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BAMEed Network
Strength in Difference


An education sector that is a reflection of our society

 
Welcome to the BAMEed Network Newsletter
BAMEed is a grassroots network aimed at ensuring our diverse communities are represented as a substantive part of the education workforce. There are three main parts to our network mission:
  1. Increasing the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people entering and remaining in education careers
  2. Encouraging and supporting those within the profession to progress in their career
  3. Championing change in education structures so that bias does not prevent diverse representation

These three parts feed into our beliefs that are listed on our website here

What's On?
We hope that you and yours have been keeping safe and well during the lockdown. 

We have decided to refund any tickets sold for the BAMEed Network conference scheduled  for 30th May, and we are exploring the possibility of moving it to the new academic year as an online conference.

Watch this space and in the meantime, stay safe and be well. We appreciate the work you do, especially at this difficult and challenging time.

 
Latest opportunities
How can we organise to resist business as usual?
Organised by the Radical Education Forum and led by two young activists, this online event on 27th April at 8pm - 9pm should be interesting and valuable. Find out more and book a place here

Leadership development in education
Chiltern Teaching Alliance has announced a series of virtual sessions to help develop your leadership skills in education. Over 30 experts in their fields offer their expertise to you in the comfort of your home. Book onto as many sessions as you like, with three sessions a week running from 22nd April and through to July 15th.
For more information and to book places, click
here 

Home learning free courses
There are a number of free NCFE CACHE L2 certified courses available here 

An open letter raising concerns of Black educators

Sign this open letter if you want to bring to attention urgent matters that have arisen and the subsequent impact on Black learners as a result of the government's decision to cancel all formal examinations for this academic year. Read more and sign here

 
Have you seen our speakers page? Submit your profile or recommend one of your favourite speakers does. Seek diverse voices for your event or forward to an event organiser.

Browse the page here


 
Reading and listening
Windrush lessons learned review
Read the report of the Windrush lessons learned independent review by Wendy Williams here

Traveller Movement conference report now available 
The conference gave the opportunity to gather together a range of key stakeholders and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people, to identify the key needs of a GRT National Strategy. Read more here

Gypsy and Traveller education suffers from irresponsible programming like this
Under the guise of investigation, a recent Channel 4 programme only further stoked the kind of stereotypes that see Gypsy and Traveller children miss out on school, writes Ellie Mulcahy in Schools Week here

Revisiting Ursula K. Le Guin’s novella about interplanetary racism
A graphic novelist renders “The Word for World Is Forest,” a work that mixed the reality of racism with the fantasy of retribution. Read more here 

Muslim workers in the UK prepare to observe the holy month of Ramadan 
The outbreak of the new coronavirus means that religious and cultural commitments during this year’s Ramadan will meet unique challenges. Read more here

Coronavirus: UK launches review into why ethnic minorities worst-hit by COVID-19
Why have 70% of deaths among health and social care workers been people from an ethnic minority? Read more here

Podcast: Akala and David Olusoga, Striking the Empire
This is from Autumn 2018, but is still brilliant. Listen here

Podcast: Scene on Radio, Season 4: The land that never has been yet
In case you haven't caught up with the latest season of this incredible American podcast series, have a listen here 

Watch: A Class Divided
This teacher's lesson in discrimination is hard-hitting and had a lasting impact on her 3rd grade students well into their adult lives. Watch here


 
Have you taken a look at our reading list? These books have been selected by network members for their power to challenge perceptions and encourage dialogue.

Browse the list here
 
Job opportunities
Programme Lead at The Difference
The Difference is a new education charity, founded to improve the life outcomes of the most vulnerable children by raising the status and expertise of those who teach them. Read more and apply here


Development Officer at Clinks
Clinks is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent relationship building skills to work with the criminal justice voluntary sector. Read more and apply here

Various roles at Nacro
There are various roles available at the moment at Nacro. Read more and apply here
 
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If you know anyone who would be interested in the BAMEed Network, please pass this newsletter on, direct them to our website and ask them to get involved. We invite people of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and nationalities to join us in our work.

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