Race Equality

Tackling Whole School Issues for Equality and Social Justice

For any successful change in provision and outcome to be sustainable within a school there must be some consistency of approach across all of the schools. Where race equality and social justice issues are concerned, then this is a must.

If all staff in schools challenge all forms of racist behaviour the curriculum reflects the contribution of different cultures to today’s society positively and there is a supportive ethos for those who are different. Achievement of all pupils will be enhanced.

The following websites will give you strategies for developing a whole school approach to these issues.

  • Race Equality Teaching Journal

    This is the only practitioners’ journal devoted to race equality in education. For 31 years it has led international debate and reported good practice in education and equality, responding to the political shifts that affect children’s educational opportunities. Visit site

  • Equality and Diversity Forum

    The Equality and Diversity Forum’s free electronic newsletter is emailed fortnightly.The website includes an Information Bank – information and resources brought together by the EDF to raise awareness on equality, human rights and related subjects and to support the work of organisations working on these issues. Visit site

  • Glasgow’s Learning…About Equalities toolkit!

    The toolkit provides information and resources to help anyone working in Community Learning and Development (CLD) to develop effective approaches to equalities. Visit site

  • Government Equalities Office

    Responsible for gender equality within the UK government, together with a responsibility to provide advice on all other forms of equality (including age, race, sexual orientation and disability) to other UK government departments. Visit site

  • Teachernet

    Advice on Racist Bullying created with the help of children and young people, headteachers and staff, community and voluntary sector organisations, professional associations and local authority officers. Visit site

  • Inservice Training and Educational Development (INSTED)

    Selection of links made in September 2005 with the purpose of suggesting background reading about current issues around religious and national identity, and to consider implications for schools. Some of the articles refer, directly or indirectly, to the bombs in London in July. Visit site

  • Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA)

    Founded in 2002 by NSPCC and National Children’s Bureau, the ABA brings together over 70 organisations into one network to develop a consensus around how to stop and prevent bullying. It aims to influence policy and works to develop and disseminate best practice. Visit site

  • Anti-Bullying Network

    Established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999, has gained a reputation for the high quality of the services it provides to school communities. A demand clearly continues to exist for these services and so The Anti-Bullying Network relaunched in October 2007 as a not-for-profit company and is now a registered Scottish charity. Visit site

  • iRespect

    Website promoting positive tolerance and active citizenship. Visit site

  • Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES)

    CERES was set up in 1991 following consultation with minority ethnic representatives, racial equality practitioners, teachers and academics in Scotland. CERES works with the Government, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, local authorities, schools, teachers, parents and other organizations and individuals to promote race equality. Visit site

For Pupils and Students:
  • Coastkid

    Brighton & Hove’s Anti-Bullying website Visit site

  • Artists Against Racism

    An international non-profit organisation where artists (musicians) reach out as role models to youth. Visit site

  • Show Racism the Red Card

    Provide educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. Visit site

  • I CARE – Internet Centre Anti-Racism Europe

    seeks to address two issues of Racism and the Internet: Racism on Internet: How to combat it? Anti-racism on Internet: How to promote it? Visit site

  • Crosspoint

    The Crosspoint is the Net’s biggest collection of links in the field of of Human Rights, Anti-Racism, Refugees, Women’s rights, Antifascism, Shoah, etc. Visit site

  • Institute of Race Relations

    The IRR is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that informs the struggle for racial justice in Britain and internationally. It seeks to reflect the experience of those who suffer racial oppression and draws its perspectives from the most vulnerable in society. Visit site

  • Searchlight Magazine

    International anti-fascist magazine. Visit site