Speakers

Are you planning an education event? Are you looking for great speakers to inspire your delegates?

1. Take a look at our list of speakers below.

2. Once you've found a speaker(s) whose profile(s) seems a suitable match for your event, please contact them with the details provided to check their availability, interest, and any speaker fees they may charge. If their contact details aren't listed, please contact us with details of your event as well as the speakers you're interested in and we'll connect you.

3. Once your event has taken place, we'd appreciate you providing an evaluation for the speaker using this form. We will pass this to them for their development and your feedback will help to inform our future work.

Whilst we are keen to provide this page as a way for event organisers to easily access the wealth of BAME speakers available, we do not actively endorse or promote their services. All logistical arrangements and any fees they may charge are for event organisers to discuss with the speakers.

We believe the development of educators as speakers is important and we will be offering a variety of support, coaching, and development opportunities to members of our network that are interested in speaking at education events. If you're already listed on this page and you're approached to speak at an event, please let us know.

 

If you'd like to appear on this speakers page, please complete this 'speaker profile' form.

Abed Ahmed
Maths Teacher

Abed Ahmed is a maths teacher with a stammer. Shortlisted as the Best New Teacher of the Year (TES), he helps pupils to become good mathematicians and to be confident in their own skin regardless of their disabilities.

Onyi Anyado
Leadership speaker

Onyi Anyado is a multiple award winning leadership speaker, workshop facilitator, entrepreneur and business coach. Fondly known as Mr Distinction, Onyi uses his life story titled From Detention to Distinction as a point of reference, motivation and practical inspiration for leading with distinction.

Ayo Awotona
International speaker

Ayo Awotona is an International Speaker who specialises in confidence building for girls and young women (10-25). Ayo is a very energetic young woman who is highly engaging, relatable, creative, forward thinking and has such a passion for life! Ayo's core message is finding self-worth. This originates from her genuine real-life experiences of transforming difficulties into triumph and hindrances into opportunities.

Nadine Bernard
STEP Headteacher and Executive Coach

Nadine Bernard is a STEP Headteacher and Executive Coach. She has experience of challenging circumstances within Headship and overcoming these with integrity. She is passionate about eradicating exclusions and ensuring those excluded are included.

Diljeet Kaur Bhachu
Musician-activist-researcher

Diljeet Kaur Bhachu is a musician-activist-researcher based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. She is a co-founder of the Scottish-Asian Creative Artists’ Network (ScrAN) which is a new initiative to support BAME artists with Asian heritage in Scotland, and her research interests lie in exploring race and gender issues in the music industry and music education sector.

Yamina Bibi
English Teacher

Yamina Bibi is an SSAT accredited Lead Practitioner with a specialism in English, leadership of coaching and establishing transition links between KS2/3.

Tony Bishop
Executive Principal (CEO)

Tony Bishop is Currently Executive Principal (CEO) of a small multi academy trust . Previously secondary headteacher - variety of other leadership roles (HOY, HOD, Ass Head, Deputy Head)

Joss Cambridge-Simmons
Childcare Specialist And Entrepreneur

Joss Cambridge-Simmons is a nanny and battles with the stereotypes that exist about men working in Early Years. Joss, also a DJ, is keen to share his professional experiences over the last 10 years including becoming CEO of Jossy Care Childcare Service.

Sapnaa Chotai
Art Teacher

Sapnaa Choti is an art teacher and curriculum leader of art and design. She fights for the arts and breaking barriers to gender and cultural barriers.

 

Ann Marie Christian
Safeguarding Consultant

Ann Marie Christian is an International Child Protection and Safeguarding Consultant, Author, Trainer and Speaker. Delivers all types of accredited child protection and safer recruitment training, delivers workshops or keynotes at conferences and writes safeguarding articles.

 

Nicola Coles
Founder of 1000daysofdifferences

Nicola Coles is a former teacher and the founder of 1000daysofdifferences. She is passionate about building understanding of self and others through shared experiences. She works with schools to facilitate mutually beneficial connections between students and members of society who are different from themselves.

 

Laura Henry
Speaker and writer

Laura Henry is an expert international award-winning Early Childhood speaker and writer. She is passionate about quality in Early Childhood, making sure that children receive the best possible care and education to help them reach their full potential.

Karamat Iqbal
Education and diversity practitioner

Dr Karamat Iqbal is an experienced education and diversity practitioner, researcher and writer. He currently works to support leaders of the disadvantaged in schools and has recently published a book on minority education: British Pakistani boys, education and the role of religion; In the Land of the Trojan Horse.

