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Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools

Training dates throughout the year:

Thu, 12 Sep 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online
Thu, 14 Nov 2024
Virtual, Online
Virtual, Online

Develop the skills, knowledge, and vocabulary to deepen your understanding of race and the impact of racism. Through a range of interactive discussions and practical activities, we will explore language, and strategies to enhance cultural sensitivity and belonging.

Knowing what to say, understanding the impact of your words, and grasping the complexities of race and racism can be confusing.

This one-day racial literacy training will empower you to consciously explore the language, key terms, and social themes connected to race and racism. Why do this training?

  • “An overwhelming 94% of teachers agreed that microaggression and anti-racism training should form part of mandatory teacher training.” Racial microaggressions in schools: teachers’ perspectives and what it means for students, 2023

  • “95% of young Black people have heard and witnessed racist language at school.” Young and Black Report, YMCA

  • “Fewer than 1% of English Literature students studied a book by a writer of colour at GCSE, even though 34% of school students in England are from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.” Research commissioned by Penguin paints, 2021

Language is constantly evolving, and there are a significant number of phrases, and social nuances, that often arise when talking about race and racism in schools. This includes race, microaggressions, stereotypes, privilege, prejudice, ally, and many other terms.

By taking part in this practical and engaging course, you will be equipped with key vocabulary to meaningfully talk about the impact of racism, be more empathetic towards students and staff, and understand the importance of creating safe spaces in your setting, to develop a sense of belonging for global majority educators.

Headteachers, Deputy Heads, Pastoral Staff, Teachers , TAs/Learning Support

This Masterclass/session will enable you to:

  • Develop the skills, resilience and empathy to engage in racial dialogue

  • Learn about the nuances of racism and anti-racism

  • Explore the language and vocabulary connected to anti-racism

  • Identify when someone is being treated unfairly because of their identity

  • Develop strategies to counter and cope with racism

  • Develop an action plan to lead anti-racist change

Nicola is a Senior Education & Mental Health Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion Strategist, former SEND Teacher, and trained therapist with over 15 years’ experience. Nicola strives to deliver trauma-informed approaches to support school staff and student wellbeing.

Nicola is a Trustee of Black Minds Matter, an Anti-Racism in Schools Advocate; and an Accredited Clinical Reflective Practice Supervisor for Educators, approved by the British Psychological Society.

With a compassion-focused approach, Nicola strives to embed restorative connection, and person-centred wellbeing into her practice. She is also a published author of two mindfulness books to support children’s emotional health and wellbeing.

Facilitated by:

Nicola Harvey

Founder, Former Senior Teacher & Author
Harvey Heals Limited

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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Virtual, Online
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