Black Curriculum

Thank you for contacting me about Black history being taught in schools.

All schools have the freedom to teach black history from primary school age onwards, as part of the history curriculum.  Schools have flexibility over how they teach this subject and which resources to use from a range of organisations and sources, including the Black Curriculum if they choose.

The national curriculum provides a number of opportunities for pupils to be taught about different societies and how different groups have contributed to the development of Britain, and that this can include the voices and experience of Black people. This applies not only to the subject of History but also to English and citizenship.

Racism has no place in our communities and we all have a part to play in tackling it. The wealth of diversity across our country is something to be celebrated, so I am pleased that the national curriculum allows us to do exactly that.

Thank you again for taking the time to contact me.