We’re committed to helping our students and staff to thrive in a learning environment that encourages equality and diversity and eliminates unlawful discrimination.
At Franklin, we’re proud to support our diverse staff and student body in celebrating their faiths and identities. Whether it’s Ramadan, Black History Month or Pride, we work to ensure everybody on campus feels safe, supported, and free to be themselves.
We strive to create a college that’s free from any form of discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Underpinning this is our vision to improve the life chances of our local community and be representative of all sections of it.
To help us succeed, we uphold these values:
- Even and consistent
Equality, diversity and inclusion objectives and next steps:
- To ensure our college is a welcoming and inclusive environment for all staff, students and visitors, we continually review progress and identify steps for further improvement to the college environment and our ways of working.
- We celebrate the diverse cultures in British society and our local community, recognising the value of identity and helping prepare students for a diverse and multicultural world. This has included the celebration of Black History Month and Islamophobia Awareness Month in previous years.
- Franklin also recognises the impact of socioeconomic inequality on current and prospective students. We continue exploring ways to support students financially, particularly during current economic challenges.
- To date, we’ve offered financial support that enables students to access university open days and university, apprenticeship and employment interviews. We’ve also given financial support to students attending work placements, assisting with transport, food and clothing costs.
- Students in receipt of our financial support fund can access stationery in college and help with the cost of trips, meals and transport. Each year, we aim to have financial support in place for as many students as possible before the start of term, helping to lessen the financial burden of starting college.
- We understand that budgeting requirements evolve year on year. So, to counteract this, staff and students can attend training and awareness sessions, including support groups.