Equality and Diversity
Equality & Diversity
Access to Music aims to promote equality and diversity in everything we do by:
- creating a positive and welcoming environment for people to learn, work and engage across their wider community
- treating all people fairly and with respect and giving them all an equal opportunity to learn and progress
- encouraging people from different backgrounds to continue to learn and to achieve their potential in life
- adhering to legislation and regulations, and supporting legal requirements
- reflecting our commitment to equality and diversity in all of our courses and activities
- working proactively to combat discrimination, encouraging and promoting equality and celebrating diversity
Access to Music emphasises inclusiveness, openness and fairness, offering a positive outlook on the many differences, as well as similarities, that can affect how people interact with each other. We value the abilities and skills that all individuals bring with them. Our courses and opportunities are designed to be accessible to everyone regardless of gender, race, disability, physical ability, mental capability, education, sexual orientation, religious belief, values, age, personality, experiences and culture.
Access To Music believes that the welfare of the individual is paramount. We recognise our duty and responsibility to protect when there is a cause for concern.
- All staff and students have the right to:
- live and work in a safe environment and be protected from harm
- experience emotional well-being
- feel valued and be supported by a network of professional relationships
- have a positive self-image
- have a secure sense of cultural, social and racial identity
- develop good interpersonal skills and confidence in social situations
We believe that all staff and students without exception have the right to:
- protection from abuse regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, age, sexuality or beliefs
- that all concerns, and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to appropriately
We are committed to the principle of safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all staff.
Access to Music is committed to promoting and supporting learning for every individual.
We therefore fully support the rights of students with disabilities and learning difficulties/disabilities to attend their place of learning and receive support as appropriate and feasible. We work to provide an inclusive learning environment with a curriculum that ensures that the learning needs of all individuals are met appropriately.
Access To Music welcomes the objectives set down in the Equality Act (2010).
Our Single Equality Scheme provides an important framework for achieving partnership between disabled people and public bodies to produce better services, careers, more inclusive environments and communities.
If you consider that you have a disability, a learning difficulty or a particular personal support need, we will work with you to ensure reasonable adaptations are made to meet your needs.
Our admissions process allows you to identify your support needs at an early stage, so that we are able to put in place any support you may need.