LFA awarded the prestigious Silver Race Charter Mark

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.”