Thomas Rotherham College recognises that members of staff and students have an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and preventing their abuse. The College has comprehensive Safeguarding, Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults policies to ensure the welfare of the student is always placed at the centre of its activities. This include issues of online safety and the Prevent agenda. These safeguarding policies are published on the College website and the staff and student intranet. The Designated Safeguarding Lead is currently Dr Richard Williams.
The college is committed to implementing The Equality Act of 2010 by advancing equality of opportunity for all and by fostering good relations among all groups. We will seek to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation if/whenever examples of these arise in college. We will endeavour to do this by applying principles of fairness and respect, in line with fundamental British values.
We welcome participation from students and the community on matters of equality. If you would like join our Equality & Diversity Committee, please register your interest in the first instance with Emma Hadfield on 01709 300600.
Our Equality Scheme and Annual Equality Report, and Equality and Diversity Objectives can be viewed by clicking on the following document:
Thomas Rotherham College Equality Scheme 2015 16.doc
We have a team of staff who have particular responsibility for students with special needs; students can discuss their needs and how these can be met with members of this team. Students with disabilities are encouraged to disclose their disability and can be assured that this information will be kept confidential and acted on in a supportive and sensitive manner. All students are offered learning support from the CLASS team based in the LRC. This will be tailored to each individual student's needs, for example: help with spelling and grammar; support for dyslexia or adjustments to exam provisions.