This webpage aims to provide educational settings in Oxfordshire with information and guidance to support the implementation of effective whole-school approaches to anti-racism.
Targeting professionals working in and with schools, this page also seeks to enable school staff access to relevant information, resources and support to eradicate racism, address the disproportionate exclusion of Black and Mixed Heritage learners and improve the lived experiences of Black and mixed heritage learners.
Government policies and guidance
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
- “Under the Equality Act 2010, schools must not discriminate. In their teaching of Relationships Education, schools should ensure that the needs of all pupils are appropriately met, and that all pupils understand the importance of equality and respect. Schools must ensure that they comply with the relevant provisions of the Equality Act 2010, under which a person’s race, colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin are amongst the protected characteristics.” – Equality Act 2010
- Behaviour and discipline in schools - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – See 14.3
What do Ofsted say
Ofsted expect schools to be environments where commonalities are identified and celebrated, difference is valued and nurtured, and bullying, harassment and violence are never tolerated.
Anti-racism tools for school leaders
Additional sources of support/information
- Haringey Black Caribbean and BAME Achievement Strategy
- Excluded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBnKHsaEfy8) - Feature documentary by Each Other
- Catch up with EachOther (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8K-hgOY3v8) - Excluded: Live panel discussion
- Conversations around… Exclusion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uND5qn-02ek) - A video by Each Other and Just for Kids Law
- Blog by Each Other (https://eachother.org.uk/school-exclusions-are-undermining-childrens-rights-to-education/)
- Just for Kids Law
- Education and Race from Empire to Brexit (2019) by Sally Tomlinson
- Beginner's Guide to Anti-Racism written by Liz Pemberton for Tapestry A resource for childminders, nurseries and early years settings to start having necessary conversations about racism.
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