Saturday 21 January 2023, Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Road, London, E15 4LP

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A dynamic knowledge-sharing and networking day curated by The BAMEed Network, for teachers, educators and leaders from all backgrounds.

Join us for an uplifting day of interactive workshop sessions, powerful keynote speeches, exhibition stands and more at Sarah Bonnell School, in Stratford, London.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr Halima Begum, CEO, The Runnymede Trust

Dr Halima Begum is Chief Executive and Director of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading race equality think tank. She has held senior leadership roles with government, non-profit, philanthropy and international public sector organisations including the UK’s Department for International Development, the British Council and LEGO Foundation. In 2021 the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 named Begum one of the most influential disabled people in the UK. This followed her inclusion on similar lists of influential British-Bangladeshis.

Karen Chouhan, Lead Equality Officer, NEU

Karen Chouhan is a Lead Equality Officer with a specialism in race policy for the National Education Union. She was previously a Senior Area Manager for the Workers Educational Association (WEA), a national charity providing adult education including for the poorest and most disadvantaged people. Karen has lived in Leicester since 1975 and has worked in FE as an English and ESOL teacher and in HE for De Montfort University for 12 years as the programme lead for the MA in Community Education and Youth Work. She has also worked as a CEO for a national race equality charity and won several awards for her anti- racist work and tackling Islamophobia. In 2005, she was named by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust as a ‘Visionary for a Just and Peaceful World’. They funded her work on ‘Equanomics’ (Equality via Economic Justice) for 5 years.

Workshops include:

A national approach to anti-racism in education (Wales) with Lilian Martin BAMEed Wales looks at a national approach towards antiracist practice in education and the work done so far and yet to do.

Anti-racist approach to ITT with BAMEed East Midlands and Shonagh Reid exploring the current state of recruitment into teaching. This will be developed by exploring methods used in the East Mids to improve the experience of trainee teachers with a view to improving long term retention.

Student voices work with BAMEed East of England and Lorraine Prince looking at pupil voice, pupil advocacy and young antiracism work.

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Voices with Chelsea McDonagh. Hear an introduction into Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people in education, covering societal positioning, educational experiences and outcomes, and the role that teachers can play in tackling anti Traveller messaging.

Work on anti-racism and union voices with Lorraine Hunte. An introduction to the NEU Framework for Anti-Racist education; The race work of the NEU and how you can get involved; Examples from the training the NEU offers.

Teaching antiracism and young racial literacy with Katie Bayley, exploring resources that can be used in the classroom with children to support informed understanding of the issues around race, racism and antiracism.

Developing racial literacy on the journey towards being an anti-racist organisation with Domini Leong of BAMEed Bristol & South West. A mix of a practical and theory-based workshop exploring how to develop the racial literacy of yourself and your staff in a school setting

Leadership and Mentoring and the Humari Pehchan Project (Who Am I?) with Khadija Mohammed. Forwarding leadership, strengthening a sense of self and belonging, and unleashing potential among colleagues through mentoring and support in Scotland.

Cynefin and the Story of diversity in Wales with Huw Griffiths.Beyond MLK and Rosa Parks: We must create an education system which broadens our understanding and knowledge of BAME history in Britain.

Developing Identity & Diversity in the Classroom with Aleishia Lewis of BAMEed East. Explore practical ways that schools can work to develop identity and diversity within the curriculum.

SEND and race with Amjad Ali and Frances Akinde of The BAMEed Network. How does race and special educational needs intersect? What are some of the myths that need busting? Where can we do better as practitioners?

Please note that this event is open to all. If there are specific barriers to your attendance that we can make adjustments to accommodate, we would be delighted to do so if we can. Please just get in touch at

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