The College Group has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.
The Definition was adopted on 8th September 2020 following an approach by the Campaign Against Antisemitism.
The College Group has told Campaign Against Antisemitism it does not currently apply the Definition in disciplinary matters, confirming that: “…at the moment our policies state ‘all protected characteristics’ which would include religion and belief. Having recently adopted the definition we are reviewing all policies to see if they need to specify any further.”
This information was obtained after Campaign Against Antisemitism submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on 8th July 2020. On 18th September 2020, the College Group told Campaign Against Antisemitism: “Since receiving your request it has prompted us to consider adopting the definition. It was considered by the Executive Leadership Team on 8th September and adopted in full”.
As part of its response, the College Group provided minutes of the Executive Leadership Team on 8th September 2020, which show that the Definition was adopted.