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Cotham School

Cotham School’s BAME Strategy Group

Cotham has a large BAME Strategy Group, first set up in 2017, that meets every term and has members from across all roles and responsibilities in the school.  This group is working towards five main objectives which include: Create a culturally inclusive curriculum; Increase BAME parental engagement (with a focus on African Caribbean and Somali parents); Create a culturally inclusive school environment; Develop BAME student empowerment and leadership and implement anti-racist school practices.  This group facilitates wider conversations about race, equity and diversity as well as inviting outside speakers into the school to address issues of race and identity.  The objectives are mostly centred on our BAME students and giving them access to increased leadership opportunities, mentoring, assemblies, small group intervention work and extracurricular enrichment opportunities.  These objectives form part of the school's overall action plan for the Anti-Racist School Award.