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Ethnic Minority

Welcome to our Ethnic Minority 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. 

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

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 September 2021- Matthew Henson 


Henson was the first African American Arctic Explorer and made six expeditions in 18 years.

Henson left education at the age of 12 and was later hired to assist Robert Peary on expeditions. He was one of the first explorers to reach the North Pole in 1909 declaring ‘I think I am the first man to sit on top of the world.

Henson showed that African Americans could break through the glass ceilings and be successful in their chosen fields. 


Matthew Henson - Facts, Quotes & Family - Biography 




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  


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

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