Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has been awarded 88th
place in the annual FREDIE (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) Awards.
Dafydd Evans, Chief Executive of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, said:
“We are extremely proud to have been recognised as an inclusive workplace, and we take pride in ensuring that our colleagues feel valued and respected. The Award is great testament to the hard work that we all carry out here at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai”.
Solat Chaudhry, Chief Executive at the National Centre for Diversity, said,
“I send my warmest congratulations to Grŵp Llandrillo Menai on successfully reaching number 88 in the Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2021. It’s been a challenging year and yet, it has not dented the excellent work that organisations and individuals do in promoting FREDIE best practice.
“We had to have these awards this year. We could not ignore the fantastic efforts that everyone has continued doing. I congratulate everyone who works so hard day-in day-out to maintain these high standards.
“Through the work of the FREDIEs we are able to build a better society, and our winners come from a wonderful cross section of private, public, education and charity sectors representing the very best.”
In 2019 Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s 5-year Equality Strategy and Action Plan was published, which creates a framework for promoting and maintaining an inclusive environment where everyone can achieve. The strategy clearly sets out our intentions to:
- Make equality a reality for people accessing our services, seeking job opportunities and who are currently employed with the college.
- Fulfil our legal responsibilities.
- Inform people of our responsibilities and how we will fulfil them.
- Show how our strategy links to our broader equalities objectives and priorities.
- Provide information about our monitoring arrangements
In 2019/20, the Grŵp made a substantial impact on closing achievement gaps based on protected characteristics & the performance of the most disadvantaged students, on all types of provision.
The Grŵp has also established an Active Ambassador Programme, designed to develop leaders of the future and promote the importance of health and wellbeing and participating in physical activity. The programme has had enormous success, the highlight being student Tirion Thomas winning the BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year's 'Unsung Hero' award and just narrowly missing out on claiming the UK title. There are currently 45 learners on the Active Ambassador Programme.