Courageous conversations about race

From September 2020 until Summer 2021, the BAMEed Network will be facilitating a series of courageous conversations about race. 

There will be a range of videos and reading content to provoke reflection. This content will be accompanied by live and recorded events to encourage dialogue. 

Each of the themes is listed below and we’ll be adding further content and event details soon. Videos are in the process of being subtitled and that feature will be available soon.

Last updated 25 August 2020

Taking an audit and setting the strategy to become an anti-racist institution

A blog from a HeadTeacher.

One Multi-Academy Trust’s approach to being an inclusive and diverse trust from curriculum, through school environments, recruitment and leadership.

5 mins

Further learning

Structural racism in education: lessons from Bristol’s past is a blog from our BAMEed Birstol and the South West reginal network.The piece reflects on historical effort to address inequlity in education and what approaches might work in practice.

Anti-racism charter. This framework has been designed by National Education Union (NEU) to help you explore ideas around race equality and plan how to tackle racism with children, young people and staff.

David Olusoga for the James MacTaggart lecture, Edinburgh TV festival 2020. In this video, David reflects on recent events, racism in the TV sector and the action required to address it. What might we learn from this talk for the education sector?

BLM & Anti-Racism: A whole school responsibility. In this webinar recording, a variety of educators discuss the need for action towards anti-racist institutions.

How to create an anti-racist school setting. This PDF resource takes the reader through the variety of steps and reflections to address racism in their institution.

Institutional Racism in Schools: What Can School Leaders And Governors Do? In this article, Professor Paul Miller explores the issues and actions an institution can take in moving towards educational equity.

Recruitment - staff and governance

As you engage with these videos, reflect on what resonates with you and what challenges your thinking about curriculum. Consider the implications for your school context and the next steps for you and colleagues in addressing your practice.

A video presentation from Kiran Gill, CEO and Founder of The Difference

Diverse recruitment onto The Difference programme: getting it wrong and putting it right

45 mins

 

Further learning

Diversity Matters, a paper from McKinsey and Company exploring the relationship between the level of diversity in an organisation and its
performance. Research and practical strategies are shared.

How can we increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic teachers and leaders in Bristol schools? A reflective piece from a Bristol educator with application to other contexts and regions.

Diversity in the boardroom, a booklet from Deloitte seeking to understand the concept of board diversity; exploring practical steps that a company can take to embrace diversity.

Curriculum design and decolonisation

As you engage with these videos, reflect on what resonates with you and what challenges your thinking about curriculum. Consider the implications for your school context and the next steps for you and colleagues in addressing your practice.

A video presentation from Aleisha Lewis, Deputy Headteacher

Creating a curriculum that our children need

40 mins

 

A video presentation from Domini Leong, Deputy Headteacher

Curriculum design and decolonisation

27 mins

 

Further learning

The Black Curriculum, a research paper exploring black British history in the national curriculum, 2020, The Black Curriculum team

School leadership, curriculum diversity, social justice and critical perspectives in education, Professor Paul Miller

An online article collection from the BAMEed Network, including a section on diversifying and decolonising the curriculum

Relationships with the wider school community

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FURTHER LEARNING​

Racism at school- A parent’s perspective. It’s important for educators to connect with parents and guardians effectively, hearing their perspectives and concerns. In this video with Dr Muna Abdi, parents’ experiences are shared.

Supporting and valuing schools and communities. In this short video, Sufian Sadiq reflects on the connection of a school with their community and the roles each might play. 

School Governors and Race Equality in 21st Century Schools. Your governors will play an important role in addressing racism within your institution. This report from Runnymede provides practical advice for working with them effectively.

Young people speak about what they want

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FURTHER LEARNING​

How have schools failed black boys? In this video, Dr Muna Abdi speaks with young men and provides a platform for them to share their narratives and encourage change so that other young Black men do not have to go through the same experiences.

How have schools failed Black girls? In this video, Dr Muna Abdi speaks with young women and provides a platform for them to share their narratives and encourage change so that other young Black women do not have to go through the same experiences.

One Bristol Curriculum: Students’ voice. In this short video, pupils reflect on what they want and need from their school curriculum.

Performance management, retention and development of staff

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