Norbury High School for Girls

Disrupting Bias: Our Partnership with Hemisphere

Initiative helps Black students overcome obstacles to success

Norbury High is excited to announce our new partnership with Hemisphere Education.

Hemisphere is a training platform that helps disrupt bias and improve racial literacy. It has been developed by Rare, multi-award-winning leaders in race equity in education and employment. Rare’s clients include Oxford University, Cambridge University, JP Morgan, McKinsey, 95% of the UK’s top law firms, and the Civil Service Fast Stream.

Hemisphere offers a whole-school approach to building belonging. It assists teachers in understanding, safeguarding and nourishing Black students; it empowers students in their peer-to-peer interactions. It draws on government data; Rare’s 2021 survey into the school experience of several hundred of the UK’s highest achieving students; and 18 years’ experience to foster success.

Hemisphere's programme aligns perfectly with our school's values and mission statement and we can't wait to begin utilising it to positively influence student outcomes.