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To achieve our collective mission of an education sector that is reflective of society, we’ve gathered a range of useful resources and reading for our network. If you’d like to recommend any content to be added to these pages, please get in touch with us

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FE workforce data

View the latest workforce data for the Further Education Sector. View the data
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Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast

Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast features movement voices, stories, and strategies for racial justice. Co-hosts Chevon and Hiba give their unique takes on race and
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Find a book – map search

Use the map search to find books written by authors from or set in your chosen country – ideal for reading around a theme or
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How to use your privilege for good

Pran Patel As educators, our core purpose is to provide the skills and knowledge that lead to the best possible life opportunities for all the
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Visible and Invisible Barriers

A report exploring the impact of racism on BME teachers. Views from over 1000 teachers compiled by NEU and Runnymede. Read the paper
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The Fear of Being White – Part Two

The Anti-Racist Educator Not naming whiteness spreads the ideology of colour-blindness that places racism as a marginal issue that only “bad” people create. Colour-blindness can
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What does Windrush mean now?

In April 2018 the Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigned and delivered an unprecedented apology for the “appalling” actions of her own department towards Windrush-era citizens.
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Intersectionality (Key Concepts)

Patricia Hill Collins, Sirma Bilge The concept of intersectionality has become a hot topic in academic and activist circles alike. But what exactly does it mean,
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Race, ethnicity and education

Race, Ethnicity and Education is the leading peer-reviewed journal on racism and race inequality in education. Click to read more
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‘Is she Somali?’

Baar Hersi This is the question I repeatedly hear in my first term in a new school. I hear it in the corridors, I hear
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Diversify

June Sarpong The truth is, INCLUSION is better for EVERYONE. In this empowering call to arms, June Sarpong MBE proves why. Putting the spotlight on
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Exposure to racism is trauma

Iesha Small Continued exposure to racism and its effects creates trauma. More white people who think they are allies need to understand this.   A
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BAME Educators and Covid-19

In this episode of the BERA Podcast BERA Teacher Education SIG Convenor Lizana Oberholzer interviews Allana Gay, the founder of the BAMEeD Network. Allana co-founded BAMEed
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The British Empire’s Legacy

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Britain’s colonial legacy. The 18th, 19th and early part of the 20th centuries were times of colonial conquest for this
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Beyond Bangla Town

Brick Lane is an iconic space in the history and contemporary present of the Bangladeshi community in Britain. The street was once home to the
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Educating for Justice

How the Education Enterprise Can Work Toward Social Justice and Cultural Competence. In this live talk for ResearchED US inspired by the presenters’ #FreedomFridays webcasts, Chris
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Race at Work Charter: One Year On

Andrew Brassleay Business in the Community (BITC) established the Race at Work Charter using evidence from the Race at Work 2018 Scorecard Report, one year on
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Anti-racist Science Teaching

An important contribution to the topical debate on multi-cultural education. The papers extend from general issues about science, nature and race to practical teaching guides
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Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom – award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower
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Collaborative Support Webinar

A webinar to support all women in education struggling with the tragic death of George Floyd, as well as the fears of black and brown
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The False Promise of Anti-racism Books

Saida Grundy In today’s cultural moment—during which hundreds of mainstream institutions in the U.S. are acknowledging systemic racism—books and other content about race and discrimination
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On BAMEed

Jonny Walker Teaching can so easily become a platform for hypocrisy. I plan lessons on healthy lifestyles  whilst eating a Greggs, for example. I chastise my pupils
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White Ally Podcast Episode

Picking up from the last episode on BAME leadership (which you should listen to first) we’re talking about what it means to be a ally
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Anti-racist school leadership

Making ‘race’ count in leadership preparation and development – a research paper from Professor Paul Miller. Read the research
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South Asians in Britain

The establishment of the East India Company in 1600 began a complex relationship between Britain and India that would mark major shifts in the culture
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Whose psychology is it anyway?

Emily Reynolds, Dr Bobby Cheon, and Dr Steven O. Roberts In this episode, Emily Reynolds, staff writer at Research Digest, explores modern psychology’s relationship with race and
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Rethinking the Curriculum

From a greater focus on Black history and poetry to classics in state school classrooms and an understanding of the history of science. Rana Mitter
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‘Our stars are aligning’

Sharifah Jelany-Lee It is said that when something is written in the stars, that when values align, powerful change can happen and so it was
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Yellow Bee Pod

Exploring the highs and lows of the East and South East Asian diaspora experience. Hosted by Natalie, a British Chinese Londoner. Listen to the series
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Black British History

Bernardine Evaristo, Keith Piper, Miranda Kaufmann and Kehinde Andrews consider the question what it means to be Black British and how should a wider history
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The Traveller Movement

The Traveller Movement is a leading national charity committed to the fulfilment of human rights for ethnic minority Gypsy Roma and Traveller people. The site hosts
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The Power of Teacher Expectations

