Richard Challoner School Awarded RACE Charter Mark19th October 2023
Members of the Richard Challoner School community are very proud to have been recognised nationally and awarded the bronze level RACE Charter Mark, for their commitment to improving race equality and prioritising an inclusive culture where staff, students, parents and partners of all ethnicities are equally valued.
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 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, Richard Challoner School completed a comprehensive package of training for governors, senior 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.
Reflecting on the school’s achievement, Lucy Parkinson, Lead for Inclusion and Diversity, said: “We are so proud of all the work we are doing to improve all students’ and all staff members’ experience of school, and we are delighted to share our achievement of the Bronze Race Charter Mark Accreditation. We believe this accreditation is a great way to recognise the work we are doing as a school. It has allowed us to set out a detailed plan for the years to come, to ensure we are constantly improving equity, diversity and inclusivity at our school”.
Angelina Idun, Director of Education, SSAT said: “The school’s action plan clearly shows a positive ethos and culture which champions 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”.