Empowering an Anti-Racist Curriculum: Building racial literacy and taking action in our schools
The Black Curriculum and Global Learning London are offering schools the unprecedented opportunity to interrogate the role they play in challenging and re-balancing inequality of opportunity and outcomes, and act upon it through anti-racist practice.
COVID 19 and Black Lives Matter have re-ignited questions around race and racism, bringing them to the fore of conversations around structural inequality. With schools actively interrogating their own systems and practices, Global Learning London and The Black Curriculum are joining forces to share the expertise we have accumulated on how to better embed anti-racist pedagogy and global perspectives into school structures and within their delivery of the curriculum.
Our support package for schools consists of:
• Three 1.5 hour training sessions (one per term) bringing Lead Teachers from all participating schools together to lay the groundwork, track progress and provide peer support in a dialogic space
• One half-day training support for each school, delivered to all staff. We will share tried and tested global learning methodologies in an interactive space whilst sparking conversation and learning around the decolonising of curriculums, the importance of Black British History and the impact of language and leadership in school contexts. Teachers will be able to continue to develop their awareness and skills through digital training resources following the session.
• One in-depth surgery with the Senior Leadership Team of each school, to consult on transforming curriculum with a practical action plan and road map to reform.
Cost: £2,500 per school (minimum 10 schools per cluster) – Delivery Timeline: 12 months
The Black Curriculum aims to deliver Black British history in schools to prepare students to become fully rounded citizens ready for an increasingly globalised world. Their work in schools to remedy wider systemic issues in society has earned them features in the BBC, Guardian, Metro, Telegraph, CNN and Vogue.
Global Learning London supports schools to broaden their curricula and embed a multiplicity of perspectives to promote diversity and social justice. We have run sessions for the Geographical Association on Decolonising the Curriculum and are currently delivering our Shared Ground: A CPD for Schools on Teaching about Migration as part of British Council’s Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme.
If you have questions or require more information about this training, please contact our team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: “Protest – Black Lives Matter – London 2020” by livvya is licensed with CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.