Equality and Diversity at NewVIc

NewVIc’s mission is to create a successful learning community.  Everything we do is informed by our commitment to our principles:  Ambition, Challenge and Equality.  We respect, value and care for all members of our college community.

Our Equality and Diversity Policy

Progress on our 2016-2020 Equality Objectives

A report on our 2012-2016 Equality Objectives

Our Equality Information can be found below

NewVIc background

We are a large sixth form college located in the London Borough of Newham. Our curriculum is very broad and provides courses at entry level, level 1, level 2 and level 3 across a wide variety of subject areas to meet the needs of a broad range of Newham students.

Our students

These figures are based on our student cohort in October 2016.  47% are female and 53% male. 60% are of Asian ethnicity, 19% Black, 12% White, 5% Mixed and 4% Other.  25% of our student body disclose having a learning difficulty or disability.  All of the major religions are represented in our student body, with 64% declaring themselves to be Muslim, 17% Christian, 4% Hindu, 1% Sikh.  3% consider themselves to be secular.  The remaining 11% are either not known or other categories. We do not currently collect data on sexual orientation.   

Our staff

These figures are based on permanent staff in October 2016 unless otherwise stated.  42.5% are teachers, 43.3% are officers and 14.2% are managers. 

Gender

42% of our staff are male, 58% are female

Gender Pay Gap

No. of Staff Gender Grade Median Pay per Hour
18 Male Managers £25.67
17 Female Managers £25.50
44 Male Officers £13.01
61 Female Officers £13.38
42 Male Teachers £21.03
65 Female Teachers £21.03
No. of Staff Gender Grade Median Pay per Hour
104 Male All £19.56
143 Female All £19.56

Ethnicity

17% staff are of Asian ethnicity, 28% Black, 51% White and 2% Mixed.

Officers:  23% are Asian,  29% Black, 43% White and 3% Mixed.

Teachers: 13% are Asian, 31% Black, 50% White and 1% Mixed

Managers: 6% are Asian, 14% Black; 74% White and 3% Mixed

Disability

As of March 2017, 5.4% of our staff have disclosed a learning difficulty or disability and this is addressed in our equality objectives 2016-2020.

Religion (includes fixed term staff as well as permanent)

As of March 2017, we have data for 63% of staff and this is addressed in our equality objectives 2016-2020. 

Sexual Orientation

As of March 2017, we have data for 69% of staff and this is addressed in our equality objectives 2016-2020

Gender Reassignment

We do not currently collect this data.  A group of HR and pastoral staff received training in October 2015 about how to make the college a welcoming and support place for transgender students and staff.  

Grievance and Dismissal

It is not possible to report on this for data protection reasons.

Return to Work after Maternity Leave

Our return to work rate was 79% for the 14 staff who took maternity leave during the period of October 2015-October 2016.

Complaints about discrimination

All complaints are thoroughly investigated; no complaints about equality discrimination have been upheld between October 2015 and October 2016.

Training

Respect in the Workplace (teaching and support staff - on training days 2014-2015)
Hidden Disabilities (managers - July 2014)
Equality and Diversity update (senior leadership team - January 2015)
Equality and Diversity in the curriculum (senior leadership team – February 2015)
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms (teaching and support staff - February 2015)
Managing Disability in the workplace (managers - April 2015)
Impact Assessments (managers - May 2015)
Equality and Diversity (support staff - on training days 2015-2016)
Equality and Diversity briefing (Student Union - September 2015)
Transgender (HR & pastoral staff October 2015)
Equality Objectives (managers - December 2015)
Equality and Diversity briefing (Student Union - September 2016)
British Values and Challenging Extremism (from June 2016 onwards as part of a rolling programme for all staff)
Challenging Homophobia (from June 2016 onwards as part of a rolling programme for all staff)

If you have any queries on NewVIc’s approach to equality and diversity, please in the first instance contact the college’s Director of Student Services, Tracy Oko (tracy.oko@newvic.ac.uk).