Black Lives Matter
Merton have partnered with The Black Curriculum to deliver a range of services to our schools. The Black Curriculum will be providing teaching training to all of our school clusters across June 2021, engaging with a range of staff including teachers, senior leaders and head teachers.
From September 2021, The Black Curriculum will be launching the Student Ambassador scheme with our Secondary schools. A teacher from each school with act as a National Ambassador Scheme Coordinator and will manage and organise ambassadors to undergo a series of activities to gain their accreditation.
We will also be receiving Curriculum Consultations for 28 of our schools to further support them to develop an inclusive and diverse curriculum which mirrors the diversity of the pupils at our schools.
Please book on in the normal way using Merton CPD website https://www.mertoncpd.co.uk/cpd/portal.asp
20 Headteachers across Merton have begun the Race, Identity and School Leadership programme with Integrity Coaching. The year-long school improvement programme, designed to impact leadership policy and practice, consists of four core elements:
- Race Equality Workshops
- Reflective Enquiry Sessions
- 1:1 Executive Coaching
- Final Evaluation Session
Black Lives Matter Resources
During recent headteacher meetings we have had discussions about Council statements regarding Black Lives Matters and the events both in the US and the UK. So you are aware, the Leaders of the political parties in Merton issued a joint statement on the 3rd June 2020 for all Merton residents:
Black Lives Matter Strategy
Merton School Improvement team have created our Black Lives Matter and Equalities strategy to support our schools to meet the needs of the pupils and staff within our borough.
We are aware that some schools have already begin to plan (and carry out) actions to respond to Black Lives Matter. We have created three documents that we hope you find helpful as you either develop these actions further, or start to think what you may want to do next term.
One document is about ‘Diversifying the Curriculum’ and then there are two documents, providing resources and signposting you to a variety of other resources, one each for primary and secondary. These can be found on the following Google Drive, in the folder called ‘Black Lives Matter’ or view the links below:
Black Lives Matter – Primary Resource