The National Centre for Diversity (NCFD) held its prestigious Annual Grand Awards event at the Queens Hotel in Leeds last week, with a fantastic result for one Birmingham primary school situated in Winson Green.
Our pupils’ progress and development is what drives us, so that they can grow into conscientious and positive members of this great community.
Oasis Academy Foundry has been named ‘UK School or Academy of the Year’ for the fourth year running during the celebrations, and it was also revealed to be 6th in the National Centre for Diversity’s Top 100 Index 2020.
The annual awards are held in order to celebrate the country’s best organisations in relation to their work for Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement. The NCFD Grand Awards mark the contributions of those who work tirelessly every day, to ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all within their organisations – whatever your background.
Oasis Academy Foundry is committed to inclusion and opportunities for every pupil, regardless of ability or background. Their vision is to ‘build a strong school that delivers a first education’, but also to ‘build an interconnected community, recognising that educational needs do not exist in isolation from the needs of the whole person.’ Pupils are encouraged to develop ‘respect, tolerance and love for others, regardless of race, gender, religion or difference, within a framework of equality of opportunity and fairness.’
Emma Johnson, Executive Principal of Oasis Academy Foundry, commented on the award, saying; “We are very grateful to the National Centre for Diversity for their School of the Year award for the fourth year running.”
“Inclusion, respect, engagement is inherent at our Academy, they are aspects of our character as a school. This award is for all of pupils, parents, staff and our wider community – we work together and support one another for the benefit of the children.”
“Our pupils’ progress and development is what drives us, so that they can grow into conscientious and positive members of this great community.”
Solat Chaudhry, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Diversity, said; “The Grand Awards has been phenomenal. I’d like to offer huge congratulations to not only the award winners, but those who were also shortlisted and nominated for one of our awards.”
“Beyond this year’s Awards evening, we at the National Centre for Diversity know that there are fantastic people right across the country; working hard to make their organisations, wider communities and the UK in general a better and more equitable place for us all. We commend you all for your hard work, we know this is a journey that never stops, and we’re here to support you all in that journey.”