We are very proud to announce that that La Fontaine Academy has been awarded the Silver Race And Conscious Equality (RACE) Chartermark from Fig Tree International, which provides advice, challenge and support for schools across the UK and internationally. The award is in recognition of the work La Fontaine, and the STEP Academy Trust, have undertaken in recent years in promoting improvement in relation to race equality, inclusion and diversity.
Developed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network) and Fig Tree International, the Race and Conscious Equality (RACE) Charter Mark is for schools, academies and colleges, both in the state and private sectors, in the UK who wish to demonstrate their commitment to action and improvement in relation to race equality in all aspects of their work as educators, employers and community leaders.
To achieve the charter mark La Fontaine Academy completed a comprehensive package of training for governors, senior leaders and middle leaders, and submitted an evaluation detailing their work towards equality so far and an action plan pledging their commitment to ongoing development in this area.
Angelina Idun, Director of Education, SSAT said:
“I am delighted that La Fontaine Academy has been awarded the silver RACE Charter mark. Their application and action plan clearly show a positive ethos and culture which champions and strives for conscious equality and inclusivity throughout the school community. We look forward to continuing to work with the school to see their strategic vision fully realised”
Ann Palmer, CEO, Fig Tree International said:
“I am absolutely delighted that La Fontaine Academy is receiving this recognition. This recognises their determination to make a difference, not only in their own school, but also in the local community. La Fontaine Academy has joined a great group of schools and colleges who are part of the RACE Charter Mark community. We applaud them for their work and aspirations to build a more inclusive society.”