LAMDA is committed to promoting equal opportunities, to pursuing non-discriminatory policies and practice and eliminating unfair discrimination on grounds of age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, class, nationality, creed, colour, ethnic origin, political belief or disability.
LAMDA undertakes and promotes equal opportunities in auditions and interviews, in the execution of its curriculum, in employment and in teaching, ensuring all staff and students have rights and responsibilities in relation to the promotion of equality.
LAMDA's aim is to provide excellent, flexible, accessible and relevant education that is suited to its location and external spaces. Applicants who identify themselves as having disabilities benefit from procedures designed to ensure that they are aware of the facilities and provision offered by LAMDA.
In fulfilling LAMDA's commitment to its policy, LAMDA will
- Communicate to all staff and students LAMDA's Equal Opportunities policy, informing them of their responsibilities in promoting and maintaining equality.
- Ensure all employees and students are made aware that they have a personal responsibility to create and maintain an environment in which the individual is respected and each employee is accountable for their own behaviour
- Work to ensure that equality of opportunity is considered in all activities, for example in employing staff, in recruiting and supporting students, in teaching and learning, in developing the curriculum.
- Ensure all teaching and marketing materials reflect the Academy's commitment to the equality of opportunity
- Respect the wide diversity of the student body and will endeavour to ensure that systems and practises do not conflict with any cultural and religious beliefs.
- Produce an annual Disability Statement describing its educational provision, facilities and support for people with disabilities (as required by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)
- Not tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment by staff or students, whether they are carried out intentionally or not, and will deal with such acts under its relevant disciplinary procedures.
LAMDA offers open access to all courses, irrespective of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, class, nationality, creed, colour, ethnic origin, political belief or disability including special needs. A minimum age limit of 18 at commencement of the training is set for educational purposes.