Pangbourne College receives FLAIR’s Racial Equity Silver Award
A West Berkshire college has been awarded for its commitment to building a racially fair culture.
Pangbourne College has received FLAIR’s Racial Equity Silver Award following the recommendations outlined in FLAIR’s annual Racial Equity Questionnaire.
The college set up a Racial, Diversity and Inclusion Working Party in response to the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss different pupils’ personal experiences at the college.
FLAIR has enabled Pangbourne College to better understand the experience of all its pupils through an annual anonymous survey.
Assistant head and pupil mental health and equality, diversity and inclusion lead Caroline Bond said: “While we are never complacent on our journey to building a racially equitable culture at Pangbourne, we are delighted to receive the FLAIR Silver Award which is a recognition of the initiatives we have taken and the progress we have made.
“Our flag values of selflessness, moral courage, respect, kindness, initiative, resilience, industry and integrity form the basis for the ethos that drives Pangbourne to be what it is today.”
The college’s working party has evolved to influence positive changes, including producing a Racial, Diversity and Inclusion Policy, initiating significant curriculum changes and encouraging pupils to be upstanders rather than bystanders.
Pangbourne College's inclusion statement in the EDI Policy states: “Pangbourne College is committed to establishing an inclusive community where people with different beliefs, views, interests and backgrounds live and collaborate together, celebrating our common humanity and learning from each other.”
FLAIR is an independent race and ethnicity data platform championing the role of education in promoting equity and inclusion to future generations.