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					Highbury College
A Whole College Approach to Equality & Diversity

 Deborah See, Executive Director Collegiate College (Curriculum,
 Quality & Students)
 Outstanding Showcase
 4 November 2011
Equality & Diversity@Highbury
Equality & Diversity@Highbury
                 Our Approach

• Underpins our 2020 Vision and our Mission
- Serving our diverse stakeholder communities with
  pride and passion (Vision)
- Enable all our students to succeed (Mission)

• A core value
- Championing equality and diversity
                 Our Approach

• Equality & diversity embedded in all aspects of
  College life
• Responsibility lies with all staff
• Executive Director Collegiate College Strategic
  Lead ( College Leadership Team)
• Equality & Diversity Committee (reports to
  Academic Board) responsible for identifying key
  issues, monitoring progress and taking action
       Equality & Diversity Framework

• Single Equality Scheme (SES)– reviewed annually through
  consultation with all stakeholders
• Equality and Race Equalities Policies
• Equality and Diversity Strategy – three year strategy
  underpinning the achievement of the Strategic Plan and the
• Annual Equality & Diversity Operational Targets –focus on
  delivering the Strategy and SES
• Impact assessments undertaken of all policies, procedures,
  plans and practices
• Impact assessment of key decisions is a standing agenda
  item for all Committee meetings
          Overarching Beacon Indicators

•   ED1- Provide high quality training and education opportunities for everyone
•   ED2 -High success rates for and exceptional progress by all students
•   ED3 - Equality and diversity are actively promoted within all College
•   ED4 - The College is proactive in sharing good practice and supporting
    employers and other external bodies to enhance equality and diversity
•   ED5 - The College rigorously assesses the impact of its work and takes
    appropriate action in response to its findings
•   ED6 - More proportionate representation of equalities groups in the staffing
•   ED7- An organisational culture of fairness, respect and mutual
    understanding that values the contributions of individuals and groups
•   ED8 - Policies, procedures, plans and practices effectively increase
    inclusion, promote equality and tackle discrimination
      Example of Targeted Outcomes (ED1)

• Success rates for all equalities groups to be at
  least at 93% (90th percentile)
• Success rates for the comparative indicators of
  age, disability, ethnicity and gender are monitored
  at Department Level and any underperformance
• 1 % gap between male and female success rates
• Gaps between male and female attendance rates
  and students aged 16 -18 and 19+ reduced by 2%
               Examples of What We Monitor

Students                                 Staff
•   Recruitment                          •   Recruitment
•   Attendance                           •   Sickness
•   Success rates                        •   Turnover
•   Added value                          •   Redundancy
•   Progression                          •   Staff Voice
•   Support                              •   Grievances
•   Student Voice                        •   Observation grades
•   Complaints                           •   Training & Development
•   Incidents of bullying & harassment   •   Incidents of bullying & harassment
•   Disciplinary action & outcomes       •   Disciplinary action & outcomes
      Strategies Arising from Monitoring
•   Curriculum offer, design and delivery
•   Personalised timetables
•   Targeted support groups
•   Health & Well Being groups
•   Back on Track
•   Support to Achieve
•   Social Enterprise
•   Review Panels
•   Mediation
   Measuring Impact – Student Success

• Success measured overall, by level and other key data,
     including for example:
- Equalities groups
- Disadvantaged groups groups (LACs, young offenders,
     pregnant young women etc)
- In receipt of ALS
- On the Support to Achieve Programme
- Attendance patterns
- Type and level of programme
- Postcode
- School
....... and much more!
    Measuring Impact – Student Success

•   Other measures for success used include:
-   Value added
-   Distance travelled (diagnostic assessment)
-   Progression
-   Competitions
-   Service and contribution
•   Use of success data at individual, team and
    departmental level to inform targets, quality review,
    self assessment and improvement planning
Impact and Outcomes