Black Lives Matter at St Matthew Academy

#BLACKLIVESMATTER at St Matthew Academy

Our motto, ‘Let Your Light Shine’ is taken from St Matthew’s Gospel, and encapsulates our belief in the uniqueness of every individual. At the heart of our Academy ethos is our belief in promoting an ‘inclusive, caring, Catholic community.’ We believe strongly in modelling tolerance, equality and respect. We are here to support all members of our community, irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, faith or none.

At St Matthew Academy we stand together against systematic racism and individual bigotry that continues to take the lives of black men, women and children around the world. We commit, with our pupils, to being part of change in our local and global community.

We ensure that everything we do helps to:

  • Eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • Advance the equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those that do not

Black Lives Matter in Lewisham

A message from Pinaki Ghoshal, Lewisham’s Executive Director for Children and Young People and Angela Scattergood, Director of Education.

The Mayor of Lewisham, Damian Egan has published a statement on behalf of Lewisham Council in response to the killing of George Floyd in the United States. You can read the full statement here: https://lewisham.gov.uk/articles/news/black-lives-matter-in-lewisham

We believe that our schools and settings are key to tackling racism and other forms of discrimination. We will support all Lewisham schools and settings in their commitment to standing against racism and injustice, alongside and in solidarity with the local and global Black community.