Revd Dr Rosemarie Mallet, Archdeacon of Croydon and Chair of the SDBE Schools Committee says: “being anti-racist is not the same as simply not being racist. It is not enough as a Diocese not to be racist; instead we must actively counter, disrupt and oppose racial injustice. This isn’t an easy task, it takes introspection, as well as continued intentional action and is not a static description of ourselves.”
St Michael’s, as a Church of England School and a school in Lewisham borough, pledges to actively counter and oppose racial injustice.
Please see a letter regarding tackling race inequality in Lewisham schools.
We support the following message from Pinaki Ghoshal, Lewisham’s Executive Director for Children and Young People and Angela Scattergood, Director of Education.
‘We believe that our schools and settings are key to tackling racism and other forms of discrimination. We will support all Lewisham schools and settings in their commitment to standing against racism and injustice, alongside and in solidarity with the local and global Black community.’
We are committed to meeting the aims of the Embed Racial Equality Pledge across Lewisham. Please find the borough wide pledge below.
The Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) has been asked by Lewisham Learning to conduct research with pupils and school staff in Lewisham about race equality, as part of its work under its Embedding Race Equality Pledge. We want to explore staff and pupils’ experience of racial equality. To do this, school staff and pupils are being asked to complete surveys. We need your help!
A link to the survey is given here: