So, for me, recovery is about taking stock. Recovery is about reflecting. Recovery is about processing our experiences and emotions.
I hope that by sharing my story I can reassure you that it will be okay, you will rise again, like a phoenix.
The Issue: It is complex. Who owns the voice? The Conversation: Chiltern using their platform and their network. Modelling how to take responsibility and bring positive change. The Value: Black lives matter. We need to focus on Black lives mattering. The Context: We need to be comfortable having uncomfortable conversations. Representation of the collective experience by theContinue reading “BLM: Anti-racism a whole school approach”
You will never know what it’s like to have the doors closed in your face over and over again because of who I am.
A black teacher.
So, as I return from maternity leave in July, I come back with more clarity.
Is it just me, or does the word ‘tolerance’ leave a bad taste in your mouth?
There is a lot to be motivated about right now. There are opportunities to take. There are glimpses of hope. There are wrongs to be made right. There are actions that are required. There are a sense of collective agency.
Through a period of chaos, crisis and uncertainty, we have carved out the time and the space to pause, reflect and clarify lots of things about ourselves and our lives.
For leaders, being an ally is a journey. Even the most inclusive leaders admit they have room to grow. The work never stops, yet it is your choice to start, to practice, and to be better every single day.
It has been an absolute privilege to spend an hour on zoom with each trainee capturing their reflections on their progress this year.