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Gender Pay Gap Report


Gender pay gap

Co-op Academies Trust is required by law to carry out gender pay gap reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.  This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men & women in our organisation, but does not involve publishing individual colleagues’ data.

We are required to publish the results on our own website and to a government website where the results from other organisations can also be viewed.

Gender pay reporting requires us to make calculations based on colleague gender, and their pay during March 2022.  We have done this by using our existing payroll records, and following the approach to reporting set out in government guidance. We can use these results to assess the levels of gender equality in the Trust, in relation to pay, and the balance of male and female employees at different levels.

This is our sixth annual report.

We believe that men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across the Trust.  We use pay scales based on the School Teachers Pay & Conditions Document for teachers and academy-based leaders. For support staff, each academy currently follows the job evaluation / grading structure adopted in its local authority area – all of which use pay scales set by the NJC.

However, it is clear from our data that we continue to employ more men in higher paid roles (leadership or senior teaching, and predominantly full time), and fewer men in lower paid roles (teaching assistants, lunchtime supervisors, cleaning & catering, many of which are part time).

Pay & bonus gap

On the snapshot date (31 March 2022) there were 2478 full-pay relevant employees, of which 23.5% were men and 76.5% were women.

Overall, the women’s hourly rate was

18.5% lower (mean) than men 17.8% lower (median) than men

Pay quartiles

How many men & women are in each quarter of the Trust’s payroll?

  Men Women
Top quartile 33.8% 66.2%
Upper middle quartile 27.7% 72.3%
Lower middle quartile 23.6% 76.4%
Lower quartile 9.2% 90.8%

Who received bonus pay?

0% of women

0% of men

Difference in bonus pay?

No bonuses were paid, so there is no difference in bonus pay.

Ethnicity pay gap

Although there is no legal requirement to carry out ethnicity pay gap reporting, Co-op Academies Trust has chosen to do this. This is our first report.

We have followed guidance published nationally by the CPID, and also mirrored our approach to calculating the gender pay gap. This also gives us the ability to compare our gender and ethnicity pay gaps.

  March 2022
Number of staff 2478
% white 80%
% other ethnicity 16%
% not stated 4%
Mean pay gap 17.4%
Median pay gap 21.7%
Q1 (white) 89.5%
Q2 (white) 83.5%
Q3 (white) 78.2%
Q4 (white) 65.3%

Note: we have followed guidance produced by the CPID, and have compared:

  • all white colleagues (white British, white Irish, other white, gypsy & Irish traveller), with
  • all other ethnicities