School Workforce Equalities Monitoring 2020 – Cross Authority Analysis

Patcham High School has a statutory duty to share workforce equalities data and are working towards ensuring that the diversity of the student population is better represented in the staff population.

  1. Introduction

Please see below for School Workforce Equalities data for 2020. HR has been providing this data to all schools annually since 2015, to allow heads to undertake local equalities monitoring and action. This includes the BHCC secondary schools who have been required to monitor and publish Equality Duty data since 2010.

 

  1. Key workforce equalities data headlines for school staff – 2019-2020 comparison

Headline comparison details on key equalities strands between 2019 and 2020 are given in Table 1 below. You will see that across the whole schools’ workforce the diversity breakdown has not changed significantly from last year, although the BME* percentage is up marginally.  The level of unknown data is still high, but slightly lower than last year (see Para 4 below).

 

Table 1: Whole school equalities/diversity breakdown – all staff

  2020 – all staff Unknown data in 2020 Previous year’s data 2019 Unknown data in 2019
Gender

Female: 80.29%

Male:  19.71%

 

n/a

Female: 80.09%

Male: 19.91%

 

n/a
Age

Largest group:

45-49

n/a

Largest group:

45-49

 

 

n/a
Ethnicity

BME* 5.55 %

 

6.48%

BME* 5.24%

 

7.58%
Disability

2.62 % disabled

 

27.62%

2.07%disabled

 

35.21%
Sexual Orientation 2.12 % LGB 52.85% 1.91% LGB 56.05%
Religion

Christian: 45.72%

No religion: 47.89%

Other religion: 6.39%

 

51.19%

Christian: 45.58 %

No religion: 48.17%

Other religion: 6.25%

 

53.51%

* “BME” – is defined, here as “individuals from a Black, Asian or other non-white ethnic group”. See also Table 3 below for a more detailed breakdown.

 

  1. Comparison of School staff equalities/diversity information with B&H Populations

The information provided in Table 2 below shows comparison data with city statistics on the B&H economically active population (i.e. those aged 16 or over who are either in or potentially looking for work) in the Brighton and Hove area.

 

Table 2: Population in B&H (from 2011 Census) – equalities breakdown

Group Economically active population
BME 9.1%
White Other 8.8%
White Irish 1.6%
Disabled 7.5%
LGB this data was not collected as part of the Census

Sex – Male

Sex – Female

53.6%

46.4%

Table 3 below shows the council workforce data and targets and shows the separate school workforce data for 2019 and 2020.

 

Table 3: Progress compared to Council Equalities Targets

Group 2019 % council staff % council workforce target * 2019 %  all school staff

2020 % –

all school staff

2019 % teachers only 2020 % teachers only
BME

7.56

 

9.1 % 5.24 5.55 4.01 4.42
White Other 7.22 8.8% 5.39 5.55 3.6 3.48
White Irish 2.04 1.6% 1.31 1.16 2.01 1.71
Disabled 7.51 8% (higher than census local target) 2.07 2.62 1.67 2.58
LGB 12.82 13.0% ** 1.91 2.12 2.68 2.71
Sex – Female

59.76

 

46.4.6% 80.09 80.29 74.64 74.67
Sex – Male

40.24

 

53.6% 19.91 19.71 25.36 25.33

* set in line with 2011 Census data

** this target was set as it is estimated that approximately 1 in 6 (16.7%) of Brighton & Hove residents identified as LGB or T.