RACE Charter Mark applications open

The Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT) and Fig Tree International have worked in partnership to develop Race and Conscious Equality (RACE) Charter Mark for schools, academies, colleges and centres.

The Charter Mark is for those providers that 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. The RACE Charter Mark offers a formal way of championing race equality and confirming to all stakeholders that you are prioritising an inclusive culture where staff, students, parents and partners of all ethnicities are valued. The Charter Mark process results in a dynamic action plan, which works alongside the organisation’s strategic planning documentation and is reviewed regularly to ensure that progress is being made and sustained. 

The RACE Charter Mark is aimed at:

  • schools and academies
  • colleges
  • alternative provision schools and centres

Costs and more information on registering can be found on the website here.

Why should schools apply? 

Sue Williamson, CEO SSAT the schools, students and teachers network stated:

"The events of this year have sadly confirmed that we are a long way from achieving King’s dream. I want to see equality, social justice, and a society where diversity is valued. In 1963, Dr King said “ This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilising drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” As Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world…”This is why SSAT is joining with Fig Tree International to launch the Race Charter Mark – we want to work with schools to change the world".