At Hob Hill, we value and celebrate the diversity within our own school family as well as the wider communities in which we live. Through our curriculum, collective worship and enrichment activities, we seek to broaden the experiences of our children, enabling them to learn about and from a variety of cultures. As a church school, we are proud of our place in a global family in which we recognise and value each individual as a unique creation of God, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, age, ability and other personal characteristics.
Black Lives Matter
Hob Hill CE/Methodist (VC) Primary School supports the Black Lives Matter campaign, and is saddened and outraged on behalf of all those who have suffered from systemic racism, injustice and violence. We wish to make it clear that we value all lives, but understand the basic premise that all lives cannot matter until black lives matter.
We are entirely committed to fighting racism and prejudice and actively promoting equality for all through the celebration of diversity and our Christian values of Koinonia (Community), Agape (Love), Faith, Hope and Courage. Following internal discussions arising from protests around the world, we are committed to:
- Creating a staff and pupil working group on diversity and anti-racism, including members of Hob Hill’s Governing Board, parents and the senior leadership team
- Delivering diversity and inclusion training, including anti-racism, to all staff
- Continuing to deliver diversity and inclusion worships to all children
- Continuing to encourage visitors and trips, which reflect the diverse and multi-cultural world to which the children belong
- Continuing to deliver a curriculum rich in diversity, which reflects the contributions made to society by people from all ethnic groups
- Offering our full support to any children affected by the present crisis (please let us know if any children would like a chat with Mrs Ncube via phone call)
We also feel it is important to make links available that address and reflect the ongoing events across the world in response to George Floyd’s death to support you in discussions you may be having with your children. We shall be adding more resources to this 'diversity' section as we find them.
Author and actor - Nathan Bryon - shares his top reads by black authors and illustrators.