What was the issue addressed?
There have been exclusion hearings relating racist behaviour by two children. One in particular, was persistently using inappropriate language and actions to ethnic minority students in the school.
I have previously dealt with similar issues but not from young students. The education department and staff assisted me with information on the issues. The Headteacher is now resolving the issue with trained staff and governors.
What lessons were learnt?
Staff dealing with issues of this kind need to be properly trained and supported.
Have there been any serious incidents of racism in your school? If so, how has the governing body supported the school in addressing this?
Do staff and governors at your school receive regular training on racism and other forms of discrimination?
Have your say…
Have you had experiences similar to these? What do you think about the situation described?