View the Barking and Dagenham Race & Social Justice Charter
At Parsloes, we recognise the importance of feeling like you belong. We understand the need to introduce our pupils to different pathways for conversation, where they are able to develop race-conscious language and take part in conversations that will drive change through the authentication of their own beliefs.
In order to increase our cultural competence, it is important to identify the gaps in our curriculum and ensure it is actively representing who is in our school. Through the introduction and implementation of the Race and Social Justice program, we aim to bring to light (and thus avoid) the presumptions that all groups are the same and adapt our curriculum appropriately, so that it caters to nurturing global citizens.
We endeavour to do this by:
. creating an RSJ working party, who will re-think, re-frame and re-construct our curriculum to actively challenge racism and promote allegiance within and across communities
. attending and delivering workshops relating to the RSJ program
. analysing feedback from pupil, staff and parent questionnaires
. meeting with stakeholders to review the literature available to pupils and staff
. keeping a record of what we do to drive change (self-evaluation tool), reviewing on a termly basis and acting accordingly to plug the gaps in knowledge and experiences
We view our curriculum as a vehicle for change and understand the importance for providing equal opportunities of access to it, in order to produce equal opportunity outcomes. At Parsloes, we will ensure that equalities, race and justice is woven through the curriculum, forming natural links across a range of subjects, developing secure knowledge in racial literacy.
The Race and Social Justice Charter outlines the commitments that we pledge to make, in order to drive real change for our pupils. The charter provides an opportunity to recognise work already implemented in the areas of race and social justice and to form part of a framework for further support to strengthen our practices and address important issues.
Everyone has a seat at the table; there is no hierarchy in inequality.