ATL - The Education Union show support for Wear Red Day

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In 2017 the ATL and the NUT formed to create the National Education Union (NEU), this was significant moment in education trade union history. The 2018 ATL Annual conference would be the last ATL conference and over the three days members payed tribute to all that has been achieved by the ATL in it's 134-year history. 

On the morning of Wednesday 11th April, the last day of conference, union members were pictured showing their support for the Show Racism the Red Card annual fundraising day, Wear Red Day. 

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Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day! The 4th annual Wear Red Day will take place in England and Wales on Friday 19th October and in Scotland on Friday 5th October 2018. Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses & individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people & adults throughout England, Scotland & Wales. For just £5, SRtRC can educate one child for a whole day. 

More information on Wear Red Day 2018 can be found here 

Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, said; 

“Show Racism the Red Card are indebted to the ATL for helping us promote our Wear Red Day 2018 (WRD18) among their members. This is now the 3rd Trade Union Conference to endorse #WRD18 and we are building towards the largest ever WRD on Friday 19th October. At a time of rising race hate crime, standing together against racism is something we are receiving a brilliant response on. We look forward to ATL members getting their colleges, universities and schools signed up for the day.”

Show Racism the Red Card are extremely grateful to all union members who stood and showed their support for WRD18. A special thank you to David Kimber and Alex Tomlin for their help in organising this. 

School Competition 2018 - The Winners!

The Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) School Competition sees young people from schools throughout England create their own anti-racism messages in a variety of formats and is the largest equalities-themed competition for young people in the country. 

The competition is divided into 8 categories featuring artwork, creative writing and multi-media amongst others. This year’s edition contained wonderful art pieces. It was not easy to appoint winners but after a long day of judging, we are pleased to reveal the following pupils have all won prizes:

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 Rosie Greatorex & Karaleigh Hunter

Joseph Swan Academy
Gateshead

 

 

 


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Team GSA

George Salter Academy
West Bromwich

 

 

 


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Charlie Roswell, Robbie Cameron, Abigail Blundell-Stephenson, Lilly-Mae Fielden, Sara Uddin & Abbie McCarthy

Whinney Banks Primary School
Middlesbrough

 

 


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Year 1-4 pupils

Birchwood CE Primary
Warrington

 

 

 


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Nikki Lotay

Pinner Park Junior School
Harrow

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Freya Hewitt, Freya Hounam, Zac Fairley, Oliver Johnson, Phoebe White & Lily Pringle

Cestria Primary School
Chester-le-Street

 

 

 


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·Zainab Chowdhury, Ziyaad-Tau Smith-Warunge, Krzysztof Sowik, Lydia Addae-Asante, Anaeah Edwards & Nesrine Bouhmala

Elmwood Infant School

Croydon            

 

 


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Olamide Ibrahim

Varna Community Primary School
Manchester

 

 

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Aleeha Sayed

Iver Heath Junior School
Iver Heath, Bucks

 

 

 

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Benjamin Jones

St Michael in the Hamlet Community Primary School
Liverpool

 

 

 


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Seren Richardson

Templenewsam Halton Primary School
Leeds

 

 

 


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Aman Hussain

Green Lane Academy
Middlesbrough

 

 

 


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Huw Williams

Iver Heath Junior School

Bucks

 

 

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Stefani Marcinova

Cecil Jones Academy
Southend on Sea

 

 

 


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Evie Griffiths

Stockport Academy
Stockport

 

 

 


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Manahil Masood

Bolton Girls School
Bolton

 

 

 


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Jack Pollock

Whitburn CE Academy
Sunderland

 

 

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Kauthar Sulleiman

Eden Girls School
Coventry

 

 

 

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Leon Feurtado & Daniel Tickner

Lees Brook Community School
Derby

 

 


   


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Humera, Sebastian, Umar, Mosheen, Kiran & Sofia

Southfield Special School
Bradford

 

 

 

 


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Kimberly Walters

Barking Abbey School
Barking    

 

 

 


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Courtney, Josh, Tom, Sean, Mac, Matthew & Megan

West Lancashire Community High School
Skelmersdale 

 

 

 


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Hasan, Shah & Zainab

Southfield Special School
Bradford

 

 

 


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Harvey Clifton-Welker, Bradley Edmondson, Luke Holdsworth, Simram Kaur, Jasmine Saunders & Mack Wylde,


Thornden School
Eastleigh

 

 


All competition winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony at the Bet365 Stadium, home of Stoke City FC with prizes presented by special guests, including current and former professional footballers.

