Equality and Diversity

Statement of commitment and belief

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is fully committed to equality and diversity. The College actively seeks to monitor, advance and encourage the active participation of all individuals and groups. It fully meets its commitments to equality and diversity legislation and strives to uphold the spirit as well as the letter of the law, celebrating the enrichment brought to the workforce and student population by differences in individuals and groups.

We aim to:

  • positively celebrate and advance diversity and equal opportunities for all our students and staff and governors, either current or prospective, and promote Fundamental British values.
  • provide an environment where everyone is treated equally and as individuals regardless of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, political belief, social or economic class, marital or parental status, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other perceived difference.
  • inspire all our staff and students to help create an environment where everyone feels welcome and confident that they will be treated fairly, that they will be valued as an individual and that their views and opinions will be encouraged.
  • within the framework of existing legislation, wherever practicable, achieve and maintain a governing body, staff and student body, which reflects the local community in which it operates.

Key Priority 2018 – 2021:

At Barton Peveril, we keep constant and continuous watch on our data. In the academic year 2018-2019, we found that female students outperformed their male counterparts in some subjects. This has informed our decision to target this inequality in the relevant subject areas. In addition, students who were previously in receipt of Pupil Premium at school are potentially at risk of underperforming. We are now monitoring this group and doing interventions to promote and support where needed.

Composition of student population 2018 – 2019

Gender

  • Female 52.6%
  • Male 47.4%

Religion and Belief

  • Buddhist 0.12%
  • Christian 30.73%
  • Hindu 0.63%
  • Islam 2.67%
  • Jewish 0.09%
  • None 52.22%
  • Other 1.62%
  • Sikh 1.26%
  • Prefer not to answer 2.28%
  • Did not complete the section 8.37%

Ethnicity

  • Arab 0.18%
  • Asian/Asian British – Any other Asian background 1.17%
  • Asian/Asian British – Bangladeshi 1.02%
  • Asian/Asian British – Chinese 0.39%
  • Asian/Asian British – Indian 2.43%
  • Asian/Asian British – Pakistani 0.90%
  • Black/Black British – African 0.78%
  • Black/Black British – Any other Black background 0.12%
  • Black/Black British – Caribbean 0.18%
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic group – Other 0.90%
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic group – White and Asian 1.65%
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic group – White and Black African 0.36%
  • Mixed/Multiple ethnic group – White and Black Caribbean 0.66%
  • Not Known/Provided 1.77%
  • Other 0.39%
  • White – Any other White background 4.86%
  • White – British 81.84%
  • White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.03%
  • White – Irish 0.36%

Composition of Staff 2018-19

A snapshot of the composition of staff shows us that 6% identify themselves as Asian, 4% identify as Mixed/Black/Other, 84% identify themselves as White British and 4% as White Other. In addition, 2% of the staff have not stated their ethnicity.

The role of the committee

The committee consists of staff and students who voluntary come together to raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion. Led by the ED&I Coordinator, they are responsible for taking the lead in developing the equality and diversity and fundamental British values activity across College, including ways in which to advance and celebrate diversity and ensure equal opportunities for all. They also provide advice and feedback to the Senior Leadership Team and contribute to the Equality and Diversity Annual Report. The College’s quality cycle and self-assessment reports monitor student progression which includes focused analysis of various groups within the college. An action plan is produced to address any underperformance.

ED&I Focus 2018-21

The ED&I committee always has at the core of its thinking and planning RESPECT as illustrated by our logo. This year the focus is on raising awareness and embedding British Fundamental Values in every aspect of college life. The British Fundamental Values are, Individual Liberty, Rule of Law, Democracy, and Mutual Respect and Tolerance.