There are good reasons to assume that teachers’ beliefs and expectations can influence student success—an idea that has been embraced by parents, students, teachers, and
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The listening project

Fi Glover, BBC Radio 4, presents the longer weekly edition of the programme on the shared experience of being in lockdown and beyond. In this
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The Windrush scandal isn’t over

Guardian writer Sirin Kale spoke to friends and family of Belly Mujinga about her life and death. Belly, a transport worker and mother to an
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Whites : On Race and Other Falsehoods

Otegha Uwagba In this powerful and timely personal essay, best-selling author Otegha Uwagba reflects on racism, whiteness, and the mental labour required of Black people
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Stop Sanitizing the Mayflower Story

Mayflower Myths The Mayflower journey was part of Early English Colonialism which involved The invasion of Virginia, New England and the Caribbean and land seizure
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Why is my curriculum white?

In the NUS Black Students Campaign National Students Survey, it was found that, ’42 per cent did not believe their curriculum reflected issues of diversity,
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What Do You Mean By Diversity?

Gemma Doswell About a month ago, I noticed on LinkedIn that my old company was celebrating an article they’d published. It was about diversity in
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Of Cannons and Canons

Oludamini Ogunnaike The Promise and Perils of Postcolonial Education. Learning, children would also forget. Would what they would learnbe worth as much as what they
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Anti-racism in our schools

Challenge Partners Powerful blogs, webinars and resources shared by and for schools Click to explore the resource
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Travellers

There are many communities of travelling people in Britain and there have been for generations. While most people accept their lifestyles, some in the settled
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Books for children

Access an interactive and printable poster of book recommendations for children and young adults from Darren Chetty and Karen Sands O’Connor for ‘Beyond the Secret
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So you want to recruit for diversity

Penny Rabiger It is clear that there is an acute and snowballing issue around recruitment and retention of staff in our schools’ workforce. Schools are
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Inclusive Allyship

Yamina Bibi Whenever I want to go ‘out out’, I think about my outfit, which colour scarf will match the outfit and the perfect handbag
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About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a
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Black experiences hub

TES We’ve partnered with BBC, Into Film and The Black Curriculum to bring you a selection of resources on black experiences – from black British history
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Educational Digest International

Under the theme of diversity in schools, we are presenting EDDi as a journal. We have contributions from Viv Grant (UK), Sapphira Beaudin (Thailand), Angeline Aow
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Somalinimo

Four British-Somali students talk about navigating one of Britain’s most elite institutions: Cambridge University. In this love letter to Somali culture, blackness and Islam, they
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What does diversity mean to you?

Saira Hassan Diversity… recognising, celebrating and rewarding every individual for their uniqueness, for what they bring to the table and for the potential they can
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Searching for my slave roots

Malik Al Nasir – BBC The poet Malik Al Nasir has been on a journey to find his roots as a black Liverpudlian. It’s a
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On The Road

On The Road is a podcast for Gyspy, Roma and Traveller communities which will also be broadcast in prisons across the UK on National Prison
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#BlackLivesMatter Protocols

Citizen School This is in no way a perfect document. Rather, it is a starting point aiming to get school communities engaged in dialogic practices
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Revealing the colour of madness

Sinead Carroll Ph.D student Rianna Walcott was giving a talk on mental health to the creative industries in Edinburgh, when a woman approached her with
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We Picked the Wrong Side

Neel Patel When I was in the sixth grade, I met a girl named Nicole. Nicole was a good student; she was polite to teachers.
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Decolonise the Curriculum, Pran Patel

What does ‘Decolonise the Curriculum’ mean to you? Pran Patel looks at the school curriculum in the UK. He utilises his personal experience of education
BAMEed Resources

Organising an event: a toolkit

Penny Rabiger shares a toolkit for organising an event that’s representative of the education sector. Click here to read Penny’s blog Download a PDF copy
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BERA – race, ethnicity and education

BERA – race, ethnicity and education provide a forum for researchers of ‘race’, ethnicity and education, host seminars, publish papers and support and facilitate the development
BAMEed Resources

BAMEed Poster

Download and print a poster for your school staff room or offices to spread the word about our network. Click here to download
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Rethinking my professional voice

Amina Qureshi Amina Qureshi is Head of English KS4 at Forest Gate Community School and has been teaching in inner London schools since 2012. Rethinking
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Me and White Supremacy for WomenEd

Cecile Halliday Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad came to my attention through different avenues. Firstly, tweets from @nourishedschool and @WomenEd so this prompted
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Good Ancestor Podcast

An interview series with change-makers & culture-shapers exploring what it means to be a good ancestor. Hosted by globally respected speaker, anti-racism educator, and New
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The fight to redefine racism

Kelefa Sanneh Sixteen years ago, in 2003, the student newspaper at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically black institution in Tallahassee, published a lively
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Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits