In the top 100 nationally – Oasis Academy Hobmoor receives prestigious award
It’s a time for celebration at a local primary school as they not only receive the prestigious Leadership Team of the Year Award, they have also made it into the top 100 companies nationally across schools and industry.
We celebrate the exceptional work of people and organisations who have EDI running through their DNA. Let’s rejoice at this and build a better society.
Merited gratitude – Oasis Academy Hobmoor, situated in the heart of Yardley, Birmingham are thrilled at gaining the prestigious award after months of hard work and dedication not just by the Leadership Team, but all staff.
The very best of the UK’s top equality, diversity & inclusion champions celebrated at the NCFD Grand Awards 2020 in January.
Held at Earls Court, London, this year’s event highlighted the excellent work organisations and those that work for them do; to promote Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement (FREDIE) at the highest level in workplaces across the UK.
Darren King, Principal of Oasis Academy Hobmoor, commented on the awards saying; “We are exceptionally proud to receive the Leadership of the Team Award and be marked as number 18 on the top 100 national index for diversity. It highlights the dedication of my amazing team of staff.”
The Investors in Diversity for Schools Award is a nationally recognised equality, diversity accreditation that recognises excellence in this area. The academy has been working hard to ensure an inclusive education is available to all students. Oasis Academy Hobmoor ensures the children have a curriculum that acknowledges their needs and builds on their requirements.
Solat Chaudhry, NCFD Chief Executive, said: “Well done to everyone. It is so important to demonstrate the excellent work that all our winners tonight achieve in building positive communities to improve cultures and attitudes, ensuring fairness for all.”
“I am particularly proud that we celebrate excellent work across all sectors as these organisations are the future of the workplace in the UK.”
“We celebrate the exceptional work of people and organisations who have EDI running through their DNA. Let’s rejoice at this and build a better society.”
“The outstanding companies that won tonight bring a sense of decency, stability, certainty, well-being, hope, optimism and resilience in a world where mainstream political rhetoric has hardened.”
The prestigious event was hosted by Dr Hanif Malik OBE, and speakers included James Walsh, Head of Legacy & Engagement at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games; Becky Hewitt, HR Director at Leeds Building Society and 2019’s winner of the Managing Director/ Chief Executive of the Year Mike Regnier, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Building Society who graciously handed over his title for 2020 to Duncan Elliott, Managing Director at GallifordTry Highways.