BAME Representation

karamat iqbal made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham Education Partnership
This authority is not subject to FOI law, so is not legally obliged to respond (details).

Waiting for an internal review by Birmingham Education Partnership of their handling of this request.

Dear Birmingham Education Partnership,

Please, can you supply the following information:

1. Data, as percentage of the overall, on Bangladeshi, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani and White heritage employees (school-facing and support staff), by grade, and governors/board members.

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

Office, Birmingham Education Partnership

Dear Sir

Our organisation does not fall into the FOI remit and we therefore do not need to provide this information.

Thanks and kind regards

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Dear Office,

I understand you are not a public authority in the formal sense but since you are delivering public services on behalf of a public authority (Birmingham City Council), all the duties that apply to them apply to you. On this basis you did provide me with the same data in the past. This is an opportunity for you to update on that.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Dear Office,

A polite reminder

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Dear Office,

Dear colleagues
I understand you are not a public body. However, you are a supplier to a public body, ie Birmingham City Council. For this reason, any laws such as FOI that apply to them apply to you. This was the reason you have responded positively to my previous data requests.

I hope you will do so on this occasion and respond positively to my request for data on BAME representation.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Sarah Thomas, Birmingham Education Partnership

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Dear Karamat

 

I have checked with the ICO and do not feel that this covers us even as we
are a charity that supplies a service to a public authority.  We are not a
large organisation and we do not feel it is appropriate at this time.

 

According to my records we have not responded to these requests previously
because of the same reason.

 

Hope you appreciate our stance.

 

Kind regards

 

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From: karamat iqbal <[2][FOI #656160 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:27:25 PM
To: Office <[3]Office@bep.education>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - BAME Representation

 

Dear Office,

Dear colleagues
I understand you are not a public body. However, you are a supplier to a
public body, ie Birmingham City Council. For this reason, any laws such as
FOI that apply to them apply to you. This was the reason you have
responded positively to my previous data requests.

I hope you will do so on this occasion and respond positively to my
request for data on BAME representation.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

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Dear Sarah Thomas,

Thank you for your response. I fully appreciate you are not a Public Body but you do deliver public functions.

I believe Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 apply to you. Sub-section 1 applies to the Public Body ie Birmingham City Council while sub-section 2 applies to you.

I have the following information from your website:
Office Team
Gillian Cloke, Management Accountant: gillian.cloke@bep.education
Sandra Hindley, Finance Officer: sandra.hindley@bep.education
Naila Nathekar, Admin & Finance Assistant: naila.nathekar@bep.education
Roger McBrien, Data & Intelligence Lead: roger.mcbrien@bep.education
Gwynneth Stephens, Data & IT Assistant: gwynneth.stephens@bep.education
Danietha Hayden, Project Lead – Membership, Marketing & Events danietha.hayden@bep.education
Louise Shaw, Personal Assistant to CEO louise.shaw@bep.education
Paulette Osborne, Assistant Director of School Improvement: Paulette.Osborne@bep.education
Emma Arnott, Manager of City Wide School Improvement Projects, emma.arnott@bep.education
Lucy Vaughan, Executive Assistant to the Director of Continuous School Improvement (maternity cover): lucy.vaughan@bep.education
Lindsey Hammond, Secondary School Improvement Manager: lindsey.hammond@bep.education

Wider Curriculum Team
Tomas Ashley, Assistant Director of Inclusion: tomas.ashley@bep.education
Anna Robinson, Mental Health & Well-being Lead: anna.robinson@bep.education
Joshua Panteli, Inclusion Project Support Worker: joshua.panteli@bep.education
Manjit Shellis, Assistant Director of Wider Learning: manjit.shellis@bep.education
Kymbalie Haith, Wider Learning Project Worker: kymbalie.haith@bep.education
Alison Haynes, Arts Engagement Coordinator: alison.haynes@bep.education
Michael Pipe, Careers and Enterprise Lead: michael.pipe@bep.education
Julie Stirrup, Careers Hub Lead: Julie.Stirrup@bep.education

The Board
Baroness Estelle Morris, Chair
Tim Boyes, Chief Executive
Pat Smart, Vice Chair & Director
Heath Monk, Director
Andrew Hodge, Director
Nick Scully, Director
Debbie James, Vice Chair & Director
James Howse, Director
Jo Jones, Director
Steve Munby, Technical Advisor to the Board

Perhaps you could provide me with the ethnicity of the people listed.

Previously in response to a similar request, I was supplied data on 12 February 2018, by Mr Tim Boyes.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Sarah Thomas, Birmingham Education Partnership

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Hi Karamat

 

Sorry I cannot provide this information as it is sensitive under GDPR.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

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From: karamat iqbal <[FOI #656160 email]>
Sent: 24 June 2020 12:31
To: Sarah Thomas <Sarah.Thomas@bep.education>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - BAME Representation

 

Dear Sarah Thomas,

Thank you for your response. I fully appreciate you are not a Public Body
but you do deliver public functions.

I believe Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 apply to you. Sub-section 1
applies to the Public Body ie Birmingham City Council while sub-section 2
applies to you.

