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Vision, Ethos and Equality

"Educating and Empowering Citizens of the Future"....

At DSTC, we value each and every one of the students in our care. As a thriving foundation school, we strive to bring out the very best in everyone who engages with our school community.

At DSTC  we will:

  • Inspire independent learners who are ambitious, engaged and keen to excel.
  • Develop respectful and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to the community and wider society.
  • Nurture confident young people who are able to live safe, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Provide a vibrant, inclusive, supportive and secure environment in which to build resilience.
  • Promote opportunities that support students in deciding and fulfilling their career aspirations.
  • Promote the study of, the skills of, and the enjoyment of: science, technology, engineering and maths across and beyond the curriculum.

Equality Objectives 2022-23

Whilst continuously aiming to improve the implementation of equality related policies and procedures, Dartford Science and Technology College has established the following objectives:

  • To analyse the academic progress of specific student cohorts and put intervention plans in place as necessary to support progress.

  • Analyse behaviour data re. representation of specific groups and put in place strategies to tackle any issues highlighted. 

  • To audit the involvement of student groups students in ‘whole college life’ (extra-curricular opportunities such as clubs, residentials etc) and if necessary develop strategies to address engagement issues that are identified.

  • Review provision for students with physical disabilities and mobility issues and ensure that curriculum and wider college experience is fully accessible as identified in the Accessibility Plan.

  • To enable the College ‘experience’ to more closely reflect and celebrate the multicultural country in which students live.

  • To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010.

  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experiences both in and beyond the college.