Racial Equality in schools: Bespoke Support for Senior School Leaders
The following programme has been designed in response to the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement and inherent implications for action within our own UK education system.
I have had over 30 years experience working in this arena and if has become abundantly clear to me that if we are to succeed in addressing racial inequality in our schools, then we need to do things differently.
It is my belief that we must equip teachers and school leaders with both the cognitive and emotional skills needed to engage with the necessary ( and yes, often difficult) conversations around race. Too often, to the detriment of black pupils, related issues have either been overlooked or not properly addressed. Global events have shown us all that we cannot let this moment pass and there is a moral imperative for us all to do better.
We are committed in our endeavour to help schools bring about the change that is needed. As such we have designed a new provision named our “Race, Identity and School Leadership” programme to support schools who want to be part of the change.
Delivered through a series of workshops and 1:1 Coaching, the programme has been designed to provide a space, for senior school leaders to:
– Engage in race equality conversations, in order to help facilitate change both in themselves, their schools and society as a whole
– Build their knowledge of the issues whilst taking part in meaningful dialogue about racial equality within individual school contexts
– Increase their own sense of personal agency and ability to act as an agent of change
Given that school leaders are key role models within their communities and play an important part in shaping future generations, I truly believe that this is vital work for leaders to undertake.
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