Dear Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, 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

Simon Thomson,

Dear Ms Barnes,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

Further to your request for information that we received on 27th March
2020, I advise you that the request is being considered under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know.  A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed with your request.

You will receive the information requested within 20 school days unless
the Star Academies/the School does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld.  I will contact you further in either
event.  I advise you that the latest date for a response to be supplied to
you has been calculated as Monday 11th May 2020, which includes any
schools holidays during the permitted response period.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic school resources have been
diverted elsewhere, therefore, it may be that the response to your request
is delayed.  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are aware of this
and, in their most recent guidance, have advised requesters to expect
delays in response to any request.  

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Simon Thomson

Information Governance Lead – Star Academies

 

 

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Simon Thomson,

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Please accept my apologies regarding the incorrect salutation on the email
below, I have amended the email accordingly.

 

Regards,

 

 

Simon

 

From: Simon Thomson
Sent: 30 March 2020 13:54
To: [FOI #656926 email]
Subject: Freedom of Information Request - Eden Girls' Leadership Academy,
Birmingham - Acknowledgement
Importance: High

 

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

Further to your request for information that we received on 27th March
2020, I advise you that the request is being considered under the terms of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.   

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case I will
let you know.  A fees notice will be issued to you, and you will be
required to pay before I will proceed with your request.

You will receive the information requested within 20 school days unless
the Star Academies/the School does not hold the information or there is a
reason for it to be withheld.  I will contact you further in either
event.  I advise you that the latest date for a response to be supplied to
you has been calculated as Monday 11th May 2020, which includes any
schools holidays during the permitted response period.

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic school resources have been
diverted elsewhere, therefore, it may be that the response to your request
is delayed.  The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are aware of this
and, in their most recent guidance, have advised requesters to expect
delays in response to any request.  

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Simon Thomson

Information Governance Lead – Star Academies

 

 

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Simon Thomson,

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

Further to your request for information dated 27th March 2020 regarding
BAME representation.  I advise you that your request has been considered
and the information requested is below, please note that in order to save
on multiple responses I have included the information relating to all of
our schools in Birmingham that you requested data for.  These schools are
Eden Girls Leadership Academy, Birmingham; Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham;
Small Heath Leadership Academy; and Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy,
Birmingham East. 

 1. The table below gives the information you have requested for pupils,
please note that we do not hold the information for staff and
governors at the schools.

Eden Girls' Eden Boys’ Leadership Eden Boys' Small Heath
Leadership Academy, Birmingham School, Leadership
  Academy, East Birmingham Academy
Birmingham
       
Bangladeshi 8% 11% 22% 13%
Indian 2% 4% 10% 1%
Any Other Asian
Background 2% 4% 2% 1%
Pakistani 51% 42% 49% 46%
Black - African 20% 18% 7% 18%
Black Caribbean 0% 1% 0% 0%
Any Other Black
Background 0% 0% 0% 0%
Any Other Mixed
Background 8% 3% 3% 6%
White and Asian 1% 1% 1% 0%
White and Black
African 0% 0% 1% 0%
White and Black
Caribbean 0% 1% 0% 0%
Information Not
Yet Obtained 0% 8% 1% 3%
Any Other
Ethnic Group 6% 5% 3% 8%
Refused 0% 0% 0% 0%
White - British 0% 0% 0% 0%
Any Other White
Background 1% 0% 1% 1%
Gypsy / Roma 0% 0% 0% 2%

 2. In terms of positive action programmes we are applying Section 21 of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as this information is reasonably
accessible by other means.  Please see our Annual Equalities
Statement, which can be accessed via our website
[1]https://staracademies.org/about-us/docum... .  Whilst this
statement is not specific to schools the initiatives are Trust wide.  
   

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your request and wish to request a review of the decision, you should
write to:  Freedom of Information, Star Academies, Shadsworth Road,
Blackburn, BB1 2HT or email [2][email address].

If you are not content with the outcome of your review you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted Star
Academies’ procedure.  The information Commissioner can be contacted at: 
Telephone 0303 123 1113 or via [3]www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Simon Thomson

Information Governance Lead Adviser
 
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Dear Simon Thomson,

Do you have plans to gather ethnicity data on your staff?

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Simon Thomson,

Dear Mr Iqbal,

Thank you for your response.

As our Annual Equalities Statement shows in relation to staff we do already collect some data, however, this is not the granular level that you required in your Freedom of Information request. The same is also true of Governors, although this information is not included in the Annual Equalities Statement.

Yours sincerely,

Simon Thomson

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