'A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim, or any other person.’ Stephen Lawrence Enquiry
We have a very diverse school community - which we are very proud of and celebrate. Over 75% of our pupils are from an ethnic minority group and almost 60% of our pupils do not have English as their home language. Including English, 35 different languages are spoken by our children.
Incidents of this nature are very rare but we will only be satisfied when they do not occur at all.
Racist incidents are not acceptable and will be sanctioned in line with our Behaviour Policy.
However, we don't want the incidents to occur in the first place.
Please spend some time talking about racism at home with your child(ren) - so that they understand what it is and why it is unacceptable. This applies to all children; racist incidents can and do occur between any ethnic groups. The NSPCC website is a useful place to start.
Please also be aware that, whilst children may use a term such as "black" or "white" to describe their own appearance, if a term like this is used as part of an insult to someone else, it is a racist incident.
Thank you for your support on this matter.