Following a suggestion by one of our Year 5 pupils, the School Council have been considering the Halo Code and want us as a school to adopt it. If you want to know more about the Halo Code please visit their website at https://halocollective.co.uk/halo-school/
Essentially, the code asks workplaces to recognise the cultural significance and importance of Black hairstyles.
Following the challenge from the children, we recognise this importance and are happy to adopt the code for schools which is:
“Our school champions the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro - hairstyles. We acknowledge that Afro - textured hair is an important part of our Black staff and students’ racial, ethnic, cultural, and religious identities, and requires specific styling for hair health and maintenance. We welcome Afro - textured hair worn in all styles including, but not limited to, afros, locs, twists, braids, cornrows, fades, hair straightened through the application of heat or chemicals, weaves, wigs, headscarves, and wraps.
At this school, we recognise and celebrate our staff and students’ identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on anyone's ability to succeed.”
We are very proud that we have pupils who are confident at standing up for what they believe is right and in challenging the adults to consider issues that are important to them and are delighted to be able to put this code into place.