Thursday, 22 October 2009

And another thing...

We were at the 'Widening the Talent Pool' Race of Opportunity Awards 2009 last night. Education Leeds was shortlisted in the 'Collaboration and Partnership' section along with the British Army, Deloitte LLP, Deutsche Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland. The award was for a collaborative programme or work aimed at addressing equality, diversity and inclusion with a focus on race.

The judging panel said that "This was an outstanding category with a number of great examples of how businesses are leading the way and making partnerships work. Businesses working together in partnership with further education and government policy makers and providing a real opportunity for greater impact in tackling inequality."

Our partnership project 'Refugees into Teaching' Network Project was highly commended and reflects more brilliant work by colleagues.

The project is a collaboration with the Refugee Education and Training Advisory Service and has supported over 90 refugees to create visible role models from different culture in our classrooms. Congratulations to everyone involved!

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