Quietly, over the last month or so, #BAMEed has been gathering some real momentum. We have been approached by many organisations and are getting stuck into the excellent Diverse Leaders programme. Along with coordinating coaches for BAME educators ourselves.
However, the tide has not turned and things are not better… only yesterday this information was released by @NASUWT citing…
“A real-time electronic poll of BME teachers found that:
- A third (32%) do not feel their views are listened to or welcomed, and a further 10% feel isolated and excluded at work;
- Around four-fifths (84%) don’t feel that schools and colleges treat BME pupils fairly and support them to fulfil their potential;
- In the last 12 months 73% of BME teachers said they had witnessed or been subject to racially derogatory views or behaviours from pupils, parents or colleagues;
- 7 in 10 (70%) do not feel that progress is being made in ensuring BME teachers are treated fairly when applying for jobs or promotion;
- Only 28% believe the problem of racism and racial prejudice in schools and colleges is taken more seriously than when they started their teaching career;
- 70% feel that BME people living in the UK are rarely or never treated fairly.”
So…the work is not over! We still need to do more… much more!
What will you do to help?
- Can you coach other BAME educators? You do not need to be BAME yourself!
- Can you help us organise our first ever event? We are planning to bring together all sections of society in education to provide a thought provoking, inspiring day!
- Can you help with promoting this voice and action? Sign up, offer to speak, attend events and have your voice heard!
Do you know of any events that need promoting?
If so, click here for the Get Involved page! Or Contact Us!