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Introducing our charter for Black Lives Matter
The WA community was shocked by the tragic murder of George Floyd earlier this year, and as part of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, we have developed a charter for how the teaching and learning at Westminster Academy will represent Black individuals and Black history and culture.
As part of this charter, we have agreed to certain policies, such as reviewing curriculum content across all curriculum areas, working with the local community to explore events and projects to promote Black culture and heritage, and dedicating our October Enrichment Day to celebrating the incredible achievements and impacts made by Black people in our society.
As part of our work in developing this charter, we conducted a student survey and it is clearly evident that this is an issue which WA students feel really passionate about. Over the past few weeks, we have seen some incredible responses from the student community, as has been documented in this newsletter, and we are looking forward to taking this energy into lessons and learning in the next academic year.
Thank you to all staff who were a part of the focus group and thank you to all students that have contributed their ideas and responses. We are an inclusive school and community and together we can make a difference. This is just the start of what will be an ongoing journey.