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 those of you that could make it enjoyed our last conference in London. The feedback has been great and there are some good pointers for improvement too!

Our next one is in Leeds on 30th May. Get your tickets here
Click here to get your ticket
Check out our new page and connect with our regional BAMEed Network leaders across the country.

Scroll down and see a growing list of other organisations working towards equity 

Latest opportunities
Call for proposals: Key issues in social justice, voices from the frontline
This new book series critically explores how issues of social justice, inclusion and equity shape modern day society. The series does so by delivering a forum for perspectives from historically marginalised and minoritised communities to challenge contemporary dominant discourses about social justice, inclusion and equity in the social sciences and aligned disciplines. Find out more and submit your proposal here

Call for papers: applying a social justice lens to trauma-informed approaches in education
Research and practice-informed articles are welcomed to this special issue on this vital topic – please send your abstracts to by March 15th.

Operation Black Vote needs you
Operation Black Vote 's mission is to encourage greater civic involvement from Black and Minority Ethnicity (BME) communities. One way they are working to accomplish this goal is through a Civic Leadership Programme, run in partnership with Liverpool City Council, which allows participants to observe various civic leadership roles and learn about the importance of representing BME communities in public life.

They are looking for candidates from BME backgrounds that live or work in and around Liverpool and are interested in becoming involved in civic leadership. Please email any questions to or call 020 8983 5430. More information about the programme can also be found at

Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute (DISI)
The basic idea behind DISI is simple: to bring together promising graduate students, postdocs, and early career faculty for their fellows programme and artists, writers, filmmakers, podcasters, etc. for their storytellers program for an interdisciplinary exploration of the origin, nature, and future of intelligences. The first and second iterations of the Institute were a great success. All accepted fellows and storytellers are funded.

They are holding the Summer Institute at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, from June 28 to July 18, 2020. This is a beautiful seaside location, easily accessible from Edinburgh International Airport, and a picturesque train journey North from London. They’ve already assembled an outstanding international faculty (, and more are yet to be added. In addition to lectures and discussions, DISI offers participants the opportunity to develop collaborative interdisciplinary research projects with support from faculty and staff.

Application review starts in early March. All application portals and other details can be found at If potential applicants have any questions, they can reach out to the Associate Director of DISI, at

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, viewing, listening
What if our textbooks were Black?
In this BBC Radio 4 programme, Naomi Beckwith invites artists to suggest Black cultural figures who should be better known - including the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, and the dancer Katherine Dunham. Listen here

The Black curriculum
The Black Curriculum is a project that aims to teach Black history all year round in the school year, to 11 to 16-year-olds. Read more here

Why I am talking to white people about race
This blog post by Penny Rabiger  explores some examples of the terms and concepts that many white people find difficult when talking about race and which she has often found myself engaged in discussion about. Read more here

Stormzy: ‘In my diction, in my stance, in my attitude... this is Black British’
Read this article by Gary Younge here

Virtual reality tool allows people to experience anti-Black racism firsthand
Read this article here

"I was asked to write a blog. For free. For a profit-making company specialising in equality and diversity. This is how I replied..."
Read this article 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
SEMH Learning Practitioner
Lincoln area, closing date 28th February 2020
Find out more and apply here

Director, London Black Women's Project
Plaistow, closing date 6th March 2020
Find out more and apply here

The New School needs teachers
This is a new non fee-paying democratic school in SE London looking for primary and secondary teachers. 
Find out more and apply here

General inspector/adviser
Hampshire, closing date 28th February 2020
Find out more and apply here

Consultant/advisor - inclusion
Hampshire, closing date 28th February 2020
Find out more and apply here
The Pioneers, Present & Future Of The British Natural Haircare Movement
London, 13th February 2020
Find out more and get a ticket here

Taking Up Space: Dismantling Hegemonies in UK Higher Education
London, 16th March 2020
Find out more and get a ticket here

WomenEd & Chartered College of Teaching Early Career Teachers unconference
London, 28th March 2020
Find out more and get a ticket here

Free British Council and Lyfta CPD for teachers
Enrich your curriculum and excite your students with Lyfta's global learning platform. Free for teachers working in state-funded schools.

Norwich 13th February

East London 4th March

Essex 5th March

Stoke on Trent 9th March

Brent 19th March

Bristol 30th March

Bexley 23rd April 

DIverseEd North
Liverpool, 13th June 2020
Find out more and get a ticket here
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