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Kieran Tuplin

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South Axholme School


Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths

"Over my 2 years at John Leggott I've made some really good friends and it's been a brilliant experience. I can't thank the teachers enough, they've been really supportive and always there when they n

About Me

Kieran achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades, as well as an A in his AS Level, and has gone to Birmingham University to study Physics. 

Equality and Diversity

Our Commitment on Equality and Diversity

The college is committed to a policy of equality of opportunity and aims to provide a working and learning environment free from any discrimination, harassment and victimisation. We are a diverse college that respects and celebrates differences in race, disability, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith and religious beliefs, background or personal circumstance.  We want everyone to feel valued and included in the college community and to achieve their full potential.

All forms of prejudice and discrimination are unacceptable, and we expect anyone who is upset by thoughtless comments or jokes, or experiences any form of discrimination or harassment to tell us.

This means the College is a place where ALL students and staff, whatever their circumstances or background:

  • are fully respected
  • feel welcomed
  • are treated in a friendly way
  • have equality of opportunity
  • have appropriate support

This page aims to:

  • provide you with useful information and links for all diversity and equal opportunity matters
  • be a useful resource to help you gain a better understanding of equality and diversity
  • keep you updated on College activities and upcoming events
  • provide information on how you can become involved
  • tell you what the law says along with your rights and responsibilities.
  • tell you how to report any discrimination or harassment.

Two Ticks: Positive about Disabled People

The John Leggott College believes that the diversity of its community is an essential part of its values and enriches employment, research, studying and learning experiences.

We are committed to developing an environment where students and staff can work and study free from discrimination and harassment, enabling staff and students to fulfil their personal potential.

Two Ticks commitments

In 2011 the College was awarded the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ 'Two Ticks' status. 'Two Ticks' is a nationally recognised symbol, awarded by Jobcentre Plus, to employers who can demonstrate a positive attitude towards employing disabled people. To achieve 'Two Ticks' status, the University has signed up to the following five commitments:

  • to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
  • to discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities
  • to make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • to take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • to review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plans

We hope that by looking through this site you will have a better understanding of what equality and diversity is all about. 

What the Law Says

Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 brought more than 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act.  The Act aims to simplify, strengthen and harmonise previous legislation, providing a new discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

A summary and useful guidance on different aspects of the Act are available on the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) website:

Specific Public Sector Equality Duties

The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations 2011 (the Regulations) came into force on 10 September 2011. The Regulations set out the specific public sector equality duties that certain public bodies must comply with.

The aim of the specific duties is to help public bodies comply with the general duty to promote equality in the workplace contained in the Equality Act 2010, which has been in force since 5 April 2011.

General Equality Duty

The general single equality duty requires public bodies, in the exercise of their functions, to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between those who share or have different protected characteristics.

The duty explains that having due regard for advancing equality involves:

  • Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics
  • Taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people
  • Encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

Human Rights Act 1998

The relevant articles for employment are article 8, which guarantees privacy for someone’s home life and correspondence and which underpins the Data Protection Act.  Articles 10 and 11 guarantee freedom of expression, association and assembly.

Individuals who consider they have been a victim of a human rights violation should not have to suffer further difficulties.

Protected Characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 identifies nine protected characteristics, which cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly. 

Every person has one or more of the protected characteristics, so the act protects everyone against unfair treatment. The protected characteristics are:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

The Equality Act sets out the different ways in which it is unlawful to treat someone, such as direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and failing to make a reasonable adjustment for a disabled person.

The act prohibits unfair treatment in the workplace, when providing goods, facilities and services, when exercising public functions, in the disposal and management of premises, in education and by associations (such as private clubs).

A more in-depth definition of these protective characteristics can be viewed on the Office of Public Sector Information website and on the Home Office website:

Office of Public Sector Information

Home Office: Equalities Act


What is Equality and Diversity?

Equality - The College’s approach to equality is focused on everyone being treated fairly, removing barriers to success, participation and that equality is not about treating everyone the same but recognising that equality of opportunity requires the College to respond to different needs to achieve the same outcomes, free from discrimination and harassment.

Diversity - is about respecting, valuing and celebrating aspects that make us unique as individuals - recognising that we contribute because of these aspects, not in spite of them.

JLC Single Equality Scheme

Useful Information

Policies & Procedures

Contacts and Links

Contacts and Links

Have your say...

Send your views and suggestions on all equality and diversity matters for staff matters to:

For student matters, please contact Janice Moran, Director of Student Support Services on 01724 407041 or

Helpful links;


Age Positive (DWP)  

Age UK

Carers UK

Changing Faces

Disability Discrimination Information

Friends, Families and Travellers

Gender Trust


Just Fight On

Against workplace bullying and abuse


Support of Men Victims of DV

Press for Change

Race on the Agenda (ROTA)

Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB)

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

Now called: Action on Hearing Loss


The lesbian, gay and bisexual charity

Staff and Student Profile Data