Racial Equity Programme 2021-22

2021/22 Programme Resources 2020/21 Programme

Anti-Racist Educator Programme – Pran Patel

The programme below will provide an important programme of sessions as part of the ‘Developing a culture of equality’ strand in the Learn Sheffield Autumn Online Festival as well as a key pillar in our racial equity programme for 2021/22.

Session 1: Introduction to Antiracism and Subconscious Bias

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Learn what a safe space means in a school for you as program participant; Explore anti-racism as a construct that encompasses every aspect of school & society. Delve into the meaning of unconscious bias and how it affects our own lives and society; Reflect on what this means for your school context and plan next steps.

5 October 2021
4.00-5.00/5.30pm
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Session 2: Subconscious Bias and the Impact on Assessment

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Understand how under assessment can manifest itself; Learn how systems of assessment can change; the benefit of auditing and what can be done tomorrow.

19 October 2021
4.00-5.00/5.30pm
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Session 3: Anti-Racism and Bias and Behaviour

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Examine how policies, approaches and the management of behaviour are affected by unconscious bias and the role of philosophy and psychology in interpretation; Gain an understanding of how an audit can begin critique within your school and enable improved approaches and policies.

2 November 2021
4.00-5.00/5.30pm
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Session 4: Empowerment and Having Racial Conversations

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Interrogate the purpose of education and how empowerment plays a part; Consider racialised trauma and what change is needed for the children and young people in your school. Learn how establishing a dialogic classroom supports meaningful race conversations; Reflect on the dangers of pop-up conversations.

2 November 2021
4.30-5.30/6.00pm
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Session 5: Decolonisation of the Curriculum

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Consider the breadth of what decolonising the curriculum means; Understand the impact of omission; representation both implicit and explicit; the power of narratives and collective hagiography.

30 November 2021
4.00-5.00/5.30pm
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Session 6: Human Resources

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Dig into the national picture across sectors and the trend with your school; Question the journey of a pupil of colour in education and explore the changes that can be made for recruitment.

7 December 2021
4.00-5.00/5.30pm
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Session 7: What Comes Next

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Review the practical reflection/action plan that has been part of every session to formalise an action plan; Hear from school leaders who have taken the journey to lead an anti-racist school and plan the support required utilising the Professional Learning Network from this program.

14 December 2021
4.00-5.00/5.30pm
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