The Education Alliance is required to publish a gender pay gap report by the end of March 2018 and the parameters for the report are very specific. Gender pay gap reporting legislation requires employers with 250 or more employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees and the attached report ensures the Trust meets its legal obligation.
The data within the report shows that the Trust employs more female employees than male employees. Many of our senior leaders are female and whilst we consistently employ more female staff in each of the four quartiles, the fact that a significantly high percentage of staff employed in the lower quartile are female impacts on our overall comparator information.
The gender pay gap information simply identifies a pay gap that results from the diverse range of roles and professions we employ within the Trust and the way in which there is a gender split reflected in those roles and professions (e.g. there are more female Cleaners, Catering staff and Administrators within the Trust than there are males employed in those professions).
Our policies and procedures ensure we act fairly, legally, equitably and transparently and our HR staff, managers and leaders are trained to ensure our policies and procedures are applied effectively.
We will continue to scrutinise the gender pay gap information and monitor the data to ensure we understand the comparisons the gender pay gap report illustrates.