Meet the team

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Yvonne Davis FCCT


I have been teaching for over forty years in Coventry, Birmingham, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire. During my career I have been a Primary School Advisor, Ofsted Inspector and Headteacher for over 16 years in two different Primary Schools. I am an Educationalist wanting to maximise the potential of all BAMEd educators.

Lunda David

Lunda David (BSc) PGCE


I am a dedicated, empathetic and experienced Primary teacher based in Hertfordshire. I am passionate about advocating and developing the curriculum to represent diverse cultures and ethnicities in children’s literature; an approach that uses varied texts that immerse all children into different worlds. A member of the Chartered College of Teaching, I believe that in order to succeed, BAME educators need strong advocates and mentors.
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Pianki Assegai

Media consultant

I am an experienced secondary school teacher for more than ten years teaching Media studies and Business Studies. I have experience as Head of Department for Creative Arts.

I am an entrepreneur, videographer and editor

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Melissa Webster

I am a lecturer in health and social care at a Further Education setting in South East England. I blend together my professional knowledge and experience as a public health practitioner to share my passion for reducing the impact of inequality. I strive to engage and inspire students to fully understand a wide range of inequalities and their impacts on minority groups. I am available for guest lectures and courageous conversations for staff and pupils in secondary education through to post graduate level.

Our pledge

We believe in the motto ’Each One Teach One;’ by the late Dame Jocelyn Barrow (1929-2020).

Dame Jocelyn born in the Port of Spain Trinidad travelled to England in 1959 to begin postgraduate studies at the Institute of Education in London. Dame Jocelyn was brought up in a family who imbued great confidence in her and from a personal experience she has done the same with many professionals who she has mentored and coached over the years directly or indirectly during a simple conversation. She was a remarkable woman who engaged with all age groups.

Her entry into teaching in England exposed her to racism dominated in all areas of life and institutions, education being one of these. The level of discrimination towards BAMEd children was in humane. Observing how Black and Asian families were discriminated against she set up an organisation, Each One Teach One, to empower, to help them understand the education system to create a voice for change.

There has been change since the early days through legislation; however, the journey has been too slow. It is time to leap forwards to have an education system which is inclusive, reflecting our society embracing cultural differences and tackles racial inequality.

Our Pledge is to engage with like-minded professionals who seek change, your voice is integral to progress now and for the future.

What do we want?

  • To be heard and respected within our institutions and the wider society
  • To understand and respect the cultural needs and aspirations of the BAME community
  • To develop a framework which will encompass all needs within our society
  • To strategically drive the increase in the number of Black Headteachers and Senior Leaders
  • Retain staff entering teaching through mentoring and coaching
  • Access to research and formulate papers
  • Link with associated universities in the South East (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire) to provide training.
  • Network and collaborate with early career teachers


Our aim is to work together collaboratively to inspire and meet the needs of the South East through your stories and aspirations.

  • Through our engagement continue to drive a political agenda to be involved in government policy making.
  • Monthly networking Meetings – fact finding, discussions, sharing practice, local issues
  • Speakers who will take us to the next level- inspire, teach and understand the education landscape.
  • Provide professional development through organisations and universities
  • Produce a termly newsletter – your voice
  • Action research, evidence based to create policy change and addresses inequality
  • To provide mentoring and coaching