This isn’t something you can solve quickly, so start with small steps
Improving inclusivity and making your school anti-racist is a long-term project, especially if your community is reluctant to discuss race issues, or even actively resistant to your efforts.
However, it’s better to make a start, keep pushing and learn as you go, than make no progress at all. You can be the driving force for change in your school.
Prepare to face some resistance, but don't let it put you off
Resistance might not be obvious, and could take the form of parents or staff:
- Believing that they don't need to worry about racism, especially if there aren't a lot of BAME people in the community
- Agreeing that racism is an issue, but that there are bigger problems to deal with
- Thinking that there's no racism in the school community, and so tackling it would be a waste of time