Safeguarding, Pastoral & Social Inclusion

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Safeguarding and Pastoral Care

Pastoral care by experienced staff is a vital feature of all our courses and the safety of our students is paramount.

COfO prides itself on its pastoral care. Our house parents, drivers, tutors, and staff create a warm, welcoming atmosphere where all students can thrive. View our safeguarding policy on the link below.

View & download our safeguarding policy here:
COFO Safeguarding Policy 2022

Our Social Inclusion Ethos

Creative Oundle for Organists is committed to equal opportunities for all our staff and students.

We strive continually to create a warm, friendly atmosphere where all our staff and students feel valued. Our employment opportunities are open to any suitably qualified individual, regardless of that person’s sex, gender (including re-assigned gender), disability, sexual orientation, race, nationality, or religion.

Likewise, our student programmes are open to all those who meet our application criteria. We are an open, welcoming community, dedicated to providing inspiring and nurturing educational experiences for all our students, regardless of their financial situation. With the help of our generous benefactors, we have never turned a student away for financial reasons. Moreover, all course fees are subsidised in order to keep costs as affordable as possible for all families.

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Our Commitment

Our commitment to inclusion includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Keeping fees as low as possible through careful budgeting and planning, and by subsidising fees with help from grant-making trusts and individuals.
  2. Sourcing bursary money for all suitable applicants who need financial assistance to attend.
  3. Demonstrating equality, fairness and respect for all who work for us, who volunteer for us, or who study with us.
  4. Not unlawfully discriminating because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:
    • age
    • disability
    • gender reassignment
    • marriage and civil partnership
    • pregnancy and maternity
    • race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
    • religion or belief
    • sex
    • sexual orientation
  5. Opposing and avoiding all forms of unlawful discrimination, including in the areas of:
    • pay and benefits
    • terms and conditions of employment
    • dealing with grievances and discipline
    • dismissal
    • redundancy
    • leave for parents
    • requests for flexible working
    • selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities
  6. Taking seriously and dealing effectively with any complaints or allegations of bullying or harassment.
  7. Observing and applying all protocols in our safeguarding policy