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Statement of Policy

The purpose of this policy is to explain Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) practice in the consideration of Transgender in order to minimise the distress and disruption to all students by: 

  • ensuring teachers are dealing with Transgender matters inclusively and sensitively
  • providing an inclusive environment for any Transgender student
  • ensuring all students are aware of and educated on issues of Transgender

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Statement of Policy

Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) is committed to reducing hate crime. We will work with staff, partners, agencies and students to tackle hate crime and incidents.
This Policy applies to all employees and students and extends to any other person, group or organisation employed or commissioned by BTL to deliver services or carry out work on its behalf.

Aim

The aims of this policy is to strengthen BTLs commitment to tackling hate crime and incidents and to make sure support is always available to people who are victims of hate crimes and incidents.

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Introduction

Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) recognises that all employees and students have a right to work in an environment in which the dignity of individuals is respected and which is free from harassment and bullying. It is committed to eliminating intimidation in any form. We believe bullying is harmful to all involved, not just the bullied, and can lead to self-doubt, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self-harm and sometimes even suicide.

Bullying of other students is not acceptable at BTL and it is everyone’s responsibility to prevent it happening. Everybody at BTL is entitled to receive and enjoy all the experiences of BTL life in an atmosphere which emphasises care with challenge.

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Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. In order to ensure this, our recruitment and selection policy is in accordance with both local (GSCB) and national (DfE-‘Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education’ and ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2018)) guidance .
Purpose
The aims of safer recruitment are:
• To prevent unsuitable people working with children, young people and vulnerable adults
• To promote safe practices and challenge poor or unsafe practice
• To enable prompt and appropriate responses to concerns about a student’s welfare
• Develop partnership working.

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Policy Summary

Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) is committed to safeguarding the welfare of those accessing its services through the effective use of the DBS Disclosure and Vetting process for all employees deemed to be in ‘regulated activity’ (Appendix 1). This policy is designed to supplement BTL’s Safer Recruitment Policy

This policy applies to the appointment of all employees, paid and unpaid, including volunteers and agency staff and is designed to assist in ensuring that all persons working within BTL are trustworthy and reliable and are not subject to any offences, which are a risk to our students. This policy takes account of current legislation relating to employment, rehabilitation of offenders, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and Department of Health guidelines.

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Statement of Policy

Bridge Training Limited (BTL) is committed to protect and safeguard the interests of its students and staff. All staff at BTL have a duty to identify any students who are at risk of harm at college, home, online or in relationships. Appropriate action will be taken by all staff and reported swiftly to the safeguarding team to ensure the leaners safety. BTL believe that students have a fundamental right to be protected from harm and that they cannot learn unless they feel secure.

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Introduction

This Policy describes the procedure to be followed if any interested party wishes to make a formal complaint about any aspect of Bridge Training Limited (BTL). It is emphasised that BTL will make every effort to resolve complaints in an informal manner. All serious concerns should be raised with a member of the Senior Management Team as early as possible.

BTL value the way in which all our qualifications and services are delivered and the students who undertake them. Therefore, it is important that if anyone feels that they have received a level of service that is below the level of expectations set that you raise any concerns immediately so that BTL can address them and learn any lessons.

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Introduction

Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning. It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole. Currently the internet technologies young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:

• Websites
• Moodle
• E-mail and Instant Messaging
• Chat Rooms and Social Networking
• Blogs
• Podcasting
• Video Broadcasting
• Music Downloading
• Gaming
• Mobile/Smart phones with text, video and/or web functionality
• Other mobile devices with web functionality

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Rationale:

Bridge Training recognises that emotional health and well-being, positive approaches to learning and the capacity to show growth in personal and social skills are the key to effective learning. Our policy supports September 2019 Government guidance- Keeping Children safe in Education.

We acknowledge that for students to achieve their potential and maximise their future life chances every learning opportunity must be taken. Good attendance and behaviour, engagement and being effectively prepared is essential for our students to achieve their aspirations.

At Bridge Training we are committed to providing a learning environment in which students can fulfil their potential and participate in activities.
The purpose of these procedures is to detail Bridge Training’s standards for behaviour and the expectations of all individuals registered or enrolled at BTL in order to promote a safe and positive learning environment.

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Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) provides courses and support for students with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities but is not a specialist LDD provider.
BTL offers a variety of vocational courses, alongside Maths, English and work placement provision, from Entry Level to Level 3, for young people aged 14 – 19 (up to 25 if young person has an LDD and appropriate documentation). We also offer certain courses for people aged 19+.

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Aims

Central to raising standards in education and ensuring all students can fulfill their potential is an assumption so widely understood that it is insufficiently stated – students need to attend regularly to benefit from their education. Missing out on lessons leaves students vulnerable to falling behind. Students with poor attendance tend to achieve less in college.

Bridge Training expects all staff to :

• Promote good attendance and reduce absence, including persistent absence;
• Ensure every pupil has access to full-time education to which they are entitled; and,
• act early to address patterns of absence.
• All pupils to be punctual to their lessons.

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Statement of Policy

It is a criminal offence to carry an offensive weapon or knife onto Bridge Training Ltd (BTL) premises. Offensive weapons are defined as any article made or adapted for causing injury to the person or intended by the person having it with them for such use by them on some other person.

No student or person including adults and visitors shall possess, use or distribute an offensive weapon or knife when on BTL premises or if wearing a BTL uniform.

Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to assure a safe environment for students, staff and the public.

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Statement of Policy

It is the policy of Bridge Training Limited (BTL) to provide and maintain safe and healthy working conditions, equipment, machinery and systems of work for all our employees and to provide such information, training and supervision as they need for this purpose. BTL also accept responsibility for the health and safety of other people who may be affected by our activities and will promote good practice of health, safety and welfare.

The company places responsibility on all levels of staff to maintain this policy within their departments of influence and control. Under no circumstances should any employee sanction, initiate or continue any process or activity that would present a hazard to any other employee, learner or member of the public.

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Gloucester
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