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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 now refunded any tickets sold for the BAMEed Network conference scheduled for 30th May, and are planning an online conference in the new academic year.

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
New education leadership collective
If you're sick of the lack of inclusion, fragmentation and posturing that often happens within the education sector, how about getting involved in this new grassroots collective that aims to unite CEOs, headteachers, leaders, trustees and governors across the academies and maintained sectors?  We have been assured that it will be diverse and representative of the sector so do take the opportunity to help make it so! Find out more and get involved here 

New UCL Institute of Education study shines a light on BAME teacher retention
Available research suggests that schools in urban deprived areas hire more minority ethnic and young teachers than affluent schools. However, these schools experience higher turnover rates among these teachers than with white British teachers. A new study at UCL Institute of Education is improving our knowledge of minor ethnic teacher retention in disadvantaged multi-ethnic schools. We need to bring BAME teachers' voices into the policy discourse around recruitment and retention in England. Click here to find out more and to get involved.

Train as an educational psychotherapist
Caspari Foundation is the leading provider of Educational Psychotherapy.  They train their students to understand and support children and young people with emotional barriers to learning. Over 80% of students at Caspari Foundation are TAs, teachers, SENCO Leads, Deputy and Headteachers.  Caspari's  Certificate in Therapeutic Teaching, and their UKCP-accredited Advanced Diploma are part-time courses that run primarily on Thursday evenings.  They are holding virtual open evenings via Zoom in May and June. 
To find out more and to book a place on the virtual open evening via Zoom email admin@caspari.org.uk



 
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
Watch your tone
Many people have sent support and solidarity to Dr Allin-Khan, highlighting the recent encounter in parliament where she was told to watch her tone by Matt Hancock as an example of everyday sexism, which it absolutely is. However, intersectionality makes this a double whammy. Read more here

Coronavirus: record ethnicity to start building a clearer picture
There is also mounting evidence that Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Black men are more than four times more likely to die from COVID-19 than their white counterparts. Likewise, non-white patients with COVID-19 have been shown to make up more than 34% of those in intensive care. Read more here

COVID-19 & biological inequality; a London data study
This paper looks to approach systemic racism and inequality from a biological perspective, drawing a clear throughline between human health and urban environments. Specifically, this paper looks at the phenomenon of biological inequality and its relation to COVID-19 in BAME communities of London. Read more here

Enemy of the state
Read how the 'disadvantaged children' narrative and associated politicisation is both misleading and damaging, especially when discussing this as a reason to open schools to more students from July. Read more here

Why sharing videos of Black pain is no longer an effective method of allyship
As humans, it’s only natural to believe that when we witness the horrific treatment of fellow humans, the next step is to spread the word about something that demands immediate attention for the purpose of alerting those who are out of the loop, misinformed, or stubbornly disinterested, about the urgent matters of life and death. But it's not. Read more here

Decolonising education by 5 minute briefings from SOAS
If you ever need a quick explanation of what decolonising education is and isn't, this five minute briefing from the School of African and Asian Studies, London, will be right up your street. Listen here 

Things unseen podcast: Ramadan in lockdown
For Muslims, Ramadan is the sacred month of fasting, spiritual devotion, charity and community activity. But with the arrival of Covid-19, Ramadan looks very different this year. For the very first time, many of the world’s 1.8 billion Muslims are spending the month in lockdown, and there's some surprising upsides. Listen here 

Sink-side diplomacy: a Jewish Israeli filmmaker gets a job at an Arab hair salon
In encounters awash with humour and humanity, film-maker Iris Zaki draws out the women’s personal histories and perspectives on the region's religious and ethnic tensions. Watch the 7 minute film 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
Academic content developers at TEDI London
These flexible roles for academic content developers could be ideal for those seeking to supplement their income at this time, those seeking short term contracts, or perhaps graduating engineering students. Read more and apply here


Trust Lead for Inclusion at Aldridge Education
The postholder’s specific role within the team is to address Inclusion. This primarily covers attendance, exclusions, disadvantaged students and SEND. Read more and apply here



 
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