• Investigation: diversity of education leadership roles fails to improve despite DfE pledge

    The proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders of England’s largest academy trusts has fallen, with 98 per cent of the top chains now run by white bosses. A Schools Week analysis of the 98 trusts with 15 or more schools suggests just two chief executives are from BAME backgrounds. It is not

    5.00 Jun. 21st, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: 'Significant gap' in advice for schools to protect BAME staff

    A network representing black, Asian and minority ethnic education staff has published its own guidance to help schools prepare for the impact of coronavirus on ethnic minority groups. BAMEed said it had identified a “significant gap” in guidance provided by the government and other bodies in terms of advice on how schools should act to

    17.34 May. 27th, 2020 | News

  • Revealed: the lack of diversity in education leadership roles

    Only three per cent of the largest academy trusts in the country are led by non-white bosses, a new analysis by Schools Week has found. Revealing a stark diversity gap in education’s top jobs, our study suggests just two chief executives of the 72 academy trusts with 15 schools or more are black, Asian and

    5.00 Nov. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • How do we improve diversity in the media without tokenism?

    Every summer, Schools Week publishes a count of how many women vs men – and how many BAME contributors – have been represented in the publication’s expert articles, front pages and profile interviews over the school year. Here Cath Murray considers why representation is important, explains how Schools Week has worked to improve it, and presents this

    5.00 Jul. 21st, 2018 | Opinion

  • 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