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Welcome to our BAME section of the Copley Academy website. On this page we will be showcasing the best and most inspirational talent and success stories from ethnic minority backgrounds to inspire and celebrate diversity. 


NHS Allied Health Professions

17th Feb, 10am-3pm, Y11-Y13

If you* are interested in working in Health and Social Care, there is an  NHS virtual taster day where you will learn more about different roles into Allied Health Professions! You can book here: Roles into NHS Allied Health Professions - GM Virtual Taster Day - GM Higher

*targeted at students who consider themselves to be one of the following: male, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, have a disability

Issues around class, race, privilege, society and the inequalities they create are shown in this link below. 

Heartbreaking Moment When Kids Learn About White Privilege | The School That Tried to End Racism

A British school helps its students uncover and eradicate hidden racial biases.Subscribe to Channel 4 for more: the FULL episode ...

As an inclusive and diverse academy we expect our students to take responsibility for any BAME discrimination, which you can read below-

Each month we will have a GREAT BAME icon, so please visit this section of the website on a regular basis for these and further updates and news

To learn more the following book is a great read on the issue- 


How To Be an Antiracist 

by Ibram X. Kendi



At Copley Academy we are proud to be participating in Black History Month. Please keep visiting this section of the website for information of our involvement in this event as well as seeing our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook, especially if you do not already follow us. 


A GREAT place to start with BHM is the national celebration of Black History through the painting of postboxes to commenorate and acknowledge the contribution of Black Britons to our society, as well as reading the powerful words of Poet Benjamin Zephaniah. 

BBC Poetry Season - Zephaniah and students perform The British

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Our Anti-Racist approach at Copley Academy extends to all our staff as well as our students and we encourage everyone to think about racism in the workplace.


Podcast 161: Challenging systemic racism in the workplace by CIPD | CIPD | Free Listening on SoundCloud

BAME Icon of February 2021-Malorie Blackman


Blackman is a writer who has held the prestigious title of Children’s Laureate in the UK. She primarily writes novels aimed at educating young people on the importance of opening up conversations around race. Her best known novel, Noughts and Crosses was recently adapted into an acclaimed BBC series.


Home page | Malorie Blackman ~ Author of Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman - Literature (



Below is a reading list that we have put together for our students, but if you want to continue to find out about more reading material we strongly recommend the following website- Books – BAMEed Network 

BAME Reading List  


If you need support as a BAME LGBTQ individual please read the following document to know where you can find additional support to our Copley Academy Community. 

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