Diversity and Inclusion

 

At Christ’s School our underpinning aim is to promote inclusion and equality, and we strive to ensure every student, every staff member, every member of the community and every stakeholder is recognised and respected for who they are. We are proud to be part of the diverse and multicultural society that makes London so special.

We recognise the pain and anger that recent global events have caused, and the long and shaming history of racism going back hundreds of years. We want you to know that we are already taking the steps required to become, as an organisation, actively anti-racist and to stand stronger and louder as a community to combat racial inequality and ensure our school is a safe space, a place where everyone is valued, everyone shares equal access to support, and a place where educational and vital conversations are encouraged. This is a journey with many steps and processes, and we begin today by setting out the first wave of change we are introducing to actively combat racism.

Our commitment:

  1. We have formed a Diversity and Inclusion Group to focus on these issues, bring in positive reform, and hold the school community accountable

  2. We will form a student group to embrace our diverse and inclusive student body, celebrating culture and identity 

  3. We will support all staff and stakeholders to become racially literate and embed this racial literacy, ensuring it shapes the cultural and institutional framework of the school, and provide resources and discussion space to facilitate this

  4. We are reviewing our pastoral provision to ensure all staff are equipped and confident in dealing with racist incidents among our students, this will involve full staff training

  5. We are engaging with external training providers to support our understanding of the experience of racism among our staff, students and community, and support us in making change

  6. We will conduct a curriculum review to ensure our curriculum is fully representative of the multicultural and diverse society we live in

  7. We have a regular safe space for frank and open discussion among our staff, vital for sharing experiences and supporting one another as a community

  8. All staff will be encouraged to plot their professional development through responsible line management and leadership, and we will work towards proportional representation at all levels

  9. A campaign to ‘Amplify Black and Brown Voices’ will launch in September using our staff expertise to highlight practitioners in all fields taught in school that have made a positive contribution to their subject

  10. Anti-racism will be a standing item in meeting agendas; staff with specific roles focused on building inclusion will be properly supported and resourced; a specific anti-racism policy will be introduced, and we will review our existing policies to ensure they are racially inclusive

 

Equality and social justice are central to our objectives and values of Love, Justice and Peace as an organisation. It’s clear that although we are an inclusive school for staff and students, we need to do more. 

 

Words are not enough; actions will  be taken in the weeks, months and years ahead, and we will make regular updates to all stakeholders regarding the progress we are making.  

  • 07:13 PM - 16th May, 2024 Well done to the Yr7/8 & Yr9 Rounders Teams who played Turing House this afternoon. Two very close games, Yr7/8’s narrowly losing by 1 rounder, whilst the yr9 girls were able to secure the win. pic.twitter.com/MiZ0WmZwJP
  • 07:17 AM - 16th May, 2024 On Friday, Art Club have organised a charity cake sale for . pic.twitter.com/sPrAL4mHbb
  • 04:48 PM - 15th May, 2024 Active learning with our Yr11s revision. Peer teaching the hexadecimal numerical system pic.twitter.com/HFDwfVqqJi
  • 04:27 PM - 10th May, 2024 CHRIST'S SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!Maintaining our school, grounds & facilities is the responsibility of the Governing Body and we need parental support.The Governor Fund is a registered charity. Scan the QR code or click the link below to donate. Thank you! Read more pic.twitter.com/bmIKDCrJDW
  • 03:51 PM - 9th May, 2024 Our Caribbean Carnival themed lunch went down an absolute storm today. Lots of fantastic feedback from staff and students. pic.twitter.com/2pQapUbWn0
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  • 09:07 AM - 9th May, 2024 Tomorrow, Year 11 students will be running a bake sale. Students also have an opportunity to see their favourite teacher dressed up for the day raising money to ensure all students get to experience and to have the best prom night. All year groups - bring some spare change! pic.twitter.com/MbrIKXWZzM
  • 09:20 PM - 8th May, 2024 Year 7 are netball Borough Champions!!!! Beating Grey Court School and Richmond Park Academy in the final 11-5 and 14-8 pic.twitter.com/iqnxBBfFsi
  • 03:20 PM - 8th May, 2024 Behind the scenes of the Whole School photograph yesterday. Information about how to view / order the photograph will be sent out in due course. pic.twitter.com/FoEbRcuuWE
  • 03:58 PM - 7th May, 2024 We're looking forward to our Caribbean Carnival Themed lunch in the canteen on Thursday 9th May. Please ensure your child's lunch account is topped up if they wish to participate. pic.twitter.com/0XfmHrABWv
  • 03:21 PM - 6th May, 2024 Reminder that tomorrow is the whole school photograph. Students in Years 7-11 should wear their full winter uniform. Sixth Form students should comply with the sixth form dress code. pic.twitter.com/wJLKViDDH3
  • 08:13 PM - 3rd May, 2024 The Yr7 Basketball Team (LA Lakers) qualified for the JnrNBA Finals in June after beating Portland Trailblazers (Platanos College) 24-21 in tonight’s playoff.MVP Oliver S pic.twitter.com/sJtA3H54Q8