17 Mar Our Commitment To Being An Actively Anti-Racist School
We want to ensure that pupils, parents and staff all feel the same sense of belonging and attachment to the school irrespective of their background.
We are undertaking a programme of action both immediate and long term across all areas of the school to ensure that wherever we can have influence, we are a leading example of how to ensure all our children feel equally empowered.
We are committed to evolving our approach and have worked towards developing our aims. Steps taken to date:
- Staff training on unconscious bias planned for later in the year;
- A commitment to increase the diversity of our staff;
- Work on reviewing our curriculum to ensure it is decolonised, diversified and inclusive for all our children;
- Audit of books both in classrooms and the library and an investment in more diverse books to ensure children can identify and feel represented in books and resources;
- A commitment to creating a listening culture with an aim to have a collaborative model enabling open and difficult conversations about race and unconscious bias to take place, leading to better understanding and the ability to respond to the experiences and feelings of our families.
Haringey Education Partnership have a “Raising Black Caribbean and BAME Achievement” Strategy 2020/21. As part of this strategy, Marva Rollins, a prominent educational consultant, who is currently conducting BAME reviews across Haringey schools, will be visiting Coleridge on Tuesday 23rd March to complete a review for us. This involves meeting with the Senior Leadership Team, a number of staff and children, as well as some of our Black parents to gather information about what is working well and where we can improve. She will also meet with governors who are leading on our BAME work.