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 excited to announce that this academic year, we'll be facilitating a series of courageous conversations about race. Ahead of these events to encourage dialogue, we've started to collate videos & reading to prompt reflection and ask you to engage with these here

The first session in this series is in conversation with Professor Paul Miller on Monday 26th October at 5.30pm

Before embarking on a journey towards becoming an anti-racist institution, there is a strategy to formulate. Before a strategy can be set, an audit and overview of the present situation needs to be undertaken. And before this can happen, a courageous conversation about what we know, and what we don’t needs to happen, about the sites where institutional and structural racism dwells in schools.

Professor Paul Miller is the leading researcher and thinker in the field of anti-racism, institutional and structural inequity in our educational leadership. Prof Miller will give us an overview of the issues to look out for, and will outline how to set firm foundations for success in leading your school towards being an anti-racist institution.

The session will be followed by a panel discussion with members of The BAMEed Network and will be drawing on questions from the session participants online.

Click here to get your ticket
Latest opportunities
The Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality (CRED) professional learning programmes
You can learn more about these professional learning programmes in the CRED brochure, and please note that they have launched their anti-racist schools award and are accepting applications from schools to take part.
Read more here

Two trustees – Impact Multi Academy Trust board, London Borough of Bromley
The Impact Multi Academy Trust is currently working to recruit two trustees to their MAT board. The Trust currently consists of two highly successful secondary schools, Hayes and Ravens Wood with over 3,000 students. The Trust is committed to ensuring that they are an aspirational, collaborative learning community with the shared moral purpose that drives uncompromising expectations for every child. This includes a commitment to ensuring that race, gender, socio-economic disadvantage and SEND are carefully considered, so that all students achieve excellence and are outstanding world-class citizens of the 21st century. The Trust is looking for professionals with knowledge and experience of secondary education, and particularly want to increase the diversity on the board.  They would welcome interest from professionals at any stage in their career. If you would like to know more,  please contact Lucy Jeffreys, Chair – Impact Multi Academy Trust Board to arrange an informal chat at

Stand in the 2020 Chartered College of Teaching council elections
For the 2020 Council elections, there are six Council Member positions up for election. The results will be announced at the Chartered College of Teaching’s Annual General Meeting on Saturday 7th November. Find out more and apply before 25th September here

CCGL Practitioner Research Fund
 Apply now for funding to support school based research on a topic around global learning or partnerships. This is a great opportunity to delve deeper into the impact of global learning activity, and produce a professional piece of research supported by experts at the Development Education Research Centre, UCL Institute of Education
The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) Practitioner Research Fund is an initiative to support research by teachers and school leaders.  The fund enables small-scale research to promote innovation in global learning and school partnerships, inform best practice and build capacity at school level. The next call for proposals is 25 September, and the research team welcome enquiries to discuss proposal ideas. To set up an initial conversation contact   
Find out more at

Chair of the Equality Trust board of trustees
The Equality Trust is seeking to appoint a Chair of the board of trustees. As the Chair of The Equality Trust, you will bring your expertise, experience and skills to support the Executive Director and the trustees to drive growth and impact through delivering meaningful change, influencing the political and policy spheres as well as public opinion, and change on the ground. For more information, please see the role description and apply before 9th October here 

Using a targeted programme to support quiet, shy and anxious learners
Our BAMEed Wales colleague, Dr Susan Davis is looking for primary schools to take part in her research into quiet, shy and anxious learners and she would love to be able to work with some schools across the country, and with BAME learners. If you are interested in getting involved, you can read about her work here and get in touch with Dr Susan directly at

Impact issue 11: call for papers

For the next issue of Impact, guest-edited by Professor Paul Miller and publishing in spring 2021, The Chartered College is seeking papers focusing on recruitment, retention, professional learning and career progression in teaching, including school leadership. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruitment, initial teacher education and supporting early career teachers 
  • Equality and diversity in teaching and leadership – including research about the issues that exist and initiatives designed to tackle them
  • Professional development and career progression 
  • Teacher wellbeing, school culture and retention 
  • Leadership at all levels, including teacher leadership, school leadership and system leadership
  • Approaches to coaching and mentoring (e.g. instructional coaching, deliberate practice)
  • Recruitment and retention across all phases and settings, including special educational needs and disabilities, Early Years, primary, secondary and further education. 
Deadline for proposals is 22nd September. Full drafts submitted: 27 October. Read more and submit your proposal here 

UK Parliament Week (1-7 November 2020)

The BAMEed Network has just become an official UK Parliament Week Partner! Join in to have your say on the issues that matter to you.

What is UK Parliament Week?
UK Parliament Week (UKPW) is an annual festival that engages people from across the UK with their UK Parliament, explores what it means to them and empowers them to get involved.

