Promoting Tolerance

Promoting Tolerance

Update on promoting tolerance at Bradfield School

Thank you for your continued support of our work with our young people to ensure they grow into tolerant citizens. As the recent report from The Guardian showed, exclusions for racism have grown across the country and it is vital that schools and home work together to educate our students to treat everyone with respect and dignity.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/nov/30/record-number-of-uk-children-excluded-for-racist-bullying

Hate Crime

This half term began with a presentation from our local school’s police officer PC McAllister and the Hate Crime Co-ordinator Mollie Fitzpatrick to all Year 7 to Year 11 students about what a hate crime is and its consequences for both victim and perpetrator. The presentation can be found below. We are currently working with Mollie Fitzpatrick to follow up on the presentation with KS4 students in their lessons.

Presentation-Hate_Crime

 

LGBT+

This half term, we have started to plan our student led LGBT+ group in school, which we hope will be led by students with the support of staff. Students at KS4 and 5 will shortly be invited to apply to take a lead in the development of this group, which we hope will begin after Christmas, and will be aimed at all young people wishing to be supportive of equality. In addition, we would draw your attention to the work of the SayIt organisation in Sheffield, who run groups for young people and their parents. If you are interested in either, please have a look at their website, which can be found at

https://sayit.org.uk/parents/

https://sayit.org.uk/groups/

Anne Frank Trust

Finally, we are delighted to have been able to secure working with the Anne Frank Trust in the Summer term this year. More details will follow but if you are interested in the meantime, please look at their website which can be found at https://annefrank.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/