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Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Primary School

Racial Justice

Our school is committed to fostering a community that celebrates diversity and dismantles racial barriers. We believe all students deserve a safe and inclusive space to learn and grow. This is why we've embarked on a journey of Racial Justice, equipping our community with the tools to navigate our multicultural world and advocate for a more just and equitable society. 

Some of the steps we have taken so far include...

Curriculum Transformation

We have diversified our curriculum by integrating diverse perspectives and experiences across all subjects, going beyond traditional narratives and including the rich histories and contributions of people from many heritages - including those that reflect our community.

Culturally Responsive Teaching

We understand that teachers can create learning environments that value the cultures and backgrounds of all pupils. This involves using culturally relevant materials, fostering open dialogue about race, and employing teaching strategies that cater to diverse learning styles. We have a passionate staff team who are committed to this approach.

Implicit Bias Training

Our staff are undergoing training to identify and address unconscious biases, using our whole-school approach to potential racist incidents.

Pupil Empowerment

We create opportunities for the children to learn about their rights, advocate for themselves and others, and participate in decision-making processes. We have a team of Diversity Champions who promote our vision.

Representation Matters

We have been actively diversifying our resources, including the reading books in our school library and classroom book corners, to create positive role models and exposure to different cultures and perspectives.

Community Engagement

We have built strong partnerships with our families and the wider community, allowing us to better understand and celebrate our differences. We have a working Diversity Parent Group and have a vast number of families who participate in our cultural events such as International Week.

By implementing these strategies, we are creating a theme of togetherness and understanding within our community that empowers our children as they grow to become global citizens.

Useful Links:

Diverse Reading BooksHow to talk to your child about race