Responding to the Rise in Racism – 17th March 2017

This conference will explore a range of practical approaches and interventions designed to prevent and respond appropriately to racist incidents. Having an active anti-racist agenda in our schools supports the most vulnerable and prepares our children to be part of the multicultural world they are growing up in.

Be inspired by our keynote speakers, Anthony Anaxagorou, award winning poet, playwright, performer educator and the founder of Out-Spoken, and Richard O’Neill award winning, ‘National Literacy Hero’, storyteller from the GRT community.

Feedback from schools shows us that post-Brexit racism is on the rise. Many teachers are unsure of how to recognise racism, how to prevent it and how to deal with it. The EMTAS team are committed to the safeguarding of all our BME (including GRT/EAL) children.

A high number of pupils have expressed their concern at feeling isolated, worried and scared by the racism that they have experienced in schools and local communities. Our role within education is to provide the support to ensure pupils feel welcome, safe and included.

Key Reasons to Attend
• Develop further understanding of how to prevent and respond to racist incidents
• Explore practical strategies and ideas to improve children’s understanding of racism
• Find out how to be an inclusive, anti-racist school
• Have the opportunity to discuss your concerns around racism, prevent and anti-bullying

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