Curriculum resources: anti-racism

The NEU is committed to tackling racism and decolonising the curriculum. We have written to the Government with 5 actions to tackle racism. These are the action points which relate the curriculum:

  • Review the curriculum to ensure it embraces the fact that Britain is rooted in Black and global history, achievement and culture and includes the achievements of Black Britons; as recommended by the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.
  • Learn from the Windrush Review and develop a plan to teach about the history of the UK and its relationship to the rest of the world – including Britain’s colonial history and the history of migration.

This page is dedicated to resources which challenge racism. We have a separate page for resources aimed at decolonising the curriculum.

We will use this page to host links to resources for educators to use in schools. These are resources that have been recommended to us by our members or produced by them. Please use your professional judgement to adapt any resources to suit your classes and the context in which you teach.

General (A-Z)

Tower Hamlets & the City Anti-Racist Reading List 

  • Recommended reads from educators and young people. We will add to this list. Please let us have any books you would recommend to others.

Black History Month NEU resources – teaching pack, podcasts, posters

Black History Month

Black History Month NEU resources 2019

Challenging antisemitism NEU resources and links

London Diocese Board for Schools have various resources on anti-racism available for download

Letterbox Library – an online bookshop that “specialises in books in which all children can see themselves and which reflect themselves and which reflect our world community in all of its diversity

Show racism the red card

Swadhinata Trust secular Bengali community group that works to promote Bengali history and heritage amongst young people, offering seminars, workshops, exhibitions and literature to young Bengali people in schools, colleges, youth clubs and community centres in the United Kingdom

TUC Trade unions fighting racism and far right pamphlet


Challenging antisemitism NEU resources and links

Talking about antisemitism TUC guide

Timeline of Jewish history and antisemitism in the UK TUC

Refugees & Migrants

Welcoming refugee children to your school

  • Refugee voices videos – A series of inspiring short film clips in which refugee children and young people talk about their experiences of coming to a school in the UK, with staff training notes for use with the clips
  • Welcoming refugee children to your school guide 

Should Paddington be allowed to stay in the UK?

Our Migration Story


Embrace race 20 picture books for 2020


Embrace race 20 picture books for 2020


Global Routes

The Global Routes Project provides children with the practical means and creative scope through which they can actively make links between their own lives, local and global topics and themes; and between the present and the past.


KS2 Why has Baden-Powell’s statue been criticised

Secondary & FE

Embrace race 20 picture books for 2020

Angela Davis in conversation at the South Bank


NEU Holocaust Education Trust Mosaic online resources

Bangladesh: why are the stories of 1971 so difficult to tell KS3

Was there more continuity than change in British-Jamaican relations between 1760 and 1870 A Level Inquiry


Advanced Mathematics Support Programme resources including:


L1 – Migrants in Dover

Riz Ahmed Detention

Engaging with writers ideas: Singh Dhesi challenges Boris Johnson

Wanted Scapegoats


Recursos antirracistas en español

NEU Members

NEU Anti-racism charter

Racism in secondary schools: Runnymede Trust

Barriers Report : the impact of racism on Black teachers

Chalk Dust Magazine Archive of Black Mathematician MonthOpens a new window – This includes the useful data science article, “Why do Afro-Caribbean pupils underachieve in education?Opens a new window”.

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