This is an episode on BAME leadership in education. BAME stands for Black Asian Minority Ethnic. According to the Swan Report (1985) and a recent report by the Runnymede Trust (2017), BAME educators have more difficulty progressing to leadership in the English education system. We went out to hear some stories from BAME leaders in education about what it was like for them getting to their position…but we made a mistake. Listen to learn what it was, what we did about it. Allana Gay, Headteacher at Vita Et Pax School, tells us about her upbringing, her journey to leadership and a striking parallel between the two. Subscribe now to get every episode when it’s released. Get access to all the resources mentioned in this, and every episode, via the We Are In Beta Newsletter. This week Allana shares her essential reading and what she thinks every school leaders should have access to. Who did you think about when listening to this episode? Share it with them. Join the conversation using #weareinbeta. Follow Allana Gay and me @NiallAlcock. We’d love to know what you think.

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