Anti-racism: how to review and re-frame your curriculum

Learn how to make diversity central to your curriculum, not just a bolt on, and make sure BAME history and achievements are taught all year round. Download our review tool and use it to question and adapt what you’re teaching so your curriculum accurately represents Britain's diversity.

Last reviewed on 1 December 2022
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  1. Your review should have 3 aims: representation, re-framing and anti-racism
  2. Download our subject-specific primary or secondary review tools 
  3. How to carry out the review and adapt your curriculum
  4. Use examples of alternative curriculums to inspire your adapted curriculum
  5. Next steps: support staff to deliver this curriculum

This article focuses on how to improve your curriculum in relation to race. You can, and should, apply similar principles to improve diversity in terms of gender, disability and sexual orientation. Use our curriculum audit for gender and LGBTQ+ inclusivity to help you do this. 

Your review should have 3 aims: representation, re-framing and anti-racism

Re-framing how certain subjects are taught after examining how they are taught through a western or colonial lens This is also known as “decolonising the curriculum”. This isn't necessarily changing what you teach, but how you teach it. For example, teaching the British Empire as “invading

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