• How teachers can help minority students get into Oxford

    One in three Oxford colleges admitted no black British students in 2015. Samina Khan explains how teachers can make a difference Oxford University recently received a letter from over 100 MPs urging us to do more to admit more students from disadvantaged backgrounds. We know we need to move faster in diversifying and we’re already

    5.00 Nov. 11th, 2017 | Opinion

  • BAME teachers need to be 'endorsed' by white people to get promotions

    Black, Asian and minority ethnic teachers are not able to move into senior roles unless they are endorsed by white people in positions of power, an educationist has warned. Paul Miller, professor of educational leadership at the University of Huddersfield, told delegates at last weekend’s inaugural BAMEed conference in Birmingham that there was “no way”

    5.00 Jun. 12th, 2017 | News

  • 3 ways to address BME representation in schools

    Last week The NUT and The Runnymede Trust launched their report ‘Visible and Invisible Barriers: the impact of racism on BME teachers’. It included a number of heartening findings, including that younger BME teachers were more likely to have ‘positive experiences in school’, such as being valued by their managers and feeling school was an

    18.00 Apr. 20th, 2017 | Opinion

  • We need to get over the taboo of talking about race

    Until we make it acceptable to discuss race, the crucial conversations required to drive change will simply never happen, says Ndidi Okezie. One of the barriers a black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) person stepping into a leadership position faces is that they are not taking on the weight of leadership purely for themselves –

    5.00 Nov. 11th, 2016 | Opinion

  • New group to boost status of ethnic minority teachers

    A networking and events group aimed at encouraging more black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates into teaching and headship roles will launch in January. BAMEed aims to emulate the success of the recently launched WomenEd and “raise the status” of teaching among communities from ethnic minority backgrounds by encouraging progression up the career ladder. Co-founder

    5.00 Nov. 11th, 2016 | News