exclusion are known to be unacceptable. The policy also provides adequate procedures to deal with such incidents should they occur.The College has an Inclusivity and Diversity Steering Group (CiD) for staff and learners which covers all of the equality strands – disability, race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation and transgender.The forums meet regularly and support the planning, development, implementation and review of the Single Equality Scheme. CiD takes an overall co-ordinating responsibility for equalities issues and offers a two way information exchange between Merthyr Tydfil College and the University of Glamorgan's Equality and Diversity Steering Group.The CiD learners' group invites students to discuss challenges, make suggestions and offer solutions to issues raised. The learners inform the planning process and contribute to the college's equality actions plans.The CiD learners' group nominates a representative to attend the staff steering group ensuring that students' suggestions are discussed and acted upon by college management.Minutes of the meetings are available and new members are always welcome. If you would like to chat about becoming a member of the group, if you have any suggestions or issues to raise then please chat to the Equality Manager.All our Learning Coaches are well qualified, many have post graduate and teaching qualifications and all regularly undertake relevant training as part of their Continuing Professional Development.The Welsh Assembly Government's 14 – 19 Learning Pathways includes an entitlement for all learners to have access to a Learning Coach. The college has a Learning Coach team which is undergoing training to achieve Accredited Learning Coach status in association with the local 14-19 Network.If you are a young learner between 14 and 19 years of age and you feel you would like help in planning your learning pathway, then please call into the Learning Zone (click here) and chat with one of the Learning Coaches.Under the Disability Discrimination Act the College has a legal responsibility to all learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to provide reasonable adjustments enabling them to participate fully in college life. The Learning Coach team can offer learning support to learners with dyslexia and disabilities in an inclusive, non-discriminatory environment where learners are encouraged to fulfil their potential. If you would like to chat about your support needs, please call into the Learning Zone and chat with one of the Learning Coaches.
The College's Single Equality Scheme aims to ensure that every person is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their age, gender (including gender reassignment) disability, family responsibility, marital, parental or partnership status, race, ethnic or national origin, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, trade union activity or any other irrelevant criteria. We wish...