Learner Wellbeing

 

Equality and Diversity 

Aspire Education is committed to treating everyone fairly. we respect and value the diversity of our learners, clients, employees, suppliers, partners, employers and all other people, we work with. We strive to create a positive working environment to support learning and improve employment opportunities where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We will challenge any instance of inequality and will anticipate and respond positively to the different needs and circumstances so that everyone can achieve their full potential.

Learning and working environment 

We are committed to creating open and conducive learning and working environments where everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We are opposed to and will not tolerate any form of bullying, harassment or unacceptable behaviour where this makes an individual feel intimidated or offended. 

We will ensure all individuals have clear routes to report incidents and/or concerns and for these to be managed fairly and fully. We will strive to ensure all individuals feel comfortable to express their views, experiences, and perceptions but in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner.

Any form of prejudice, discrimination and/or stereotypical attitudes will be challenged and supported by training on equality and diversity practice We will ensure that all our learning materials and public and internal communications reflect the diverse society in which we live and enable individual access to be
working or learning with us.
 
For learners: We have a separate Anti Bullying Policy for learners which sets out types of behaviour which is unacceptable and procedures which will be followed to respond to complaints and/or concerns and how
people involved will be supported.
 
Where learners are following work-based training in employment, they will also be subject to their employer’s disciplinary procedure(s).
 
For employees: We have a separate Dignity at Work Policy for employees which explains how issues of bullying and harassment and complaints of this type will be dealt with.
 
For employers: We expect employers to have in place and to communicate procedures that deal with staff bullying, harassment, unacceptable behaviour and disciplinary.
 

We will:

Provide learning and working environments that respect difference and protects the diversity of those working within them

Raise individual awareness of the importance of equality and diversity and good relations between people of different groups

Develop the awareness and skills of individuals to promote fairness, inclusivity and good relations

Instill in everyone high expectations of achievement and progression and value positively the achievements they have made

Ensure that everyone is enabled to achieve positive outcomes, whatever their background

Ensure fair and equal access to learning and recruitment and act to promote Equality. 

Make reasonable and practicable adjustments to enable individuals to participate in learning or work. Where this is not feasible, we will identify alternative options/solutions

Consult with and involve individuals on their experience of learning and working with Aspire 

Embed equality impact evaluation into key business projects, critical policies and procedures, and business improvement processes

Create and maintain effective partnerships with employers, suppliers, and partners and ensure that they support our commitment to equality and diversity