Equality Objectives 2016-2020
The student population is currently 67% male and 33% female.
Increase the proportion of female students at the college to 40% over the next four year period.
There is a gap in success rates between 16-18 year olds and adults on FE programmes.
Narrow the achievement gap between 16-18 year olds and adults groups to no more than 5% at any level over the next 4 year period.
The student body within the land- based and animal and equine areas is not as ethnically diverse as the student body in other programme areas or in the county as a whole (Land based 2.6% BME, Construction 9.8%, Sport 15%, Animal and Equine 3.2%, Gen Ed 7.1%, Northamptonshire 8.5%).
Increase the proportion of students from BME backgrounds in the land based and animal and equine programme areas by 2% over the next 4 years and the proportion of General Education students from BME backgrounds to the county profile by 2020.
We do not currently collect data about all protected characteristics from job applicants or existing staff. As a result we have no baseline on which to make a judgement or to identify any meaningful actions or targets.
Collect data on all protected characteristics from job applicants and staff members by 2018 and use this to set equality related objectives for the staff body from 2018.
Nationally people with disabilities find it harder to secure sustained employment than those without disabilities.
Improve destination tracking for all students and use this to identify and address any negative trends for students with disclosed protected characteristics.
Approved by Board: 24th March 2016