Kids Tutoring in Southampton, Hampshire

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY POLICY

Diversity Statement
Personalised Tutoring is committed to the principles of Equality and Diversity for its learners. Diversity is the accepted term which encapsulates equal opportunities for all, irrespective of ethnic background, language, culture, faith, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other lifestyle preference which might be a pretext for discriminatory attitudes or behaviour. I respect and welcome the varied contributions that individuals can make precisely because of their differences and experiences. I seek to reflect the communities in which I work and enable opportunity for all.

Policy Aims
Personalised Tutoring encourages and promotes an approach which aims to:
Ensure that it's services are not of an inferior quality on account of ethnicity, sexual orientation or any grounds on which discrimination can occur.
Plan with each learner or their representative what they want and need and how they will be provided with the required service. This will be influenced by the individuals' gender, culture, personal choices and other characteristics and it should not be assumed everyone wants the same thing.
Develop an attitude of tutor awareness throughout the organisation to ensure any form of discriminatory behaviour such as offensive or abusive language does not occur and to robustly communicate that it is unacceptable in whatever form it may take and from whichever person.
Ensure that all complaints or allegations are addressed promptly and properly through myself.

Policy
Personalised Tutoring promotes and encourages dignity, respect, self worth and self esteem as positive ways of working with all learners and any external contractual partnerships. I do not tolerate any behaviour that contravenes this policy and I am prepared to challenge discriminatory behaviour and attitudes. This means in practice, I do not tolerate the following;
Inappropriate language,
Verbal assaults,
Threats,
Intimidation,
Harassment of a disabled person which relates to their disabilities,
Racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, including computer generated material.

I am also committed to meeting the duties that are set out under the Race Relations Act of 1976 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act of 2000. I uphold these relations to the best of my ability by:

Promoting good relations between people of different racial and ethnic groups,
Promoting equality of opportunity,
Eliminating any unlawful racial discrimination.

In addition, I aim to promote equality of opportunity between disabled persons and other persons. I uphold these to the best of my ability by;

Promoting positive attitudes towards disabled people.
Encouraging participation of disabled people in public life.

(Statutory Code of Practice 'The Duty to Promote Disability Equality', Disability Rights Commission, 2005, S.49A)

Furthermore, I promote and acknowledge gender differences and equality. I uphold these to the best of my ability by disallowing the following:

Discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy,
Discrimination on the grounds of gender reassignment,
Direct and indirect discrimination against married persons and civil partners,
Victimisation,
Harassment and sexual harassment.

This policy will be reviewed and updated as necessary in line with Equality and the Human Rights Commission Guidance and Codes of Practice inducting any changes in legislature.