Annual Equality and Diversity Statement

Macclesfield College respects and values the social and cultural diversity of its learners and employees by seeking to ensure that all have the opportunity to participate fully and achieve their potential irrespective of any of the following Equality Act 2010 ‘protected characteristics'.

Female student with Teacher
  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation

In achieving this objective, Macclesfield College is committed to promoting the three aims of the Public Sector Duty and has in the performance of its corporate responsibilities due regard to the need to;

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • 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.

The College achieves the aims of the Public Sector Duty by:

  • Providing a learning and work environment which is inclusive
  • Ensuring all policies, procedures and the design and delivery of the College services are free from discrimination and are appropriately monitored to respond to the diverse needs of all learners, employees and the wider community
  • Promoting awareness of each of the Equality Act ‘protected characteristics’
  • Investigating any staff and learner concerns
  • Promoting a culture within the College that promotes ‘positive’ behaviours by staff and learners

Read the full versions here:

Modern Slavery Statement (PDF)

Equality and Diversity Statement, and Employee Statistics (PDF) - 2016 - 2017

Equality & Diversity Statement & Employee Statistics (PDF) - 01.04.2013-31.08.2013

Equality & Diversity Statement & Employee Statistics (PDF) - 01.09.2013-31.07.2014

HR Compliance Report 2014-15 (PDF)

Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2015-16