Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I)

Statement of commitment and belief

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College is fully committed to Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. The College actively seeks to monitor, advance and encourage the active participation of all individuals and groups. It fully meets its commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity 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 equity 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 equity 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, as long as it aligns with the law.
  • 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

ED&I Objective 1: Creating a college culture of anti-racism

The College has engaged the Black Leadership Group who ‘exist to challenge systemic racism… and to further the interests of people from Ethnically Diverse backgrounds who share a lived experience of the effects of racism.’ There has been training at leadership level 22.11.22, whole staff INSET 20.2.23 to initiate and drive cultural change; action plans underway for every dept; planned student lived experience research with BLG. We have and will continue to ensure more events & activities that celebrate our Ethnically Diverse students and their cultures, through collaborations with the Afro-Caribbean society, Freshers Fayre and the Black History Month Event. Through this, we continue to work with external providers such as the BLG (Black Leadership Group) & we will continue to develop awareness through their guidance and support. We plan on establishing every aspect of college as anti-racist & to close A level Value Added gap for Ethnically Diverse students.

ED&I Objective 2: Improving the skills and abilities of staff to support students’ Mental Health

We are keen to support our Students with their Mental health. To do this, we will start to develop and build on our skills, knowledge and supportive provision for students with mental health difficulties where it is impacting on academic progress. This includes, for example, students with neurodiversity, LGBTQIA+, and physical disability where their mental health is disabling. Our aim is to start by identifying ways we can continue to improve their mental health, to allow the students with mental health difficulties to improve attendance, which would present improvements within their progression, motivation and general wellbeing at Barton Peveril.

ED&I Objective 3: Closing the disadvantage achievement gap

The College will support disadvantaged students in their transition from school to College and 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.

The role of the committee

The committee consists of staff and students who voluntarily come together to raise awareness of equity, equality, diversity and inclusion. Led by the ED&I Coordinator, (who also manages the ED&I Committee Leader) 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 2022-24

The ED&I will:

  • Look for and create opportunities to celebrate equity, equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Support students and staff that have protected characteristics such as Disabilities, ED (Ethnically Diverse), Disadvantaged, LGBTQIA+ and Religion, to ensure everyone has equity and can achieve success.
  • Work with curriculum subjects to help allow Barton to become Anti-Racist.
  • Work with all staff, students and the ED&I Committee to ensure that Anti-Racism is present across all aspects of college.

STUDENT POPULATION

Composition of the student population 2023 – 2024.

Gender
  • Female 51.69%
  • Male 48.31%
Religion and Belief
  • Buddhist 0.20%
  • Christian 24.40%
  • Hindu 0.85%
  • Islam 3.94%
  • Jewish 0.08%
  • Sikh 1.29%
  • None 56.78%
  • Other 1.25%
  • Prefer not to answer 4.75%
  • Did not complete the section 6.44%
Ethnicity
  • African 1.74%
  • Any other Asian background 1.96%
  • Any other Black / African / Caribbean background 0.14%
  • Any other ethnic group 0.69%
  • Any Other Mixed / Multiple ethnic background 1.21%
  • Any Other White background 7.68%
  • Arab 0.40%
  • Bangladeshi 0.77%
  • Caribbean 0.10%
  • Chinese 0.75%
  • English / Welsh / Scottish / Northern Irish / British 74.37%
  • Gypsy or Irish Traveller 0.02%
  • Indian 2.79%
  • Irish 0.18%
  • Not provided 1.86%
  • Pakistani 1.11%
  • White and Asian 2.34%
  • White and Black African 1.09%
  • White and Black Caribbean 0.81%

STAFF COMPOSITION

A snapshot of the composition of staff shows us that 3.89% identify themselves as Asian, 1.38% identify as Mixed/Black/Other, 78.26% identify themselves as White British and 2.97% as White Other. In addition, 0.69% of the staff have not stated their ethnicity.

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