I have the following information from your website:
Office Team
Gillian Cloke, Management Accountant: [2]gillian.cloke@bep.education
Sandra Hindley, Finance Officer: [3]sandra.hindley@bep.education
Naila Nathekar, Admin & Finance Assistant: [4]naila.nathekar@bep.education
Roger McBrien, Data & Intelligence Lead: [5]roger.mcbrien@bep.education
Gwynneth Stephens, Data & IT Assistant: [6]gwynneth.stephens@bep.education
Danietha Hayden, Project Lead – Membership, Marketing & Events
[7]danietha.hayden@bep.education
Louise Shaw, Personal Assistant to CEO [8]louise.shaw@bep.education
Paulette Osborne, Assistant Director of School Improvement:
[9]Paulette.Osborne@bep.education
Emma Arnott, Manager of City Wide School Improvement Projects,
[10]emma.arnott@bep.education
Lucy Vaughan, Executive Assistant to the Director of Continuous School
Improvement (maternity cover): [11]lucy.vaughan@bep.education
Lindsey Hammond, Secondary School Improvement Manager:
[12]lindsey.hammond@bep.education

Wider Curriculum Team
Tomas Ashley, Assistant Director of Inclusion:
[13]tomas.ashley@bep.education
Anna Robinson, Mental Health & Well-being Lead:
[14]anna.robinson@bep.education
Joshua Panteli, Inclusion Project Support Worker:
[15]joshua.panteli@bep.education
Manjit Shellis, Assistant Director of Wider Learning:
[16]manjit.shellis@bep.education
Kymbalie Haith, Wider Learning Project Worker:
[17]kymbalie.haith@bep.education
Alison Haynes, Arts Engagement Coordinator:
[18]alison.haynes@bep.education
Michael Pipe, Careers and Enterprise Lead: [19]michael.pipe@bep.education
Julie Stirrup, Careers Hub Lead: [20]Julie.Stirrup@bep.education

The Board
Baroness Estelle Morris, Chair
Tim Boyes, Chief Executive
Pat Smart, Vice Chair & Director
Heath Monk, Director
Andrew Hodge, Director
Nick Scully, Director
Debbie James, Vice Chair & Director
James Howse, Director
Jo Jones, Director
Steve Munby, Technical Advisor to the Board

Perhaps you could provide me with the ethnicity of the people listed.

Previously in response to a similar request, I was supplied data on 12
February 2018, by Mr Tim Boyes.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

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Dear Sarah Thomas,

In response to Black Lives Matter, a number of organisations have put out a statement for those in their constituency. Have you put out such a statement? If so, please could you provide it.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Dear Sarah Thomas,

Birmingham Council have provided me with the current contract between them and your organisation (dated 1 September 2018). This refers to documents you are required to have in place. Please can you confirm that you have produced the following documents and provide a copy to me. The references in the brackets are the sections of the contract.
1. equality policy (28.1)
2. instructions (28.1.1.1)
3. recruitment advertisement example, especially for Board recruitment (28.1.1.3)
4. evidence of compliance with Equality Act 2010 (28.3.2)
5. evidence of compliance with Equality Act 2010, Employment (28.5)

Yours sincerely,

Dr Karamat Iqbal

Sarah Thomas, Birmingham Education Partnership

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Dear Karamat

 

This request has now been passed to Tim Boyes and John Garrett who are
currently liaising with the commissioners re the contract.  We will
provide information to them as per the contract but not under FOI.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

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From: karamat iqbal <[FOI #656160 email]>
Sent: 10 September 2020 14:07
To: Sarah Thomas <Sarah.Thomas@bep.education>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - BAME Representation

 

Dear Sarah Thomas,

Birmingham Council have provided me with the current contract between them
and your organisation (dated 1 September 2018). This refers to documents
you are required to have in place. Please can you confirm that you have
produced the following documents and provide a copy to me. The references
in the brackets are the sections of the contract.

1. equality policy (28.1)

2. instructions ([2]28.1.1.1)

3. recruitment advertisement example, especially for Board recruitment
([3]28.1.1.3)

4. evidence of compliance with Equality Act 2010 (28.3.2)

5. evidence of compliance with Equality Act 2010, Employment (28.5)

Yours sincerely,

Dr Karamat Iqbal

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John Garrett, Birmingham Education Partnership

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Dear Karamat

 

I can confirm that the Freedom Of Information act does not apply to
organisations such as BEP.

Consequently we will not be responding to your request.

 

I have supplied some similar information to BCC as part of a contract
review.

 

Best wishes

 

 

From: Sarah Thomas <Sarah.Thomas@bep.education>
Sent: 11 September 2020 10:09
To: karamat iqbal <[FOI #656160 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - BAME Representation

 

Dear Karamat

 

This request has now been passed to Tim Boyes and John Garrett who are
currently liaising with the commissioners re the contract.  We will
provide information to them as per the contract but not under FOI.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

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From: karamat iqbal <[2][FOI #656160 email]>
Sent: 10 September 2020 14:07
To: Sarah Thomas <[3]Sarah.Thomas@bep.education>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - BAME Representation

 

Dear Sarah Thomas,

Birmingham Council have provided me with the current contract between them
and your organisation (dated 1 September 2018). This refers to documents
you are required to have in place. Please can you confirm that you have
produced the following documents and provide a copy to me. The references
in the brackets are the sections of the contract.

1. equality policy (28.1)

2. instructions ([4]28.1.1.1)

3. recruitment advertisement example, especially for Board recruitment
([5]28.1.1.3)

4. evidence of compliance with Equality Act 2010 (28.3.2)

5. evidence of compliance with Equality Act 2010, Employment (28.5)

Yours sincerely,

Dr Karamat Iqbal

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Dear John Garrett,

I would like to request an internal review by your organisation

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

John Garrett, Birmingham Education Partnership

Dear karamat.

Can you be more specific please.

An internal review of what?

 

Thank you,

John Garrett

 

From: karamat iqbal <[FOI #656160 email]>
Sent: 06 October 2020 12:35
To: John Garrett <John.Garrett@bep.education>
Subject: Internal review of Freedom of Information request - BAME
Representation

 

Dear John Garrett,

I would like to request an internal review by your organisation

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

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Dear John Garrett,

An internal review under Freedom of Information, due to your organisation's refusal to provide the information requested.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal