Pakistani representation

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Dear George Dixon Academy, Birmingham,

Please could you provide the following information:

1. Number and percentage of your students who are of Pakistani heritage.
2. Number and percentage of your teachers who are of Pakistani heritage.
3. Number and percentage of your support staff who are of Pakistani heritage.
4. Number and percentage of your senior leadership team who are of Pakistani heritage.
5. Number and percentage of your governing body who are of Pakistani heritage.
6. Is there under-representation of Pakistani heritage amongst your employees?
7. Is there under-representation of Pakistani heritage amongst your governors?
8. If the answer to 6 and 7 above is in the affirmative, is there a strategy in place to address the gap(s)? Please provide the strategy.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Karamat Iqbal

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Sent request to George Dixon Academy, Birmingham again, using a new contact address.

T Lewis, George Dixon Academy, Birmingham

Dear Dr Iqbal,

 

Re George Dixon Academy

 

Thank you the request for information received in your email dated 7^th
January 2017.

 

I have taken the liberty of copying out each of the pieces of information
in your request and respond to each separately.

 

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|1.       Number and percentage of your students who are of |240|25.8%|
|Pakistani heritage | | |
| | |  |
|--------------------------------------------------------------+---+-----|
|2.       Number and percentage of your teachers who are of |12 |15.8%|
|Pakistani heritage. | | |
| | | |
|  | | |
|--------------------------------------------------------------+---+-----|
|3.       Number and percentage of your support staff who are |7 |14.6%|
|of Pakistani heritage. | | |
| | |  |
|  | | |
|--------------------------------------------------------------+---+-----|
|4.       Number and percentage of your senior leadership team |0 |0% |
|who are of Pakistani heritage. | | |
| | | |
|  | | |
|--------------------------------------------------------------+---+-----|
|5.       Number and percentage of your governing body who are |1 |16.7%|
|of Pakistani heritage | | |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

Notes

The above are whole numbers not Full Time Equivalents (FTE)

Support Staff Numbers includes Exam Invigilators

 

6.       Is there under-representation of Pakistani heritage amongst your
employees?

 

We request further clarification as it appears the request is for an
opinion?

 

7.       Is there under-representation of Pakistani heritage amongst your
governors?

 

We request further clarification as it appears the request is for an
opinion?

 

8.       If the answer to 6 and 7 above is in the affirmative, is there a
strategy in place to address the gap(s)? Please provide the strategy.

 

 

If you have any comment relating to how your request has been handled by
the Academy, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Timothy Lewis

Director of Support Services

George Dixon Academy

 

 

George Dixon Academy Registered Office Portland Road Birmingham B16 9GD

A charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales

company number 08173271

 

 

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Dear T Lewis,

If the percentage of Pakistani heritage employees and/or Pakistani heritage governors is less than the percentage of Pakistani heritage students then there would be under-representation.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

Dear T Lewis,

Thank you so much for providing the information requested.

As to 'under-representation' it is generally spoken of when there are fewer teachers than pupils from a particular community. This would be the case at your school if we compare responses to questions 1 & 2 above. However if we were to combine the data for teachers and support staff then there would not be under-representation.

As to your governors, there does appear to be under-representation if one was to compare them to the pupils. However, given they are adults so it could be argued that their proportion should be in relation the proportion of Pakistani heritage in the local community.

In any case you appear to have had some success in achieving a diverse workforce and governing body in a school that serves a diverse pupil population. It would be helpful to hear of the steps you took to get here. Your situation could be an example for others.

Yours sincerely,

karamat iqbal

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