BAME Representation

karamat iqbal made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Wheelers Lane Technology College, Birmingham

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

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Dear Wheelers Lane Technology College, Birmingham,

Please, can you supply the following information:

1. Data, as percentage of the overall, on Bangladeshi, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani and White heritage students, employees (teachers, non-teaching employees), by grade, and governors of the school.

2. Details of any Positive Action programmes to address any under-representation in the workforce and governing body of any of the above groups.

Yours faithfully

Dr Karamat Iqbal

Mary Brettell, Wheelers Lane Technology College, Birmingham

Dear Dr Iqbal

School is officially closed by the government because of the Coronavirus pandemic and therefore when school officially re-opens we will respond to your FOI request. We have already responded to this request in the last academic year however because schools are supporting the national effort to control the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to respond at this time.

Regards

Mary Brettell
School Support Manager

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Dear Mary Brettell,

I fully appreciate the situation you are facing. Please let me have the information at your convenience

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Dear Mary Brettell,

A polite reminder

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Mary Brettell, Wheelers Lane Technology College, Birmingham

Dear Mr Iqbal

School is still not fully functioning and therefore I am unable to action this just at the moment. I am working from home due to the Cornavirus pandemic.

Kind regards

Mary Brettell
School Support Manager

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Dear Mary Brettell,

I understand. I look forward to receiving the information when you are able to respond. Meanwhile take care.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Mary Brettell, Wheelers Lane Technology College, Birmingham

25th June 2020

Dear Mr Iqbal

I have come into school to sort this FOI request information for you because I don't believe we will be operating as normal until September and didn't want you to wait until then for the information.

Data Information
Students on roll - 648

Indian 41 6%
Pakistani 191 29%
Bangladeshi 18 3%
Black Caribbean 14 2%
White heritage 258 40%
Other Ethnicities 126 20%

Positive Action
We welcome students from all ethnic backgrounds equally. In respect of students starting in year 7 the local authority assigns the school places using the following criteria:

Admission Criteria

When there are more applications than places available at the school the following criteria will be used to determine which children will be allocated places:

1. Children with a EHCP and/or disabilities as defined in the School Admissions Code who will be offered a place at their nearest co-educational community school if it is not possible to meet any of their preferences; unless they have been offered a place in a school with a special needs resource base which caters for their needs.

2. Children looked after by the Local Authority (Children in Public Care).

3. Children with a brother already at the school who will still be in attendance at the time the sibling enters the school.

4. Children who live nearest the school.

Within each of these categories, priority is given to those who live nearest the school, calculated on the basis of a straight-line measurement between home and school.

Governors - 10

White 8 80%
Indian 2 20%

Positive Action - Whenever we have a vacancy on our governing body applications are welcome from anyone who would like to apply. In respect of parent governors we ensure all parents are invited to attend to become a parent governor. The same principle applies to staff governors.

Staff - 75

Indian 2 3% Teachers (1 main scale & 1 UPS3)
Bangladeshi 2 3% 1 Teacher UPS1 - 1 Support Grade 5
Pakistani 6 9% 4 Teachers 2 Support (one Grade 3 & one Grade 2)
Black Caribbean 5 6.5% 5 Teachers 1 Support Grade 3
Arab 1 1.5% Teacher Deputy Head
White 59 77% 30 Teachers & 29 Support (Grade 2 x 6, Grade 3 x 15,
Grade 4 x 4, Grade 5 x 2, Grade 6 x 2)

Positive Action - We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all. Staff appointments are made according to the most suitable candidate for the role..

Wheelers Lane Technology College is a diverse, respectful and caring community that strives for excellence for every child at every opportunity.

We provide a supportive and nurturing environment that enables all students and staff to have high expectations and take pride in all their achievements.

Our staff and students feel motivated to aspire to be the very best in all that they do and in all that they are as individuals.

Kind regards

Mary Brettell
School Support Manager

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