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19/04/24

Do you love books, education and wildly off topic conversations? Listen to our brand-new HGABR podcast! - live on the school website at the link below:https://t.co/icUBuDaviGPress play now and be transported from Middle Earth to Gdańsk pic.twitter.com/Oi3ka7i8tC

18/04/24

Thinking about becoming a Teacher?Come and meet the team to find out more on Saturday at Harris Chobham are looking forward to meeting you!Register your interest here: https://t.co/975X8iT6Oc pic.twitter.com/MvRWi9ZR5e

17/04/24

Our amazing Year 12 and 13 students talked Year 11s through their A-Level subjects during tutor time taster sessions this morning, giving students motivation for where their upcoming GCSEs will lead them, and helping answer any questions or worries pic.twitter.com/WwDoK6ProW

16/04/24

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06/04/24

Huge clarity presented by at on the culture crafted - a school where ‘every interaction is an opportunity to inspire’.A programmatic approach to Outcomes, Causes, Solutions (‘OCS’) cuts through the noise for his team. pic.twitter.com/zQh4quaP6l

28/03/24

📚What better way to end a FANTASTIC spring term than with MORE NEW BOOKS in the HGABR Library! Thank you to all our generous parents and students who have donated. 📚Wishing our whole HGABR community a brilliant Easter break pic.twitter.com/vaCupQFlIZ

28/03/24

Alongside other students, Year 10 students took part in an "inspiring advocacy" workshop led by the learning about Careers in Law, developing their advocacy skills by taking part in a mock trial with professional Barristers pic.twitter.com/SiiNhisKHk

28/03/24

JOB ALERT👀👀👀VP Role at - 80th highest performing school in the country- Outstanding in all areas- Part of the amazing - Brilliant staff culture DM me if you would like to chat or come in for a tour. https://t.co/0A6wvNBAX9 pic.twitter.com/KjGYaRtOnr

27/03/24

Today we welcomed the awesome to the academy to create podcasts. Year 8 students applied for the opportunity to create audio content about topics and issues that matter to them, expertly guided by David & Ieshah. Thank you for this opportunity! pic.twitter.com/zPuqLGMzm3

25/03/24

Starting our final week of term with an inspirational year 11 assembly from our Head Girl team Mishka, Marina and Taija about their sixth form experience - and the power of friendship and support to get you through a challenging two years pic.twitter.com/5oHEwfn1il

25/03/24

Starting our final week of term with an inspirational year 11 assembly from our Head Girl team Mishka, Marina and Taija about their sixth form experience - and the power of friendship and support to get you through a challenging two years pic.twitter.com/5oHEwfn1il

23/03/24

First session. One for you pic.twitter.com/sDI00oPf3J

23/03/24

Loving learning about the world of secondary with

23/03/24

Really looking forward to attending this today. There are talks from some hugely inspiring and successful educational leaders. will also be doing a talk. https://t.co/qdjZKbWi3q

23/03/24

Loving learning about the world of secondary with

23/03/24

First session. One for you pic.twitter.com/sDI00oPf3J

23/03/24

Really looking forward to attending this today. There are talks from some hugely inspiring and successful educational leaders. will also be doing a talk. https://t.co/qdjZKbWi3q

22/03/24

900 of our students attended our Bromley Ambition Careers Fair today and networked with over 50 professionals, alumni, universities and colleges. Such a buzz of aspiration around the school - thank you so much for everyone’s time pic.twitter.com/9ub0lUUhrC

22/03/24

900 of our students attended our Bromley Ambition Careers Fair today and networked with over 50 professionals, alumni, universities and colleges. Such a buzz of aspiration around the school - thank you so much for everyone’s time pic.twitter.com/9ub0lUUhrC

22/03/24

We have welcomed back alumni, professionals, apprenticeship providers and sixth form colleges to our annual careers fair today and year 8-13 students are enjoying networking, learning and planning their futures. Thank you so much for all our volunteers 👩🏾‍💼🧑🏽‍💼👩‍🏭👩🏽‍🔧👷🏻‍♀️👩🏾‍🚒👩‍🔬👩🏾‍⚖️🧑🏾‍⚕️ pic.twitter.com/Ap1Z8ryNAg

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Anti-Racism - Resources for Parents and Students

On this page you'll find a range of resources and links to help educate ourselves about the issue of racism and how to confront it. We've included suggestions for students, parents and educators.


