This was led by Elizabeth Prochaska QC, a leading equality and human rights barrister. While it is heartening that this review found staff and students describe the two schools as cohesive, open and welcoming, we were unsurprised that it makes a range of recommendations across broad areas of school life. In many of these areas, the issue had already been identified and work had already begun. We had begun scrutinising our curriculum and monitoring our admissions and recruitment more rigorously, and that work will continue. Issues will also be addressed through the PSHEE programme. We shall be appointing a diversity and inclusion lead to our senior management team, and there will also be a governor with specific responsibility for this area. You can read the review here.
Race equality review published
Teachers on the run: support the Hometown Half
Last year Miss Squire was meant to run the Hackney Half Marathon with some friends. When it was cancelled, they decided to create their own socially distanced half marathon for anyone who had been training and wanted to continue their training plans.
Sing & Swing ’21
Clarinet and saxophone quartets performed wearing gold and silver hats, a swing band rendition of Saturday Night Fever, and a student band (the 'Baker's Dozen') taking on Mama Mia? It must be that time of year again: the Sing & Swing is back and available to watch in full here.
Great job, careers committee!
City hosted a series of informative, virtual talks this week about careers ranging from law and journalism to finance or medicine. So far, so usual. But this time, they were entirely student-organised by our sixth form Careers Committee!