Clyde Nursery and Children's Centre


Clyde nursery School-Our Anti racism statement

Every child  is unique and special, irrespective of colour.  This is absolutely central to everything we do at Clyde.   We are completely committed to promoting and supporting understanding and tolerance in our school community.

We are all outraged and deeply saddened by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in the USA and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time.  Racism, however, is not something that happens only in other countries.  It is deep in British history and in British life today.

We are aware of the intense protests, responses and discussions that have been going on across the nation and the response from Black Lives Matter and other anti-racist movements, and so our thoughts are turning to how individuals and institutions, including Clyde, can play a positive role going forward.

It is a real travesty that it takes a tragedy like this to help trigger change. But, as those communities that have suffered racism over decades and even centuries know, this is all-too-often the case.

We each have a responsibility to speak out, to send a clear message that racism is never to be tolerated, that ignorance and prejudice are never acceptable, and this is fundamental to our work at Clyde. Racism, intolerance and prejudice will never be acceptable at Clyde.  The Governing Board and the staff are fully committed to this.

At Clyde we work hard to enable children to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem and to recognise that we all have similarities and differences and to celebrate these. We support children to use their voices to express their feelings and questions and to be kind to each other and themselves. By doing this, we hope to equip all of our children with the skills and self-belief to accept others and to challenge and speak out against racism and prejudice whenever they encounter it. ‚Äč


BLACK LIVES MATTER - A statement from Mayor of Lewisham, Damien Egan. Click here to read more


Return to school letter- 8 March 2021. Click here to read it.