UTC Cambridge adopts a proactive approach to disability equality and access in all our decisions and activities.
This is a responsibility set out in the Equality Act 2010 and one which UTC Cambridge takes seriously. We have adopted an organisational approach and ethos to formulating policy and practices which positively promote equality.
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a duty which extends to all protected characteristics – race, disability, sex, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity and gender reassignment.
At its core are three main elements:
the elimination of discrimination and other conduct that is prohibited by the Act
the advancement of equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
to foster good relations across all characteristics – between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
In practice at UTCC this includes removing barriers for disabled pupils, parents, members of staff, visitors to the school, local community members and to potential pupils of the future.
Please also see our Equality and Diversity Policy for more information.
When it comes to the pastoral team, there is never a problem too big or too small. At UTC Cambridge, we support and encourage each other to ensure that every student has a positive learning experience.
We have a number of specialist support staff to help with any aspect of learning. Our SEND Coordinator, Duncan Poyser, is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He conducts student focus groups and an annual audit of student participation and access to curriculum and enrichment activities.
UTC Cambridge has a new three storey building and a small amount of paved grounds that are fully wheelchair accessible including a lift between floors. Throughout our extensive laboratory and teaching facilities we have adjustable height benches to ensure equality of access to the curriculum. In the fire exit stair wells we have evacuation chairs and designated trained staff and fire marshals.