The Black Curriculum
The Black Curriculum is a social enterprise founded in 2019 by young people to address the lack of Black British history in the UK Curriculum. We believe that by delivering arts focused Black history programmes, providing teacher training and campaigning through mobilising young people, we can facilitate social change.
Our programmes are for all young people aged 8-16 and aims to equip young people with a sense of identity, and the tools for a diverse landscape. We are working towards changing the national curriculum and building a sense of identity in every young person in the UK. Read our mission statement here.
The Springboard Programme: Taking it National.
The Black Curriculum is providing free out of school sessions for Black and BAME young people aged 12-15 through our Springboard Programme. The Springboard programme consists of a wide range of sessions that offer academic and practical skill based development through taught provision of our arts based syllabus. All participants will be exposed to Black British history and are required to undertake projects during the sessions, which can be used to enhance CV’s, work experience and internship applications.
The programme is designed to fulfil our overarching 3 aims:
1) Facilitate social understanding and cohesion
2) Build a sense of identity and belonging
3) Raise attainment through building critical thinking skills
How will the money raised be used?
With the money donated, we hope to invest in:
- Teacher Training
- Staff and Volunteer Training
- Venue Hire
- Resources and Materials, including computers.
- Our recruitment process
- Staff Employment
£5,000 will go towards coaching and training opportunities (media, safeguarding and teacher training).
£5,000 will go towards printing and merchandise .
£15,000 will employ a Research Fellow for 6 months.
£20,000 will remunerate our nation-wide freelancers for a year.
£25,000 will employ a full time Director of Programmes for a year.