Race, equality and social justice have now been firmly placed back on the agenda and schools are at the forefront as agents for change. Headteachers and senior school leaders have a key role to play in making this happen, by providing opportunities to explore issues of identity and integrity, and by examining organisational structures and processes which address inequalities in the context of their own school setting. The objectives of this course include:
- Identifying key principles of racial equality & social justice and what best practice looks like in individual contexts
- Questioning & reflecting on the prevailing narratives that have shaped the discourse on race, identity, education & the achievement of Black pupils
- Using a narrative enquiry framework to identify how to create personal & organisational narratives that support the achievement of Black pupils
- Equipping senior leaders with the necessary psychological & emotional tools to have honest conversations about race
- Increasing leaders own sense of personal agency & ability to act as an agent of change
Consisting of 3 core elements – race & pedagogy workshops, reflective enquiry and introductory & final evaluation sessions – the programme has been especially designed to provide a safe space for sharing, reflecting and developing confidence, understanding and expertise.