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Gender pay gap reporting

Gender pay gap report - March 2017

Inspiration Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We support the fair treatment of all staff, irrespective of gender through our transparent recruitment, pay, and professional development processes.                                          

The trust has 890 employees. 290 (28%) are male and 643 (72%) are female. We are a flexible employer and a number of our employees take up this flexibility with 13% of male employees and 35% of female employees choosing to work part time.

Mean pay gap

Median pay gap

Lower quartile

Middle lower quartile

Middle upper quartile

Upper quartile

% of employees receiving a bonus

Mean bonus pay gap

Median bonus pay gap

17.8% lower for females

17.6% lower for females

86.4% F

13.6% M

67.1% F

32.9% M

71.8% F

28.2% M

63.4% F

36.6% M

0.77% F

4.04% M

1.77% lower for females

30.4% lower for females

We use pay scales for all teaching staff that are aligned to the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) which is reviewed on an annual basis. For non teaching staff we use pay scales set by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (NJC). Staff move through the pay scales for their grade based on a thorough and robust performance management process, meaning earnings are determined by performance outcomes, irrespective of gender. Bonus payments are awarded to Principals and senior members of support staff and are determined by the outcome of performance management processes.

We have a higher proportion of females in every quartile, including the upper. This illustrates that the overall pay gap is as a result of a low proportion of males in the more junior grades.

Breakdown of gender pay gap within Inspiration Trust

 

Mean pay gap

Median pay gap

Lower quartile

Middle lower quartile

Middle upper quartile

Upper quartile

% of employees receiving a bonus

Mean bonus pay gap

Median bonus pay gap

Teaching staff

Male – 32%

Female – 68%

7.6% lower for females

6.46% lower for females

71% F

29% M

74% F

26% M

72% F

28% M

58% F

42% M

1.3% F

4.1% M

2.56% lower for females

22.73% lower for females

Non teaching staff

Male – 23%

Female – 77%

16% lower for females

9.87% lower for females

82% F

18% M

81% F

19% M

75% F

25% M

69% F

31% M

0.3% F

3.9% M

19.5% lower for females

22.7% lower for females

We have analysed this further and looked at the pay gap figures for teaching staff and support staff separately. The pay gap reduced when split into groups within the same pay grading systems.

Although we have a majority of females in the junior pay grades, we also have a majority of women in the upper leadership grades. Across Inspiration Trust female employees account for 56% of all Assistant Principal, Vice Principal, and Principal posts. The Trust senior leadership team consists of 80% female employees including the Chief Executive Officer.

Supporting statement

I can confirm that the above information has been prepared from our payroll data from the snapshot date of March 31, 2017 and fairly represents the gender pay gap information for Inspiration Trust.

Adrian Ball
Chief operating officer