Head Teachers and Senior Leaders in schools will find useful resources on how to deliver staff training and workshops for parents in this section.
As leaders in school we have the opportunity to help guide our young people on their role in society. It is important that children are given the opportunity to discuss and ask questions about how they fit in and how they can make a difference.
Our resources can help you learn more about Stephen Lawrence Day and deliver activities within your school. You can find staff briefing resources and suggested workshops for parents in our Information for Schools booklet.
Leaders can improve their knowledge and skills in line with the 2019 OFSTED inspection Framework. This section supports schools in the writing of the all important Self Evaluation Form (SEF) and School Development Plans (SDP).
Leaders can learn about how to embed Stephen Lawrence Day as part of their all round curriculum. and celebrate being a diverse school through out the year.
We provide a seasonal calendar that educational settings can adopt in the build up to April 22nd, including how settings can evaluate the impact of the day.
The inspection process looks at transition of how our young people progress into their next phase of life whether this is an educational setting or career.
The activities that schools participated in around Stephen Lawrence Day linked directly to aspects of the 2019 Ofsted Education Inspection Framework in relation to:
A school’s curriculum should be rooted in the solid consensus of the school’s leaders about the knowledge and skills that pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. In this way, it can powerfully address social disadvantage.
- School leaders can embrace the vision of SLD, enabling and encouraging staff and pupils to participate in SLD, including planning activities within the wider community.
- Subject planning by participating schools in core and foundation subjects should take into account the need for pupils to understand their own and diverse British identities.
The subject curriculum is designed and delivered in a way that allows pupils to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory. It is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and pupils can work towards clearly defined end points.
- Schools can discuss issues such as ‘truly British’; the use of symbolism associated with ethnic identity in literature.
- Tailored lessons can be structured so that pupils could conceive a timeline of settlement in England and UK and the different waves of immigrants and consider concepts of racism located in history linked to slavery.
Black, proud and British! Leaders are encouraged to get educated on issues such as Windrush and Immigration and how the past affects the present and feeds into the future. We encourage leaders to strive for and celebrate being a diverse school in 2020 and beyond.
Are your students ready for their next phase in life? All learning builds towards an end point. How will leaders in Schools, Colleges and Universities ensure that children make a smooth and seamless transition from Early years through to leaving school and finding a career in their chosen fields? This section helps you to evaluate your curriculum and will support you with inspection.
Pupils are inspired to achieve their very best through learning about Stephen’s life and legacy, including changes to the law in Britain. This has been achieved through hard work, determination and the campaigning of Baroness Lawrence.
Pupils focus on celebrating diversity and difference. Activities promote awareness on the impact of discrimination, sometimes linked to events that take place in their own communities. Pupils are provided with ethical dilemmas to enable them to consider attitudes and choices they will face inside and outside the school.
Many schools participated with National Stephen Lawrence Day on April 22nd 2020 and this was during unprecedented times of lockdown and home school learning. In 2021 we are looking to build on this and highlight schools who are carrying out outstanding work in their settings, teaching children about the legacy of Stephen.
There are many ways your school can participate, and here are just a few:
- Read our Information for Schools Booklet, jam-packed with information and suggestions that schools can tailor to suit them.
- Run our Stephen Lawrence Day assemblies in your school
- Read a book from our Annotated Reading lists here, available for both EYFS and Primary titles and Secondary and Post 16 titles
- Download one of our Live Our Best Life posters and display proudly in your school
- Use our Stephen Lawrence Day logo and other social media assets to promote your own events
- Find out more about our careers programme
We’d love to inspire others with what you’re doing. Let us know what you’re up to by tagging us into your social media posts and updating our activities map!
Please register with us to receive education on line links and resource packs for the 2021 school year.