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're so excited that over 200 tickets have already gone for the second event of our 'Courageous conversations about race' series, looking at recruitment of staff, governors and trustees. We will be in conversation with:
  • Karen Giles – headteacher, Barham Primary School and Chair of Trustees, Inspire Partnership Trust
  • Angela Browne – Education Leadership Coach, author Lighting the Way: the case for ethical leadership and former headteacher
  • Malcolm John – founder of Action for Trustee Racial Diversity
The conversation will be hosted by Lizana Oberholzer and Penny Rabiger who are both BAMEed Network steering group members and have rich experience in school governance.

You can grab the last few tickets and join us on Monday 23rd November at 5.30pm.

Just click below.
Click here to get your ticket
Latest opportunities
Ethnic disparities and inequality in the UK: call for evidence
We know that there are ethnic disparities in educational attainment at school, in employment, in risk factors and outcomes for different health conditions, and within the criminal justice system. To understand why such disparities exist, and what works and what does not, we urge all of our BAMEed Network colleagues to make time to include your submissions of evidence and provide answers to 10 questions. Read more and take part here. The deadline for responses is Monday 30 November 2020 at 11:45pm.

Call for papers
London Review of Education is a fully open-access, peer-reviewed journal that provides a diversity of perspectives on all types, sectors and phases of education. It has put out a call on decolonising the school curriculum for a special feature to be published March 2022. Submit EOI by 7 January 2021. Read more and submit your paper here

The Difference Leaders Programme is open for applications
The Difference Leaders Programme is for professionals who love teaching, are committed to inclusion and want to develop the evidence base to find out what really helps the most vulnerable children. Read more and apply here

EngineeringUK is looking for teachers to join a network
This network will inform EngineeringUK about how best to engage with young people who are currently less likely to pursue a career in Engineering. It will consist of 12 teachers who will meet virtually, once every half term for 90 minutes. Meetings will be scheduled around teacher availability and are likely to take place out of school time (e.g. after the end of the school day).  To find out more and to get involved contact by 5pm Tuesday 17th November

Calling all budding TV star teachers
A casting agency is looking for teachers to take part in a paid online campaign. The campaign is being made in association with The Department for Education, Channel 4 and The Guardian and aims to promote teaching as a vibrant, exciting and purposeful career. Deadline: 16th November 2020. To express interest contact
We are still looking for BAMEed Network members who would like to help us set up and run a BAMEed Governance Hub for school governors and trustees in partnership with National Governance Association.

Let us know if you're interested in getting involved!

Improving inclusion for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils are statistically the most vulnerable of any identified group of pupils in the UK. Why is this, and what can be done in schools to challenge biases and change mindsets? Read more here

Educators need to speak the right cultural language
Family disengagement is not inevitable during the pandemic or at other times. A team of researchers and practitioners working toward school improvement in the USA believes that families of every background are ready to partner with schools when schools speak the right cultural language. Read more here

Stop talking white man – Interrupting patterns of participation in school staff meetings
You want to disrupt patriarchy and white supremacy in the curriculum and in our learning outcomes. But, these patterns of oppression start in our adult interactions, and boy does it show up in meetings. See what you can do about it interrupting these patterns in staff meetings. Read more here

Race Discrimination, the Politics of Knowledge, and Cultural Inequality in England
Read this article by Professor Paul Miller here

The foolproof cultural diversity recruitment bias buster
What happens when cultural diversity recruitment efforts attempt to limit bias, yet fall short after the face to face interview? Read more here

Minority ethnic recruitment toolkit
This toolkit is put together by the Scottish Government and includes a range of suggestions and ideas for organisations who will appreciate some initial guidance. Read more here

A social enterprise is trying to support fairer recruitment of supply teachers and TAs
Zen Educate, an online staffing platform and social enterprise, has released an  ‘Anonymise’ feature on its platform.  'Anonymise’ enables school users on Zen’s platform to view anonymised versions of teacher and TA profiles in daily supply search results. Once switched on, the feature remains active for future sessions unless turned  off. Read about why Zen chose to release this feature to schools and how it works.

Reflecting Realities new report is out
The new CLPE #ReflectingRealities report found only 5% of children's books released in 2019 had a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic main character, in stark contrast to 33.5% of primary age children being of a minority ethnic background. Read the findings 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
Woodhouse College is looking for a Head of IT Services
Closing date 12pm 24th November. Find out more and apply here

Chorus Trust is looking for a Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator
This new role has been created to support the establishment of the South Yorkshire Teaching Hub, particularly the new website, marketing strategy and CRM system.  Closing date: 22nd November. Find out more and apply here

Director of Care and Wellbeing at a new secure school
Oasis Learning is seeking a dynamic and transformational leader as the Director of Care and Well-being for Oasis Restore – the UK’s first secure school. Read more and apply here

Senior Programmes Manager at The Sutton Trust
Sutton Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and collaborative Senior Programme Manager: Alumni Engagement to grow this area of work. Read more and apply here

Education Officer for The Guardian Foundation
If you are interested in teaching news and media literacy workshops to schools and other educational groups using IT both virtually and onsite, this might interest you. Read more and apply here

Programme Manager: Advancing Women’s Engagement: Strengthening Opportunities to Mobilise for Equality (AWESOME)
Womankind is seeking a highly skilled feminist Programme Manager to manage and coordinate a 5-year multi-partner, multi-country, policy and advocacy programme that starts in January 2021. Read more and apply here

What's Critical Race Theory got to do with it?
Thursday 26th November. Professor Paul Miller is the host of this discussion. Guests are Dr Christine Callender, Professor Vini Lander, Professor David Gillborn, Professor Charlotte Chadderton and Professor Paul Warmington. The topic is What's CRT Got to Do with It? Find out more and book a place here

Free British Council funded course with Lyfta
There are still some places left this term for the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Level 2 certified course. You will gain 12 weeks access to Lyfta's stunning online platform to use with your students. Suitable for primary, secondary and special school teachers in England and Scotland. Find out more and sign up here 

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