#BAMEed = Black Asian Minority Ethnic educators
'A grassroots network aimed at ensuring our diverse communities are represented as a substantive part of the education workforce for teachers and leaders in education. Difficulties in recruiting diversely is not a new issue; it is not something that has never been talked about.
There have been programmes aimed at changing the visible face of education and there have been marginal gains. Change is happening but needs acceleration.'
This network is an open invitation to ALL for action to diversify all aspects of education. The support is for the graduate seeking to make the step into teaching as much as the Deputy stepping up to Headship. BAMEed will help make the step accessible, fair & achievable.
There is an open network. We seek to learn from each other and actively include all ethnicities. Our mix of culture and identity in the network engenders the ideal that we seek to develop in education across the UK .
The number of schools that are able to recruit and maintain teaching staff, that are as ethnically diverse as our society, is very limited. While there are many underlying issues that lead to this outcome, the two most significant factors are:
- the lack of BAME people entering into teaching careers and
- the lack of support to ensure progress in those careers.
This grassroots network is dedicated to changing this dynamic.
- We believe that inclusive representation of the global community leads to long term benefits for our profession and the students under our care
- We believe that inclusive representation among school leaders and decision makers widens the range of perspectives and hence improves ideas
- We believe that social, economic and cultural differences should not be barriers to the careers in education
- We believe it is everybody’s responsibility to critically examine their role in working towards substantive diversity in education.