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.
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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.
Adrian Rollins is a former professional cricketer and is currently a Deputy Headteacher at a secondary school. His specialism is curriculum, timetabling, QA, progress of HPA students and performance management.
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.
Principal and CEO
Allison Moise-Dixon is currently Principal and CEO of all through academy in London. As a Black female mother to a primary aged son, specialisms include: values driven authentic leadership, women in leadership, impactful leadership and empowering others to diversify school leadership.
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.
Amjad Ali is a senior leader and trainer. He has worked with all sectors from trainee teachers to headteachers providing training on teaching and learning and inclusion. He teaches, tweets and tweaks his practice to help others improve theirs, which in turn helps him and his students too.
Ann Marie Christian
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.
Dr Angelina Osborne
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 is a visibly Muslim British woman dispelling misconceptions about Islam and British Muslim women every day.
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.
Asif Bhatti is a primary school Headteacher.
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.
Bansi Kara is a Deputy Head Teacher specialising in Curriculum and Assessment. Speaking topics include diversity, literature, English teaching, gender, politics and sexuality.
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.
Bilal Harry Khan
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.
Bukky Yusuf is an Assistant Headteacher and Curriculum Director of Science with expertise in coaching, education technology, leadership & management, science and wellbeing.
Carol Shepherd is a former Headteacher. She works with leaders in education and with parents to help them get the best for the children in their care. She empowers them to help young people make positive choices; supporting them to be better at dealing with issues millennium children are facing.
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.
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.
Diljeet Kaur Bhachu
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.
Dilma de Araujo
SEN advisor and researcher
Dilma de Araujo is part of a dynamic group, supporting middle and senior leadership team duties as a Special Education Needs educator. She is a special education needs advisor and researcher for Church of England boarding schools and Think Tank organisations.
Farzana S. Islam
Farzana S. Islam is an educator and youth engagement specialist with a passion for integration and creating belonging.
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.
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.
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.
Harmeet Sahota is a part-time senior leader, google certified trainer and digital consultant. He specialises in tech innovation and has trained schools and spoken at events in Europe and the Middle East. Harmeet is passionate about enhancing T&L, improving efficiency and reducing workload through bespoke digital strategies for schools.
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.
James Aidoo is an an award winning youth practitioner and founder of an educational coaching company that works with KS4 students, his is passionate about effective leadership development among staff and raising attainment among students. How the Lion ate the Giraffe Is the name of James Aidoo's creative keynote that speaks into practical approaches to raising aspirations among BAME students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Literacy Trust Project Manager
Leo Robertson is experienced in the education sector both foreign and domestic. Leo has worked for charities and academic institutions. His work has ranged from Primary to Higher education, now with a specialism in employability skills and Literacy. He is on the advisory board for the IARS international institute and a Governor of a Secondary school.
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.
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.
Mélina Valdelièvre is a Franco-Indian teacher of English in Scotland, a member of the Scottish Trade Union Congress Black Workers' Committee and she undertakes research in anti-racist education. She was awarded the Walter Hines Scholarship to research racial dialogue in education in New York City and she is the founder of The Anti-Racist Educator - an online public engagement platform seeking to help all educators raise their racial consciousness.
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.
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.
Naureen Khalid is a Governor with experience of being a trustee and a member of a local governing body.
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.
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.
Special Needs Teacher, Author and Wellbeing Practitioner
Nicola Harvey is a Special Needs Teacher, Author and Wellbeing Practitioner. As an advocate for mental health in education, Nicola has a passion for empowering educators with practical wellbeing strategies to look after their emotional and mental health, so they can support their students. Nicola also want to promote BAME diversity within education and publishing, because representation matters.
Assistant Headteacher and SENCO
Nikki Cunningham-Smith is an Assistant Headteacher, SENCO and lead outreach practitioner. Nikki is a TES blogger specialising in behaviour, and engaging with staff uplifting. She is a former head of teaching and learning and centre lead and she loves to work with the lively lovelies that others don’t!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Subject Leader Design and Technology
Ritesh Patel has been a subject leader of design and technology for over five years. Ritesh is an advocate for wellbeing and motivating others. He has a strong passion for collaborative leadership and whole school Teaching and Learning.
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.
Sandra Harrison is a Headteacher with 27 years teaching experience in mainstream and special schools, a Behaviour Specialist and Coach and mentor. Sandra coaches and mentors aspiring leaders to reach their goals. She delivers leadership CPD and Behaviour strategies to ensure positive outcomes for pupils.
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.
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.
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.
Sharon Warmington is a specialist in corporate and school governance and holding a degree in Leadership for Change and Growth, Sharon is a results driven and highly sought after, global executive coach and motivational speaker. Sharon focuses on proactively creating opportunities for school governing bodies to properly represent the student body it serves.
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.
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.
Senior Learning Improvement Consultant
Tracey Thomas-Marshall is a Senior Learning Improvement consultant working for Leeds City Council. Tracey specialises in meeting the needs of disadvantaged learners, middle leadership and teaching and learning.
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)
Science Teacher and freelance tutor
Veronica Cairns is a dedicated, empathetic, passionate and professional science teacher. Over 20 years teaching and learning , pastoral and curriculum development and design experience. Uses innovative and creative approaches in Maths, Science, Poetry, Enterprise and motivational speaking to engage and develop student learning individually/ groups/ year groups.
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.
Science Faculty Leader
Wendy Pearmain is a Science Faculty leader, with a passion for building collaborative teacher networks and improving outcomes for under-represented groups. She's a mum of five, board member of the Chartered College of Teaching and an advocate of BAME adoption.
Yamina Bibi is an SSAT accredited Lead Practitioner with a specialism in English, leadership of coaching and establishing transition links between KS2/3.
Aston University Engineering Academy Curriculum Area Leader of Mathematics
Zara Sahota is a SLE and Head of Maths passionate about inspiring young people, having come from Handsworth Birmingham to becoming the first in her family to go onto Higher Education and study Electrical & Electronic Engineering with Management at Imperial College. Zara inspires the future generation to smash their barriers and study Maths or Maths related courses through driving the teaching and learning of Maths contextualised with Engineering and Business.
Co-founder and Director ConnectFutures
Zubeda Limbada has worked for over 15 years in the public sector on national and pan-European policy-orientated projects on topics such as extremism, equalities and leadership innovation. She was invited to the White House Countering Violnt Extremism (President Obama) summit in Washington in February 2015. She is the current EU RAN expert on extremism.