The day I started seeing colour…j

Tuesday 9th October 2018 at approximately 5.45pm.. my world started to become less B&W in some ways. More black and white in most other ways. Ok, let’s rewind.. It wasn’t until I was called a “Paki” at school at the age of about 9 that I started to question my heritage. My father and mother …

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 …

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 …

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 – ONS

The link for the recent report by the Office for National Statistics was released today (9 July 2029). Read the full report here. The main takeaways are... Main points • This report presents the first analysis of ethnicity pay gaps in Great Britain using newly reweighted earnings data from the Annual Population Survey. • This …

Sticks and Stones by Imrana Mahmood

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