Black Lives Matter
The death of George Floyd in May has sparked mass activism across the world in support of anti-racism.
Kindness and respect are at the heart of our school values. Racism has no part to play in society, and we are committed to ensuring that our school provides a community that is safe and equal in opportunity to all. Heads of Year have delivered remote assemblies to students about the Black Lives Matter movement, and Key Stage 3 students have had PSHCE sessions using age-appropriate resources to develop their understanding about how racism can, and must, be challenged. The following book list has been compiled by the National Literacy Trust to share black stories and promote black voices. All of the books explore key issues of race, family, identity and community. We strongly encourage our students to read a selection of these recommendations over the summer.
It is essential that our curriculum is reflective of the culturally rich and diverse nature of British society, and celebrates the endeavours and achievements of black Britons. We are in the process of evaluating our schemes of work as part of our normal review cycle to ensure that they support these important principles.
Further reading about the Black Lives Matter movement can be found at:
Further resources to support discussions about race and racism can be found at here.