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South Staffordshire College recognised as Disability Confident Scheme Leader 

September 2023

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South Staffordshire College is proud to announce that it has been recognised as a Disability Confident Leader as part of the Disability Confident Scheme.

As part of this recognition the college will continue to act as a champion within the local and business communities and live and breathe the schemes values and commitments to ensure that disabled people are given a fair chance to realise their potential and aspirations.

About the scheme

The Disability Confident Scheme supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

The schemes aim is to change attitudes towards disability, increase understanding around disability, remove barriers for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions as well as ensuring that disabled people have opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Disability Confident Leader 

To be awarded this accreditation, our self-assessment was validated by an independent business and submitted to the DfE for further consideration. To achieve this accreditation means that we can take an active leadership role to encourage and help other employers on their journey to becoming Disability Confident.

Karen O’Reilly, Assistant Principal, Human Resources said “We are proud that we have been recognised for our commitment to people who are disabled or have long term health conditions and who can build a career at South Staffordshire College. We pride ourselves on treating people fairly with dignity and respect whatever their challenges. On a recent survey our staff agreed and when compared to other Colleges who asked the same question, we had the top score. We also play an important part for our students who have disabilities/challenges”  

One of our disabled colleagues describes their role “I now have a real impact on someone’s ability to improve their life chances including working towards independence, gaining qualifications, and moving to university. I can help open up a world of no limits for people with disabilities ensuring that they get the same opportunities as others”.