Jagjeet Kaur Jutley-Neilson
Director of Student Experience and Progression

Dr Jagjeet Kaur Jutley-Neilson is the Director of Student Experience and Progression in Psychology at the University of Warwick. Jag is responsible for enhancing the student experience, employability, outreach and widening participation. Jag also teaches developmental psychology and academic skills. Jag's research focuses on autism, intellectual disability, visual impairment, and disorders of sexual development.

Bansi Kara
Deputy Headteacher

Bansi Kara is a Deputy Head Teacher specialising in Curriculum and Assessment. Speaking topics include diversity, literature, English teaching, gender, politics and sexuality.

Naureen Khalid
Governor

Naureen Khalid is a Governor with experience of being a trustee and a member of a local governing body.

Bilal Harry Khan
Workshop facilitator

Bilal Harry Khan is a freelance workshop facilitator specialising in Youth Engagement & Diversity & Inclusion. Having featured in articles for BBC & The Times as well as running a podcast, Bilal is passionate about sharing his views with audiences both young and older.

Tayera Khan
Lead Officer Gwynedd Council

Tayera Khan is a Lead Officer for the SVPRS at Gwynedd Council. She provides advice, support, deliver workshops and training to professionals and various organisations on forced marriages, HBV, domestic violence, and mental health within the BME community. Currently tackling issues around Islamophobia and hate crime. Welsh is her main language.

Shahana Knight
Director of TPC Therapy

Shahana Knight is Director of TPC Therapy: a mental health and wellbeing service for children. She manages a team of clinical play therapists, sits on a foster care panel and delivers CPD training for professionals. Conferences and CPD she delivers includes trauma and the brain, attachment, therapeutic teaching, wellbeing and mindfulness.

Mal Krishnasamy
Education Consultant

Mal Krishnasamy is an education consultant, executive coach & trainer. A former senior leader with a wealth of leadership experience she specialises in leadership development, coaching in schools and is the curator of the MalCPD Educational Coaches Network.

Geraldine Mattis
Head of Art

Geraldine Mattis is a Head of Art and her specialism is art curriculum, creative industries and 3D skills. She has been featured in some establish interiors magazines for her ceramics.

Patrice Miller
English teacher and middle leader

Patrice Miller is a London based English teacher and middle leader. She is passionate about developing strategies to support and improve writing for underachieving learners.

Karim Mitha
Public and mental health researcher/lecturer

Karim Mitha is a public health specialist with expertise in ethnic health inequalities, cross cultural mental health, tackling Islamophobia, racism, stigma and discrimination.

Junaid Mubeen
Director of Education

Junaid Mubeen is a research mathematician turned educator, working at the nexus of mathematics, education and innovation. He is a writer, speaker and muser on all things maths and EdTech.

Fehmida Norat-Gilchrist
English Tutor

Fehmida Norat-Gilchrist is an English tutor for homeless and refugee learners aged 16+. She is currently working for a national third sector housing charity with previous experience as KS3/KS4 head of English in mainstream and special education settings. She delivers training and is completing post graduate study into dyslexia within disadvantaged groups.

Diana Osagie
CEO Courageous Leadership

Diana Osagie is an experienced secondary headteacher. She coaches leaders in challenging circumstances and is the CEO of Courageous Leadership. Diana speaks to audiences nationally on the courage and tenacity needed in successful leadership.

Dr Angelina Osborne
Historian

Dr Angelina Osborne is an expert in Black British history, politics of slavery and abolition, post emancipation, and teaching difficult histories and has featured in many places, including BBC Woman's Hour.

Anjum Peerbacos

Anjum Peerbacos is a visibly Muslim British woman dispelling misconceptions about Islam and British Muslim women every day.

Neelam Parmar
Director of E-Learning

Neelam Parmar is currently working as Director of E-learning at Ashford School. Neelam's area of specialism is offering transformational change using EdTech in education.

Taneisha Pascoe-Matthews
Head of Learning Support, SENCO

Taneisha Pascoe-Matthews is currently Head of Learning Support with the main portfolio as a SENCO. Taneisha has 16 years’ experience in the Education Sector with her career starting in Jamaica as a Maths and Computer Science teacher. She is passionate about advocating for better services for families of children diagnosed with Autism.

