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16/10/20

You could not be more welcome!

16/10/20

Retweetd From Show Racism the Red Card

WOW. You've really pulled out the stops for us today. We could never say thank you enough. https://t.co/crcrEEmvMp

16/10/20

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Great work boys! 🏆 https://t.co/FLP28R30z4

16/10/20

Over 100 of our boys have been rewarded for their consistently good conduct at special breakfasts with Principal Mr Groves this week. Our boys' conduct has remained excellent this term, with 25,836 points awarded by staff. Well done boys! Find out more https://t.co/ABLH2FwICN https://t.co/Zy2oz49S9U

16/10/20

We are proud to be an anti-racist school and stand united: changing minds and changing lives by being https://t.co/ws2BDdSaIa

16/10/20

Supporting anti-racist education every day at . Solidarity with and working to make lasting change https://t.co/hAXY7RmAxM

14/10/20

Year 11... don't miss this one! https://t.co/1S3P9YeDSp

14/10/20

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

Dear students, we hope you have a restful half term from Fri. If you have any emotional concerns or worries over the holiday, remember you can get support from . It’s free, safe and easy to use. Watch the video below to find out more https://t.co/hfAVDIk4de

12/10/20

We're continuing our tradition of Principal’s Breakfasts as part of our programme this year, even though this year they must be in year group bubbles and socially distanced, of course. Find out more at https://t.co/BwGtRonXgU https://t.co/Zt1ZBBnFvG

09/10/20

6th Form Virtual Open Evening, Weds 14th Oct, 5.30pm. Find out how our Sixth Form can help you take the next step towards university, apprenticeships or work. Sign up for this LIVE online event at https://t.co/699o1JeN0W https://t.co/ubzTPloim0

09/10/20

"I’m happy that our school has taken the time to talk about this week in lessons and that we can wear stickers today too." Daniils https://t.co/lGd2YNgQL2

09/10/20

This comment from one of our former Year 11 boys has brought a tear to the eye... "Thank you so much for everything the school did to support me and my classmates. The school was like a family to me and I will really miss it."

09/10/20

"As boys, I feel that it’s important to talk about ," says Che. All this week we've been raising awareness of the struggles and sometimes hidden issues surrounding . Our teachers and boys are proud to support and . https://t.co/5PNfRU4Gm3

08/10/20

This made us happy🙂 . A comment sent to us by a local resident: "I just wanted to say how nice it is to see the boys back. It is nice to see them around, chatting and laughing to each other and giving off a nice positive energy around them."

07/10/20

Music industry executive gave an inpiring talk to Year 10 today on the importance of and in helping to realise your ambitions. A big to Mr Lyn from all our boys! Find out more https://t.co/4Dk6fPWfQL https://t.co/eUL37LMaop

02/10/20

To kick off , 30 of our students interviewed Baroness Wheatcroft of . They asked a range of probing questions around equality & diversity, raising achievement, global warming, the police and gender. Very proud of our boys' professionalism... https://t.co/dKoWMjtGwi

02/10/20

Visit our Virtual Open Day to learn more about our academy and meet Principal Peter Groves. We look forward to welcoming you! https://t.co/hBl8VyPPm0 https://t.co/2uzJqdDkbm

02/10/20

Our boys are excited about meeting Baroness Wheatcroft of today for a two-way online conversation about democracy and role of the House. Thank you to “Learn with the Lords Online” programme (https://t.co/n9nRbqnciN) for organising. https://t.co/a3AP8A5u4B

01/10/20

Our Poetry Table is proving popular... why not try a verse novel for ? A great story that gets to the point and doesn't waste time... https://t.co/ZKH290qmdE

01/10/20

Retweetd From BookTrust

On , we're thinking about all of the amazing verse novels that are out at the moment! Here's the brilliant reading from Long Way Down - head this way to find out why he thinks poetry is so powerful: https://t.co/T0YMpGpxyR https://t.co/M6FfehhRkk

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Anti-Racism - Resources for Parents and Students

On this page you'll find a range of resources and links to help educate ourselves about the issue of racism and how to confront it. We've included suggestions for students, parents and educators.


