Sussex Coast College Hastings is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in everything we do. 

This commitment includes:

  • ensuring access to our curriculum, academic or vocational, for all who wish to learn
  • developing a curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of our community
  • delivering the highest quality education and training to all our students
  • employing the best possible staff from a range of different backgrounds
  • ensuring that our employment policies and practices comply with Equality legislation and reflect best practice
  • promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through our partnerships with other bodies
  • embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion into our procurement of goods and services
  • working with our community to promote the benefits and advantages of a diverse and mixed society
  • empowering our students to work and compete in the local, national and international arena

As a learning provider, we believe that our teaching will only be outstanding if it takes full account of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues, thereby preparing our students to work in a culturally and socially diverse society, both in the UK and abroad. 

As an employer, we aim to ensure that our recruitment, selection and employment processes are fair, family-friendly and attract the widest pool of talent.

As a community resource, we aim to create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone who comes into the College.  For this reason, we have zero tolerance of:

  • racism, sexism or homophobia
  • bullying, discrimination, harassment or victimisation
  • any behaviour which may make the college feel an unsafe place to work or learn
  • any behaviour which damages or worsens the physical environment for others

Everyone is expected to adhere to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and to respect the College Code of Conduct while on College premises.


Protected Characteristics

Our policy applies to all staff, learners, stakeholders and visitors, regardless of their:

  • age
  • gender
  • race or ethnicity
  • disability
  • sexual orientation
  • religion or belief
  • marital or civil partnership status
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy or maternity
  • socio-economic status

This EDI Statement is a summary. Our existing policy is under review and subject to governor approval.
SCCH is committed to equal access across our campuses. 

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Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking 

Read our full statement here

This statement sets out Sussex Coast College’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

This statement relates to actions and activities during the year starting 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.

The college recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

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