One of the few competition stipulations is that young people must have worked with SRtRC resources and activities within an educational setting, and having done so entrants then have the flexibility to get creative with their anti-racism messages. 

Open to young people of all ages, the free-to-enter competition encourages participants to produce anti-racism themed artwork in any medium; creative writing – including poetry, short stories and newspaper style articles; film and music pieces.

The competiton is sponsored annually by National Education UnionUNISONUnite the UnionGMBThe Professional Footballers Association (PFA)The Football Association (FA), UsdawPotts Print (UK) and Durham County Council.

Throughout the years, young people have produced truly inspirational work for the competition, some of which has gone on to be incorporated into the campaign’s wider awareness-raising activities.

Stephen Lawrence - 25 years on

April 22nd 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.

The BBC is running a three-part documentary, with the first part airing tomorrow night (April 17th), this week. ‘Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation’ is directed by James Rogan and produced by Asif Kapadia (Amy – Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary). The film will examine the murder, investigation and crucially, look at what has changed in the past 25 years.

The Guardian recently ran an interview with Asif and Duwayne Brooks, Stephen’s friend, about the documentary.

Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE takes part in the documentary and is an inspirational campaigner and member of the Show Racism the Red Card Hall of Fame. 2018 also marks 20 years since the establishment of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, which promotes a positive community legacy in Stephen’s name.

Baroness Lawrence was awarded an OBE in 2003 for her service to community relations. In 2012, marking the 20th anniversary of Stephen’s death, SRtRC was fortunate enough to be able to organise a Civic reception with Newcastle City Council for Baroness Lawrence at Newcastle Civic Centre. You can see footage from the event below.

The BBC has a timeline of the Stephen Lawrence case, which shows how the investigation unfolded and the Lawrence family’s wait for justice.

Show Racism the Red Card encourages all to watch the documentary this week, remember Stephen and reflect on what more we can all do to rid society of racism. If you can, please donate to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Donations can be submitted here.

Education Worker Vacancy with Show Racism the Red Card Scotland

 

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. The aim of the organisation is to combat racism through anti-racism education, whilst using football as an engagement tool and to positively campaign and promote the anti-racism message. The education team in Scotland also currently deliver ‘Tackling LGBT+ Bullying’ education.

We are seeking to recruit a Full Time Education Worker based in our Scotland Office in Glasgow. 

35 hours per week

NJC Pay Scale 22 – 25 Scale 3: £20,661 - £22,658

6% pension

The Education Worker will deliver and facilitate anti-racism workshops/training with young people and adults throughout Scotland.

A large amount of SRtRC Scotland’s educational work takes place in primary and secondary schools. We also regularly work with community groups and with adults in workplace settings, along with groups who may be considered ‘hard to reach’.

Working within the education team, the Education Worker will utilise existing SRtRC educational materials as well as support the ongoing creation and development of workshop activities, resources and lesson plans to align with the current funded projects of the campaign.

The Education Worker will also help in the implementation and running of anti-racism events whilst assisting in reporting, monitoring and evaluating the work of the education team.

The role is Glasgow based, but will involve Scotland-wide travel (travel expenses will be covered as per SRtRC’s expenses policy). Own car is essential.

