Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Equality in our community

Redland Green School believes that diversity is a strength, which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit. Although we know that the overwhelming majority of our students feel safe at school, the school continues to tackle discrimination by the positive promotion of equality and creating an environment which champions respect for all.

As you probably know, the last few weeks have seen a concerning fivefold rise in racist incidents and hate crimes in the UK. This has not been reflected in our school. We are publishing this information as part of our commitment to ensuring equality for all members of the school community and to ensure that our school community plays its full part in preventing any such abuse and dealing with it if and when it happens.

Definition of racist or religious hate incidents and hate crimes

Racist or religious hate incidents can take many forms including verbal and physical abuse, bullying, threatening behaviour, online abuse and damage to property including graffiti.

When racist or religious hate incidents become criminal offences, they are known as hate crimes. Any criminal offence can be a racist or religious hate crime, if the offender targeted the victim because of their prejudice or hostility based on race or religion. 

What can you do? 

We encourage parents to discuss racism with their children to reinforce their understanding of how harmful racism, including the use of racist language can be. Please remind your child to report any incidents of racism or other forms of discrimination to their mentor or any other member of staff. 

Parents can contact the school through the usual lines of communication detailed here.

Students can also use the confidential online reporting service, Whisper.

Redland Green students and staff are working to eliminate discrimination and will continue to do so. We welcome any suggestions from parents or other members of our community about how we can we achieve this goal. It is our aim to further develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and able to participate fully in school life. The school will not tolerate any form of discrimination. 

How to respond to hate crime

If you are in immediate danger, contact the police on 999.

The charity HOPE not hate and the Association of School and College Leaders ASCL have kindly provided us with the information below:

Reporting racist or religious hate incidents or crimes prevents these incidents from happening to someone else. Reporting makes a difference. A hate incident or crime can be reported to the police. A hate incident or crime can be reported even if it wasn’t directed at the person reporting it. It is best to report all the incidents to help the police get the full picture.

The Citizens Advice Bureau can help with reporting a hate incident or crime.

True Vision is a police funded website designed to provide information about hate crime.

A hate incident or crime can be reported online on the True Vision website. Once the online form has been filled in, it’s sent directly to your local police force. 

Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI)

Tel: 0800 171 2272

Tell MAMA supports victims of anti-Muslim hate and is a public service which also measures and monitors anti-Muslim incidents. It is not meant to be a replacement for the police service. More information on anti-Muslim hate crime can be found at the Tell MAMA website.

To get involved in Bristol Hope Not Hate activities, contact Tatiana Garavito