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Ethos & Values

A better chance of success 

At Yate Academy, we have built our ethos on a strong set of core values which underpin everything that we do. Our aim is to give students at Yate Academy a better chance of success than if they attended any other school in the country.

Ambition, excellence and pride run through all aspects of school life. 

We have a strong desire and determination to achieve success. We believe there are no limits to what can be achieved. We do what it takes for as long as it takes. In other words, we go for it every day! 

We strive for greatness in everything we set our minds to. We endeavour to do our very best and excel in all aspects of school life. 

We are ‘fiercely’ proud of ourselves, our school, our community and our Trust. We hold our heads high and feel a sense of togetherness and joy in our school.

Diversity and equality

As a school, we are determined to be anti-racist and promote diversity and equality. In light of recent events we have put together some materials that we think our students will find useful:

Accounts you can follow

  • Nova Reid – @Novareidoffical on Instagram. Nova runs in depth and comprehensive anti racism courses. For anyone in a financial position to do so the knowledge you gain about becoming a better ally to POC is invaluable.
  • Munroe Bergdorf – @Munroebergdorf on Instagram.
  • Donté Colley – @Dontecolley on Instagram.
  • Stephanie Yeboah – @StephanieYeboah on Instagram. Be sure to check out Stephanie’s IGTV ‘I’m tired of the white tears’ Her blog, her book, and her Patreon here. Steph has also hosted a Tuesday Takeover on Zoella, you can watch it here.
  • Chrissy Rutherford – @Chrissyford on Instagram. Chrissy uploaded a very helpful IGTV titles “It’s not enough to just say “I’m not racist”
  • Nicole Ocran – @Nicoleocran on Instagram. Nicole’s BLM highlight is really insightful and points out the emotional labour that POC go through when white people continually ask for help/directions/resources.
  • Jameela Jamil – @JameelaJamilOfficial on Instagram.
  • Florence Given – @Florencegiven on Instagram.
  • Rachel Elizabeth Cargle – @Rachel.cargle on Instagram.
  • Layla F. Saad – @Laylafsaad on Instagram.Layla is the author of Me and White Supremacy.
  • Dom Roberts – @Domrobxtrts on Instagram.
  • The Grief Case – @Thegriefcase on Instagram.Specifically, take a look at this post about supporting black communities.
  • The Conscious Kid – @theconsciouskid on Instagram.If you are a parent take a look at this post discussing the idea that children may be ‘too young’ to learn about race issues and how racism can be reinforced by the silence of white care givers.
  • Mireille C Harper – @Mireillecharper on Instagram. Be sure to read her post on education and advice regarding non-optical-allyship.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – @AOC on Instagram. A congresswoman for NY has been sharing helpful information for those protesting.
  • Janaya Future Khan – @Janayathefuture on Instagram. Janaya has uploaded a live-stream to her IGTV aimed at white people only, to teach and educate, for people wanting to know what else they can do to help.
  • Gal-Dem Magazine – @galdemzine on Instagram.
  • From Privilege to Progress – @Privtoprog on Instagram.
  • Yazzie – @Standforhumanity on Instagram. Yazzie has also hosted a Tuesday Takeover on Zoella – watch it here.
  • Black Lives Matter – @Blklivesmatter on Instagram.

Books you can read

Shows, documentaries and Ted Talks you can watch

Petitions you can sign

Articles you can read

Podcasts you can listen to

  • Code: Switch NPR – “Hosted by journalists of colour, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on.” Explores everything from pop culture, to politics, to sport. Race impacts every part of life.
  • Momentum: A Race Forward – Features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice.
  • Intersectionality Matters! – Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.
  • About Race – Hosted by Reni Eddo-Lodge.
  • Nova Reid and Vicki & Selina from loveprojectlove – A powerful conversation about race, racism and white privilege with Nova Reid.