The Calderdale College Disciplinary Process is a formal process used to support learners to resolve issues defined as unacceptable in the College code of conduct. This is a brief overview of the process and shows the four stages of the disciplinary:-
Stage 1 Verbal Warning e.g. lateness, poor attendance etc.
Stage 2 Written Warning e.g. persistent forgetting of ID card, misuse of the internet/IT equipment etc.
Stage 3 Serious Misconduct e.g. repeated or persistent violation of a verbal warning, minor breach of Health & Safety regulations etc.
Stage 4 Gross Misconduct e.g. bullying, intimidation, harassment, any criminal offence etc.
The process is managed within strict timescales to minimise disruption to your study and is therefore essential that you keep to your appointment time. The timeline is available as a flowchart included in the disciplinary pack.
Support is available to you throughout the disciplinary process. This will ensure that you engage with the process to find a positive and workable solution. Advice and Guidance will contact you at stage three and four to discuss your support needs which could include someone to speak for you, support you through the interviews or where necessary provide you with language support. You can bring a friend, family member or other representative to support you at any stage of the disciplinary process.
A member of College staff will conduct an investigation to gather evidence to support the disciplinary process.
There is a right of appeal at every level of the disciplinary process and this will be explained to you at the hearing.
- No Further Action will be taken
- Verbal or written Warning
- Go to a more appropriate stage of the Disciplinary Procedure
- Contract for improved behaviour
In most cases disciplinary hearings find a way for learning to continue providing you are prepared to enter into a contract for improving your behaviour. The College will help you through this process so that you can continue with your studies.
For full details of the process refer to the Learner Disciplinary Policy & Procedure. If you, any members of your family, support workers or employers wish to discuss the process, please contact Advice and Guidance on 01422 399367.