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 …

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 …

Making the horse thirsty…

Having been in the business sector in senior management for nearly two decades. I found myself in my first leadership role nearly a decade ago. I hadn't planned on joining the "ranks" again but I felt I had no choice. I wrote this at the time and thought I'd lost it until I scoured my …

Why I wore a watch on holiday..

"OMG look at your tan.. you look great!"...and such like will be the most heard of comments at this time of the year. Many of our colleagues would normally be jetting off to or returning from sunnier climates. In the past and still today I too have enjoyed my travels to lands far from the …

Data needs to be accepted…!

It will reveal what kind of people we are… Jean-Luc Picard, Captain of the Starship USS Enterprise-DMaybe this post is just an excuse to get a Star Trek, Jean-Luc and Data reference in?! In this scene Jean-Luc is giving a testimony as to Data's rights to be treated as an equal. For those that aren't …

#LDeduchat: BLM & Anti-Racism – a whole responsibility

Thursday 18th June 2020 at 11.30am we saw 1000+ attendees from over 15 countries engaging in a discussion with 15 outstanding panellists on how we create a new education landscape. BLM & Anti-Racism was at the heart of this discussion with a focus on school leadership and curriculum. Please please watch this and share with …

Ethnic diversity of public sector workforces – GOV.UK

The latest report July 2019 on the landscape of our public sector. Headteachers have increased to 3.5% which equates to about 90 Headteachers in the last year. This is positive. However, context is everything, and these are just numbers. Please bear in mind: U.K. Workforce statistics around 22.8% BAME Teaching workforce 8.7% And the most …

Ethnicity Pay Gap UK – Example, Deloitte

Yet another company who has chosen to publish their Ethnicity Pay Gap. It's not great, but that doesn't matter. It really doesn't. What matters is that they have made themselves visible. If you are an organisation that wants to follow suit and are struggling how to make it accessible to all stakeholders, it may worth …

Ethnicity Pay Reporting – AAT response

Following on from the publication of the Ethnic Pay Gap by the Office of National Statistics, the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has provided a response to the methodology used. Where it mirrors Gender Pay Gap and where it falls short. It also discusses the lessons that should be learned from the Gender Pay Gap …