Tom Sherrington

Ever since the wave of discussions about racism that flowed from the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in June and July, I’ve been thinking a lot about what an ‘anti-racist’ curriculum would look like in schools. It’s a huge, important, complex area – one you don’t want to get wrong – so, I’m writing this with an exploratory mindset, feeling my way. I worry that schools will feel a need to ‘do something’ and might make hasty decisions for presentational reasons, when this is an area that definitely needs careful consideration, time invested in building shared understanding and long-term planning. There are no quick wins.

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