September saw SRtRC pilot training for school governors in Neath Port Talbot, with 95% of the attendees saying that the training had either exceeded or fully met their expectations.
As governors are ultimately responsible for the good governance of any school, offering training to this group seemed a logical and useful step in our fight against racism and intolerance. The Neath Civic Centre session was split into 3 interactive sections – ‘Recognising Unconscious Bias’, ‘The Language of Racism and Anti-racism’ and ‘Recording and Reporting Racism/Your Statutory Duties’ with governors being given the chance to consider, explore and discuss how this related to their own schools.
Following the training, one governor commented:
‘Kate was extraordinarily good at keeping the focus on the pupils in our schools. This event really helped me to understand more about these issues, despite my own personal views on perspective and the wider social debate. I am so glad I had the opportunity, thank you!’
If you are considering anti-racism training for governors in your own school or local area, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us here.