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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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Racial Awareness Training Video

Ben Nnene: I was invited to speak by my high school, Norwich School on the issues surrounding racism for a Repton house assembly after my
BAMEed Resources

Advice for being an ally

Dr Muna Abdi shares some of the ways you can show up and stand up as an ally. Download the PDF version to share with colleagues here.
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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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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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hey, girl. podcast

hey, girl. is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle
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How To Be an Antiracist

by Ibram X. Kendi Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research and Policy Center, shows that when it comes to racism, neutrality is not an option:
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10 great black British films

Black British life has been sorely underrepresented in our national cinema, but there have been hints of a resurgence in recent years. Amma Asante’s 18th-century-set
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Anti-racism charter

A framework to help you explore ideas around race equity and racism from the National Education Union (NEU). Click to explore the charter
Article

Don’t Tuck in Your Labels

Bennie Kara I am the woman that always has a clothes label sticking out somewhere.  In any given day, some kindly person will reach behind
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Black Britain: A Photographic History

Paul Gilroy Black people have inhabited the British Isles for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions
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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
Data

FE workforce data

View the latest workforce data for the Further Education Sector. View the data
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2020 Exams Result and Bias

Pran Patel 2020’s summer exam series, including A levels, GCSEs and other qualifications, and all primary assessments, have been cancelled as we fight to stop
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Inclusive Thinking and Communication

In this video, Arv Kaushal, BAMEed Network trustee, delivers a presentation on Inclusive Thinking and Communication for the Civil Service Race Forum,
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Skin Deep: Dispelling the Science of Race

Gavin Evans Racial differences are rooted in biological reality, right? That’s certainly what a small group of anthropologists, psychologists and pundits would have you believe.
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The Swann Report: Education for All

Swann (1985) In its 1977 report on The West Indian Community, the Commons Select Committee on Race Relations and Immigration had highlighted widespread concerns about the
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Defining Diversity #BAMEed

Anoara Mughal ‘Our glorious diversity is not a threat. It makes us who we are,’ tweeted Michelle Obama on 6th January 2017 – a true inspiration.
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Candid Cocoa

A book review site providing reviews and resources for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2 Black children’s books. The ‘Jericho benchmark’ used for reviewing
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The Fear of Being White – Part One

The Anti-Racist Educator Sometimes I have to think twice before saying the r-words (race, racism and racist) because I know it can cause alarming reactions.
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No Country For Young Women Podcast

Life, love and work in a white man’s world. Let’s help each other figure it out! Presenters: Sadia Azmat and Monty Onanuga Listen to the
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The Psychosis of Whiteness

K Andrews Critical Whiteness studies has emerged as an academic discipline that has produced a lot of work and garnered attention in the last two
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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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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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Runnymede

Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. They generate intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate,
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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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Becoming an Antiracist- The Podcast

Supporting you on your journey to becoming an antiracist. This podcast offers a space to listen, reflect, engage and learn. Listen to more episodes
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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 Black Curriculum

A research paper exploring black British history in the national curriculum. Published in 2020 by The Black Curriculum team. Read the paper
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Black Skin, White Masks

Frantz Fanon ‘Fanon is our contemporary … In clear language, in words that can only have been written in the cool heat of rage, Fanon
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BLM: Anti-racism a whole school approach

Hannah Wilson The Issue: It is complex. Who owns the voice? The Conversation: Chiltern using their platform and their network. Modelling how to take responsibility and
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Race in the workplace

The McGregor-Smith Review Every person, regardless of their athnicity or background, should beable to fulfil their potential at work. That is the business case as
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We all need to learn to lift

Unknown author I rarely write about my personal life. I guess I worry that my words will be misunderstood or misinterpreted and so cause unintentional
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Improving representation on boards

Iesha Small Earlier this year, a friend asked my views on how charities could improve Black representation on boards (at executive, advisory and junior advisory
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Afua Hirsch with David Olusoga

Guardian Columnist and author Afua Hirsch joins historian and broadcaster David Olusoga in the Penguin studio. Afua talks about her bestselling book ‘BRIT (ish)’ which
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Black people are more than racism

Iesha Small Why I keep saying no when I’m repeatedly asked to write, speak and train about racism. This year I have written 9 blog
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Action for Trustee Racial Diversity

ATRD UK Research shows that 9.6% of trustees in 100 UK major charities are BAME1 and just 2.9% of trustees in the sector are women of colour.2
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BAME We Teach Collection

