Is this a new function or a review of an existing function?
What are the aims/purpose of the function?
Is the function designed to meet specific needs such as the needs of minority ethnic groups, older people, disabled people etc?
Yes – pupils in Black and Minority Ethnic groups
What information has been gathered on this function? (Indicate the type of information gathered e.g. statistics, consultation, other monitoring information)? Attach a summary or refer to where the evidence can be found.
A wide variety of national, local and school based data is gathered on the achievement and standards of Black and Minority Ethnic groups. This is interpreted and the summary, conclusion and action points are noted in Kingston's Annual Standards Report (see contact details above).
Does your analysis of the information show different outcomes for different groups (higher or lower uptake/failure to access/receive a poorer or inferior service)? If yes, indicate which groups and which aspects of the policy or function contribute to inequality?
Yes – information on BME standards and achievement in contained in the Annual Standards Report.
Are these differences justified (e.g. are there legislative or other constraints)? If they are, explain in what way.
No, they are not justified.
What action needs to be taken as a result of this Equality Impact Assessment to address any detrimental impacts or meet previously unidentified need? Include here any reasonable adjustments for access by disabled people. Include dates by which action will be taken. Attach an action plan if necessary.
Actions are contained within Inspection and Advisory Team plans (see contact details above) and the Children and Young Peoples’ Plan (see link below)
When will you evaluate the impact of action taken?
This is on-going and on an annual basis.
The Joint Annual Review process with schools is a significant annual mechanism for reviewing the school’s own self-evaluation processes in relation to achievement and standards of Black and Minority Ethnic groups.
Assessment completed by:
Name Andrew King
Service Inspection and Advisory Service
Date 22 February 2007