Reading suggestions

Our students all read a book voted for by them in form time twice a week:

  • Year 7 and 8: Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds
  • Year 9 and 10: Boys don’t Cry, Malorie Blackman
  • Year 11: The Good Immigrant, written by BAME authors

Key Stage 3 reading suggestions

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Key Stage 4 reading suggestions

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Key Stage 5 reading suggestions

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How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi asks us to think about what an anti-racist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it.

This Book is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, is a useful tool for discussing racism with children aged 5-15.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. A novel that explores what it’s like to be a black woman in modern Britain through twelve very different characters.

The Good Immigrant compiled by Nikesh Shukla. 21 different voices explore why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you. 

Quarto anti-racist books for kids - a list of anti- racist books to discuss injustice with children.


Films and documentaries

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Interviews and speeches

Below are some anti-racism resources for any parents/carers and students who may be keen to delve further into this issue while studying from home. This includes a series of renowned historians, philosophers and writers who have contributed to the discussion on racial injustice.

The British rapper and activist Akala shares with us some less-exposed features about black history in his talk at Oxford University.

A Channel 4 Podcast Ways to Change the World with Reni Eddo-Lodge on race, social injustice and quotas


Miss Buchanan's Period Of Adjustment - this episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast talks about the importance of hiring black teachers where black children are taught and how schools can support the achievements of black students.

About Race - a one-off series from Reni Eddo-Lodge, the author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race. She explores issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance.

Podcasts - exploring racism around the world


Charities and organisations working to end racism

Mentivity

Mentivity is an inspirational mentoring organisation and alternative educational provision that provides aspirational support for young people, training for schools and parents through 1:1 mentoring, group. Providing Intergenerational Mentoring Through Education in London, Brighton, Kenya and Uganda. Find out more.     

The Advocacy Academy

The Advocacy Academy is a transformational Social Justice Youth Organising Movement for young people from South London who are passionate about creating a more fair, just and equal society. It’s the only one of its kind in the UK, but follows in the footsteps of a long line of youth movements who have changed the world. Find out more.   

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI) provides support for people who have suffered hate crime, including attacks that were racist, homophobic, transphobic and/or sexist. The charity employs trained caseworkers in order to help victims with the mental trauma they are experiencing, to assist with legal proceedings and to refer them to other services that may be of use. Find out more.

Kick It Out

Kick It Out is an organisation in England that uses football in order to promote equality and inclusivity. “Kick It Out is at the heart of the fight against discrimination for everyone who plays, watches or works in football,” it states. Beginning as an independent charity called Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football in 1993, Kick It Out was officially established four years later. Find out more.

Stop Hate UK

Originating in 1995 following the murder of Stephen Lawrence, Stop Hate UK is an organisation committed to supporting people affected by all forms of hate crime across the UK. “Stop Hate UK works alongside local strategic partnerships to tackle hate crime and discrimination, encourage reporting and support the individuals and communities it affects,” the charity says. “Our helplines enable people to access independent support and information, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.” Find out more.

Runnymede

Runnymede is a registered charity and think tank that aims to “challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate and policy engagement”. The organisation, which is funded entirely by donations, states: “Our authoritative research-based interventions in social policy and practice, and our public engagement with decision makers, will assist policy-makers, practitioners, and citizens, to reduce the risk of our society being blighted by racism and discrimination to the detriment of us all.” Find out more.

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust was named after Stephen Lawrence, a black teenager who was murdered at the age of 18 in a racist attack in southeast London. The trust is an educational charity, which was created “to tackle inequality in all forms” and is committed to “transforming the life chances of young people and improving the world in which they live." Find out more.

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity that uses workshops and training sessions, among other resources, to educate on and combat racism. Founded almost 25 years ago, the organisation uses high-profile football players to publicise its message. Find out more.


Support with mental health and welfare

Black Minds Matter  – free therapy/support groups and mentoring.

BLAM charity – online forum to discuss events.


For parents/carers


For educators

Teaching to young children about racism can be challenging and these articles offer some guidance, advice and approaches: