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 2020-2023 closing the gender and disadvantaged gap on performance

Equality and Diversity: Objective 1

At Barton Peveril, we keep constant and continuous watch on our data. In the academic year 2019-2020, male students made slightly less progress than female students, with the gap narrowing significantly compared with the previous year. We are continuing to focus on male progress in the academic year 2020-2021. Staff and students alike are working collaboratively to implement strategies and enable male learners to be the very best that they can be.

Equality and Diversity: Objective 2

Ofsted identifies 19 categories of students, whose outcomes inspectors will pay particular attention to in making their judgements. One of these groups is “disadvantaged”, or low income, students. The College will support these students in their transition from school to College, closely monitor their performance and take prompt action to address issues as they arise. Our aim is that students in this vulnerable group should perform at least as well at Barton Peveril as in other similar institutions.

Composition of student population 2020 – 2021

Gender

  • Female 51.33%
  • Male 48.67%

Religion and Belief

  • Buddhist 0.11%
  • Christian 26.0%
  • Hindu 0.66%
  • Islam 3.89%
  • Jewish 0.05%
  • Sikh 1.30%
  • None 56.74%
  • Other 1.49%
  • Prefer not to answer 3.50%
  • Did not complete the section 6.25%

Ethnicity

  • African 1.24%
  • Any other Asian background 1.84%
  • Any other Black / African / Caribbean background 0.09%
  • Any other ethnic group 0.49%
  • Any Other Mixed / multiple ethnic background 0.78%
  • Any Other White background 5.37%
  • Arab 0.31%
  • Bangladeshi 0.82%
  • Caribbean 0.11%
  • Chinese 0.36%
  • English / Welsh / Scottish / Northern Irish / British 77.17%
  • Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.02%
  • Indian 2.24%
  • Irish 0.22%
  • Not provided 3.39%
  • Pakistani 1.38%
  • White and Asian 2.22%
  • White and Black African 1.09%
  • White and Black Caribbean 0.87%

Composition of Staff 2020-21

A snapshot of the composition of staff shows us that 5% identify themselves as Asian, 5% identify as Mixed/Black/Other, 83% identify themselves as White British and 5% 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 voluntarily 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.

ED&I Focus 2020-21

The ED&I will;

  • Look for and create opportunities to celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Support BAME and Disadvantaged students to achieve success.
  • Work with curriculum subjects to help close the gender gap.