In 2019 over 1.2 million people took part in 11,800 activities organised by organisations including thousands of schools and community groups.

What will you get when you sign up? Sign up to get your free UKPW kit which is packed full of goodies to help plan your activity. There’s loads of ideas for activities for all ages and abilities and this year the focus is on campaigning and creativity.

Will COVID-19 affect UKPW?
COVID-19 may mean taking part in UKPW feels different this year, if meeting in large groups is not advised. But to help you run a great activity wherever you are and whatever the size of your group, there are extra digital resources for use at home, in small groups, or online.

If your organisation is interested in becoming an official partner, or you have any queries for the UKPW team, contact or call 0207 219 4496.

Calling all school school governors, clerks and trustees!

We're delighted to be adding a BAMEed Network governance hub to our local and special interest groups. 

We already have a couple of people who have stepped up to start the ball rolling, and the National Governance Association will be working closely with us too.

We are looking for 4-5 more people to be on the steering group, as well as governors and trustees to join as members of the hub.

If you are interested in getting this hub established, please email us without delay at 

GRT pupils 34 months behind their peers
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils are almost three years behind White British pupils at GCSE level according to the Education Policy Institute . This is an alarming statistic and even more so when we consider the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on GRT pupils, especially missed education and digital exclusion. Read the full report here

The Guardian Black History Timeline wall charts
The half-price discount code for the posters is 15CHART. You can see them here or here

Diverse lists of children's books
For a dropbox folder filled with diverse lists of children's books, click here

100 Great Black Britons
This beautiful book is the result of Patrick Vernon's landmark Great Black Britons campaign of 2003.  Now, with this book, Vernon and Angelina Osborne have relaunched the campaign with an updated list of names and accompanying portraits - including new role models and previously little-known historical figures. Each entry explores in depth the individual's contribution to British history - a contribution that too often has been either overlooked or dismissed. Read more here

People Like Us by Hashi Mohamed now available FREE to schools
We're delighted to be supporting this project to give away 200 free copies of this brilliant and inspiring book to educators to use in school. For more details of how to get your copy, see the webpage here 

Anti-racist podcasts
As Black Lives Matter protests fade from the media limelight, Penny Rabiger picks five podcasts to keep anti-racism current in educators’ thinking in this week's Schools Week. Read more

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
Head of History, Kent
The Judd School is looking for a colleague to lead the teaching of History to A-Level. History is a large and popular department within the Judd School, with six large sets at GCSE level and three at A-Level. With five dedicated history specialists and one classicist, all students receive excellent quality teaching at the highest level. Find out more and apply before 28th September here

TUC Policy Officer - anti racism programme
The TUC is launching an ambitious anti racism work programme led by a task group of senior leaders from across the trade union movement and representatives from civil society. The aim is to give a voice to the everyday racism BME workers experience, particularly at work, and develop an action plan for change across UK workplaces and within unions themselves.  Find out more and apply before 28th September here

Director of External Relations, Ada College, Tottenham 
Ada College is looking for a passionate, engaging and proactive individual to play a pivotal role in driving the College’s future success.Read more and apply before 25th September here
A curriculum for excellence
Kick off your professional development next term by joining The Inspire Partnership Trust for 'A Curriculum for Excellence' virtual INSET. This 2-hour session will cover a variety of themes designed to support school leaders in planning curriculum priorities and meeting the needs of all learners. In this session, the Inspire Partnership will share their model of global learning, incorporating core texts, key knowledge and the essential character skills required to thrive in a modern complex society.
15th October at 10am - 12pm. Find out more and book here

Teach Sustainable Development Goals, Skills and Values with Lyfta
There are limited places available for this course, funded by the British Council and delivered by the exciting Finnish resource, Lyfta. This is high-quality CPD course that empowers teachers to weave global citizenship into their curriculum:
  • Free for teachers, SLT and support staff from state-funded schools in England and Scotland
  • Includes free access to Lyfta’s online platform, content and resources (inc. over 100 lesson & assembly plans)
  • Course comprises of a 2-hour webinar + support for lesson/assembly planning + 1-hour online review session
  • Participants receive a British Council Level 2 CPD certificate upon completion
To find out more and to book a place, go to

Educational Equity Services courses, events and accredited programmes
If you haven't yet engaged with this huge range of CPD opportunities around equity, diversity and inclusion, now is the time to get involved. 
Find out more about their Institute for Leadership Management accredited courses here
Find out more about online training sessions here

A Creative Conversation about Diversity, Equality and Race

Join our very own Amjad Ali and Penny Rabiger alongside Jaz Ampaw-Farr in this Creative Conversation with Scotland's brilliant educationalist, David Cameron. October 1st at 4:00 - 6:30pm. Find out more and book a place here
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