Join us in online learning and events 2020 – 2021

The BAMEed Network are facilitating a series of courageous conversations about race. 

We have collected a range of videos and reading content to provoke reflection. This content will continue to be accompanied by live and recorded events to encourage dialogue. Please scroll to the bottom section of this page to access recordings of previous conversations in 2020.

Relationships with the wider school community

Online event: TBC

Details coming soon.

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Racism at school. A video sharing parents’ perspectives and concerns.

Dr Muna Abdi

Supporting and valuing schools and communities. A short video reflection.

Sufian Sadiq

A paper – School Governors and Race Equality in 21st Century Schools.


Improving outcomes for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Children in education.

The Traveller Movement

Young people speak about what they want

Online event: TBC

Details coming soon.

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How have schools failed black boys? Young men share their experiences.

Dr Muna Abdi

How have schools failed Black girls? Young women share their experiences.

Dr Muna Abdi

One Bristol Curriculum: A short video of Students’ voices and reflections.

One Bristol Curriculum

Four British-Somali students talk about navigating Cambridge University.

The Guardian

Performance management, retention and development of staff

Online event: TBC

Details coming soon.

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Visible and Invisible Barriers:
the impact of racism on BME teachers. Views from over 1000 teachers.

NEU and Runnymede

How can BAME leaders break through the “concrete ceiling”? A summary of a presentation by Christine Callender.

Christine Callender and NAHT 

Visible Minorities, Invisible Teachers: BME Teachers in the Education System in England.

Dr Zubaida Haque

An everyday dimension of racism: Why we need to understand microaggressions.

Keele University


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

Before embarking on a journey towards becoming an anti-racist institution, there is a strategy to formulate. Before a strategy can be set, an audit and overview of the present situation needs to be undertaken. And before this can happen, a courageous conversation about what we know, and what we don’t needs to happen, about the sites where institutional and structural racism dwells in schools.

Professor Paul Miller is the leading researcher and thinker in the field of anti-racism, institutional and structural inequity in our educational leadership. Prof Miller gives us an overview of the issues to look out for, and outlines how to set firm foundations for success in leading your school towards being an anti-racist institution.

The session was followed by a panel discussion with members of The BAMEed Network and drew on questions from the session participants online.

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Working for a forward thinking Multi Academy Trust seeking Educational and Social Change.

Danielle Lewis-Egonu

Anti-racism charter – a framework to help you explore ideas around race equity and racism.

National Education Union (NEU)

What might we learn from this talk about addressing racism in the TV sector?

David Olusaga

Structural racism in education: lessons from Bristol’s past.

Councillor Ruth Pickersgill for BAMEed Bristol and South West

BLM & Anti-Racism: A whole school responsibility. A webinar and panel discussion.

Chiltern Learning Trust

How to create an anti-racist school setting. A PDF resource.

Shereen Chung-Blake and Sarah Carrington

Institutional Racism in Schools: What Can School Leaders And Governors Do? 

Professor Paul Miller

Whole-school anti-racism audit. A tool for reflection and a plan for action steps.

The Key for School Leaders

NOV: Recruitment: staff and governance

The second session in this series took place in conversation with a group of panellists with experience of recruitment of diverse school staff, governors and trustees:

  • Karen Giles – headteacher, Barham Primary School and Chair of Trustees, Inspire Partnership Trust
  • Angela Browne – Education Leadership Coach, author Lighting the Way: the case for ethical leadership and former headteacher
  • Malcolm John – founder of Action for Trustee Racial Diversity

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A video presentation about diverse recruitment: getting it wrong and putting it right.

Kiran Gill

A case study – ‘How I recruited a diverse board and why it was important to me.’

Ninna Makrinov

Diversity Matters, a paper exploring the relationship between diversity and performance. 

McKinsey and Company

Diversity in the boardroom. A booklet exploring practical steps that a company can take.


DEC: Curriculum design and decolonisation

The third session in our courageous conversations series took place in conversation with a group of panellists with experience of curriculum design and delivery:

A key part of the journey towards becoming an anti-racist institution, is to look at curriculum. Much thought goes into a school curriculum in terms of sequencing, key skills and knowledge, building towards exams and more. How do we create a curriculum that is inclusive and tells the true story of the British experience and that prepares our students to be global citizens?

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Identity and diversity: Creating a curriculum that our children need. A primary perspective.

Aleisha Lewis

Curriculum design and decolonisation. A secondary perspective from a regional network lead.

Domini Leong

The Black Curriculum. A research paper exploring black British history in the national curriculum.

The Black Curriculum

Explore some of the projects and exhibitions that help shed light on the things they didn’t teach us in school.

Manchester Museum