Equality & Safeguarding
Equality of Opportunity
Callywith College is committed to meeting its duties contained in the Equality Act 2010. We aim to create a culture of inclusiveness and to challenge discrimination, taking positive action in order to remove barriers to the educational and personal progression of individual learners. To achieve this aim the College will not tolerate unfair or unlawful discrimination. The College’s Single Equality Scheme and commitment to the Investors in Diversity standard, (needs checking if no accreditation currently exists) demonstrates that the College will seek to remove any existing barriers to all staff, students, governors and visitors, irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnerships, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. Callywith College endeavours to promote an inclusive working and learning environment, which supports the individuals within its community irrespective of their background. The College aims to promote equality of opportunity by providing full and equal access to all students who can benefit from its provision, and by encouraging and enabling all members of the College to build and contribute to a society which values cultural and social diversity. A focus on learner voice and involvement in instigating change reflects this commitment.
Students with learning difficulties and disabilities
The College welcomes applications from students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Students can access a wide range of externally accredited and College certificated courses through programmes that are developed to meet individual needs. Learning support and specialist equipment are provided as required.
Safeguarding Children, Young People & Vulnerable Adults at Callywith College
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This means that we have a child protection and safeguarding policy and appropriate procedures in place. All staff, including volunteers and governors, must ensure that they are aware of these procedures. Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies, when there are concerns about a child’s, young person’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our children, young
people and vulnerable adults are discussed with their parents/ carers first (as appropriate); unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s, young person’s or vulnerable adult’s welfare.
College Policies & Procedures
The purpose of Callywith College is to provide the best learning experience leading to the highest level of achievement by our students. Click here to download our Admissions Policy.
Callywith College has very few rules, but both you as a student and all College staff work within the Charter to ensure everyone has the most positive and beneficial experience possible. Before you become a student at Callywith College we aim to provide you with information about the courses we offer and the practicalities of being a student here. We will let you know about transport, finance, equipment and progression. If you have any additional needs we will give you details of the individually tailored support you can expect at Callywith College. Once you apply, you can expect us to process your application
fairly and efficiently and, normally within three weeks of receipt of your application form, provide you with a date and time for an interview. The interview is a good opportunity for both you and the College to ensure you are choosing a course that is right for you and you have all the information you need. After your interview, a decision about a place at Callywith College can usually be made. When you start as a Callywith College student we will give you a thorough induction. You will receive a lot of new information including details on learning resources, dates, security, health and safety, safeguarding, attendance, assignments and College rules, procedures and policies. You will also be given a student handbook and diary which will give you a record of all the information for you to refer back to. As a student at Callywith College you will accept more responsibility for your work and your progress than during your time at school. Many courses require you to work extensively on your own in College and at home. First-class study facilities are available in the College and successful students use these effectively. We will help you to organise your work, but you will be responsible for ensuring that you meet deadlines. The College
requires that you attend regularly and punctually, and that you meet the demands of your course. We hope that you will enjoy your time at Callywith College and the staff at the College will work with you to help you achieve success.
The College day for full-time students will usually last from 9.15am to 4.15pm. Students will have more private study time than is the case with pupils in school.
The Callywith College Charter
Just as we expect our students to aim at achieving a high standard, so students should have expectations that the College will deliver high quality learning programmes and services. The College Charter, available from receptions and online, sets out in more detail the standards we will achieve.
Drugs, Alcohol & Smoking Policy
This College does not condone the use of drugs or alcohol. We seek to educate students about drugs and alcohol-related issues and provide help to those who ask for it. All Callywith College sites have a no smoking policy except within the designated smoking
Data Protection Act
Any information that you provide during the application process is protected under the 1984 Data Protection Act.
Report and Financial Statements
If you are aged 16 to 18 years and a student under the age of 19 on 31 August, you will not normally be charged fees for tuition. Overseas students or mature students will be liable for fees and details will be available from the College.
Full-time students who do not pay tuition fees would not normally be asked to pay for examinations which are taken as part of the course, with the College’s approval. Students who pay tuition fees will need to pay their own examination fees.
Students who are in receipt of an income-related tested state benefit (or who are unwaged dependants of a benefit claimant) are not normally required to pay tuition fees. If you are concerned because you have to pay tuition fees then please contact Student Services.