RD Education Ltd t/as Lightning Motorcycle Training Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Safeguarding

We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of all sections of society and each employee feels respected and able to give their best. These key principles are also to be offered to students who undertake training programmes.

Requirements
The aim of this policy is to provide equality and fairness for all in our employment and students involved in our training programmes, and not to discriminate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

All employees and students, whether part-time, full-time, contracted or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees and students will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the employed workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

Our commitment:

• To create an environment in which individual differences and the contributions of all our staff and students are recognised and valued.

• To create an environment in which people feel safe, especially for those who may be vulnerable (for example children, young people and the elderly) by creating a positive and supportive training culture.

• Every employee is entitled to a working environment that promotes dignity and respect to all. No form of intimidation, bullying or harassment will be tolerated.

• Training, development and progression opportunities are available to all staff and students.

• Equality in the workplace is good management practice and makes sound business sense.

• We will review all of our employment practices and procedures to ensure fairness (annually).

Equality for Students

Lightning Motorcycle Training is committed to providing students with the opportunity to perform to their potential. The following areas should be considered by all staff when delivering rider training programmes.
 

Student Needs
• Set suitable targets for the performance of individuals and training programmes.

• Student retention/completion results are monitored according to gender, race and ability/disability. If appropriate, action is taken as a result of this.

• Student’s other achievements are recognised and valued.

• Primary learning goals are set that are achievable whilst challenging the aspirations of learners to pass courses/assessments or ride larger motorcycles.

Instruction & Learning
• Teaching and learning are planned effectively to meet the needs of all learners. 

• Instructors and assessors have appropriate knowledge to enable them to help students with particular needs.

• Instructors use appropriate methods to meet students’ individual learning needs and promote productive working relations.

• Instructors promote equality and are aware of potential social and moral issues, including safeguarding measures where necessary.

• Instances of prejudice and/or harassment within the training are immediately challenged.

• Instructors will not touch students “skin-to-skin”.

• Students have suitable access to learning resources and materials to assist their learning.

Resources

• The expertise of technical, administrative and support staff is appropriately and effectively used to support students and instructors.

• There is appropriate equipment and resources to support teaching and learning.

• General facilities to support learning are of an appropriate quality and readily accessible to students.

Programme Selection

• The chosen rider training programme meets the needs students and of other stakeholders where necessary.

• The rider training programme is managed effectively and efficiently and provides continuity and progression for all students. 

• All students conduct an initial assessment at enrolment to discuss the appropriateness of their chosen rider training programme.

• Equality will be a factor in determining the courses, machine size and riding tests offered by our company.

Guidance and Support for Learners

• Impartial guidance before, and on entry to rider training programmes helps students to choose appropriate courses.

• The induction programme for learners contains clear information about Lightning Motorcycle Training’s commitment to equality, and the policies/procedures/general information relevant to this issue. 

• Systems are in place to enable staff to identify students with particular needs quickly.

• Learners receive effective and appropriate support to meet their individual learning needs throughout their programme.