Key Tasks

  • Delivering anti-racism workshops to young people and adults across Scotland (including upper-primary/secondary/college age students)
  • Working with other members of the Education Team to develop new educational materials
  • Providing work place anti-racism training to external staff teams (eg. Union representatives/general staff/teachers/head teachers)
  • Evaluation of educational workshops and collating feedback
  • Helping with the organisation and delivery of SRtRC events in Scotland, and representing the campaign at events and functions
  • To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as decided by the Chief Executive

 

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate:

  • The ability to speak enthusiastically and engagingly in front of large audiences
  • The ability to facilitate and engage with a wide variety of groups whilst fielding differing opinions on sensitive subjects
  • The ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • The ability to work across various projects and to prioritise and organise workloads effectively
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, and to share knowledge and learning effectively within a staff team
  • The ability to use Contemporary ICT
  • Experience of planning educational activities
  • Excellent communication skills; written, telephone, presentation skills
  • A commitment to anti-racism
  • Experience of facilitation in a similar role including delivering workshops to young people and adults

 

To download an application pack, including full Job Description, please click the link below or write to: 

Show Racism the Red Card

The Linskill Centre

Linskill Terrace

North Shields

NE30 2AY

Email: info@theredcard.org

Applications close on 7th May 2018 at 17:00. (Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted)

Interviews will take place in Glasgow 21st May 2018.

If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of the closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Show Racism the Red Card aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

 

March Monthly Round-up: England

The Education teams in England worked to collectively deliver a series of informative, creative workshops and events during March 2018. 

66 workshops

143 hours of workshop activities, excluding assemblies and fun fitness sessions

2,295 young people participated

15 Primary schools   

7 Secondary school 

In the North East, the Education team delivered 38 workshops, over 87 hours, to a total of 1,455 school students, across the region in 11 Primary schools and 4 Secondary schools.

In the Southern Region, the Education team delivered 28 workshops, over 56 hours, to a total of 840 young people, across the South Region in 4 Primary schools and 3 Secondary schools.

 

Here are some of the testimonies from our visits:

 

"Lots of good feedback yesterday. All of the educators engaged really well with the children which is really important. Activities were really good and enjoyable.

Thank you so much, we would welcome you back willingly!" - Teacher from Edwinstree

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"I just wanted to say a really big thank you to you, Francis and Manisha for your delivery of the 'Show Racism the Red Card' educational workshops for our Year 4 and 5 pupils.  It was a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to develop a deeper understanding of racism and how it can affect others.  The sessions were thought-provoking and generated some excellent discussions.  The teachers thought it was a valuable workshop for their pupils to participate in and the pupils clearly enjoyed them.   It was lovely to welcome you all to our school and hope that you will be able to visit again.  Please pass on my thanks to Francis and Manisha."

Catharine King, Deputy Head of Sunnymede

 

Show Racism the Red Card at the National Union of Teachers conference, Brighton, Monday 2nd April 2018

A well-attended SRtRC fringe meeting heard from a range of speakers about the importance of fighting racism through anti-racism education.

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The first speaker was the former General Secretary of the NUT, Christine Blower, who is now Vice President of SRtRC. Christine called on all delegates at the conference to challenge racism in their schools. Christine said, “get the fantastic team from SRtRC into your school to help you fight racism and combat the rise in Hate Crime.”

Daniel Kebede from NEU Northern Region outlined how the union in the North East work closely with the SRtRC campaign. Daniel said, “I am proud that our union has made a stand against OFSTED’s banning of the hijab. We must all work together to combat Islamophobia and the far right.”

Weyman Bennett from Stand Up To Racism spoke about the worrying new development of the Football Lads Alliance (FLA) and Ged Grebby from SRtRC outlined support for the counter demonstrations against the FLA.

 Laura Pidcock MP spoke about her work as an Education Worker and Manager at SRtRC and said that “Every single teacher should have the time and space to challenge racism. I urge you all to support SRtRC and work with them in your school”.

 The final speaker, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the NUT and new joint General Secretary of the NEU said, “This union is proud of the role it has played in the development of SRtRC. Some of our colleagues have gone home today because they are worried about the threat of ‘Punish a Muslim Day’ tomorrow (3rd April). This cannot be right and this union pledges to do all it can to stop Islamophobia. Last year 25,000 people took part in SRtRC’s Wear Red Day; let’s make that 50,000 or 75,000 this year!”