Equality & Diversity
Policies & Procedures in CPCET:
Practice within CPCET The Consortium delivers professional development to over 2,000 teachers and trainers in the PCET sector each year. Its Steering Committee therefore sees it as having a substantial contribution to make towards achieving equality and reflecting diversity in the sector. In terms of basic procedures to support good practice in this area, the Consortium adopts the policies and procedures of the University of Huddersfield (available under the Equal Opportunities section of the University website).
CPCET also pursues its responsibilities in this area through an attempt to model good practice in the conduct of its own affairs. In addition to applying University processes to its own conduct (e.g. the "positive about disabled people" scheme for the employment of its staff), the Consortium seeks to promote practice that will enhance equality and diversity among partners in all their Consortium-related activities.
Two elements of this process are:
CPCET monitors its own processes in order to identify ways of improving its equality and diversity practice.
In January 2005 the Consortium undertook an analysis of the data available to it on the students and staff involved with its pathways. The report by Penny Noel "Enhancing Equality within the Consortium" is available for CPCET tutors to examine. In addition to this numerous resources are produced by HUDCETT and available through HUDCETT website.
Consortium students and staff, as well as other interested parties, are asked to draw our attention to any areas of CPCET practice where they see scope for improvement. To do so, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Practice Guide
Download a Good Practice Guide for organising Tasters for under-represented groups in Initial Teacher Training and in the Lifelong Learning Sector.