On this page, we've collated a range of blogs that have been written about BAME representation within education by members of our community and wider too.
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On schools, institutional racism and everyday violence
Reflections on whiteness and privilege.
The Anti-Racist Educator
The fear of being white part one
Racial narratives, racial identities and white guilt.
The Anti-Racist Educator
The fear of being white part two
White saviour vs white ally, white supremacy and caucasian
Mentoring without courageous conversation about context is like sweeping in a sandstorm
Choosing to be mentored or to mentor someone is a difficult decision. Finding someone to mentor you is no easy task...I would assert that mentoring needs both parties to actively engage with the political, social, economic and other contextual factors affecting both the mentor and the mentee.
Shannon Morreira and Kathy Luckett
Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms
The curriculum is not just the “stuff” that students must learn to be knowledgeable and skilled in a particular discipline. It’s about more than just content.
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is
I’ve been thinking of a way to explain to straight white men how life works for them, without invoking the dreaded word “privilege,” to which they react like vampires being fed a garlic tart at high noon.
Jan 2019 conference
Access reflections and workshop slides from our January 2019 conference.
#DiverseEd: This is Me
Headteacher, Hannah Wilson reflects on how to organise an inclusive education event.
Rethinking my professional voice
Amina reflects on her professional voice after attending her first #BAMEed conference in January 2019 at the University of East London.
My reflections on 2019 BAMEed conference
Yamina reflects on her experience attending her first #BAMEed conference in January 2019 at the University of East London.
Absent from the curriculum
Nick attended an event with the Runnymede Trust about Black and Asian British history on the school curriculum. In his post, he shares some reading suggestions currently absent from the curriculum.
How can we increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic teachers and leaders in Bristol schools?
Having worked in the city’s schools for many years, Claire Stewart-Hall makes some suggestions about what schools can do to change this.
Owning Your Professional Identity – BAMEed Conference January 19th 2019
Nick writes about the upcoming BAMEed conference on January 2019.
Why getting diverse bums on seats is not enough
'According to the National Governance Association’s 2017 annual school governance survey, just 4% of school governors and academy board trustees are from a Black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME) background.' Penny writes about the change the education sector needs to see.
BAMEed Network Conference 2018: Habits of Highly Effective People
Penny writes about the BAMEed annual conference in January 2018 and in particular, how diversity and anti-racist practice, in all its forms, is good for everyone.
White women benefit most from gender diversity
David writes to express some unfiltered views on the steps that companies can take to embrace inclusive cultures.
My hopes for diversity in 2017
Here Iesha Small talks about the need for people to be more direct.
Jonny Walker shares his concerns that the ambition he nurtures in a predominantly BAME classroom do not reflect the reality of the professional life they will enter into.
My hopes for diversity in the education profession
Naureen Afzal examines the methods used to promote diversity, equity and equality in education.
Anoara Mughal starts to Define Diversity. She examines the barriers to BAME educators and calls on them to collectively build resilience.
Hannah Wilsey shares her #BAMEed pledge because Diversity Matters to our schools, staff bodies and leadership reflect the communities they serve.
Diversity – ensuring the most talented profession we can for the sake of the children we teach
J Gray tells of using diversity to ensure the most talented profession possible.