Black history should be fully embedded and taught across the curriculum in schools, the Annual Conference of the NASUWT-The Teachers’ Union has heard today.
The Union believes that curriculum frameworks should reflect, respect and value the contributions made by all communities in building the United Kingdom.
Education should equip all children and young people to understand and respect their own and each other’s histories, cultures and traditions, representatives at the Annual Conference agreed.
Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary of the NASUWT and Chair of the TUC’s Anti-racism Taskforce, said: “The Black Lives Matter movement has dramatically highlighted racial injustice and inequality.
“However, we must ensure that these momentous protests lead to long-lasting and tangible progress within our society.
“Education has vital role to play in teaching future generations about our country’s shared history, promoting equality, inclusion and respect for others, and in teaching about the historical injustices that continue to drive all forms of discrimination and extremism in our society today.
“The NASUWT is calling for the decolonising of curriculums across the UK.
“We will be lobbying governments to secure inclusive curriculum frameworks, which recognise and celebrate the contributions of all citizens.”