Pran Patel
Science Teacher & Assistant Principal

Pran Patel is an Assistant Principal with expertise in mental health and wellbeing, coaching, gender equity, vision and outward facing leadership approaches.

Alicia Pennant
Assistant Headteacher

Alicia Pennant is an Assistant Headteacher - Specialist in teaching & learning, curriculum, assessment and pupil progress. Instructional coaching and mentoring. Bespoke CPD in all areas of education.

Sandeep Phagura
Assistant Headteacher

Sandeep Phagura is an Assistant Headteacher. Her specialisms are Teaching and Learning, Coaching, Initial Teacher Training and NQTs and Citizenship/SMSC/developing the whole child.

Abaida Qurban
Teacher/Trainer

Abaida Qurban  - Two divergent worlds & two varying degrees. A teacher by profession & a trainer by passion. Led to running a charity abroad . Teaching leadership all around the globe. Transforming lives at grass root levels. Workshops, seminars, talks and all. You name it, she is there with a flare. Sailing her ships of character, leadership and values. A voice is what she carries, regardless all the quarries. And that voice is what she shares, that being her only care.

Dr Nasima Riazat
Public and mental health researcher/lecturer

Nasima Riazat currently works in secondary education as a teacher and middle leader. She has expertise in educational leadership, coaching, teaching and learning.

Charmaine Roche
Accredited Executive Coach and Company Director

Charmaine Roche is an Accredited Executive Coach and Company Director with 29 plus years as an educator including headship. Her work encompasses coaching, training and workshop development and delivery in mindful-self leadership and leadership development. She speaks as a Wellbeing in Education Advocate. She is passionate about supporting leaders to create the right cultures within which everyone, children and adults can flourish.

Harmeet Sahota
Assistant Headteacher

Harmeet Sahota is an experienced senior leader and digital consultant. As a global google certified trainer, he specialises in tech innovation and offers schools bespoke digital strategies to enhance T&L.

Satwinder Sandhu
Leader in children's social care

Satwinder Sandhu is a leader in children’s social care. He specialises in fostering, adoption, parenting, equality, diversity and sexuality. His passion is combining business expertise and research to achieve the best outcomes for children.

Kiran Satti
English and KS1 Phase Leader

Kiran Satti is an English Leader, KS1 Phase Leader. Learner and teacher. She is passionate about advocating alternative fairytales and diversifying the representation of gender and ethnicities in children's literature; empowering fiction for girls #womened and using texts that immerse children into different worlds and lives - specifically immigration and refugees #reflectingrealities

Alom Shaha
Physics Teacher

Alom Shaha is a Physics teacher, writer, and former TV producer with a particular interest in the use of demonstrations and practical work in science teaching. Alom is also the author of The Young Atheist's Handbook and Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder.

Martin Sinclair
Football Player

Martin Sinclair is an England and Great Britain Cerebral Palsy football player who is also trying inspire the next generation to showcase their ability rather than disability. Alongside his football he is a SaintsAbility Development Officer with the Saints Foundation.

Anshi Singh
Computing Lecturer

Anshi Singh is a Lecturer at a Further Education college. She is passionate about inclusion of women and BAME in education and works closely with local businesses to create meaningful opportunities for her students.

Georgia Thompson
Civil Engineer

Georgia Thompson is a civil engineer with a passion for shifting the mindsets of young people and teachers alike, bridging the gap between education and STEM industries. Speaking topics include diversity, gender, race, leadership and expertise in career coaching and workshop.

Benjamin Turner
Head of Music

Benjamin Turner is the founder of the award-winning Rap Club project and Head of Music at a school in London. Featured on BBC News, TeachFirst and shortlisted as the Best New Teacher of the Year (TES), his projects focus on building the aspirations of young people in challenging circumstances through unique experiences.

Raj Unsworth
Chair of Trustees

Raj Unsworth is an experienced leader with over 23 years service in the public, private and charity sectors, both in executive and non executive roles. Passionate about all aspects of education, but especially effective governance and values lead school leadership, which she believes are crucial to ensuring every child accesses a good education in truly inclusive schools. She is a Specialist Advisor to the Heads Roundtable Group.

Wasiq Wasiq
Head of performing arts and computing

Wasiq Wasiq is a head of performing arts and computing. He specialises in consulting on leadership, management, change and organisational behaviour.

Bukky Yusuf
Assistant Headteacher

Bukky Yusuf is an Assistant Headteacher and Curriculum Director of Science with expertise in coaching, education technology, leadership & management, science and wellbeing.