A collaborative Google Drive collection of resources from BAME We Teach. Click to explore the resource
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The Good Immigrant

Nikesh Shukla How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress,
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Talking about racism in schools

Nick Dennis Being anti-racist is not some grand project to reform society or schools, but is rooted in the idea of citizenship with all the
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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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Sway : Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Dr Pragya Agarwal Meticulously researched and well written. It will make you think hard about the judgements you make. An essential read for our times.’
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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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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
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Witness History

History as told by the people who were there. Listen to this series ( some episodes more relevant than others)
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I Can’t Be Racist

Social psychologist Dr Keon West explores racial bias, and the concepts of both conscious and unconscious bias, drawing on the latest psychological and sociological research.
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Freedom Narratives

Freedom Narratives Freedom Narratives focuses on the enforced migration of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic world during the era of the slave trade from the
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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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HE workforce data

View the latest workforce data for the Higher Education Sector. View the data
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Lest We Forget

Angela Browne I have been busier than ever lately, which is a great problem to have, but as I was explaining to a group of
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Speculative Worlds of Colour

Jewel Davis Highlighting common tropes, stereotypes, and biases found in speculative fiction and media. Click to view
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Say Your Mind Podcast

Kelechi Okafor is the host of Say Your Mind. Tune in every Monday for her unique and hilarious take on Tarot, current events and pop
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Gypsies and Travellers FAQ pack

Travellers Times From the 16th century to the present day, no ethnic groups in Britain havearoused as much curiosity, romance, hatred and fear as Gypsies
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Black and British: A Forgotten History

David Olusoga Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the
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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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Lit in Colour

Penguin Supporting inclusive reading in schools Books create belonging. They help us see each other and understand one another. They shine a light on the
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What’s your legacy?

I left my school yesterday after just under 4 years as an Assistant Head Teacher there. Lots of students came and said good bye to
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Teaching Anti-Racism

Aristotelis Santas  This paper is a discussion of the application of democratic and anti-racist educational principles in a college setting.The paper explores both the implications
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The psychosis of whiteness

The Psychosis of Whiteness is a documentary film that sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade.
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Whatever happened to equalities?

Dr Karamat Iqbal What have changes to government policies meant for equalities? Dr Karamat Iqbal looks at racism in schools, and the steps that need
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Dismantling The Master’s House

UCL #DTMH is a community of academics, administrative staff and students at UCL, committed to righting racialised wrongs in our workplace and in the wider
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Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

Media Diversified Over the last two decades, in part due to the success of a small number of novels, plays, films, music albums and television
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Murder in the Playground

Ian MacDonald Report of the MacDonald Inquiry into Racism and Racial Violence in Manchester Schools. Buy the book
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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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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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Unpacking racism in Early Years

Jamel Carly Campbell and Liz Pemberton In this episode we have Early Years specialists Jamel Carly Campbell and Liz Pemberton joining us to discuss systemic
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Time for a change

Jennifer Webb n.b. In this post, I will use the terms ‘people of colour’ and ‘BAME’ to describe myself and others. These are terms which
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Angela Davis in conversation

Angela Davis, the writer, scholar, teacher and activist/organiser, is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era. She talked about women, race
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Race Reflections

Guilaine Kinouani Rethinking inequality, injustice and oppression. DISRUPTIVE articles and think pieces. It is Race Reflections’ contents which propelled her to thought leadership when it
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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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Brit(ish) Podcast

Brit(ish) explores news topics and social issues from the perspective of Aphra Gluck and Jeevan Kennedy, two young ‘Brit(ish)’ people, sharing their experiences and the
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Archiving Britain’s Black Communities

We Transfer There’s no limit to our culture. Before the internet, family photo albums brought out on special occasions would hold the memories of Britain’s
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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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White Privilege – Racial Ambiguity

Racial ambiguity in America: Lisa Kingstone, Senior Teaching Fellow in Race and Identity at Kings College, London, asks what happens to a country that was
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The Souls of Black Folk

W E B Du Bois The problem of the twentieth-century is the problem of the color-line.’Originally published in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk is
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Anti-racist resources for teachers

Becoming a more confident and skilled anti-racist educator generally involves starting with educating yourself! These resources will support you to learn about the historical roots
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Doing the work

Nick Dennis I’ve had a variety of conversations with teachers and schools over the last few weeks about history teaching in independent schools and the
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Do we need a more diverse curriculum?

Caren Onanda, Young Black Teachers Network “…the notion that we should all forsake attachment to race and/or cultural identity and be “just humans” within the