British Values, Equality & Diversity

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British Values, Equality & Diversity

We follow governmental principles on British Values throughout college, these are:


Individual Liberty

The freedom to live as you wish and go where you want.

Helping you to making informed choices.

Taking responsibility for your choices and exercising them safely.

Making sure you know your rights.



Rule of Law

Fairness in the way people are dealt with.

Exploring the laws that govern and protect us.

Understanding the consequences if these rules are broken.

Considering that these may be different from religious laws.




The belief in freedom and equality between people.

A broad general knowledge & respect of public institutions and services.

Helping you to influence decision-making through the democratic process.

Explaining the advantages and disadvantages of democracy.



Mutual Respect

Tolerance of those with different respects and beliefs.

Understanding how your behaviour has an effect on your own rights and those of others.

Respecting other people’s differences, other cultures and ways of life.

Challenging prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour.



Equality and Diversity

At Leeds City College we are proud of the social and cultural diversity of our community and see it as a strength that inspires innovation and creativity. 

We aim to provide a stimulating and enriching educational experience for all of our learners, which enables them to reach their full potential and develop a range of skills in preparation for employment and other opportunities when they leave us.

The College is home to people from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds with diverse beliefs, values and abilities.We believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.

In keeping with these principles, we are committed to building an inclusive and safe learning and working environment where the values of respect and tolerance are at the heart of College life.

To help us achieve this, we have adopted a zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination, bullying or harassment in our learning or workplace environments.

We are constantly striving to move beyond legal compliance towards best practice in promoting and celebrating equality and diversity. We have published a wide range of equality information that outlines how we intend to achieve our goals in relation to inclusion and fairness and how we will drive the equality and diversity agenda forward over the next few years.

Our key equality and diversity policies can be found here.

Legal Duties

Our equality information reports and equality objectives set out how we are meeting our legal duties under the Equality Act 2010. Our Equality Information Reports can be found here.

Investors in Diversity

The College is proud to hold the Investors in Diversity Award, which provides an all-encompassing methodology for improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices in the workplace. The College is seen as embedding EDI at the heart of what we do (see related documents here).


 Equality lead for staff - Hazel Lissenburg 


Equality lead for students – Andrea Cowans