Black History Month assembly 2020

Click on the image below to download our Black History Month assembly, which aims to inspire tomorrow's leaders to create a virtuous cycle of progression. 

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Black British Female Trailblazers

An assembly presentation by Ms George. The success of women is often overlooked in our world - particularly the contributions of black women. Our assembly, as part of our school's anti-racism mission, was to highlight some of these British icons and raise the profile of women who work hard every day to create a better world for us all.


Key Stage 3 reading suggestions

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Key Stage 4 reading suggestions

Racism 3


Key Stage 5 reading suggestions

Racism 4

Racism 5

Black Lives Matter: A Key Stage 5 resource pack. Includes a list of books, films, TV shows, articles, videos, podcasts and more, to help get you educated on the Black Lives Matter movement and other issues.

How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, is a useful tool for discussing racism with children aged 5-15.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. A novel that explores what it’s like to be a black woman in modern Britain through twelve very different characters.

The Good Immigrant compiled by Nikesh Shukla. 21 different voices explore why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you. 

Quarto anti-racist books for kids - a list of anti- racist books to discuss injustice with children.


Films and documentaries

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Interviews and speeches

Below are some anti-racism resources for any parents/carers and students who may be keen to delve further into this issue while studying from home. This includes a series of renowned historians, philosophers and writers who have contributed to the discussion on racial injustice.

The British rapper and activist Akala shares with us some less-exposed features about black history in his talk at Oxford University.

A Channel 4 Podcast Ways to Change the World with Reni Eddo-Lodge on race, social injustice and quotas


Podcasts - exploring racism around the world

Miss Buchanan's Period Of Adjustment - this episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast talks about the importance of hiring black teachers where black children are taught and how schools can support the achievements of black students.

About Race - a one-off series from Reni Eddo-Lodge, the author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race. She explores issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance.

BBC World Service’s Witness Black History - interviews with people who were there at key moments in black and civil rights history.

BBC Short films celebrating black history


Charities and organisations working to end racism

Mentivity

Mentivity is an inspirational mentoring organisation and alternative educational provision that provides aspirational support for young people, training for schools and parents through 1:1 mentoring, group. Providing Intergenerational Mentoring Through Education in London, Brighton, Kenya and Uganda. Find out more.     

The Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society. It’s the only one of its kind in the UK, but follows in the footsteps of a long line of youth movements who have changed the world. Find out more.   

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) provides support for people who have suffered hate crime, including attacks that were racist, homophobic, transphobic and/or sexist. The charity employs trained caseworkers in order to help victims with the mental trauma they are experiencing, to assist with legal proceedings and to refer them to other services that may be of use. Find out more.

Kick It Out

Kick It Out is an organisation in England that uses football in order to promote equality and inclusivity. “Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football,” it states. Beginning as an independent charity called Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football in 1993, Kick It Out was officially established four years later. Find out more.

Stop Hate UK

Originating in 1995 following the murder of Stephen Lawrence, Stop Hate UK is an organisation committed to supporting people affected by all forms of hate crime across the UK. “Stop Hate UK works alongside local strategic partnerships to tackle hate crime and discrimination, encourage reporting and support the individuals and communities it affects,” the charity says. “Our helplines enable people to access independent support and information, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.” Find out more.

Runnymede

Runnymede is a registered charity and think tank that aims to “challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate and policy engagement”. The organisation, which is funded entirely by donations, states: “Our authoritative research-based interventions in social policy and practice, and our public engagement with decision makers, will assist policy-makers, practitioners, and citizens, to reduce the risk of our society being blighted by racism and discrimination to the detriment of us all.” Find out more.

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was named after Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager who was murdered at the age of 18 in a racist attack in southeast London. The trust is an educational charity, which was created “to tackle inequality in all forms” and is committed to “transforming the life chances of young people and improving the world in which they live." Find out more.

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity that uses workshops and training sessions, among other resources, to educate on and combat racism. Founded almost 25 years ago, the organisation uses high-profile football players to publicise its message. Find out more.


Support with mental health and welfare

Black Minds Matter  – free therapy/support groups and mentoring.

BLAM charity – online forum to discuss events.


For parents/carers


For educators

Teaching to young children about racism can be challenging and these articles offer some guidance, advice and approaches: