At Stanford Infant School we are dedicated to becoming an anti-racist school in line with Brighton and Hove City Council’s initiative to become an anti-racist city. We recognise that this a marathon, not a sprint, and does not have a finish date with a certificate at the end. It is a journey that requires us to continually adapt, listen and respond to everyone in our school community.
Please find below a copy of our DRAFT Vision Statement:
Stanford Infant School celebrates friendship, respect, excellence and courage. Our safe and happy learning environment engages, challenges and inspires our learners on a journey of learning forever.
‘Exploring and Learning Together, Inspiring Each Other’
We at Stanford Infant school are dedicated to becoming an anti-racist school in line with Brighton and Hove City Council’s initiative to become an anti-racist city. It is a journey that requires us to continually adapt, listen and respond to everyone in our school community. We know that Black children and children from the Global Majority, face racism, and racism at our school and in our community will not be tolerated. However, the work of anti-racism is so much more than this. To become an anti-racist school and to be anti-racist individuals we have to take forward an anti-racist approach in every area of our school.
Our assurance as staff members is:
- All staff will actively engage in anti-racist training every academic year;
- We will take an anti-racist approach in updating school polices and the curriculum;
- We will ensure the curriculum is diverse and inclusive reflecting Black and Global Majority voices and experiences;
- We understand and are able to counteract any assumptions or actions that may lead to children being treated unfairly or unjustly (unconscious bias);
- We will challenge ourselves and each other;
- We will listen and respond to feedback;
- We will be share our anti-racist journey with Stanford families.
The children will be given the opportunity to explore the history and power of imbalances and discrimination in age-appropriate ways and critically think about their role in society. Throughout the curriculum, and through direct teaching in PSHE, we are teaching the children not only to recognise racism, but to actively stand against it by becoming anti-racism citizens.