How to involve your community in your anti-racism work

Set up a working group to create a safe space for staff and parents to share their perspectives on your school's approach to inclusivity, so you can tackle racism in your community from an informed position.

Last reviewed on 9 January 2023
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Contents
  1. Listen to the perspectives of staff and parents who are BAME before you try to solve any problems
  2. Form a working group and encourage people from across your school to join
  3. Establish terms of reference with all of your attendees before your first meeting
  4. First meeting – set ground rules before you start
  5. Take note of problems, and use those to create an action plan
  6. Other options for hearing from your community

Listen to the perspectives of staff and parents who are BAME before you try to solve any problems

If you aren't from a BAME background yourself, you might not be aware of the problems BAME members of your community face.

This needs to be a collaborative process, but remember that it’s up to you to do the heavy lifting to make change happen in your school – you shouldn't expect staff and parents who are BAME to come up with solutions. This working group should allow you to get their insights, host an ongoing discussion, and create an action plan based on what you hear (more on the action

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