After multiple reviews, it is time for a Race Equality Strategy to fundamentally change the system

All young people should be able to learn about trailblazers like John Archer, who was elected mayor of Battersea in 1913 to become the first Black mayor in London; Paul Stephenson, the brave leader of the Bristol Bus boycott, and Mary Seacole who set up the ‘British Hotel’ in 1855 behind the enemy lines of …

For White Teachers in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter

For White Teachers in the Time of #BlackLivesMatter This is a post for white teachers – it doesn’t matter if you teach at predominantly white schools or schools with a majority of students of color. I don’t pretend to have big “A” Answers, but what I hope this post does is help you make sense of …

How To Be Your Authentic Self At Work (And Why It Matters)

Peter prided himself on being “buttoned-up” as an executive. He had been taught to be professional and polished in every circumstance. This all seemed to work okay for the first decade or so of his career. But then something went wrong. He noticed that his team was uninspired. Their engagement scores were low, and he …

100 Great Black Britons – Patrick Vernon; Angelina Osborne; | Foyles Bookstore

Synopsis A long-overdue book honouring the remarkable achievements of key Black British individuals over many centuries, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE. 'Buillding on decades of scholarship, this book by Patrick Vernon and Dr Angelina Osborne brings the biographies of Black Britons together and vividly …

Sticks and Stones by Imrana Mahmood

Sticks and Stones by Imrana Mahmood. An evocative poem growing up in England as a Muslim woman.

BAME teachers are still marginalised in a system that refuses to change | Allana Gay | Teacher Network | The Guardian

In 1985, a major report found that ethnic minorities were disproportionately under-represented in teaching. Little has changed since — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2018/mar/20/fight-bame-teachers-senior-positions-diversity

Profile: First female Muslim secondary head in UK | Tes

Bushra Nasir’s education started on the floor of a school in Pakistan. Five decades later, she leads an academy trust serving disadvantaged pupils — Read on http://www.tes.com/news/meet-uks-first-female-muslim-secondary-headteacher This is a fascinating story of teacher's journey from the floor of a school in Pakistan to the roof of education in the U.K. It's amazing to see …

BAME: ‘We must end the unconscious bias in teaching’ | Tes

BAME teachers have been marginalised in education for far too long – everyone must work together to tackle the issue, writes Allana Gay and Amjad Ali — Read on http://www.tes.com/news/we-must-end-unconscious-bias-teaching #BAMEed is a fantastic grassroots organisation that seeks to make a positive difference. It's seems to raise awareness of vital issues that affect all of …

Why I don’t believe in the Robin Hood style of Diversity by Asif Sadiq MBE

Another great and "pause for a moment" article written by The Telegraphs Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Asif Sadiq MBE. I talked about how non-protected characteristics can feel equally disenfranchised by programmes that are run for the few in In it's not a cake... it's a business case! This article explores that further and …