Dear Small Heath Leadership Academy,

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 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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From: karamat iqbal <[1][FOI #656895 email]>
Sent: 27 March 2020 15:06
To: info small heath
Subject: Freedom of Information request - BAME Representation

Dear Small Heath Leadership Academy,

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

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Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Simon Thomson,

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Dear Dr Iqbal,

The requests you made for information regarding all of our schools in Birmingham (Eden Girls' Leadership Academy, Eden Birmingham Boys' School, Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Birmingham East, and Small Health Leadership Academy) was fulfilled on 28th April 2020. The response was sent to the following address: [email address]

I have attached the response to this email.

Regards,

Simon Thomson
Information Governance Lead Adviser

 
0330 313 9862 | [email address]

 

 
Star Academies | Shadsworth Road, Blackburn BB1 2HT
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Dear Simon Thomson,

Thank you.
Please can you explain why you do not have information on governors and employees?
Is that a policy decision you have made for your academy chain?
Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Simon Thomson,

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Thank you for your email regarding our response to your Freedom of
Information request, which we fulfilled on 28th April 2020.

 

With regard to staff I can confirm that we do collect information
regarding ethnicity, however, we do not hold information regarding the
percentage of staff who are, for example, Bangladeshi or Black Caribbean
by grade.  The Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to data that an
organisation holds, if we do not hold information in the form that you
have requested we are not obliged under the Act to create that
information.          

 

In terms of governors we collect information regarding ethnicity on the
application form, but, as with staff, we do not collect this information
at the granular level you have requested. 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

 

Simon Thomson

Information Governance Lead Adviser – Star Academies

 

 

 

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Dear Simon Thomson,

I appreciate your situation. Please provide me with whatever data you do collect on your employees and governors.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Simon Thomson,

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

Further to your request for information that we received on 9th July 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.

As your request is different from your previous request, as you are now
requesting whatever data we collect with regard to the ethnicity of staff
and governors I will be treating this as a new request.  In line with your
previous request any information provided will relate to the following
schools:

o Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham;
o Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham;
o Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East; and
o Small Heath Leadership Academy.

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 21st September  2020, which includes any
schools holidays during the permitted response period.  Please note that
due to differing term dates the response for Small Heath Leadership
Academy is Friday 18th September 2020. 

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic school resources have been
diverted elsewhere, therefore, it may be that the response to your request
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delays in response to any request.  

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Simon Thomson

Information Governance Lead Adviser
 
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From: karamat iqbal <[FOI #656895 email]>
Sent: 09 July 2020 12:16
To: Simon Thomson <[email address]>
Subject: Re: Freedom of Information Request - BAME Representation - Star
Academies

 

Dear Simon Thomson,

 

I appreciate your situation. Please provide me with whatever data you do
collect on your employees and governors.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

karamat iqbal

 

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Simon Thomson,

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request

Further to your request for information dated 9th July 2020 regarding
whatever information we hold regarding the ethnicity of staff and
governors at the following schools:

o Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham;
o Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham;
o Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East; and
o Small Heath Leadership Academy.

I advise you that the request has been considered and the information
requested is enclosed.

Eden Girls’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham

Ethnic Description No.
Any Other Ethnic background 5
Asian or Asian British - Pakistani 19
Asian or Asian British - Indian 5
Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi 4
Asian or Asian British - Any Other Asian background 1
Mixed White and Asian 1
Black or Black British - African 6
White, British 4
Black or Black British - Caribbean 1

Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham

Ethnic Description No.
Any other ethnic background 3
Asian or Asian British, Any other Asian Background 4
Asian or Asian British, Bangladeshi 10
Asian or Asian British, Indian 9
Asian or Asian British, Pakistani 15
Black or Black British, African 4
Chinese 1
Did not wish to be recorded 1
Mixed White and Asian 1
Mixed, any other mixed background 1
Mixed, White and Black African 1
White, British 16

Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Birmingham East

Ethnic Description No.
Asian or Asian British, Pakistani 11
Asian or Asian British, Bangladeshi 5
Asian or Asian British, Indian 5
White, British 7
Black or Black British, African 1
Did not wish to be recorded 7
No Data on Ethnicity 14

Small Heath Leadership Academy

Ethnic Description No.
Asian or Asian British, Bangladeshi 10
Asian or Asian British, Indian 10
Asian or Asian British, Any other Asian Background 3
Asian or Asian British, Pakistani 47
Black or Black British, African 3
Black or Black British, Caribbean 4
Black or Black British, Any other Black background 4
Mixed, any other mixed background 2
Mixed, White and Black Caribbean 1
Not Obtained 19
Any other ethnic background 4
White, British 36
White, Irish 1
White, any other White Background 8

Governors – All Above Schools

School Country of Nationality Muslim
Birth
 Small Heath LA UK – 83% British – 100% Muslim – 50%

Other – 17% o Asian / Asian Non-Muslim – 50%
British – 50%
o White / White
British – 33%
o Black / Black
British – 17%
EGLA Birmingham UK – 75% British – 100% Muslim – 100%

Pakistan – 25%

 
EB Birmingham /     UK – 75% British – 100% Muslim – 87.5%
EBLA BE (shared LGB)
Pakistan – 25% Non-Muslim – 12.5%

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service that you have received in relation to
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 [1][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 [2]www.ico.gov.uk.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Simon Thomson

Information Governance Lead Adviser
 
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Dear Simon Thomson,

Thank you for the information. I am assuming the first set of data are for employees and are actual numbers (not percentages).

I am unable to understand the governors' data. Would it be possible for you to attach it as a pdf?

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Simon Thomson,

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Dear Mr Iqbal,

The sets of data under the school headings relate to staff and the numbers are not percentages.

Please find the information regarding governors in the attached PDF.

Regards,

Simon Thomson
Information Governance Lead Adviser

 
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Dear Simon Thomson,

Much obliged

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal