Blackpool Sixth Form's Equal Opportunities Policy
We are an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of a protected characteristic, or is disadvantaged by any conditions or any related individual requirements. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and all diverse groups. The college provides equality of access, services and care to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender expression or trans status, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation.
The college is fully compliant with the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011.
All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance. All shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a self-declaration of any criminal record or information that will make them unsuitable to work with children. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn should any information come to light that has not been included in the self-declaration. It is an offence to apply for a role if you are barred from regulated activity relevant to children, anyone caught doing so will be reported to the police immediately. For all appointed teaching staff we will verify any professional qualifications, teacher induction/probation information and if a prohibition order has been issued by the secretary of state.
We will also complete a search of the teacher regulation agency Teacher Services’ system to check for the award of qualified teacher status (QTS), the completion of teacher induction or probation and to ensure no sanctions or prohibition orders are in place.
The full college safeguarding policy can be found by clicking here.