Bromley schools Decolonise the Curriculum

Bromley schools Decolonise the Curriculum

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Sally Gill started this petition to Bromley Borough Council and

Bromley deny that there’s any race discrimination in the Borough. Black and brown children are not being represented in the teaching materials and are being taught the wrong history in Bromley schools. 

Our education system in the UK has failed many young people. Currently, students across the UK are not being taught Black British History consistently as part of the national curriculum in a committed manner, despite numerous findings demonstrating its importance. The latest Home Office figures show that in 2017/18, there were 94,098 hate crime offences recorded by the police in England and Wales, 76% of which were racially aggravated. The reality of racism operates in many ways, particularly through the lack of education and understanding of Black British history.

The Macpherson Report produced 20 years ago, showed that cultural diversity within the curriculum is one of the ways to prevent racism. Similarly, The Windrush Review recommended that colonial and migration history should be taught. So why are we still here today?

The outcomes of young people in the UK are affected by the implicit racial bias within the curriculum. When young people are not taught their history within Britain, their sense of identity and belonging is negatively impacted and social relations, hindered. A 2007 report on the over-representation of young Black people in the criminal justice system demonstrated the link between these shortcomings in the curriculum as causing underachievement and disaffection. A proposed remedy suggested that the ‘government should ensure history lessons are relevant to all young people in Britain’. 

Words courtesy of the Black Curriculum. 

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND THAT BROMLEY DECOLONISE THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM 

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